Born and raised in Northern California, Monika Elena was surrounded by the warm light that now fills her glowing photos.
“ I am in to seeing the world through rose colored glasses, not how it really is."
I am not a fan of studios or false light, I want everything to be as real and pure as it can be, there is just so much more magic in that."
Her photos stir up emotions, create moods, and are little visual poems .

She received her BA at San Francisco State University.

Monika is currently available in Northern California for shoots, but open to travel.