My name is Menique (like Monique but with an E), but my friends call me Tiny, so you can call me that. I'm an outdoor enthusiast who also happens to wield a camera.

I was born and raised on an island in Indonesia called Java, and no my family does not have a coffee farm — although I did turn out to be a coffee addict (my Nespresso machine is my most prized possession). My parents and I later moved to Duluth, Minnesota. I guess they just got tired of the tropical paradise. I grew to love Lake Superior, but after 12 years, I was ready to leave the North Shore for the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I consider all three of these places my home, but my heart is truly wherever I travel. I've always loved the outdoors, and growing up, I was exposed to more natural wonders than I could count. When I was still too young to walk on my own, my mom had me in a backpack and along for the ride on all her crazy adventures, from hiking trips to camping on top of mountains to multi day level-4 white water rafting trips. But as crazy as it was to put a baby through that, I know it made me who I am. Spending my childhood in an environment like that is definitely what fueled my passion for photography. 

I’m so happy you’re here! 

I have a dog named Moab. A couple of my friends rescued him from the middle of the desert in Utah while they were on a van trip. When they came back to Denver, I knew it was love at first sight. He’s the craziest, cutest, and most hard-headed pup I’ve ever met and I don't know what I would do without him. 

I met my partner, Trent, back in 2020 on this dating app called Tinder — maybe you've heard of it? Shoutout to Tinder, because since then, he's become my best friend, co-chef, adventure partner, and the best dog and cat dad to Moab and Blue. 

When I'm not photographing weddings — you can find me at the local breweries, a hiking trail with Moab, snowboarding, camping, climbing at Movement, off-roading in my Subaru (I call her Suzie, I know, super original), at a concert (I went to 20 concerts in 2022), or cooking up something good

I was born in Indonesia and spent a lot of my childhood bouncing around Java, Bali, Sumatra, and Sulawesi. My parents and I later moved to the frozen tundra that is Duluth, Minnesota to be closer to my dad’s family. I loved growing up in Duluth and near Lake Superior, but I’m a sunshine and mountains gal through and through so I dropped out of college, moved west, and pursued photography full time in Colorado. It was the scariest, most uncertain decision I've ever made, but almost 3 years later, I wouldn't have it any other way.

I collect house plants — I think I have about 30 in my house right now, but unfortunately, I'm not the best at keeping them alive. 


Let's work together

Don't get me wrong, I know I'm an important part of the equation, but being a great photographer is really all about you. I enjoy getting to know exactly who I'm photographing and building a relationship, because when I start to understand the nuances, quirks, and qualities that make your love unique, it allows me to translate that into meaningful photographs — not just pretty pictures. I won't pose you, make you say "cheese" the whole day, and then send you home with picture that'll look just like everyone else's. I want YOU to show ME how y'all love each other, your way! But I'm not just there for the photos... you're hiring someone who will get excited with you about the planning process, swoon with you over every little detail, cry with you during the ceremony, laugh with you when your best friend re-lives that embarrassing childhood memory during their speech, and even take a celebratory shot with you! And I want every single wedding day and every session I document to reflect that. 


"effortlessly captured our love for one another"

If I could give Menique more than 5 stars I would. She is such a talented photographer and makes everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. My partner and I recently took photos on a Sunday afternoon with Menique. She effortlessly captured our love for one another and now we can’t pick a favorite photo from our session (What an issue to have haha). If you’re a queer person looking for a warm and welcoming photographer, Menique is your gal.

steph & maria


Menique is unbelievable at her job! If you are looking for a wedding photographer, she HAS to be your girl. My husband and I had such an unbelievable time with her. Through our engagement photos, and wedding day, she captured who we are as people and what the days meant to us. She is very efficient to communicate, thoughtful, takes charge, and is just a great human!

Megan & Andrew

"Has a lot of experience with creating a schedule that meshes perfectly with the rest of your day."

We had a great experience with Menique! The pictures were incredible, and it was great to have a 2nd photographer there to divide up the grooms and bridal party and save a bit of time for photographs. She and her team have a lot of experience with creating a schedule that meshes perfectly with the rest of your day, and the treat at the end is that she even sends you a box with your favorite prints! We loved that we were also able to order any of her prints directly through her website and the process of viewing and liking the photos in the album link she shares with you makes it so easy to find pictures of specific moments from the day. 

Saskia & Nick


Menique quickly became our friend. She has gone above and beyond since day one to ensure we had a plan and vision for our wedding day. Menique picked out the best spots for us to take photos and captured some super fun one! She managed the timeline and family photo list to a tee to ensure we got everything we wanted. In addition to taking amazing photos, Menqiue was very helpful throughout the entire day with any and all of the wedding questions that came up. She was extremely professional and helped all family/friends get into good-looking positions for photos. 

Karly & Mitch

"Made us feel so comfortable, provided exactly what we wanted - moments of happiness throughout the day."

Menique was amazing, and we would hire her again in a heartbeat! Due to COVID, our wedding date changed, and our original photographer was already booked, so she recommended Menique and we couldn't have lucked out more! She made us feel so comfortable, provided exactly what we wanted - moments of happiness throughout the day, versus posed pictures. She is so friendly and easy to work with, anyone would be lucky to have her as your photographer. She's also willing to go the extra mile for the shot. Our first look was in the woods, and we had to climb up a little river/waterfall to get to it - it was a piece of cake for Menique. 

Halli & Reid

Starting at $2000

Big weddings aren't your thing? For something a little more intimate, elopements start at 2 hours of coverage—but can be all day, if you want! I’ll be there by your side for guidance and planning, and most importantly, to capture your love your way.


Starting at $750

This is where we get to know each other! We'll have anywhere from 60 minutes to 3 hours of shooting time, and no limit on how many photos you’ll receive. 


Starting at $5000

Capture it all, from the moment you slip into your dress until you're dancing the night away with your friends. My wedding packages start at 6 hours of wedding day coverage, plus an engagement session, and the option to add on a second photographer.


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