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How is it already the middle of July?! I’m going to cry right now! So many beautiful babies also means that I’m inside a studio all day. It’s dark, quiet, calm, and smells like baby powder- couldn’t be better, especially during this heat wave. Here are some of the gorgeous babes that have kept me […]

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OMG! So fun! My claim to fame! I had a fantastic time going on the set of Hollywood Today Live with my dear client and friend, Ami Desai. She is a beauty expert and chose me to come along for the ride as she educated America on great beauty tips for all different types of […]

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Mini Sessions


The love just keeps on growing with these fun twins! Happy 4th of July!

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Commercial Shoot


Hello everyone! I am back from my 6 week leave! It was heavenly to enjoy the hot summer, at the beach, with my kiddos. But Fall is here, kids are in school, and I am ready to hold all of the sweet babies that come my way! I started back up last week with this […]

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Happy Wednesday! I am back at work full time meeting all of Henry’s future playmates :) This precious girl was in the studio with her adorable older brother, whom I photographed two years ago. I absolutely love watching my families grow. Mackenzie, at 6 days new, was incredibly alert. It took a lot of work […]

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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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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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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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Hi! As you’ve noticed, I took a much needed break from the blog. Summer was crazy! I had to take a month off to get caught up on orders before the Christmas rush and maternity leave hit! People have been really into albums this season. Square, sparkly, small, and large! The 6×6 is the perfect […]

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