love notes <3
"Monika is someone whose mere presence makes me melt into the softest and truest version of myself.
I asked her if she’d be open to capturing the opening reception of my first solo exhibition and first show in Los Angeles and she captured both the drawings themselves and special moments of connection throughout the evening with such intimacy, joy, humor, and care.
It was such an honor and pleasure to work with her and I’m honestly just counting the seconds until we can work together again. " - JESSIE MAHON
"Working with Monika helped me rediscover my style and personality as a leader and artist after having children.
She is an intuitive guide and leads her photography sessions with grace and a confident hand, which I greatly needed.
The photos she took are not only gorgeous, but they make me look like the best version of myself and what I want to showcase. She's a gift!"
- BECCA THOMAS
"Monika took me through a full-on portal with our photo shoot.
From before we even thought about the photos themselves, Monika pushed me to define my vision and how I wanted my brand to be, look and feel. She helped me pull out the texture of the embodiment I wanted to take at this new level as a creative, mystical entrepreneur and leader.
Monika handled everything and made it so easy - I was really nervous when I arrived because I didn’t know if I could draw out everything we had talked about, but she told me that was her job and now it was just about relaxing and having fun.
I’ve never had a more engaging photo shoot or photographer - Monika knows how to put you at ease, and dig for those gems - and it was literally so fucking fun (she’s hilarious and charming, by the way).
Even the selection process was a gift of truly curating a set of images that showcased my brand, my expression (some just for me!) and my own artistic eye. I know myself and my power much more intimately now, and I love how the photos turned out. I’m so proud of myself.
I’ll work with Monika again and again. Worth every YES." - REBECCA HALL
“Moni helped mold the essence of Beach Peach perfectly.
I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted the aesthetic of the band’s branding to be, but Moni created something so beautiful and fun.
These photos encapsulate the energy of our little band so well!
I’m in love with them.”
- LIBBY FRAME
"OMG I love these! So dark and moody. And I can't get enough of the big spread, reach for the sky shot. Megan said, 'It's all of you in one shot'. Thank you Moni. That day sparked a whole creative movement in me and I'm so grateful you put so much work into it." - COLIN
"Moni, these are everything! I didn't want them to stop. Thank you so much for creating an open space of safety and love, and for gifting me these photos from your eye. They are so lovely." - STEPHANIE