Author Archive

May
2013
13

Seniors! Seniors! Seniors! One of the most fun subjects to photograph! I just returned from a three day workshop where I got to work alongside the greatest high school senior photographers in the industry. Sarah Lane, Michelle Moore, Meg Borders, and Courtney DeLaura provided a wealth of information, constructive criticism, and inspiration. I am back […]

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Photos By Monika is now accepting nominations from the High School Class of 2014 to be a Photos By Monika Senior Model! Nominees can be your friend, daughter, babysitter, neighbor- whoever! The only requirements are that she is a current high school junior (Class of 2014) from the South Bay area. We are looking for […]

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Apr
2013
26

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. I thought it would be a good time for the first ever Photos By Monika sale! All of you mamas and mamas-to-be deserve it! -Book a session by May 12 (for a future date. Now scheduling Summer and Fall) and receive $50 in photo credit! This applies for gift certificates […]

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Newborn

Apr
2013
24

What a great way to start the week! A gorgeous baby and family. I even learned a special¬† word that worked its way into my heart. Thambi, a phrase in the South Indian Language, to mean “little boy” is what this little boy’s mom kept calling him.¬† His real name is Max (which I obviously […]

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Baby

Apr
2013
11

Good Morning! I have an adorable, happy, chubby, four month old to share with you today. Quite a few people “missed” photographing the newborn stage and have asked to do the next best thing. At four months, baby’s personality is starting to come out. They are confident on their bellies and oh so proud. Never […]

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Apr
2013
05

Happy Friday! This little munchkin is one that I have been photographing since in utero. It is so fun to watch a family grow. Especially, when they start as a little lump and all of a sudden start climbing rock walls and going down slides by themselves! I love that I can capture these precious […]

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I had such a hard time categorizing this post. Can I no longer call Max a newborn? I’m so sad! The last 11 weeks have been amazing. This little delicious angel has brought our family so much happiness. But where did it already go?   Yummy! I think I need to run and give those […]

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Savvy Moms

Mar
2013
25

One of my favorite mom-preneurs to follow is Michelle Steele with Inner Glimmer. For the passed four years I have watched her grow leaps and bounds with her business. To move forward as much as she has, does not just require talent, but a good business sense. After trying out a few studios, she has […]

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Mar
2013
05

Time is going way too quickly! My little peanut is 8 weeks old today. Waaaah! wah! Since it’s a bit overcast and cold today, I decided to make it a pajama party day. Of course, I took advantage of our lazy mood and stayed in pjs myself :) Happy 8 weeks Max! James, you’re the […]

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Mar
2013
01

I had my first photo shoot after a 7 week maternity leave last week and it was wonderful. Carrie called me up and wanted someone to photograph her one week old. Impossible to resist a new baby, I jumped at the chance. When I got to their house I realized I no longer have a […]

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