Maternity

Mar
2014
27

Happy lunchtime! Mmm. My tummy is grumbling. I think I may need to head over to Lemonade after this post!

So excited for this adorable family, welcoming their 2nd child next week! Faith was introduced to me by Patricia’s Yoga mamas, which is very near and dear to my heart. Can’t wait to photograph little Michael in a couple of weeks!

Looking stunning, Faith!

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Sweet, adorable, big sister-to-be, Miss Izzie…

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Such a lovely family! A great way to spend a Sunday morning!

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Newborn

Mar
2014
20

Happy first day of spring! I can’t really complain as our entire winter felt like summer. Somehow, I am still ecstatic about the change of the season.

There is no better way to welcome blooming flowers and sunshine, than this little spring miracle.

Hello Kate. Welcome to the world :)

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Mar
2014
14

Happy birthday to the sweetest little strawberry blonde! It stopped raining in Manhattan Beach just long enough to capture this cutie.

Thanks for sharing your morning with me, Avalon!

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Newborn

Feb
2014
26

Such a sweet sweet boy to start my day. He was an angel the entire way through.  Oh, and the appetite on this kid… get another bottle stat! Mom has got her work cut out for her!

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Couldn’t resist throwing a baseball in here for Dodger loving Dad! Hope you love it, Thomas!

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Feb
2014
14

Happy Valentine’s Day!

There is no harder subject to photograph than your own children! OMG, what a morning! I don’t want to spoil these sweet pictures so I will just go on letting you believe that I have the perfect kids. hehe

Enjoy your long weekend!

xo

Monika

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Newborn

Feb
2014
03

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone is recovering from a very low energy game. I don’t know, even the commercials were off for me yesterday. Loved Bruno Mars, but I need a little more controversy in my half time show. Haha. Possibly, its me that’s off and not the superbowl!

Enough of that! This little boy, 8 days new, makes me smile so much. He was an angel during the shoot and I just couldn’t stop cuddling him.

Welcome, little Carter…

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Thank you for choosing me to capture this precious little package. I am so lucky to work with little miracles like him!

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Kiddos

Jan
2014
22

What a great way to start my morning! Look at these precious buns!

Baby Easton was such a delight to photograph. His mama and him shared so many sweet moments as we chased him around the beach.

What a great, upbeat duo! Thanks for setting my day off right :)

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Jan
2014
10

I can’t believe my little guy is already one! I’m so sad that he is a toddler. I’m just not ready to be angry with him :)

Happy Birthday you monster. At least you smiled for me at 7 days old!

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Photos By Monika

Jan
2014
06

Happy New Year!

It was so nice to take a much needed vacation. However, trying to get up for school, work, and life today, was rough!

Thank you to everyone for the best year ever for Photos By Monika! I met so many amazing families, kiddos, and little miracles. I did not have time to post so many of these shoots on my blog. Instead, I have put together a little video. I hope you enjoy!

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Photos By Monika

Dec
2013
20

Happy Holidays to all! Thank you to everyone for making this the busiest, craziest, and most wonderful year for Photos By Monika. I am officially done for 2013 and soooo grateful!

I am way behind on blog posts. Rather than trying to play catch up (which I have to do on Christmas presents), I will be posting all of my favorite images from each session in one post. Be on the look out next week!

So, being the efficient, gotta- get -crap- done- the- fastest- I -can, type of person I am- I used my own kids for the Photos By Monika holiday card. I received so many comments on “how sweet Max is looking at his brother”. Well, this 11 month old is HUNGRY and wants his ice cream. Nothing tame about this little fella.

Here is the card, followed by the outtakes. Enjoy and once again, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

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