About Monica Michelle

Penelope and Beatrice came about at a very special time for me. I had run a very successful children's portrait business for ten years when a health disorder I had flared up and I needed to use a wheelchair. As I was trying to figure out what my next steps would be Penelope and Beatrice entered my life. Beatrice is named after my Great Aunt who lived everyday with purpose and possibility, these have been guiding words for me. I have a deep interest in history, stories, animals, and art. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wonderful family and ever expanding micro farm of cats, dogs, and chickens.