Archive for the ‘Maternity’ Category

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 […]

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Apr
2015
28

A family that laughs together, stays together!   This gorgeous trio always brings laughter to a photo session. For five years we have been working together and spend each session with the giggles. What great energy they all have! I was so excited when Natalia called me and said they were expecting their second daughter. […]

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Maternity

Mar
2014
27

Happy lunchtime! Mmm. My tummy is grumbling. I think I may need to head over to Lemonade after this post! So excited for this adorable family, welcoming their 2nd child next week! Faith was introduced to me by Patricia’s Yoga mamas, which is very near and dear to my heart. Can’t wait to photograph little […]

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Photos By Monika

Jan
2014
06

Happy New Year! It was so nice to take a much needed vacation. However, trying to get up for school, work, and life today, was rough! Thank you to everyone for the best year ever for Photos By Monika! I met so many amazing families, kiddos, and little miracles. I did not have time to […]

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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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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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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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Maternity

Feb
2013
22

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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Oct
2012
25

About 10 months ago, I received a phone call from a potential client, Silvia. She said that she was nine months pregnant and wanted maternity photos as soon as possible. My first response was, “Congratulations! But… why did you wait so long to call me?”.  Two weeks isn’t a lot of time to work with, […]

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Aug
2012
19

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We sure did! Absolutely loving this hot weather in the South Bay. We can actually spend the day at the beach without a slight chill. LOVE! Summer, vacations, work, and life have just been so busy. What’s new, right? Well, I thought I’d take five minutes […]

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