Category: Miscellaneous

About Me :: Photos By Monika Goes Hollywood

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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…

Commercial Shoot :: Tickles and Toots

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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…

Newborn :: Baby Mackenzie

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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 photographed two years ago. I absolutely love watching my families grow. Mackenzie, at 6 days new, was incredibly alert. It took a lot of work to get those peepers to…

Seniors :: Class of 2014 | It’s Your Time!

Photos By Monika is now accepting nominations from the High School Class of 2014 to be a Photos By Monika Senior Model! Nominees can be your friend, daughter, babysitter, neighbor- whoever! The only requirements are that she is a current high school junior (Class of 2014) from the South Bay area. We are looking for outgoing and fun people full…

Promo :: Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. I thought it would be a good time for the first ever Photos By Monika sale! All of you mamas and mamas-to-be deserve it! -Book a session by May 12 (for a future date. Now scheduling Summer and Fall) and receive $50 in photo credit! This applies for gift certificates too! Tell your hubbies! Also,…

Maternity :: Posh Push

Hi! I am so excited to finally share something that has been in the works for years! Posh Push, a book written by local Manhattan Beach mamas, Patricia Grube and Sara Smildzins,  and photographed by me (yeah!) has been published and is available for purchase!  Beautiful model, Laura Wallof, was photographed at nine months pregnant for the cover of the book as…

Contest :: And The Winner Is…

Thank you everyone for your support and votes! It means so much to me. I’m sure the winning family will agree :)   All of these babies and families are so beautiful. This contest is really just a fun way to energize the new year and give someone 100 bucks :)   That being said, I would like to congratulate…

Product :: A Fresh Spin

Hi! As you’ve noticed, I took a much needed break from the blog. Summer was crazy! I had to take a month off to get caught up on orders before the Christmas rush and maternity leave hit! People have been really into albums this season. Square, sparkly, small, and large! The 6×6 is the perfect size to fit right in…

The New Studio! | Manhattan Beach Photographer

For the past year, I have been clipping magazines and organizing my thoughts on a new studio. My obsession with New York definitely needed to be contained as it spread throughout our house. Along with our designer, Michelle Workman, we decided to make my showing space a modern, yet vintage, New York-esque showroom. My ode to New York couldn’t make…