Hey! I'm Monica!
Here's where I talk about myself a little bit:
I am married to a wonderful military man. His job is to disarm bombs, and I like joke that he is a pretty BOMB husband. We're currently in our third branch of the military together. We started dating when he was serving in the Marines, got married when he was in the Army, and he just recently joined the Air Force as an active duty EOD tech.
I'm Nebraska born and raised (Go Huskers!) -- the military wife life has also had me living in California, Florida, and Kansas at one time or another. I love to travel (although, who doesn't?) and also have a side hustle Travel Nanny + Photographer business that has taken me to Barcelona, Germany, and Hawaii to name a few!
Most days you can find me working out at Pure Barre - where I'm also the marketing manager, or editing photos in my sweatpants and listening to a long list of my favorite podcasts on my couch. Also, there's a pretty good chance you'll see me at Chipotle at leeeeast once a week.
I've been in the photography game for longer than I'd like to admit (nearly a decade now--eek!) and I am best known for my child portrait and family photography. The reason for this is because I started my photography career while working as a nanny for a one year old girl. I spent my days chasing her around the yard with my camera, attempting to capture a photo that was in focus. Today that little girl is 9 years old, and I don't have to chase her around to get a photo anymore. The family I was nannying for went on to have 4 more children, and I continued to document the lives of all 5 kids from birth until the present day. It's given me a LOT of experience in dealing with fussy and uncooperative kiddos. After nannying for a family that at one time had 5 kids under the age of 7...trust me, I can handle your family!
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