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Chicago is a giant tourist destination, and for good reason. With top-tier cultural institutions, friendly locals and some of the best restaurants in the world (perhaps you've heard of Alinea?), this city is an ideal place to vacation. Through the city truly comes aliv...

September 12, 2017

“One becomes firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with an attitude of devotion.” ~ Yoga Sutra I.14

This was a great and fun session with this amazing family from Mexico. It was a warm and sunny summer day in Chicago, we were lucky and mom and dad were surprised how the little cutie was having so much fun with me! I love to make kids happy! Please meet the Montiel Fa...

A great and fun photo session with a lovely family. They are beginning a new chapter in their life in Chicago. Please meet the Lopez Pinto Family.

It was a great pleasure to photograph this beautiful family in their fun Chicago Memories Session. It was a perfect weather in the Chicago River Walk. Please meet the Lizaola Family.

"Be silly and laugh every day, be thoughtful and generous, kiss each other good night, learn from each other, fall in love and grow old together" 

How exciting to be engaged! Congratulations Vale and Nate, you are an amazing couple and I was honored to be a witness thro...

 "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." — Aristotle. 

Happy Anniversary to this great couple! What better way to celebrate their love than with a Chicago Memories photo session.

Cheers to love!

Sailing peacefully across Li River, in Guilin, China fishermen fish without the aid of a rod with this unusual method, 

With just a couple of cormorant birds bird, a gas lamp and a net, each morning, fisherman in China keep a special, thousand year old tradition alive,...

Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages a...

Your Personal Branding impression starts when someone looks at a picture of you. Does your business image match what you are trying to tell the world about working with you?!...

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Hi I'm Monica! I am a your Portrait and Travel

 photographer in Chicago.

I know what beautiful looks like. I can see yours. I know how to bring it forward, and how to capture it with my camera.

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