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January 30, 2017

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides." -- Audrey Hepburn

Fun photo session for Gorgeous Karla, one of my last sessions in Shanghai!

January 17, 2017

All mothers need a daughter
someone like her to be
To dress her up and take her out
for all the world to see.
To brush her hair so shiny
the pretty bows to tie
To teach her how to clean her room
and how to bake a pie.
Then one day when she's older
and finds her love so...

October 28, 2016

She is such a beautiful girl inside and out, besides that, she is wicked smart, she is sweet as honey and speaks 7 languages! #movingportrait #existinphotos #glamour#shanghaiexpat #shanghaiphotographer #monicaninkerphotography

I was honoured to be the photographer for the head shots and salon shots of the team at Studio Hair Salon in Shanghai. Meet the wonderful team of hairstylists including Jason, Tony, Yan, Feng and Jin.

I had the pleasure of photographing my good friend and business partner Adela Cerecer some weeks ago in my home studio in Shanghai. She would break the internet if we shared most of her photos!.. so here are a few that show just how beautiful and amazing this woman is!...

I was so lucky to meet this beautiful woman in Shanghai 5 years ago and count her as a life time friend. Carol is a mother of four young adults, and she took a day for herself for some pampering and a photo shoot. All women deserve to take some time to do this! And now...

I  had the honor to do the last photos of this lovely family in Shanghai, We wish the best of the best for Sydney, Mackenzie, Michelle and Jason in their new chapter in their life back home! You are great models!
#monicaninkerphotography #shanghai #photography #shangha...

"Siblings make the best of Friends" How fun Family photo session we had with Caroline, Patrick and Andrew. They grew up in Shanghai and now that Caroline graduated they wanted to preserve their memories of this great city. ‪

Loving life is easy when you are abroad, where no one knows you and you hold life in your hands with the support and company of new friends. However there comes the time when you have to say goodbye to those new "pengyous", this is the time when this group of beautiful...

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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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