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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Cake Smash


Happy birthday to this little sweet pea!

He gave us all the best cardio workout ever! For those of you that think I don’t exercise.. ha!! click on the link to see a real workout!

Cake Smash Workout! | Photos By Monika

I love the colors and the set up for this darling boy!

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Mini Sessions


The love just keeps on growing with these fun twins!

Happy 4th of July!

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Mini Session


I am overflowing with emotion, as I’m sure most people are, with what is going on in our country and world. Everything is crazy right now!

I decided to do this Americana photo shoot because I felt the need to connect with our country and display our love and loyalty. These beautiful faces, in front of the American flag, makes me feel so proud.

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Six toddlers in a 3×5 space. No problem. They were magnificent, fun, and so snuggly!

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And what kind of photographer would I be if we didn’t have cool sunglasses and a dance party? Come on now! What a great morning!

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This is what life is all about. Look at the joy on their faces!

Americana Dance Party | Photos By Monika

Happy 4th of July weekend! stay tuned for Part II of this fun shoot!



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Everyday that you work with a newborn, you face new challenges and experience something for the first time. Every baby is different and requires a slight tweak of my technique.

Well, this photo shoot was no exception. When Kelly called me and said that they are race car fanatics, Grandpa changed his name to Grandpa Vroom, and her sister works on the track, I knew she had something up her sleeve. Boy did she ever!

“When my baby girl is born, can you please photograph her in a race car tire?”

“Um… what? I mean, sure! Why not?” haha!

We did it! And here is the perfect angel, carrying on the tradition of race car love!

Meet baby Gracen (initials are GPS)

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This beautiful family is now complete with their third little angel! You never know what you’re going to get with two small children and a newborn, but these kids were great for me. Jack even gave me a handful of smiles. Thanks dude!

Check out the sweetness…

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Newborn Baby Boy Collage | Photos By Monika

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I can’t even explain how much fun I’m having in the studio with these cake smashes. Seeing my little newborns all grown up and stuffing their face with yummy cake! it just doesn’t get any better!

Here is little William 1 year ago. Cute, snugly, and delicious.

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Now, he is spunky, LOVES to eat, and still pretty scrumptious.

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Please book your cake smash 2 months in advance. All cake smashes are custom designed to your color and theme!

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Cake Smash


Happy birthday Jake! What a cutie pie you are!

I love love love this nautical themed cake smash that we set up in the studio. Everything just worked so well together!

This little munchkin went through a series of emotions but ended up having a whale of a time!

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I can’t believe this was little Jakey a year ago! Time goes so fast!



Please book your cake smash or newborn photography session with at least 2 months notice!

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I’m so excited to share with you, baby Celia. She is beautiful, just like her mom and dad.

I usually only photograph newborns between 1-2 weeks old. After that, they tend to resist all of my fun props, blankets and poses. However, this little lady was 6 weeks new and an angel. She posed, she smiled, and she made eye contact like a super model.

Please meet (and welcome to Manhattan Beach) Celia and her lovely parents…


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Happy birthday to this gorgeous gal! I cannot believe a year has gone by!


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I have been planning her one year cake smash since her newborn session! ha! I absolutely love the white, gold, and pink theme to this photo shoot.

Amelia loved having her photos taken, until that is, the cake came! She really wanted no part of it, but a little game of chase, turned that around real quick.


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Cake smash sessions have two set ups and are both custom designed to your color palette. Book 1-2 months in advance to guarantee availability!


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