Caroline Muskett Mendoza
I am Caroline Muskett Mendoza, a destination + wedding photographer. A majority of my work is taken and created in the heart of New Mexico and its surrounding towns and National parks. I fell in love with photography at a young age and knew it was what I was meant to do with my life. Moon + Midnight Photo is actually much more then a business to me, it was created and named after both my children: Matius Midnight & Mela Moon. They are the core of the company and why my dreams have come true. I started this business with the intent to create, beautiful, priceless memories for others at an affordable cost.
This dream was only brought to life thanks to my wonderful husband; Dominic. He is my backbone and such a huge part of the company + he is my second photographer and very best friend. We made this extraordinary life together and share it with our two littles + 2 Australian Shepards + Chihuahua.
I love to think of myself as a wanderer at heart; I’m so curious about this world and all the wonderful things it has to offer. I love Spider Rolls, late night drives around the city, fresh mountain air, singing and dancing every moment I get a chance, + reading anything from Stephan King. I am obsessed with goth fashion, cozy fires, horror movies, and art crawls. I also am learning to make craft beer and am a certified barista, i used to judge at coffee expos and do tastings. If I was to describe my style of photography, I’d have to say its campfire cozy, warm, moody and modern Gothic. I cuss a lot (i grew up a marine brat), but I promise i will try my hardest to not sound like a complete sailor during shoots! I am always down for an adventure and meeting new people!
Meet the two littles who inspired all of this, the reasons I am who I am. Matius Midnight is my oldest and the sweetest out of all of us. He is so forgiving, so caring, outgoing and very particular. He is the reminder to always stay humble to never lose sight of the goals we want, but to never hurt anyone along the way. Being his mother has given me more compassion then i thought possible. Mela Moon is our youngest and last child. She’s my stubborn one, but also my most outspoken child, she makes me better and reminds me to stand my ground. If any of you have met Moon, you know she works hard and loves to help no matter how tired she is. She consistently pushes on, and that’s why I always do. Her love is one of a kind and so pure. Being their mother is the very best gift I have been given in this life, because if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have all of this and all the beautiful memories and moments i have been able to provide for others!
Meet the Team
Dominic has been my best friend for almost 10 years! He has been nothing but kind to me since high school, and has always supported all wild, crazy dreams. He is literally the backbone for this company, he helps with all the Behind the Scene things like invoices, taxes, and keeping track of all the tiny details. He is also my 2nd photographer and travel partner! On top of being my soulmate + all of this, he is an amazing Technologist at Sandia National Laboratory! He graduated college with honors and continues his education and is an Army Veteran; you can say i am SUPER proud of who he is, and all he does for me and our family. He is my inspiration for all i do!
Ann-Marie, is my younger sister (there is 6 of us ladies), she is my go to for E V E R Y T H I N G! She helps me with edits, invoices, scheduling, events, babysitting and my travel buddy when Dominic can’t go. Anna is possible one of the sweetest souls you can meet and get to know, she’s learning so much and I am so glad I get to be there, but also that she gets to be apart of the business. I never can express my gratitude in words on how thankful I am for her and all the things she does to help take care of the business and me! She’s one hell of a young lady!