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Cake Smash


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 […]

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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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Hi! I am so excited to finally share something that has been in the works for years! Posh Push, a book written by local Manhattan Beach mamas, Patricia Grube and Sara Smildzins,  and photographed by me (yeah!) has been published and is available for purchase!  Beautiful model, Laura Wallof, was photographed at nine months pregnant […]

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Thank you everyone for your support and votes! It means so much to me. I’m sure the winning family will agree :)   All of these babies and families are so beautiful. This contest is really just a fun way to energize the new year and give someone 100 bucks :)   That being said, […]

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Happy New Year! I am so excited that 2013 is here! The biggest reason of all- we are welcoming our 2nd child in just a few days! Woohoo! So many things to do before he comes. In the chance I fall off of this blog for awhile, you know why :) One of my favorite […]

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Thank you all for voting! We had close to 400 voters on this year’s “Best Babies of 2011”! All of these babies are absolutely gorgeous. They were all a close first, but the one to take home the prize of $100 Photos By Monika credit is… MATEO!! Congratulations Scott and Sasha!         […]

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Happy New Year! There’s nothing like 70 degree weather in January to get me in a good mood and inspire me to write the first blog post of 2012! I wanted to thank everyone for their support and encouragement. Without you, 2011 would not have been my best year ever! Woot woot! Thank you! In […]

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