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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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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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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Happy New Year everyone!

I cannot believe it, but I am going on maternity leave to have my third son! Yikes! I don’t think it has hit me yet. I am so tired of being pregnant, but so scared of having three kids! I’m not sure what to pray for- baby to stay in or to get out! haha

2014 was an amazing year and I have so many wonderful families to thank. There are some really cool things that 2015 has in store- including opening my own studio in Redondo Beach / Manhattan Beach border (whoop whoop)! This will actually be happening while on maternity leave. Busy Busy! AND working with famous celebrity newborn photographer, Caralee Case in November 2015!

Those three things, are enough to say that 2015 will be a great year! Please stay tuned as I don’t usually rest for long!



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I am so happy to share this little Christmas bundle of joy! 10 days old and pure deliciousness!

Meet little Max..

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His big brother, Dylan, was pretty fantastic and loving too :) Los Angeles Hermosa Beach Newborn Photography

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Oh! And that mama love. Ahh. I can’t wait to do it again!Los Angeles Santa Monica Newborn Photographer

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If you are interested in booking your newborn session, please book during your 2nd trimester to guarantee a spot. Contact me to book your session here!

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The last few weeks have been a wonderful craze of kiddos dressed in red, smiling families, and new babies. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll already know that Janie and Jack Children’s Clothing Store and Photos By Monika, teamed up to bring you a local promotion.

In just 2 days, 40 children were photographed in their finest holiday attire. With permission, I have included a few of my favorites.

Enjoy all of these bundles of yumminess!

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Good Morning! I hope everyone is staying cool. I know I’m not! Manhattan Beach and the rest of The South Bay never sees this kind of heat!

After some fun summer traveling, PBM is back with double the love.

Please meet twins, Chase and Stella. Sweet and dreamy and so in love with each other. They were most calm when in each others arms!

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And of course, the beautiful family together! I photographed, big sister Kaia’s, newborn session 2.5 years ago! I can’t believe what a big and gorgeous girl she is.

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Photos By Monika is a Manhattan Beach based newborn photography studio. Booking your session during your second trimester is the best way to guarantee a spot for your due date. Please contact me with any questions!





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I’m so excited to share images of this darling little man.

Welcome,  9 day new, Diego. Isn’t he the sweetest?

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I love this one. Such an angel!

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Wholly Hotness! Manhattan Beach rarely sees temps above 78. This is insanity! There was definitely no need for added heat during little Siena’s photo shoot!

Isn’t she the cutest? I have no words. I’m running out of adjectives :) Love her!

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It’s pretty obvious where she gets her good looks. Mom and dad are pretty stunning themselves!

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Ok. One more of this little peanut showing off her smile :)

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Good Afternoon!

Such a beautiful day today in Manhattan Beach. I can’t wait to get out and soak up some Vitamin D!

I am so excited to introduce, seven day new, Michael. I had the great pleasure of working with this family just before he was born. So fun to be there for the before and after (scroll down to see their maternity and family shoot)!

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His proud and loving big sis “shhhh-ing” him to sleep

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And his beautiful mama..

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At the end of the shoot, Michael’s mama brought out his Grandfather’s Army jacket and tags. She asked me to photograph him with the jacket, especially since Michael was named after him. So so special!

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