MEET MONIKA: Hi! I'm your photographer, it's me!

In a world that never seems to slow down, I relish the opportunity to pause time, one frame at a time. But before we embark on this visual journey together, let me share a bit about myself.

Since 2010, I've been on a photographic adventure, capturing everything that crosses my lens, including those radiant smiles that light up my frames. My artistic style is a symphony of vibrant colors and boundless fun. I don't lean towards the airy or moody; I'm all about the joy of the moment. When you're with me, laughter is the backdrop, whether it's shared with me, with each other, or mostly at my expense—I thrive on making people smile.

Now, a quirky tidbit about me: I have some strong aversions—peanut butter, bacon, and watermelon, beware! But, I promise, I'm still human! My kryptonite? Chocolate! See, I'm as real as they come because, well, who can resist CHOCOLATE? And did I mention my fascination with weather? That's right! I hold a degree in meteorology. The thrill of severe weather, the inspiration of breathtaking sunsets, and the rejuvenation brought by the sound of rain—all of it feeds my artistic soul. Our sky is a canvas, an artist in its own right. Sometimes, you just have to look up!

You'll find me nestled in the northwest suburbs of Illinois, extending my photography services to communities such as Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Elgin, Streamwood, Schaumburg, Barrington, South Barrington, Inverness, Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, and many more. Your moments, your laughter, and your vibrant stories—let's capture them together, frame by frame.