Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ryan + Melanie | Engaged

I adore this couple. Melanie and I used to be house mates and Jonathan and Ryan grew up together. We couldn't be more excited for them! Following the shoot we ate at a yummy Tapas Bar and then went roller skating. Thanks for a great afternoon guys! Congrats!

[photos by M]

Saturday, February 20, 2010

fun with the 16-35mm

The sun has come out!  FINALLY.
Meet my dear friend Audrey and my freakin' awesome husband, Jonathan.
It was so beautiful today that we went outside to play with some lens flare on the 16-35mm.

Friday, February 19, 2010

tutu for my 22 birthday!

Today is my birthday! To add to the festivities, I'm wearing a fun tutu to work.
It's perfect that today also happens to be casual day. I must recommend this to everyone on their birthday, particularly if you're turning 22. I'm having so much fun!

This morning I asked Jonathan to take some pictures of my new tutu. I made it last night at Audrey's while watching the Olympics. I must say, this winter has taken a turn and I'm enjoying it more than I thought possible. I've been well for almost 2 weeks and that seems like a record!


8 yards of tule (I used 4 yards of two different colors)
1 ribbon to match (long enough to wrap around your hips with a little extra left over to tie)

1. Cut the ribbon to your desired length.
2. Cut the tule into 4-inch wide strips. Leave the material doubled.
3. Make a loop with each strip of tule around the ribbon, one at a time.
4. Once finished, try it on and trim the tule to your desired length. Try different lengths to give it some texture. I also cut the strips at a diagonal from the bottom.
5. Go out and play!

*If you want to  make your own and have questions, leave a comment and I'll try my best to answer.

Thanks to Tess for the original idea - you looked so rad skating in your tutu last summer that I had to join in on the fun. Also, thanks to Nicole for the idea to make my own! It's greater than I ever imagined!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

paper cups

This cups have endless possibilities. They remind me a little of the nose cups my friend Shannon got us for Christmas. I hope a US company picks these up to sell because I'd love some. Currently they are available here, but without any option for international shipping. 
Enjoy the photos!

[images via thedieline]

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

baby's here!

He's just 3 hours old in these photos. Oh he is so precious!
Thanks to B&G for letting me share in the joy. Congratulations!

Monday, February 15, 2010


I like these. I think one would look particularly great in my new office...hint hint.
Eva Juliet's Etsy has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. I first loved her food and utensil drawings, now these inspirational pieces. Beautiful! 

[images via evajuliet]

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brian + Genevieve | Maternity

Meet Brian and Genevieve. They are just the cutest pregnant couple I know and I'm so glad that asked to have their photos taken! Their first baby, Jude, is due in just a couple weeks. (We'll see more of him very soon!) We had a great time and I'm looking forward to the rest of the year.



[photos by Monika+Jonathan]

Monday, February 8, 2010

paper airplanes

Here's some more airplanes for ya.
I've got 3 engagement shoots coming up - we're just waiting for some green leaves and sunshine!

[images via]

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

365 ampersands

Visit this site for daily ampersands in a different font.
I've been waiting to share this site for a font that pleases me, but it seems that my favorites always come around on the weekends when I don't normally post. So today's photo is one from the archive.


  It's my birthday month!
and...unfortuntaely Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow today. Boo.