Studio Portrait Session: Kimberly

There’s nothing more beautiful than feeling your most confident self. Meeting Kimberly was an absolute pleasure. At our first meeting, she was so inviting and gave off this energy as if we’d been friends for years. I’m glad it wasn’t one-sided and she feel equally as comfortable, especially because for this photo session, she would be wearing nothing but some silky fabric to adorn her.

Kim reached out to me in hoping to capture her essence for her birthday— I mean, what a great way to capture your youth. Today is the youngest you’ll ever be, why not remember that feeling?
When I say Kim came to slay… she slayed! Look how stunning and gorgeous she is. I am so honored in being the one that was able to capture such confidence, beauty, and grace all wrapped into one.
Thank you for having me Kim!

Having a boudoir photography session of your own doesn’t mean we have to expose all skin. Your comfort is held to the highest standard, and you’re the boss when it comes to how much you’d like to show. I’m here to be your hype woman.
If you’d like a boudoir session of your own, I’d love to hear from you!

Sweeter than a strawberry

Nothing is sweeter than strawberry milk, except maybe a breastfeeding momma in strawberry milk. Talk about magical!

This session has also solidified something I kind of already knew deep in my heart, I just love documenting Motherhood!
Motherhood should be cherished, documented, and celebrated. I always feel so honored when I get to be the one to capture the moments that pass by so quickly.
The memories you’ll be cherished forever.

So if you just gave birth or have some tiny humans, I’m ready for you!

Kim + Carlos Say I DO

Sometimes you meet a couple that makes your heart melt– tears included, and this couple was one of those times. Upon first speaking to Kimberly for the first time, her radiance was just a breath of fresh air. She was such a grateful person, and I could tell how someone so beautiful, deserved a blessing such as this.

Our bride wanted her formal images to be taken before the ceremony at the infamous Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. The bridal party looked stunning, with ladies sporting their lavender gowns and the men in the dark navy suits.
The groomsmen patiently waited for the bride to arrive at the fountain, with their superman pose. Our groom, Carlos was prepped on where and how to walk over to Kimberly, so they could have their private moment, the first look.

Carlos’ reaction was absolutely everything! I love it when a man isn’t afraid to show his emotions, and Carlos’s happy tears were ones I can only hope my future husband will replicate. He reached for Kimberly and gave her the tightest hug… this is going to be a perfect wedding day!

If you’re interested in having your big day documented, please feel free to reach out!
I’m truly honored to be part of your special memories.


Well Hello There…

The blog portion of this website has been on a bit of a hiatus lately, hasn’t it?
I’ve missed writing, and with all of my focus geared towards clients, it’s time to learn a bit of balance.

If you follow me on instagram, you’re a bit more aware of some of the adventures I’ve been having lately. If you don’t no worries, you can follow me HERE, and know that I’ll be updating you all slowly and surely, here on millistephania.com

Thank you to all of my readers, may it be by you tuning into the blog, following via email or even by sending me a coffee! I appreciate every single one of you….

Now it’s time to write!

Family: Spread Love, It’s the Brooklyn Way

Meeting Virgina + Allan was so heartwarming. They’ve known each other since 4 years old, and started to date at the age of 23. Now at this stage of their love, the love has blossomed with their newest addition, Brooklyn.

Virginia wanted to capture Brooklyn in her first days, to have that memory forever. I was so proud and humbled to be the one to do that for her. These are the moments that remind me how much I truly love my job. What a blessing.

Brooklyn, with her tiny little fingers, and cute button nose, was absolutely precious.
I didn’t have to do much to show off how cute she was. She was a doll!

If you’re interested in having a family session of your own, please feel free to reach out to me today!

COUPLES: JAYSON + MIRTHA

Want to know one of the perks of following me on Instagram, you get information first!

At the beginning of the holiday, I announced a giveaway session. Anyone who decided to participate was automatically entered into the raffle, as long as they followed the simple prompts, like following my photography Instagram account. Which you should definitely do here.

Three winners will be chosen, two winners will receive a free session and the last third person would get 50% off of their session. I mean that’s a great deal!

After a week, winners were chosen at random. Jayson won second please, and he wanted to redeem a session as a couple portrait session. We started our process and had all the details ready to go.

