Family, Milli Stephania

First Father’s Day

My brother Christian is celebrating his first Father’s Day. I am truly so proud of the man he has grown up to be. Harlie is so blessed and loved by everyone around her. Things are no different with her over protective dad around. We took a quick trip to a carnival our church throws annual. Harlie was having fun looking at all the colors, and kept laughing every time Kiki bounced her around.
Happy first Father’s Day Kiki! 
, M

Friends, Milli Stephania, Personal Life

Morgenstern’s Ice Cream

I was excited to see Nicole, it’s been some time since I last saw Nikki. We were bonding over wine at my old apartment where she shared the news of her recent engagement. I’m so excited for her, she has so many great things going on, including her almost finishing school. When she proposed we have an ice cream date I was all for it. The humid was a big deciding factor as well.
Her original plan consisted of hitting 3 fine ice cream shops. The first one being Morgenster’s around Bowery. Now, I’m not a huge of ice cream, I only like a little bit (Unless I’m really heart broken and watching chick flicks) but when the shop attendee handed me a tester of the black coconut ash flavor, I was with it! Nikki went for the creme brulee and that too was bomb af. Mine was pretty messy though, my tongue was black and I had dark stains all over hands… so worth it.
We took the longest route possible to our next stop, Big Gay Ice Cream, over by Saint Marks Place. She ordered the salty pimp.. who’s name is absolutely hilarious, while I opted out and called it quits. I think I had enough sweets for a day.
I always love catching up with Nikki…. maybe next time we can have a cheeseburger date, now that I won’t get tired of eating!

Milli Stephania, Photography, Portfolio

Photography: Grunged Out Aldenys

Mini sessions are a great way for to me try new things. This time I was aiming for a 90’s grungy look, and when model Aldeny‘s proposed a fish net top with washed out jeans, I knew we were going to do this right. Working with Aldeny’s was fun, she was cute.. too cute… hahaha I kept telling her to give me some attitude, and instead she would chuckle and blush. She was so sweet and so nice to work with.

I recently decided to start off a new website with my photography, to kind of organize everything. I’ll still be writing here on this blog of course, but I needed the extra space to show off the photography without it feeling so crowded. Go visit to see what that looks like. I’t’s still in it’s starter stages, so bear with me during the construction. Also, if you didn’t already know, you can follow me on instagram at both @millistephania and @millistephaniaphotography

See you guys there!

Milli Stephania, Personal Life

Hiatus and an Update

I’ve been on a 9 month hiatus. You guys may have not of noticed, but I’ve been holding back a lot of things. I needed some space to myself, for myself. I’m slowly starting to get out of this rut, and I’m excited about it. Heartbreak is tough. But we have to move on, right?
So, what’s new?
Let’s see, I moved. My commute is a little trickier now which is pretty damn annoying, but I’m closer to family now, which I love. Not only do I get to see my niece Harlie Alexa, grow up, but my sister Julissa finally gave birth to a cutesy little boy, Amaury Alfonso. We’re not sharing pictures as yet, but trust me when I say.. I’m the aunt with her camera always in hand.

Talking about my camera, I’ve been trying to put it into good use, and I believe it’s working. If you’re not already, come visit my photography on instagram, and see what I’ve been up to.

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, and for a long time I’ve been wanting to take a dance class. I finally took the plunge and even though I’ve only gone once so far, I had a blast. I walked into the bachata class, confident, I kill it at parties with bachata, I got this!
Boy, was I wrong.
I sucked so much. I had the basics down, and every time the instructor explained a new spin, I had the dumbest confused look on my face. Luckily for me, all the other persons in the class were so patient. According to the teachers I did great for  my first time, (even though I disagree) I can’t wait to go again. (I’ve been practicing the routine in the bathroom at work, hahaha)

Anyway, until next time.. remember, things happen. It’s okay to take time to collect yourself, be a little hurt, eventually it’s time for you to get back out there. You deserve to be happy, and sometimes it’s the little things that bring you that joy.

Milli Stephania

Soulfrito 2017

Just because you’re sitting far, it doesn’t mean you can’t get decent shots. The Soulfrito Music Festival at Barclay’s Center was jam packed with amazing artists like French Montana, Fetty Wap, Farruko, Young M.A., Bad Bunny, Cardi B, G- Unit, Ivy Queen and many many more. I was trying to hard to find a balance between photographing, and dancing the whole night. What a blast!