Client Reviews & Testimonials

San Diego & California Coast Portrait Photography



"Hire Monica Kane Stewart of 15th Street Photography.  She is, by far, the most talented and professional photographer I've ever worked with and I've worked with many photographers.   Monica has a gift for photographing people in the most natural way possible. The entire process was professionally managed and the quality of her work sets the gold standard." -T.M.


"The photographs turned out absolutely beautiful!  Having you take the photographs was one of the best decisions we have ever made.  I can't express enough how you captured the subtle nuances of each of our personalities. I love the sherbet colored skies and the reflected cloud and family images on the wet beach.  You are truly an artist.  Thank you again Monica." -R.C.


"Hi Monica, I just wanted to tell you how much I love the prints you dropped off; I'm sorry I didn't get to tell you in person! But they're just wonderful and I've shown them all to every person who's come through our doors since. And thank you for the extra print--so special!" -J.L.


"They are AMAZING!!!  You are amazing, Monica. What a talent you have. Thank you so much!" -L.G.


"My experience with 15th Street Photography has been phenomenal! The photo shoot was fun, we didn't feel rushed and best of all everything felt natural and not posed. Monica allows you to be you and captures beautiful images that reflect your spirit and personality. She is an amazing artist! You will not be disappointed choosing this photographer!" -D.B.


"Monica Kane-Stewart is an amazing photographer and professional. She photographed our family during our summer vacation to Del Mar.

Top notch photographer and top notch experience." -M.M.


"Monica, I can't thank you enough for capturing one of the most beautiful days that we've ever had! You picked the most perfect location and not only took pictures but captured the moments of us just living and being a family. When I reflect on the pics taken that day it moves me to tears of ultimate happiness. It's through these pictures that shows what family and unity is all about.

If I had a million dollars to pay you for your services I would...and it still wouldn't be enough...Priceless! -C.T.


"LOVE them so much!! Wow, these are the best pics so far! ... Thanks again. The photos are beautiful!" -C.C.


"We just got the box of portrait prints and they are FABULOUS!  These are seriously the nicest photos I’ve ever seen – your eye and the quality printing are a combination  that can’t be beat. We hope you had a great Thanksgiving." -T.J.


"Beautiful photos and great service!" -M.B.


"First of all, I LOVE these pictures!!! Wow, you did such a great job. Thanks for keeping things upbeat and casual for 'N', she's not crazy about having her picture taken, and uncomfortable about it in general. You'd never know from the pictures. The looks so relaxed and natural :) I went though and picked out my favorites - not an easy task! I think they're fantastic." -M.C.


"Again, I am so excited at the quality of your work. It’s better than I could have imagined. :)" -L.G.


"Hi Monica, The pictures are beautiful!! I got them from the office yesterday since we were gone for the weekend. They are perfect! Thank you for all of your hard work. I absolutely love all of the skies - They are just beautiful." -T.D.


"OH MY GOODNESS!!  I LOVE THEM.  I am having a hard time choosing :))))" -N.R.


"My family and I spent an hour with Monica last October for our holiday photo shoot and we had a great time. Not only did we get some awesome photos but her method of working is incredibly comfortable and natural. Our 9 year old is not a huge fan of photos and even he was a willing and cooperative subject. We got some great shots of the boys that I will cherish forever." -A.B.


" :)  And we remain thrilled with the photos. Thanks very much." -E.B.


"Monica is an awesome person and photographer. I have know her for a few years now because our kids went to the same school but you can check out her background to know her artistic abilities are above the average portrait photographer. Her warm and mellow personality conveys to her business nicely. She is a dream to work with from scheduling to production. Our family shoot was at the Del Mar beach--the sun was playing hard to get with us that afternoon and it took a lot longer to get enough photos but there was never a rushed moment. I would recommend you listen to her suggestions to get the results you are looking for. We now have a mobile app with photos to share instantly and high res photos to use to get prints to frame for our home and to give as Christmas gifts to family. Not to mention our Christmas card photo is ready. Amen." -G.H.


"Monica is very pleasant and easy to work with. I really like my pics!" -R.C.


"Monica photographed my son for his senior portraits this summer. The portraits are spectacular. We're from WI and were visiting the LA area -- Monica knew just where to go and the settings that were perfect for 'G's' photos. We opted for a package that provided both digital images and printed portraits and I'm so glad we did. Monica's eye for the right shot and the printing quality are a combination that can't be beat. I'll always cherish these photos. Thank you Monica!" -T.J.


"My complete photography experience with 15th Street Photography from beginning to end was exceptional! I put alot of time into interviewing photographers and reviewing their photo work when it came to my daughters baby pictures as I wanted to find great photography work and also a personality of outgoing openness in someone that loved their work. After seeing Monica's photo work I was greatly impressed and after communicating with her via email and phone I knew I had found the one.

