Milestone Mini


Ahoy!  Here are the cutest little sisters I ever did see!

These two celebrated 8 months and 6 years and did it in style. What a joy they are!

Happy Friday!

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And this little one? Come on with the those eyes and funny faces!

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This kid. OMG. What a snuggle muffin! 8 days new and he posed, smiled, and cooed. What  a dream!




Landon just chillaxin in his denim overalls! ha!






Mom requested this photo and I just love it!



Pure sweetness..

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Thank you for including me in this magical time. I loved working with you and Baby Landon!

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No better way to stretch out the last few days of summer than with ice cream!

First birthdays are nothing but little teeth and smiles. I just love them!

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This adorable Sweet Shoppe was designed for Callie’s first birthday, and oh-so-sweet it is!

Lets smash some cake!

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This gorgeous little girl, adorned in the perfect little pink roses, was just a dream to work with. Her grandma brought in so many fresh flowers to inspire Everly’s pretty in pink session. I love it!

She was full of peaceful dreams and soft smiles.

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Everly’s proud parents love to travel and also work in the rocket launching industry. It was a must to do this fun themed photo for Everly’s bedroom!

“Oh, The Places She’ll Go!”

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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 makeup in the studio. I just hope she went out after to show off all that mama glow!

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Maternity mini sessions are done in studio and can be added on to any newborn package.

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Spring is in the air and babies are everywhere!

Newborn baby Jack was such a good boy. He slept and snuggled and followed directions perfectly :)

Check out this sweet boy, at 7 days old

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And what fun would a shoot be without adding a little theme to represent the couple??

Come on now, how cute is this little golfer?

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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 see the winner and enjoy the images along the way!!

How cute is she?

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The winner of the free Photos By Monika cake smash is..












*Elissa Squire!


Congratulations Elissa! Please PM me for details. All other contestants, thank you so much for playing. You will receive 20% any photo session of your choice (excluding holiday sessions (October – December)! Keep following for more chances to win!

All cake smashes are designed by Photos By Monika. Be sure to book with plenty of time so we don’t miss any details!!




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Hoppy Spring! Hoppy Easter!

Baby’s first year is full of amazing changes. I absolutely love documenting each stage of their growth. You don’t think they can get any cuter, and then, sure enough, they do!

Capturing newborn, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months is just so special and fun to look back on!

Here is baby Sierra at nine months…

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One of my favorite milestone minis was with this adorable duo. Frankie and Joe, 2 and 4, were so cute, so fun, and so full of personality. You can tell who the little ham in the family is.

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Their adorable outfits were purchased and coordinated by the talented, Dana Mizrahi. Dana and I started working together to really make each photo session over the top. I just love what she did. I’m super jealous of Frankie’s new wardrobe!


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I love these two siblings and cannot wait to see them in the studio again next year. What a treat!


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