Author: monika

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Newborn :: Baby Orlando

OMG this little dude is going to have a fun life! 2 older sisters, USC fanatics, and lots of giggles. Doesn’t get much better than this! Please welcome, one week…

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Newborn :: Baby Mackenzie

Weighing in at less than 6 pounds, this little darling was nothing but smiles. Baby Mackenzie was the sweetest little newborn baby girl. I just loved working with her and…

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Newborn :: Baby Avery

This is such a girl year! I love it! Coming from a mom of 3 boys, nothing makes me happier than soft, sweet, and PINK! Who knew I could love…

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Newborn :: Newborn Baby Landon

This kid. OMG. What a snuggle muffin! 8 days new and he posed, smiled, and cooed. What  a dream!   Landon just chillaxin in his denim overalls! ha!   Strr-eh-tch!…

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Newborn :: Sweet Baby Everly Is Here

This gorgeous little girl, adorned in the perfect little pink roses, was just a dream to work with. Her grandma brought in so many fresh flowers to inspire Everly’s pretty…

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Newborn :: Baby Dylan

Happy Wednesday! I am really enjoying this warm sunshine. It is making me crave summertime, beaches, and hot sand! I hope I can brighten up your week with this adorable hockey loving family….

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Newborn :: Baby Abby

Omg, I am just in love with this precious family and baby girl! She was born just in time to plop her into this adorable Christmas set up.. Can we talk…

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Newborn :: Baby Catalina

Not everything is Holly Berries and Christmas trees in the Photos By Monika studio! Sunny Manhattan Beach is feeling vibrant and springy! Mama bear and I decided to bring in…

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Newborn :: Evan

Another Manhattan Beach all boy family! I should start a club. There really are quite a few of us all-boy-moms. Angels, is what they were. Every single one. These three…

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Newborn :: Baby Dylan

Good morning! Look at the cuteness that landed in the studio! Baby Dylan was a dream to work with. He just snored away as I posed, changed, and snuggled him….

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Newborn :: Sweet Baby Avery

Happy first day of school! Whether it’s “woohoo” or “boohoo”, this little girl will surely make you smile. Please welcome precious Avery…   Thank you for sharing this beautiful experience…

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Newborn :: Baby Nixon

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…

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Newborn :: Baby Vroom

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….

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Newborn :: Baby Celia

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…

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Newborn :: Chloe

Happy Tuesday! This little snowgal blew into the studio at 2 weeks old. So sweet and so precious!   The aqua/purple color scheme of this photo session is just so…

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Newborn :: Baby Wyatt

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…

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Baby :: Happy 8 Months!

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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About Me :: Maternity leave

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…

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Newborn :: William

“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…

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Newborn :: Chase

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…

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Newborn :: Amelia

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…   And…

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Newborn :: Jake

  I did not take a maternity leave this time around because so many of my families from previous years were expecting a baby around the same time as me….

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Newborn :: Baby Kai

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…

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Newborn :: Baby Mackenzie

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…

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Newborn :: Baby Henry

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…

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About Me :: Maternity Leave

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…

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Newborn :: Baby Max

I am so happy to share this little Christmas bundle of joy! 10 days old and pure deliciousness! Meet little Max..   His big brother, Dylan, was pretty fantastic and…

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Newborn :: Diego

Hello! I’m so excited to share images of this darling little man. Welcome,  9 day new, Diego. Isn’t he the sweetest?   I love this one. Such an angel!  

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Newborn :: Sweet Siena

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…

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Newborn :: Michael

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…

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Maternity :: Faith

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…

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Newborn :: Baby Kate

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…

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Kiddos :: Happy 1st Birthday Avalon!

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 :: Baby William

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…

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Newborn :: Sweet Carter

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…

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Kiddos :: Nakedoo

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…

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Newborn :: May In December

  Happy December! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I had to take a little break from Christmas cards to introduce this angel to you. Meet 5 day…

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Newborn :: Baby Brett

Happy Monday y’all! Boy, am I am feeling the pending holidays! The parking lots are packed, trees are up, and holiday beanies are on! I couldn’t resist adding a few…

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Newborn :: Frankie

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! For months, I have been anticipating working with the famous newborn photographer, Keri Meyers. Well, today is the day! I…

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Baby :: Chase

  Hi! I am so excited to share this little guy. Five month old Chase was rolls of fun! harty har har har   Do you think he loves his…

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Baby :: Griffin

“Let’s go surfin now, everybody’s learnin how, come on a safari with me!” Sorry for the cheese! I can’t help myself! What a fun shoot with little 6 month old,…

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Kiddos :: My Boys

Happy Thursday! This Fall weather rolling in also brought a new mood. I think I have the post summer blues! I need to mourn summer and by Monday I will…

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Senior :: Class of 2014’s Kaela!

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,…

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Maternity :: Leah

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…

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Baby :: Will

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…

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Baby :: Beau

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…

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newborn :: Jack

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….

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Newborn :: Sweet Annabelle

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….

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Newborn :: Baby Brody

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…

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Seniors :: Class of 2014 Seniors!

Seniors! Seniors! Seniors! One of the most fun subjects to photograph! I just returned from a three day workshop where I got to work alongside the greatest high school senior…