Lon Monahan has been our favorite photographer for over five years now. The first photos he took for us were of our newborn son. Our baby cried and fussed the entire session, but somehow Lon managed to take amazing photos. We nearly cried with joy when we saw them! Since then, he has taken annual photos of both of our children. Lon is patient, creative, and very professional. We think of him as a family friend. Our children actually look forward to getting their pictures taken by Lon.


“Lon has created memories for our family that we will forever cherish. He has established himself as a world class photographer by shooting creative images, capturing special moments, and delivering a photographic experience that is second to none.”


I use Monahan Photographic Artist because Lon is a professional who understands lighting and body positioning. My father was a professional photographer so I have high expectations. Lon has fulfilled those expectations each time.

Centennial High School Parent

I loved my experience! My photo session with Lon was exceptional and memorable. Lon’s demeanor, style and heartfelt approach made me feel welcome in his studio. His accomplished artistry was definitely evident. I have received so many compliments from my family and friends.

Johnston High School Senior

Lon was easy to work with and listened to what I wanted. He picked poses that made me look my best. He paid attention to detail and made sure everything was perfect before he took the photo.

Ballard High School Senior

I enjoyed having my senior photos taken at Monahan’s. It was very professional in a relaxing atmosphere. They are very accommodating and take unique, high quality photos.

North Polk High School Senior

Working with Monahan’s has been such a great experience. Lon made Paige’s senior photo shoot comfortable and fun, and we love the variety and quality of the photos. His staff was so helpful through the ordering process and assisting us as we decided on poses. We are thankful for the beautiful pictures and wonderful memories!

Ankeny High School Parent