"It is SO FUN to have these photos of my beautiful kiddos and dashing hubby, so I just HAVE to give a shout out to our talented photographer...Six years ago and newly engaged, I stumbled upon the website of a photographer who offered her services in Duluth. Her natural style and beautiful work really spoke to me so I gave her a call. Six photo shoots later, from our engagement and wedding, to maternity and family shoots, Deborah Monacelli has outdone herself time and time again. If you are ever up {in northern Minnesota or} on the North Shore and interested in photography for any occasion, I highly recommend Zen Photography by Deborah. She's fun and easy to work with, has a great eye, and the results are amazing. Thanks, Deb!
~ Lindsey & Nathan

"You are so natural, so professional! You helped my daughter and 5 years later my son feel relaxed and feel natural - be who they are!  Because of you they shined [during their senior portrait session] Deborah!  My goodness, thank you.  I looked for you for months!  I couldn't settle for anyone other than you.  You are truly the BEST! Both my kids will never forget their grad photo experience."
~ Travis & Shanti's Mom

"Just got done viewing our pictures and I absolutely love them! Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job capturing all the precious moments of our day!  We will treasure these photos forever!"
~ Heather & Joseph

"OMG Deb!!!!!
 They are amazing!!
 I have chills and tears they are so beautiful. I cannot express my gratitude at what a wonderful job you did!! Thank you so very much!!"
~ Gina B.

"Deborah!!!!! Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!!!"
~ Jason

"I LOVE my grad photos. I'm so glad I chose YOU to do them!!!"
~ Claire

"Deb, we are so happy we chose you as our photographer for our wedding day! You made the entire process fun, stress-free and really captured our personalities as well as our family and friends'. We had such a great time at our snowy engagement session and knew that we would have just as much fun on our wedding day- and we did! The pictures turned out beautifully and we have so many favorites. Thank you so much for capturing our incredible day!"
~ Nikki & Bryan

"Deb is amazing she let us be creative in our own way, she was able to capture the magic of the night in a new and fabulous way that didn't look like all the other wedding photographers out there. Our pictures turned out amazing she was able to capture the entire wedding in such a beautiful and personal way. If you are looking for amazing wedding photos that reflect you and not the same shots other photographers always do Deb is for you!!!!!!!"  
~ Trista and Luke

"Thank you SO much for photographing our wedding. We are so lucky we found you to be our photographer! We can't wait to see the photos...Thank you for making the photos such a personal experience for everyone!"
~ Michelle & John

"These photos are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! You really are a gem and we were SO LUCKY to find you!!
We are just as happy as can be with how everything went and it really was the happiest day of our life.
It was an honor to have you there:) Thank you SO much!!"
~ Chad & Jenn

"I was more than pleased with the work Deborah did on, before and during our wedding. She was so easy to work with, was always in the moment, takes extravagant photos both fun and sentimental, gets to know her clients on a personal level and was very flexible."
~ Carissa & Jake

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