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photography that captures beauty &essence.

Now Located in mankato, minnesota | Minnesota destination photographer
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Meet the photographer

deborah monacelli

Photography captures a unique reflection of you. This is why I love getting to know you personally so I can tell your story beautifully. I create authentic, meaningful images that reflect the true you. Your unguarded moments. Your natural emotions. I see the wonder and beauty in everyone. And I capture it.

Nothing gives me more joy than seeing excitement and love on someone's face and capturing that moment. The laugh that explodes from your mouth or the tears of happiness that stream down your face. These are the feelings that make our life so incredibly special. I want to work with you to create beautiful artwork that you will treasure for a lifetime! 

My location is where my free-spirit clients are. I am a Minnesota destination photographer. I cover the Minneapolis, Mankato, Northern MN, up the North Shore and beyond!

I've been a photographer now for over 20 years and I've shot more weddings, senior portraits, family portraits sessions than I can count.  I am a photographer whether it's wedding, family, portrait, lifestyle or corporate. I see the wonder and beauty in everyone and everything.  I shoot from the heart.  

I capture beauty and essence.


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I offer reasonable package pricing for quality Wedding, Family, Vacation Destination Photos on Lake Vermilion and Senior Portraits.

I also offer custom priced sessions based on your needs. 

With the ocean of people with camera's now, it is important to see beyond the noise. I've been in the creative industry my entire life.

I feel it, I breathe it, I live it.



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Minnesota Destination Photographer
Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Duluth, Mankato, Northern Minnesota and Up the North Shore.

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