Sep
2013
12

I’ve been so excited to post this stunning high school senior for weeks! Finally her video and images are done!

I kind of want my senior pictures done. Hair, makeup, and your own paparazzi? yes please! Kaela and I had such a great time wandering around Hermosa Beach. She was energetic and oh so smiley!

Congratulations Kaela! You are so beautiful!

 

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Maternity

Sep
2013
10

One of the greatest rewards of being a newborn photographer, is growing with these families and their precious dumplings!

I met Dan and Leah when they were pregnant with this cutie pie. Now look at him! Soon to be a big brother, we gave him a lot of attention. I’m pretty sure Miss October will be stealing the spot light for a bit. Can’t wait to meet her!

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Baby

Sep
2013
03

Happy Sunny Tuesday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Could the weather be any better? Finally Manhattan Beach steps up the sunny days :)

This little man was pretty happy about his Valley Park photo shoot. Six months and nothing but smiles.

Hello Will :)

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Baby

Aug
2013
29

What an amazing summer of beautiful babies! I haven’t peaked my head outside much because of these little treasures, but it’s all worth it!

Time is going so fast! This little guy was our winner of Photos By Monika’s Best Of 2012! And now he is crawling!

Meet this adorable little man (for a 2nd time) and his mama…

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newborn

Aug
2013
19

A stunning little man was born into a beautiful family last month. My dear friend of over 15 years (yikes!) had her second baby and asked me to photograph him. I am so honored to not only be the one to capture such a beauty, but to have three hours of uninterrupted alone time with him! haha!

Please say “howdy” to this little 7 day old snuggle bug…

 

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Aug
2013
07

Happy Wednesday everyone!

If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve seen a little sneak preview of this angel. I have been so excited to share the full post with you. Not only because she is just so precious, but because she is the first girl of the year! Yes! Can you believe that? End of July, 20 PBM babies, all of them boys! I finally got to bring out the soft and pretty :)

Enjoy 1 week new, Annabelle.

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Baby

Jul
2013
29

Happy six months to this smiley little guy! What a cutie pie.

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Manhattan Beach Photographer

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Newborn

Jun
2013
27

This world has been blessed with so many beautiful babies in the last week. It must have been that full moon because so many of my mamas had their baby on the same day, even if it was weeks before their due date!

One such amazing angel is this little dude. Welcome to the world Brody. You were wonderful to work with. I miss you already.

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This little man was born into the perfect circle of love.

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It’s so hard not to tear up when you witness such profound love…

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I have so many photos I want to post, but I’m going to end with this last one. I don’t think it gets cuter than Brody and his pom poms!

Hermosa Beach newborn photography

Andy and Veronica~ You have such a beautiful family. Thank you for making me a part of it for one day!

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Jun
2013
24

 

Happy 100 Days to Ian!

100 days of deliciousness! Love the smile, love the rolls, love the cheeks!

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Jun
2013
13

The last almost four years have been one awesome adventure. Not only is having your first baby a huge change, but having your first boy.

I am an only child and did not grow up knowing the behind the scenes of a boy. Just like with everything else before having a kid- I had a game plan. I wouldn’t let my kid watch tv at the table, or throw temper tantrums in public, or disrespect me- yadda yadda yadda. It’s quite comical how all of my prenotions got tossed out the window.

Sword fighting, wrestling, super heroes, explosions, and karate chopping are all part of our daily life. I try so hard to push him to other things, but right now, at this time, my son IS Superman. He shoots webs at me, wakes up at 5 am to put on his full spider man costume, and only refers to me as Wonder Woman (I’m ok with that part).

Finally, this energetic little three year old takes a rest. God is it so precious, for so many reasons. I forget sometimes, how little he is.

Monika O'Deegan

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