Family Photographer in ScottsdaleMonika Cheang Photography, LLC.

Certified Professional Photographer

About the Photographer

Monika Cheang is a Certified Professional Photographer.  Monika grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and has been married since 2003, which is when her passion for photography exploded.  After completing her Master's Degree in Counseling, and working over eight years as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Monika had the privilege to stay home full-time with her two daughters.  Since 2005, Monika has been devoting her time and furthering her education in wedding, event and portrait photography.     

As her family and relationships in the community grow, so does her passion for photography and her joy in capturing every special moment of life. Monika has a unique eye for capturing that beautiful glimpse of life we want to remember forever. When choosing Monika Cheang Photography, you will discover that her love for people and life transcends through the camera and into each image.  As a Certified Professional Photographer, you will only get the best when choosing Monika to capture your memories.  

Monika Cheang Photography is based out of Cave Creek and Scottsdale, Arizona.


Your Photography Session



The details of your photography session will be discussed during a phone consultation.  We want your photos to be personal, a reflection of you and your family.  You may want something traditional, casual, or spontaneous.  We will work together to create a photography session that expresses the unique qualities of your family.

Helpful Tips on what to wear:

Clothing and colors are very important.  If you select and harmonize the right tones, fashions and background setting, your portrait will be pleasing to the eye, have a sense of harmony and balance, and will have the look and feeling of a masterpiece. 

Be consistent.  In a family group, proper clothing coordination is critical.  Choose colors in the same tonal range so that no single member stands out. 

  • Very simple garments and solid tones work best.
  • Whatever style you do choose, be it casual, semi-casual or formal, it is entirely personal and should reflect your taste.
  • There are really no colors that are preferred over others, and you can easily mix tones, but keep in mind that everything is consistent.  For example, if you were going with lighter colors and pastels, you can mix different shades of blues, yellows, green, whatever...the important thing to remember is that everyone is lighter or pastel.  Same guidelines apply for medium tones and dark tones. 

AVOID: Busy patterns. They are very bright and distracting ie; horizontal or vertical stripes; plaids; appliqués; floral patterns; polka dots, etc ,etc.......

AVOID: Big old running shoes (especially ones that used to be white).

AVOID: Short tight skirts (unless it's a fashion shoot).

AVOID: Tinted glasses. Especially outdoors. It's impossible to see the eyes with them. If you can pop out the lenses or use an alternate pair, great!

AVOID: For men: that 5'oclock shadow.

AVOID: New haircuts. Stick with a cut that is a few days old and is tried and true.

AVOID: Tight white shirts on men with larger bellies.

AVOID: Short sleeves and short pants. Especially for women. Knees, biceps and elbows are best kept under clothes.



Your photo session will usually last between 1-2 hours and take place at the location of your choice.  I am happy to suggest location settings for you.  Comfort and setting are very important for creating lasting memories.  You may have just the spot in mind, or we can brainstorm together for the ideal location.  Props are encouraged!  Bring your child's favorite toy, blanket, a game to make your photos unique to your family.  Most importantly, we will have fun.  Taking your photo is what Monika loves to do.  It's that simple. 



A preview of your photos will be available within a week (often the same day!) after your session via a personal Client Access code.  From the gallery, you will receive your favorite 15 digitally edited images on a personalized disc, drive, or open for download.  The images are high resolution for creating quality prints.  Although you have the option to purchase prints and merchandise through us, you have full rights to copy and print your pictures as you wish from a printing center of your choice.  Monika Cheang Photography, LLC. does not guarantee the print quality of the images through other printing labs.  Please ask the photographer for rates on specific products and merchandise for wall art and images. 


Print products include, but are not limited to:


paper prints, mountings, canvas, frames, canvas fine art prints, gallery wraps, standouts, gallery mats, print wraps, luxe greeting cards


Custom hard cover books, soft cover books, posters, custom image boxes, calendars, statuettes, magnets, stickers, accordion books, assembled albums, buttons, keychains, iphone covers, wall clings, etc. 


Acrylic and metal prints, and metal murals 


Terms & Conditions

i. Monika Cheang Photography, LLC. retains the copyright to all images produced.  Photos may be printed, duplicated or distributed by the Client. Photos may not be altered, edited or incorporated into new works without permission.

ii. Photos may be used for private and public use and distribution. Upon any public use, please credit Monika Cheang Photography, LLC. Use for publications is limited to those publications expressly agreed upon by client and photographer.

iii. Monika Cheang Photography, LLC.  reserves the right to withhold, distribute, copy, print and publish any image.