Happy Tuesday!

This little snowgal blew into the studio at 2 weeks old. So sweet and so precious!

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The aqua/purple color scheme of this photo session is just so fresh! I love it. All sessions are customized to each client’s color palette. I was so excited to run with Miss Chloe’s nursery decor.

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Happy new year!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I feel well rested and ready to meet all of the sweet winter and spring babies that are on their way.

Here is a precious little snow angel who is near and dear to my heart. Sleigh bells were ringing in the studio with Miss Lily June.

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7 days new and just perfect!

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Lily had smiles for days. Her and her family were a dream to work with!

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Thank you for choosing me to capture this beautiful time in your life. I love you guys!



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Happy Holiday Season to everyone!

I have not blogged in such a long time. Partly because it is the busiest time of the year and partly because I didn’t want to spoil any holiday cards that haven’t made it into your mailbox yet!

Now, that most cards have been delivered, I get to share some of the most beautiful babies and families I’ve ever seen!

This scrumptious 10 day old baby, is very special to me. Wyatt is the third child of not only my college roommate but my dear friend. I loved spending a few hours with them and having my own intimate time with Wyatt.

There’s no doubt that this is my favorite photo from the session. I had envisioned this for months while Colleen was pregnant. It is so exciting to see that plan come to life!

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Wyatt, his beautiful family, and loving siblings..

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Thank you Colleen and AJ for choosing me to capture this treasured time in your family’s life. I love you guys.


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Happy 8 months to this very special little guy.

Move over hubs, there is a new man in my heart!!

I love you, Henry!

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Commercial Shoot


Hello everyone! I am back from my 6 week leave! It was heavenly to enjoy the hot summer, at the beach, with my kiddos. But Fall is here, kids are in school, and I am ready to hold all of the sweet babies that come my way!

I started back up last week with this wonderful shoot for Tickles and Toots, a Halloween costume line that attaches to your infant carrier! How cool is that? Why torture those little ones by putting them in a hot polyester costume, when they’ll end up in your Baby Bjorn or Ergo anyway?! Moms are so smart. What would we do without them?

Here are a few of my favorites..

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I think I get the cutest clients! Don’t you agree? Look at the personality on this kid!

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And this Brangelina look-alike? Come on now! I can’t take it!

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Thank you to Tickles and Toots for choosing Photos By Monika to capture your amazing line of infant carrier costumes. What an amazing idea! The same costume that attaches to the infant carrier can later be worn by a toddler (goes on like an apron)! So fun!

If you’re interested in purchasing, head on over to Tickles and Toots’ Etsy page.


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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!




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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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“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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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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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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