Wedding Photographer and Lifestyle Photographer based out of Thousand Oaks, California. © COPYRIGHT 2018

Welcome to Impromptu Pictures!


Wedding photographer based in Orange County, CA with passion for journalistic and lifestyle photography.

A lifelong passion for photography and ardent interest in documenting those seconds that are so easy to miss, led to the beginning of Impromptu Pictures in 2010.

During my childhood, I spent hours watching and assisting my dad in the dark room processing the latest roll of film from a recent vacation – moments that seemed to had passed so long ago suddenly came alive again – I was mesmerized and captivated for life!

My partner Derek joined me in this venture in 2011 and his artistic eye and expertise in fitness and fashion modeling add excellent diversity to Impromptu Pictures.

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Thanks Monica for taking such beautiful photos of my family. You were so patient with our three kids and knew exactly when to snap the photos to make all the shots so perfect. I loved every shot and could not have asked for a better photographer. We will recommend you to all of our friends!!!

Lima Nabi
Mission Viejo,CA

Monica is a great photographer! She knows what she is doing! She is very friendly, and happy! She loves what she does and I think that is crucial when taking pictures. We loved our pictures! I would definitely recommend her!

Barbara Svenson
Laguna Niguel,CA

We worked with Monica for some senior portraits and couldn’t have been happier. She was really easy to work with, professional on all levels and our photos turned out great. I would highly recommend her and will definitely use her services again in the future!!

Lisa Drew
San Clemente, CA

Monika has an exceptional eye and natural talent when it comes to photography! Highly recommend her! Thank you Monika for my amazing competition photos!! They truly are incredible!!

Michelle LeBlanc
Phoenix, AZ

Monika was so great to work with! We got engagement pictures done and my fiancé is not camera friendly! She made it very “pain free” for him and easy for the both of us from picking out the perfect location to telling us exactly how to pose to get great shots! The pics turned out great and we have gotten tons of compliments on them! The pics were also available for download soon after taking them which was amazing 🙂 Highly recommended!!!

Katie Jarosik
Phoenix, AZ

Monika was fantastic! She was taking pictures of my three kids (ages, 7, 3, and 2). She was patient when they were grouchy and quick when they were happy. Got wonderful photos of them individually and several of them together ALL SMILING!!! Can’t wait to have more pictures taken!

Jennifer Berkshire
Phoenix, AZ

OMG…I SERIOUSLY could NOT love these pictures more!!!!! I knew I would, but I mean I REALLY REALLY LOVE THEM! We could have looked at a million more! Thank you, with EVERY beat of my heart, for being there with us to share all of our very special moments! And the Dinner pictures…I had NO IDEA you were taking those! You’ve captured SO many beautiful, once in a lifetime moments…just like I knew you would. Thank you again…with EVERY beat of my heart. Tell me where you want me to send a testimony & I will rock it for you.

Veronika Ohanian‐Welt
Foothills Ranch,CA