Sep
2017
14

No better way to stretch out the last few days of summer than with ice cream!

First birthdays are nothing but little teeth and smiles. I just love them!

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This adorable Sweet Shoppe was designed for Callie’s first birthday, and oh-so-sweet it is!

Lets smash some cake!

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Sep
2017
11

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Aug
2017
21

This gorgeous little girl, adorned in the perfect little pink roses, was just a dream to work with. Her grandma brought in so many fresh flowers to inspire Everly’s pretty in pink session. I love it!

She was full of peaceful dreams and soft smiles.

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Everly’s proud parents love to travel and also work in the rocket launching industry. It was a must to do this fun themed photo for Everly’s bedroom!

“Oh, The Places She’ll Go!”

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Jun
2017
26

I just love this photo shoot! Everyone was so excited for baby Mila to come. Mom, Brandon, and Bella were having such a good time in the studio. Definitely a perk to having older siblings :)

And can we please talk about how gorgeous this expectant mama is? She went all out with hair and makeup in the studio. I just hope she went out after to show off all that mama glow!

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Maternity mini sessions are done in studio and can be added on to any newborn package.

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Spring is in the air and babies are everywhere!

Newborn baby Jack was such a good boy. He slept and snuggled and followed directions perfectly :)

Check out this sweet boy, at 7 days old

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And what fun would a shoot be without adding a little theme to represent the couple??

Come on now, how cute is this little golfer?

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Cake Smash

May
2017
08

Happy Monday! I am so excited to share the images from this whimsical, fairy tale, unicorn themed cake smash. It’s absolutely dreamy!

In honor of this gorgeous gal’s first birthday, I teamed up with the talented baker, Smokey Hallow Baking Co, in El Segundo,  to giveaway a free cake smash! Say Wha?? Scroll down to see the winner and enjoy the images along the way!!

How cute is she?

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The winner of the free Photos By Monika cake smash is..

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*Elissa Squire!

 

Congratulations Elissa! Please PM me for details. All other contestants, thank you so much for playing. You will receive 20% any photo session of your choice (excluding holiday sessions (October – December)! Keep following for more chances to win!

All cake smashes are designed by Photos By Monika. Be sure to book with plenty of time so we don’t miss any details!!

 

 

 

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Apr
2017
15

Hoppy Spring! Hoppy Easter!

Baby’s first year is full of amazing changes. I absolutely love documenting each stage of their growth. You don’t think they can get any cuter, and then, sure enough, they do!

Capturing newborn, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months is just so special and fun to look back on!

Here is baby Sierra at nine months…

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One of my favorite milestone minis was with this adorable duo. Frankie and Joe, 2 and 4, were so cute, so fun, and so full of personality. You can tell who the little ham in the family is.

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Their adorable outfits were purchased and coordinated by the talented, Dana Mizrahi. Dana and I started working together to really make each photo session over the top. I just love what she did. I’m super jealous of Frankie’s new wardrobe!

 

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I love these two siblings and cannot wait to see them in the studio again next year. What a treat!

 

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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!

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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!

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Cake Smash

Feb
2017
22

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!

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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!

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Little Tiger wasn’t so sure at first, but a little coaxing and extra sugar, warmed him up nicely!

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and one last image of the cake because it was amazing!

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cake, set, and banner designed by Photos By Monika

 

 

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