Right from the start Monica went above and beyond to find the perfect location, going to different places to check for the right sunlight, if the grass was nice, etc. The day of our photo session I was so impressed with the time she had spent to prepare for our session, the props and ideas she came up with were excellent!
I can't say enough great things about Monica's photo work but I will try. I was blown away when I received the images of my daugher.

Monica knows her stuff and loooves what she does and it completely is displayed in her end product.
Thanks so much Monica for the
wonderful experience and caring to make my visions come to life!" -B.R.


"I'm so happy I found 15th Street Photography! Monica is an outstanding photographer! She is very professional, yet, personable and down to earth. She really listened to my vision of the photo-shoot and had some great ideas to offer. She is so diligent. The photos were high quality and nothing short of amazing! It was really great working with her! She is highly recommended!!" -T.B.


"Monica, I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful newborn photos of our baby girl. The pictures are amazing and you no only captured our baby but all 3 of us as a new family as well. Thank you for the great experience; we will be back!" -K.S.


"15th Street Photography did an excellent job taking my family pictures. Monica was on time for the photo shoot and asked questions to ensure she captured the pictures that I wanted. She took family shots, my son separately, and pictures of just me and my husband. When I got the proofs back for review, the pictures exceeded my expectation. I am planning to do a yearly photo shoot with her until my son is 18! Thanks Monica for your beautiful photos." -M.B.


"Just saw a sneak preview of my son's senior photo shoot at the pier - the came out great! I just love your work and your artsy eye. The colors, lighting, composition - all fabulous!" -M.C.


"I still can't decide which ones I want to be 11x14 and others 8x10...They're all sooo good. I'm going to have my girl friends over for a wine and cheese - a little bribe to help me pick out the ones that will go up in frames!!" -D.M.


"Hi Monica, We love the photos! I'm really, really happy with them. The one of 'S' running on the beach is lovely. The one of 'E' off to the side frowning cracks us up. I'm so happy you captured that moment. I think we'll use the family shot of us in a line on the beach for our holiday photo. We had such a great time with you that day. Your photographic/artistic eye is definitely in focus. :)" -T.Y.


"OMG Monica!! The pics are gorgeous!!! What a treasure for this family. I can't thank you enough. I have so much emotion bubbling up inside with no words to convey them to you. You are an amazing, talented photographer and artist. You have made such an impact on our family's history as your pictures get handed down through the generations. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Everything you've done means the world to us and is appreciated more than you know." -N.S.


"Your work is amazing!!! Love, love, love. It's hard to find someone at this point that I'm so taken with. Really and truly - your talent outshines anything I've seen in San Diego. If you ever do some sort of workshop in the future, I'd be the first to sign up." -C.H.


"We loved having our photos taken, Monica! You are so fun and easy to work with, and your photographs are truly outstanding! Thank you for the priceless gift of beautiful family photos that we will treasure for generations!" -S.C.


"Thank you Monica for the great senior pictures of 'P'! You captured some great shots in unique spots! For anyone looking for a photographer I recommend 15th Street Photography! Monica was very accommodating with our busy schedules and took great photos of my senior!    It was fun and easy! Thanks Monica!" -M.K.


"I just wanted to say Thank You for designing such a fantastic logo for me, Monica! I appreciate your artistic vision, diligence, and attention to detail. It was such a pleasure working with you again. I am so happy I had the opportunity to work with someone who really listens to what the client wants and delivers such professional, high quality work. :)" -T.B.


"Hi Monica, we got the pictures in today. Thank you so much!  They are amazing, just as I had so hoped! I especially appreciate the surprise gift of the photo of me and 'A'. You are so thoughtful. I will surely cherish this. All the best to you too!" -L.G.


"Just wanted to thank you again for a great photo shoot yesterday. We all had so much fun, and you were great to work with! Posing can be exhausting, but your style allows everyone to relax and have fun while you do your work. I hope our wild bunch didn't drive you crazy. I know we can be a bit overwhelming! Many thanks for your time, patience, and creative ideas. We can't wait to see the proofs!" -M.B.


"The pictures you sent us are so beautiful!! You really captured the essence of 'J's' personality! And the picture of 'C' is terrific. And the way they are framed and wrapped around the frame is awesome! Thank you so much again. We really love them and appreciate all you went through to complete them and get them to us. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! -M.J.


"If I had to recommend my friends somewhere to take photos it would def be you because you're the best out there. Also I have friends who are just starting out trying to do the same thing as you and as I go through their content I think, 'Obviously not as great as Monica's, but hopefully they will get there in the future.'"   -A.L.

"I love the photos!!! I think they are really beautiful. Thank you for giving our family such a priceless gift :)" -S.L.



My clients are the most wonderful, genuine people in the world who value artwork and, most importantly, value their families and loved ones immensely. I am humbled by their kind words and am so grateful that they chose to work with me and allowed me to share in their most precious and candid moments, trusting me to capture those moments and create personalized heirloom artwork for their families to have for all time & to decorate their walls with love. I think I have the best job in the world!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

xoxoxoxo -Monica



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