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 .
Monika started shooting and experimenting with vintage cameras and polaroid film about 5 years ago and now shoots with it about half the time.
She received her BA at San Francisco State University...and has left her heart in San Francisco :)

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