Call me babe

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to attend Call me babe first wellness event. Imagine an evening of yoga, meditation, facials, reiki and good vibes.

Life can get so busy and fast paced; sometimes it feels if we’re not constantly in the hustle and being productive we are being lazy. BUT. Self care and taking time for yourself is equally important. Slowing down, breathing and relaxing is not being lazy; it’s taking care and loving our bodies & minds.

I left the event feeling rejuvenated. My skin has never looked so glowing. The yoga stretched my sore muscles and the guided meditation allowed me to clear my mind.

Check out some images of the Call me babe event. Check out their Instagram to book a facial and to see their upcoming events.


Mother & son session in Morningside Park, Miami

I had the pleasure to photograph beautiful mom Joy + Emiliano in a beautiful mother-son session in a gorgeous Summer afternoon at the park.

The more I think about it, the more I realize of the power of photography and the way it allows us to capture moments that become treasures and gems to hold on for forever.

Take a look below of this beautiful gallery. And if you’re looking for a family photographer to capture those special moments, contact me! It’d be my honor to be your photographer.


Family session in Wynwood

Wynwood is one of favorite locations for family photoshoots in Miami. It’s colorful and there’s many options for backdrops. It’s best to come in the early morning to avoid crowds and high temperatures.

I recently worked with this lovely family visiting from NYC. We had a blast! The most regarding part of my job is to help create memories and document these happy moments.

Contact me to book your family photo session by filling out this form or email

Anahys at the Miami Design District

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to photograph Anahys at the Miami Design District. It was super fun and a pleasure to meet her. This is one of my favorite locations in Miami; if you are a fashion blogger and want to create some amazing content together, reach out to me by clicking here.

Check out some of the images we created with Anahys!


Product Photography for illesteva

These past few months, I’ve been working on product photography for NYC based eyewear brand illesteva.

I don’t normally shoot product so I was excited to try my hand; having strong, clean images for your website and e-commerce translates into sales so it’s crucial to present your product in an eye-catching way.

Daniela for Virgins Saints & Angels

I had the pleasure to work (again!) with Daniela in a campaign for the jewelry brand VSA Virgins Saints & Angels. ( See our work on their Instagram here & here).
Our location was the amazing Italian restaurant Soya e Pomodoro in downtown Miami.

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I played a little bit with the tones and I ended up liking both versions of the edits: one being desaturated and pale; and the other being more warm and vibrant.

I love doing photoshoots for Miami based creators and brands; If you have an idea, we can make it happen! Get in touch with me and let’s do it!

Jenny at the Miami Design District

I had a super fun shoot with Jenny from @agirlandacloset . We chose the Miami Design District as a background to showcase Jenny’s amazing style.

I love working with bloggers and influencers creating eye-catching and fresh content. If you wish to book a shoot, I’m here for you!

Chez at Faena

A while back, I had the pleasure to photograph Chez in the beautiful Faena Hotel in Miami Beach. It was a pretty windy day but it made for some dramatic skirt swirls and romantic hair blowing in the air!


Karol in Calle 8

Karol and I have collaborated multiple times, as you can see. This time, we went to Calle 8, in Miami and had a lot of fun exploring the area. We found this super cute doughnut shop: Velvet Creme! Luckily, they let us had our photoshoot in there!


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Massimo in Buenavista

This was a really fun shoot with my friends Massimo and Ralf, who did the wonderful styling. We walked around Design District and the historic district of Buenavista. We found this amazing car and decided to snap a few pictures here.

Stay tuned to all my recent work on my Instagram:

Karol in SOHO

I was recently in NYC for Fashion Week, alongside my dear friend Karol. We shot a lot of content together and these were some of my favorite images running around in SOHO. I love it when the sky is overcast; it makes for the perfect pictures!

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Content creation for social media | Made by Mel

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with jewelry brand Made by Mel creating some gorgeous lifestyle photography for their social media.

Our location was Espanola Way, with Nat and Savie, two super cute models. These are some of my favorite images from the shoot!
Creating eye-catching content for your social media is crucial to stand out! I have packages especially tailored for social media. Contact me for rates and availability. 
Also, check out Made by Mel on their IG! Their cute bracelets are a perfect gift for friends this Galentines Day!


Photography by yours truly Monica Aguiñaga for Made by Mel.
My gear: Canon t3i 50mm 1.4 lens Edited in Lightroom with Brickhouse preset (tweaked)
Models: Nat & Savie



Behind the scenes | Fashion editorial for Elegant Magazine

Here are a few fun behind the scenes snapshots from my shoot with Anderson. You can see more images here.
Buy the magazine here.

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Cooking class with award winning chef David Hackett & Parmigiano Reggiano at the Biltmore Culinary Institute

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure to be invited, alongside other 19 bloggers, to a cooking class at the Biltmore Culinary Academy with award winning chef David Hackett and hosted by the South Florida Blogger Union and Parmigiano Regianno, Italy's King of Cheese.

Parmigiano Reggiano dates back from the Middle Ages, and nowadays it's made using the same method as it did many centuries ago. Another important fact I learned it that it's lactose free so that makes it healthier.

This cooking class such a fun experience! Cooking with and for other people is such a engaging experience and I learned so much, not only about the history of cheese but how versatile  a wedge of cheese can be. It can be used on main dishes, salads, soups and even dessert! We were organized by teams and my team was in charge of dessert.  How lucky! Check out the delicious menu we prepared: 

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“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” 

- Avery Aames

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Coconut Parmigiano Reggiano Rice Pudding with Grilled Pineapple

Our dessert came out beautifully!

We had such an amazing time! Many thanks to Parmigiano Reggiano, the Biltmore Culinary Institute and The South Florida Blogger Association for having us. 

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Content Creation | OOTD Daniela | Blogger Portraits

I had an amazing time photographing my favorite stylist Daniela for the second time around! Our location was Collins Avenue & 23rd St in Miami Beach, and we did two outfits + accessories details. 

Creating original content for your blog and social media is crucial nowadays to stand out. I love to collaborate with bloggers, stylists and influencers creating custom photography showcasing their style.

Contact me if you want to get your blog and social media to the next level with my photography services. I'd love to create with you!

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Model: Daniela (
Photographer : Monica Aguinaga (that's me!
Gear: Canon t3i/50mm 1.4 lens
Edited in Lightroom

Male Portrait Session with Massimo

A few weeks ago, there was a crazy STORM here in Miami. Massimo and I headed out to 1111 Lincoln Road for a quick photoshoot before the storm hit the beach. 
We managed to get some cool shots before the rain got out of control and actually started to flood the city! Don't worry, we made it out alive.

Model: Massimo Peiret (STALK HIS IG:
Photographer : Monica Aguinaga (that's me!
Gear: Canon t3i/50mm 1.4 lens
Edited in Lightroom