Photography was always a hobby for both Monica and Nicole. One of their favorite things to do while living in Louisiana was to walk around the French Quarter and photograph the various sites. Their hobby was taken to the next level when moving to Austin. There was so much to capture with the landscape, culture, and architecture.
They both decided to take photography classes at the University of Texas and offer their services professionally. Spaces & Faces Photography was created in February 2016 as a side job for both Monica and Nicole. With Nicole's ten years in the real estate industry and Monica's love for interior design, they chose to initially specialize in real estate photography and headshots. Mid-2016 Nicole joined the Realty Austin team as a contract coordinator and quickly became too busy for photography. Meanwhile, Monica was still employed full time as an environmental scientist. The business continued to grow and a decision had to be made. After nine years with the same firm, Monica decided to take the leap and become a full time photographer in January 2017 and expanded to offer portrait photography services.