Hello! My name is Chris, and you probably already know I'm a wedding photographer based in Rhode Island. Here's a bit more about me:

I first started taking photos for bands when I was in high school, and eventually I had the opportunity to put my love for photography together with my urge to travel by touring with several throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. During that time, I did a lot of traveling, and more importantly, a lot of learning about adapting to difficult situations. 

Eventually, I started to feel like I needed to devote more time to the places I traveled to, rather than just one day in a new city and then onto the next one. I shifted my focus to the outdoors and more natural places, and took to the road to see as many of the national parks in the US that I could between 2013-2014. I still have a bunch on my list, and continue to check new parks off each year. If you'd like to see some more of my travel-related work, head here.

My first trip to Iceland with my wife, Allison, was where we actually got engaged, and it sparked what I know will be a lifelong love for that beautiful island.  At some point in 2015, I started to realize how big the world really was, and how many places outside of the US and Europe I wanted to visit. We decided to plan our honeymoon in Patagonia, a place that neither of us knew much about at the time, aside from the fact that we wanted to go there. Since then, we've wandered from Peru to Norway, Alaska to Nova Scotia, and somehow, our list of places we want to see just seems to keep getting longer.

2020 has been a departure from all of the travel we usually do. The pandemic aside, we had actually anticipated a slower year after we purchased our first home together at the end of 2019. The house was in need of some serious work to pull it out of years of neglect, and that has been where most of our time and energy goes to these days. It's been an incredibly hard year, but I am thankful everyday for this house, even though I may sometimes feel overwhelmed by it, because it gives us a place to focus on learning how to do things we've never done, and making something beautiful out of something that had nearly been lost (we're happy to share photos and laugh/cry with anyone else in the same DIY boat, and we have an Instagram page for the house documenting it all here!) This photo of our parlor is where my happy place is these days, with bright morning light filling the room and a cup of coffee in hand. 

Throughout the last 10 years, I have had the honor of having work featured by magazines and platforms such as Travel + LeisureCNN NewsDesign AglowGobe MagazineField MagPOSI+TIVE Magazine, The Adventure HandbookThe Stranded Sailors, Instagram, Rhode Island MonthlyThe Providence Journal and more. Travel is my favorite subject if you couldn't tell, followed closely by coffee, and I'm always open to a good conversation about either!

I am available for weddings, elopements, engagements, portrait and select commissioned work worldwide. Feel free to reach out at hello@chrismongeau.com with any inquiries or to just say hello.

Never stop learning.

Education is one of the most important components of my life. I don't think any of us can be the best versions of ourselves without some outside help, critiquing, and a constant drive to learn more. While I'm pretty confident behind a camera, there is so much about running a business that demands multiple lanes of knowledge. I reinvest in myself because I want to be someone who does have all of the answers for my clients, someone who can adapt and shift focus in a moment's notice when needed, and someone who isn't afraid of challenges. Apart from personal business coaching, I spend most of my free time reading. 

Having recently been a part of a truly life changing business coaching program with the legendary Jai Long, I highly recommend checking him out if you don't know who he is. His podcast and the community he's built within the wedding photography industry is unlike anything else that exists and I think anyone can apply the important mindset tactics he talks about.

To see more updates and work, follow along on IG!