David + Jennifer | Carmel, CA Elopement


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David and Jennifer had a beautifully sweet and intimate wedding with their immediate  family. Love and excitement was in the air along with a very relaxed feel to the day. Congratulations you two, it was so much fun witnessing your day with you and your family! I wish you the absolute best.

 

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The Girl With the Pearl Earring

The Girl with a Pearl Earring exhibit featuring Vermeer’s famous painting and artists from the Dutch Golden age in the 17th century is currently being shown at the De Young museum in San Francisco. I was most excited to see Rembrant’s work since there is a photography technique named after him, no big deal. I was curious to see, in person, how he painted light and I think it so fascinating when different art forms inspire the other.

While visiting my parents this last weekend we realized we had some free time. We purchased the tickets over the phone at 10p.m. Saturday night, talked to a LIVE person (what service!) and reserved our tickets for the following day.

The click clack of my sandals echoed in the open rooms lined with hard wood floor, I strolled through the grey painted rooms, art work covering the spaces in a strategic and simplistic way. I was in awe of the effort it takes to craft a skill, and stood in amazement at the people who became the best at what they did. I was stunned to be in the presence of genuine art work created by the masters you learn about it school. My Dad shared the same feelings. In fact, I think that is what we are talking about in the photo below. :)

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Love,Monika

Photo Safari.

I went on a photo safari to focus in on what my eye is attracted to, to get more of an idea of what my taste is, and to apply this to my overall branding. Here are images from that project. I am working on a new website and some of these elements will be included in the finished product. Stay tuned!

Photo Safari

ReSTART

ReSTART is about a group getting together.” -Jasmine Star at her ReSTART workshop

Four wedding photographers and I came together to hold a workshop within a workshop. We watched CreativeLIVE’s workshop featuring Jasmine Star while creating a structure for ourselves to make the most out of what we learned.

We have no choice to but to be accountable to each other and having a community within our industry allows us to have incredible friendships, and gets our creative and business juices flowing. I am thankful for them!

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Mariette | Monterey CA Photography

Mariette comes to visit me on her high school breaks and I am always looking forward to photographing her. To see past shoots with Mariette go here.

I love photographing Mariette because she is so excited for the photos and she is willing to play and have fun with the shoot. This creates an opportunity to end up with an amazing result because she is open minded to the possibilities that can be captured!

And drum roll please…the gorgeous Mariette Ebarle!

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