A photographer based in NYC.
Latina, and the oldest of five siblings. I was always the popular, tomboyish yet nice little kid with a huge smile on my face. As time passed I became more of the rebel, an attitude many still can’t handle.
I started sketching in notepads at a young age, wanting to escape the reality of my surroundings. I never stopped. I attended a specialized high school focused on the arts, where I thought I would pursue my dream of fashion Illustration and in stead fell in love with the marvelous lifestyle of graffiti.
In due time, my love for the arts grew at the touch of a camera. Constantly capturing emotion, surroundings became second nature.
A self taught artist, who strives to keep learning more.
In this blog you will get to know me from my illustrations, photography, travel adventures, family bonding, self discovery, new creative projects and work in progress of my many paintings and behind the scenes materials.
I’m here to laugh, and grow, and I’m so excited to share that journey with you.
I’m thrilled to present “A Few Blocks Away”, a group exhibition showcasing photography from three New York City-based photographers, opening on January 20, 2023, from 6 pm-10 pm.
“A Few Blocks Away” follows The Great Resignation, also known as the Big Quit, an ongoing economic trend in which employees have voluntarily resigned from their jobs en masse, beginning in early 2021 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The artists featured in this exhibit capture images inspired by the spirit of perseverance, following your passion, and trusting the journey to success through portraiture, investigation of space, and personal storytelling through photojournalism and fashion.
I honestly meet the best people. Working as a family photographer has given me the opportunity to meet people who value family and ever-lasting memories. Without a doubt, Yvonne definitely falls into that category. I was recommended to Yvonne about 4 years ago, and every time we meet, it feels like I’ve met up with a tia that has raised me, whom I haven’t seen in forever, Squeals and hugs!
This year, she has thrown a get-together for her family. When I asked what was the occasion, there was none. In her words, the family should always be celebrated— and she’s not wrong about that. And on that note, turn up the music, because it’s time to dance!
If you or a loved one are looking to document an event coming up, I would love to be the one to help you tell that story.
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!
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!
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.
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….
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!