Spring is here! The sun is out, the rain has stopped (for now), and pink hearts are back in the studio!
10 day new, Baby Dylan posed in style with these adorable heart and lip pants. It just can’t get any sweeter!
I love my South Bay and Manhattan Beach families! Thank you for trusting me to capture these special moments in your life. I love this little angel and working with you!
OMG. Can we talk about this adorable kiddo? Have you seen lashes like this before? I have, but only when they are falsies! Lucky little dude!
His mama (Actress and TV host, Miss Joanna Zanella ) and I worked on a theme for a few weeks and came up with this vintage airplane set up. I am so happy with the classic, timeless, youthful feel. Love love love! When you have the time to book ahead, you can really make it so personal!
Little Tiger wasn’t so sure at first, but a little coaxing and extra sugar, warmed him up nicely!
and one last image of the cake because it was amazing!
cake, set, and banner designed by Photos By Monika
Happy Wednesday! I am really enjoying this warm sunshine. It is making me crave summertime, beaches, and hot sand!
I hope I can brighten up your week with this adorable hockey loving family. By far, the cutest LA Kings player I’ve ever seen! Step aside Carter, there’s a new player in town.
So cozy in his little pjs. I seriously died when i saw these. I am so happy Baby Dylan wore them so well!
Big brother Jackson and Baby Dylan are just the sweetest. Is it weird, that I love them? haha
Thank you for choosing me to capture your special time. Your family is gorgeous and I am so happy that I was a part of their first photo session! xoxox
Happy Birthday to this adorable little dude! How does time go so fast!?
Now, he is this funny, silly, smiley one year old! Such a fun cake smash session! I mean, who wears a sticky mustache with a smile? No tears from this guy. The Little Man themed cake smash was the perfect match up with Baby Wyatt’s personality.
Merry Christmas! Santa is almost here! Shhhh….
Coming in at 7 days and 6lbs, this precious little angel was awesome to work with. So quiet, so sweet, and so beautiful.
No wonder he was so smiley- he has an amazing big bro to love him up!
And last but not least, these Texas Longhorn fans got to show their pride with Baby Veer’s perfected pose!
Omg, I am just in love with this precious family and baby girl! She was born just in time to plop her into this adorable Christmas set up..
Can we talk about her rolls? At 11.5 lbs, Abby had rolls for days! Squeeze!
And her sweet face! ack! Love her!
And already a lover of baseball and a friend of Tommy LaSorda- not bad, girlfriend!
Baby Abby has everything going for her. Rolls, smiles, Tommy Lasorda, and an amazing family to snuggle with her. I don’t know who is more proud!
Just the sweetest little family to brighten up your day. Everyone is so in love with new baby Chance, especially big brother.
Not everything is Holly Berries and Christmas trees in the Photos By Monika studio! Sunny Manhattan Beach is feeling vibrant and springy!
Mama bear and I decided to bring in some fresh colors for Baby Catalina. I love love love the teal, coral, and white… and of course this darling baby girl!
Please welcome 9 day new, Catalina..
And of course, her hilarious and adoring big brothers!
I am beyond excited to share this apple orchard themed photo shoot with you! I had a great time designing it and putting it together for Grace and her mama. I’m not only thrilled to share it here, but also on the cover of Pop Sugar!! Woohoo! I just found out that it is being featured. You can see their full article here.
Laura, at Cake Bake Shop, made the cake and apple tarts. The entire studio and neighborhood smelled like warm apple pie! Half way through the shoot, I may have eaten 1 or 2 pies all by myself!. lol yummy yummy get in my tummy!
The superstar of the shoot, Miss Grace, could not be any cuter. She is an absolute doll and enjoyed every second of the apples and the cake!
As with all one year cake smashes, we started with a “clean” no cake set up. Photos By Monika brought a Fall feeling and apple smelling morning to Manhattan Beach!
And then for the sweets! Bring out the cake (it deserves it’s own photoshoot)!!
Did you fall over and die? I just can’t get enough of this little girl!
Another Manhattan Beach all boy family! I should start a club. There really are quite a few of us all-boy-moms.
Angels, is what they were. Every single one. These three boys really knew how to listen and perform!
Little Evan was a total showoff with his modeling skills ;)-
How cute are they?!
Mom and dad aren’t so bad either! #perfectfamily
And this precious boy! Dee-lish!
Thank you for including me in such a special time with your family. These boys are amazing!