Jul
2015
30

Hi everyone!

 

I hope you are having a wonderful summer.

As you know, I had my third son in February. So many existing clients gave birth around the same time, I went back to work right away. There was no way I wasn’t going to photograph their newest additions! Well, I’m pooped! haha.

I’ve decided to take the month of August off to spend some time with my own little munchkins. I will surely be continuing to work in the background, just not taking on new clients or posting to the blog.

Enjoy the rest of summer (how did that happen so fast?!) and I’ll see you in Fall!

 

xo

Monika

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Jul
2015
16

A girl, a girl!

We’ve had so many boys in the studio lately and then all of a sudden it just shifted! So fun to bring out fresh color combos like this aqua and pink. And what a perfect model. Avery was so precious, sweet, and malleable. She let me do it all!

Meet 7 day new, Avery…

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Thank you Fong and Angela for including me in this special time. I loved working with you and your adorable babies!

If you would like to book your newborn session, please contact me during your second trimester!

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Newborn

Jun
2015
24

“How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You!”

I can’t stop singing that song as I post this blog. I’m not going to lie and say that capturing these three monkeys was a breeze. However, once they made me sweat a little bit, they gave me a huge reward. They finally gave in and showed me the true love they have for their little bro.

Please meet, seven day new,  William, and his adoring siblings…

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Newborn

Jun
2015
17

I am so excited to finally post this baby!

When I first spoke with Stephanie, she told me that her and her husband were big golfers. I ordered this outfit in anticipation of their photo shoot. It was torture to just stare at it as I waited for Baby Chase’s arrival. Oh my gosh, was it worth the wait! He is so precious and totally rocked the look!

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His brand new, and oh-so-loving parents…

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Little Chase was such an angel baby. Why not show off his skills with a final basket shot?

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Thank you so much for choosing me to be a special part of your new family. I loved getting to know you Mike and Stephanie!

If you would like to book your newborn session, please contact me during your 2nd trimester!

 

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Newborn

May
2015
21

Hello beautiful Amelia!

I have been working with this wonderful family for years and was so excited to meet their newest addition.

Please welcome, 7 day new, Amelia…

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And her incredibly loving and proud big sister…

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Love you guys! Thank you for including me in this special time! xoxox

 

If you would like to book your own newborn session, please contact me during your second trimester!

 

 

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Apr
2015
28

A family that laughs together, stays together!

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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. No doubt, she is going to have the same spark they do.

Here is a glimpse into their maternity session. Natalia looking fabulous at 37 weeks!

 

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A few of my favorites..

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Newborn

Apr
2015
21

 

I did not take a maternity leave this time around because so many of my families from previous years were expecting a baby around the same time as me. Am I exhausted? Absolutely. Was it totally worth it to help welcome their newest addition? 100%.

My heart is so full spending time commiserating with mamas on our lack of sleep, giggling with their toddlers, and seeing how natural it is to bring home their second child.

Here is another wonderful Manhattan Beach family and their newest, 7 day old son, Jake..

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Thank you so much for making me a part of such a special time in your life!

 

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Newborn

Apr
2015
01

I think Manhattan Beach has the most beautiful babies and mamas! Oh my goodness, check out this beautiful family!

I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful family two years ago when their first son was born. Now, they welcome their second bundle of joy. Please meet Kai, 1 week old…

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His adorable parents and brother (um.. see what I mean about gorgeous South Bay moms!?)…

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And this? “What’s this?” you ask. Oh. Well, let me tell you. Big Brother Brody had NO interest in taking pix with Baby Kai. We pulled out every trick in the book. Until, that is, mom suggested sharing a box of jelly beans with his younger sibling. It’s Easter, right? Baby+basket+jelly beans= perfect.

Brody, of course,  thought that was the greatest idea ever! I haven’t laughed so hard at a session yet. Thank you Andy and Veronica for being so cool! Whatever gets the shot, right?

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What a great day. Thank you for choosing me to capture this moment!

If you’re interested in booking a session, please consider doing so during your second trimester. There is one spot left for May and June!

 

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Mar
2015
18

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 to get those peepers to close. I wish my Fitbit marked all of my exercise. I guess I should have walked while rocking and “shooshing”! haha

Please say hello to Mackenzie..

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her beautiful family, and rockstar brother..

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Newborn

Mar
2015
03

Four weeks ago today, I welcomed my 3rd boy, Henry Ryan. So yummy, so delicious. He was my first client of 2015 and such a stellar one he was! Not going to lie, he did everything I asked of him without protesting.

Please welcome my little Mochi Ball at 7 days new..

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