meet monika

We live in such a fast paced world, so it is delightfully liberating when I get to slow things down a bit frame by frame. But before I do, here are some things to know about me.

I am suburban lifestyle and portrait photographer, weather enthusiast; married to a wonderful husband and mother to two precious little boys. Yes, I now know what it feels like to have your own kids cooperate for photos. It sometimes takes a village. But I must say I have gotten mighty good at it. So don’t fret. It is possible!

Since 2010, I’ve been behind the lens capturing whatever comes my way. This includes all of your smiling faces. My artistic style is full of color and fun. Not airy, not moody, just FUN! You’ll be laughing throughout your photo session. With me, with each other but mostly at me! I love making people laugh.

I get a lot of flak for my strong dislike of peanut butter, bacon and watermelon. Yes, I'm still human. I can't get enough of chocolate! See, I told you I'm still legit. Because, ya know...CHOCOLATE! Wait, did she say weather enthusiast? Yup! I have a meteorology degree. Severe weather thrills me, sunsets inspire me and the sound of rain rejuvenates me. Our sky is a canvas and an artist all in itself. Sometimes, you must simply look up!

I am located in the northwest suburbs of Illinois and serve the communities of: Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Elgin, Streamwood, Schaumburg, Barrington, South Barrington, Inverness, Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, and Elk Grove Village (among others).