Monni knew she wanted to be a photographer since high school. In 1972 there weren’t many women photographers. When she needed a passport photo, she went to a portrait studio in Oceanside, CA. A woman answered the door and welcomed her inside. Monni couldn't believe she owned the studio. She encouraged her to study at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. Then, in 1978, she graduated from Brooks with a degree in photography and had dreams of becoming the greatest photographer ever. However, when she got married and pregnant that same year; she put her dream on hold while she raised her four children. She continued to hone her craft while cataloging their lives, their friends' lives and her world through her photographs.
As soon as her youngest received her driver’s license, she embarked on her career as a photographer. Having come up with the idea of “Naturally Photography" while at Brooks, she was finally able to make it a reality. In February 2015, the Professional Photographers of America certified Monni as aMaster Photographer.
Ed has been a Detroit-area professional photographer for over 35 years, during which he worked alongside his wife, specializing in high school senior portraits, sports, and weddings. He has earned numerous awards at the local and state affiliates as well as at the Professional Photographers of America International Print Competition.
Currently, Ed serves on several boards of directors: the Detroit Professional Photographers Association as print competition chair, the Professional Photographers of Michigan as Treasurer and Past President, and the Great Lakes Institute of Photography. He is also a PPA Councilor.
Since 2014 Ed has worked as an assistant and digital artist under Monni's direction. He is dedicated to Naturally Photography's vision of fine art portraiture.
Jan is the Studio Manager at Naturally Photography. Since 2014 she has excelled in all areas of running the business, from greeting our clients on the phone, meeting with them in making the portrait selection process run smoothly, to troubleshooting any issues that arise. Jan met Monni over 16 years ago when she was Monni's sales rep at the Jewish News. They became colleagues/friends and that relationship continues to grow.
Camille joined Naturally Photography in early 2017 filling the roles of both Digital Artist and Makeup Artist for the studio. She is a graduate of College for Creative Studies with a focus in painting and furthered her education through Macomb Community College’s Media and Communications program. With her knowledge in painting, she lends her experience of detail and color theory to her work at Naturally Photography by upholding it’s standard in fine art portraiture.
Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from College for Creative Studies. In 2016, she started working as a Digital Artist for Naturally Photography, specializing in retouching and graphic design. Her passion for the art of photography, lighting, stylizing, and design drives her obsession for detail while delivering customer satisfaction.