He and his girlfriend have been dating for five years and when I asked him what did he want to remember when he wanted to look back at the memories we created together, his answer was simple—–he just wants to remember how young they were—- how adorable! How could I not be excited to be part of such a loving journey?

We met at our agreed-upon location and I’m not going to lie, it was extremely cold this day!
Especially since we were so close to the water. Mirtha was such a trooper and I feel bad every time she trembled. I even offered my scarf and gave her a huge chunky blanket in between shots. Good thing this session was only for half an hour, and that’s all we needed to create some magic.
Despite our hurdle, my beautiful couple was on a mission and they look good doing it!


So my advice is to follow me on Instagram because you just never know when you can win a session of your own.

Maternity: Kathleen + Edwin

I was committed to this session like nobody’s business. It was my goal this year to photograph a family in a sunflower field, and I couldn’t have asked for a better tribe. Kathleen + Edwin are expecting their baby girl, and it’s time to capture their memories.

We arrived at Happy Day Farms, a sunflower field in New Jersey. The drive went by pretty quickly, which I was grateful for. I tend to get really car sick on long car rides— but only when I’m in the backseat! Weird.

We quickly realized how hot this day was as soon as we stepped out of the car. Moods changed and I was just secretly hoping that wouldn’t reflect on camera. Both Kat + Ed were on a mission to get the shot.

I absolutely loved the final product of these images + was so eager to deliver them.

You have got to give credit where it’s’ due. Thank you K + E for being such troopers, and being fabulous at the same time, I’m so grateful.

If you’re interested in having a maternity session of your own, I’ll be so happy to provide that memory for you.
Reach out to me by using the button below!

Family: Maldonado Christmas

Christmas isn’t a season.It’s a feeling

It’s that wonderful time of the year again. And after the year that we have had, We need all the positivity and enlightening spirit we can get.

This year has made you realize the things that truly matter. It’s not fancy clothes, going out and spending money at the clubs, it’s pending time with love ones and not taking them or their time for granted.

We never really know when it’s going to be the last time we see that favorite cousin, that uncle that always makes you laugh, or your grandmother who spends all her days in the kitchen making your favorite meals.

No matter the age, I’ll always be daddy’s little princess.

Family feeds your soul, they are always there to bluntly tell you the truth even if you don’t wanna hear it, and always be the ones to have your back in public, and then yell at you about in private.

It’s all love.

This session was so heartwarming for me to do, I’ve known my neighbors for almost 20 years, (Damn I’m getting old) And I’ve never seen My neighbor Liz, once show off any family photos.

Which is why this year I told her that nothing would make me happier than gifting her a family session with her family. Her daughter who’s away at college, her teenage son who is almost about to finish high school and her loving husband of many many moons.

They’ve been through so much this year, and if I could bring a little joy into their lives I was going to do that.

As soon as I told her the news she got so excited, and straightaway knew that she wanted everybody in pajamas, at home, all cozied up together. It was perfect.

It was great to see everybody laughing, and enjoying themselves at the session. John and Liz even showed me their last portrait session taken 17 years ago, when the kids were so tiny. It was taken at Sears and it was hung up on the living room wall and you can instantly see the style of the 90’s.

I laughed and joked that it was about damn time!

They both mentioned they couldn’t wait to get their new ones printed and framed to show off to anyone that walks in through the doors.

Once I delivered the gallery, I received messages of praises. This is one of the best feelings that comes with job, making those memories tangible.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and cherish the ones you have next to you.

Family: Dear Santa…

Feliz Noche Buena! It’s here guys we officially made it, it’s the holidays! It hasn’t been the easiest year, but it’s time to celebrate, we definitely deserve it.

I have about 3 to 4 years working with Darlene from Suitheelscurves , my favorite blogger. She focuses on everything from lifestyle, family and plus size fashion. She’s so freaking sweet and every time we work together, it’s always fun!

Since we like to work together in batches, let me explain, we take one day, with a whole bunch of outfits, and create content in bulk. So to me I didn’t think it was out of the ordinary to show up and go in one a few concepts today.

Little did I know that’s Arlene, had a pretty nice surprise up her sleeve, or should I say in her belly!

Creating these announcement images for Darlene was such a blessing, I definitely jumped up and down and gave her a huge hug! Now Michaela is going to be a big sister and her excitement is nothing short of enthusiastic.

Dear Santa, this year, a family of 3 will become a family of 4!