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Oct
2013
31

Happy Halloween!! Love this holiday! Can’t wait to fill up my coffee mug with..um..coffee and watch my kiddo have the best night ever. I just got home from a newborn shoot. Precious eight day old Frankie. Seriously, the cutest name ever. At the end, we decided to try our luck putting her in a Halloween […]

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Mompreneur

Oct
2013
29

Patricia and I go way back. As in, 5 years back. That’s pre-kids for me, so it seems like a lifetime ago! She was my prenatal yoga instructor at Yoga Works. She changed the way I thought about yoga, took care of my body, and eased my stress. She is an amazing motivator to push […]

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Oct
2013
15

Hello and happy Tuesday! The Fall weather has rolled in and so has the flu! Oh my how this time of year is bitter sweet! My poor poor pumpkins have been down for so long. Hopefully, this is the end of it and they are good until next year (wishful thinking, I know)! On to […]

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Baby

Oct
2013
01

“Let’s go surfin now, everybody’s learnin how, come on a safari with me!” Sorry for the cheese! I can’t help myself! What a fun shoot with little 6 month old, Griffin! Being a surfer, dad bought this for the little guy and he took to it like a pro. He seriously looks like he is […]

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Kiddos

Sep
2013
26

Happy Thursday! This Fall weather rolling in also brought a new mood. I think I have the post summer blues! I need to mourn summer and by Monday I will embrace Target with all of its Halloween and Christmas decorations! A few of you have asked for me to post some of my own munchkins […]

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Sep
2013
12

I’ve been so excited to post this stunning high school senior for weeks! Finally her video and images are done! I kind of want my senior pictures done. Hair, makeup, and your own paparazzi? yes please! Kaela and I had such a great time wandering around Hermosa Beach. She was energetic and oh so smiley! […]

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Maternity

Sep
2013
10

One of the greatest rewards of being a newborn photographer, is growing with these families and their precious dumplings! I met Dan and Leah when they were pregnant with this cutie pie. Now look at him! Soon to be a big brother, we gave him a lot of attention. I’m pretty sure Miss October will […]

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Baby

Sep
2013
03

Happy Sunny Tuesday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Could the weather be any better? Finally Manhattan Beach steps up the sunny days :) This little man was pretty happy about his Valley Park photo shoot. Six months and nothing but smiles. Hello Will :)  

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Baby

Aug
2013
29

What an amazing summer of beautiful babies! I haven’t peaked my head outside much because of these little treasures, but it’s all worth it! Time is going so fast! This little guy was our winner of Photos By Monika’s Best Of 2012! And now he is crawling! Meet this adorable little man (for a 2nd […]

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newborn

Aug
2013
19

A stunning little man was born into a beautiful family last month. My dear friend of over 15 years (yikes!) had her second baby and asked me to photograph him. I am so honored to not only be the one to capture such a beauty, but to have three hours of uninterrupted alone time with […]

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