Oct
2016
27

I am beyond excited to share this apple orchard themed photo shoot with you! I had a great time designing it and putting it together for Grace and her mama. I’m not only thrilled to share it here, but also on the cover of Pop Sugar!! Woohoo! I just found out that it is being featured. You can see their full article here.

Laura, at Cake Bake Shop, made the cake and apple tarts. The entire studio and neighborhood smelled like warm apple pie! Half way through the shoot, I may have eaten 1 or 2 pies all by myself!. lol yummy yummy get in my tummy!

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The superstar of the shoot, Miss Grace,  could not be any cuter.  She is an absolute doll and enjoyed every second of the apples and the cake!

As with all one year cake smashes, we started with a “clean” no cake set up. Photos By Monika brought a Fall feeling and apple smelling morning to Manhattan Beach!

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And then for the sweets! Bring out the cake (it deserves it’s own photoshoot)!!manhattan beach baby kid first birthday photographer

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Did you fall over and die? I just can’t get enough of this little girl!

 

 

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Newborn

Oct
2016
24

Another Manhattan Beach all boy family! I should start a club. There really are quite a few of us all-boy-moms.

Angels, is what they were. Every single one. These three boys really knew how to listen and perform!

Little Evan was a total showoff with his modeling skills ;)-

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How cute are they?!

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Mom and dad aren’t so bad either! #perfectfamily

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And this precious boy! Dee-lish!

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Thank you for including me in such a special time with your family. These boys are amazing!

 

 

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Oct
2016
16

I am so excited to share seven day old, Baby Augustine’s photos. He was such a dream to work with.

I planned so much for this shoot as Augustine’s mama is major fashionista and lifestyle blogger, Mara Ferreira. The pressure was on!

Baby Augustine’s birth announcement video can be scene right here!

 

Mara and her hubby waited to find out the gender of their little babe. Stumped about what color direction to go in, I looked at The Glitter Guide to get ideas from her gender neutral baby shower. I absolutely fell in love with the “you are my sunshine” sign and borrowed it to incorporate into the shoot.

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Mara and Matthew are so sweet and so calm.  You would never know they are first time parents. Total naturals! I think Augustine felt their great energy and just relaxed in the studio. He was so happy and so quiet the entire time. Such a good little muffin for me :)

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This is one of my favorites. I just love everything about this image.

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Thank you Mara and Matthew for trusting me with your little treasure. I loved every minute of it!

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Oct
2016
05

Yay for babies! The sweetest, yummiest, most beautiful babes end up in my arms!

Little Brooke is no exception.

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I guarantee this little lady is the best catch of pro baseball player daddy’s life! (and his wifey too. She’s a pretty awesome catch :)-

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And for the final, princess shot..

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Newborn

Sep
2016
26

Good morning! Look at the cuteness that landed in the studio!

Baby Dylan was a dream to work with. He just snored away as I posed, changed, and snuggled him.

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Thank you for trusting me with your adorable little guy! I loved every minute spent with him!

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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 moms.

Can you tell I’m excited? haha!

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Cake Smash

Sep
2016
05

Since we officially  have 2 weeks left of summer,  I will continue posting only summery things! I will not give into sweaters and boots yet. Maybe only pumpkin spiced lattes :)

I am so in love with this shipwrecked themed cake smash. Navy, white, teal, wood, rustic- so many cool things all in one photo! Love! And this kid. Can we talk about him?

The teeth, his little hands, and chubby feet. Yum!

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do!

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Let’s smash some cake!

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Aug
2016
29

Happy first day of school! Whether it’s “woohoo” or “boohoo”, this little girl will surely make you smile.

Please welcome precious Avery…

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Thank you for sharing this beautiful experience with me. What a joy!

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Cake Smash

Aug
2016
18

Summer is not over.. Summer is not over.. Summer is not over..

I will not let summer end! I’m keeping my favorite season alive with this fun, bright, yellow, lemon themed cake smash!

Pucker up!

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This adorable little princess had no idea what to do with this big ruffly cake and her outfit to match! haha! sweetheart!

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num, num, num!

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Newborn

Jul
2016
25

Oh my hotness! No need to turn up the temperature in the studio with this heat wave going on!

The extra coziness of the studio must have contributed to baby Nixon being an absolute angel! He let his 2 older brothers toss him around, he slept in a tire, posed with a baseball and  smiled! What else could a mama (and photographer) dream of!

Please meet this absolute beautiful family of five. With a love for baseball, auto parts (Pro Comp is theirs!), and laughter, every single one of them was a joy to work with.

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