Category: About Me

Press :: Photos By Monika Featured On Voyage LA Magazine

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Happy Monday! I hope all of you beautiful mothers had a wonderful day yesterday. I was so excited to wake up this morning and see that an interview I did with Voyage LA has been featured in this morning’s online magazine. If you’d like to check it out, please click and read! I would love to hear your comments, questions…

About Me :: Photos By Monika Goes Hollywood

monika odeegan on hollywood today live

OMG! So fun! My claim to fame! I had a fantastic time going on the set of Hollywood Today Live with my dear client and friend, Ami Desai. She is a beauty expert and chose me to come along for the ride as she educated America on great beauty tips for all different types of moms. Can you tell I’m…

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 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…

Newborn :: Baby Henry

Manhattan Beach studio newborn photographer

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 going to lie, he did everything I asked of him without protesting. Please welcome my little Mochi Ball at 7 days new..  

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 am so tired of being pregnant, but so scared of having three kids! I’m not sure what to pray for- baby to stay in or to get out! haha 2014…

Kiddos :: Happy Valentine’s Day!

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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

Kiddos :: Happy Birthday Little Guy

Manhattan beach baby boy

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!

Photos By Monika :: Happy New Year!

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…

Photos By Monika :: Tis The Season

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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…

Kiddos :: Pre-Halloween Fun

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I know it’s a little late to post this, but I thought, “ah, what the heck. Why not?”. It is so hard to get my munchkins together and smiling. Even a photographer is not immune to the stubbornness of their own children! Happy belated Halloween! Although, it is Halloween/dress up day in our house everyday!   I love my little…