Maternity Photography: Kathleen

This past summer, in between all of the madness of Covid, my beautiful friend Kathleen was going through her newest chapter in motherhood. I was so excited to help plan her session and to document her journey with her soon to arrive baby girl.

We made our way to one of my favorite hidden gems, making this the perfect location to document her in all her glory.We had briefly talked outfits prior and as soon as I saw Kat in her pastel-colored tulle maxi dress I knew it was going to be a really good session. This gown was to die for!

I mean look at all this detail. All that fluff!
Can I have one in every color please?

I know she told me she was practicing her expressions in the mirror, since she was a little nervous, but that quickly went away!
Can we talk about how gorgeous Kat is looking, I mean!

Are you, or do you have a loved one who’s expecting? I’d be honored to be the one to document their journey.

Wedding Photography: Beata + Luis

Photographing the commitment of love is such a beautiful blessing.


I was so lucky to document newlyweds, Luis + Beata.
Upon first getting to know a little more about the couple, who have a 6 years dating, they were eager to tie to the knot and were upset that their initial wedding plans had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. Their Vegas wedding was now being held in Dumbo, with a handful of loved ones surrounding them. I appreciated how no matter the circumstances, the love still shined through.

Everything seemed like it happened so quickly!
The officiant was ready to go, the guests were ready to see the new couple exchange vows and have that first kiss, I was ready to get snapping.

Newborn Photography: Welcome Killian

  It’s a beautiful day, and nothing makes me happier than basking in new love.
  I met client Alison, last year during a Vision Board workshop, and here I am later, helping her express her new found love to her cousin Michelle. Michelle has started her journey into motherhood, and I love it when someone books me as a gift!
Extending your family is always beautiful, especially when there’s a new baby to celebrate. Baby boy at only 3 weeks old, so tiny and fragile, I felt so honored knowing that Alison trusted me in documenting such a milestone for her family.

Family is everything.

One of my favorite portraits taken from our session together.
You can just feel the appreciation from Mom & Dad, for their new baby boy Killian.

There’s nothing like staying in at home all comfy on a rainy day…
it’s even better when you’re surrounded by loved ones.
I get the privilege of being a fly on the wall, and allowing you to bask in that LOVE.
These are the moments that you cherish and I get to help you do that.

Thank you Alison, for allowing me to part of such a wonderful chapter in your lives.
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Photography: Graduate 2020

3E4A3828   Raymond has been working hard, and now is the time to show it off. I feel for my 2020 graduates, knowing they can’t celebrate the way they want to due to the pandemic. Which is why graduation sessions have hit so close to home.
I’m so proud of his determination and only wish him the best of success.. this is only the beginning. Milestones should always be documented, and I’m so grateful I got to be a part of his journey.
Congratulations Raymond!3E4A38373E4A37813E4A3804If you are interested in booking a portrait session of your own, please be sure to reach out to me HERE. I look forward to hearing from you!
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Photo Journal: Kat’s Picnic for Two

3E4A3597   One of the beautiful things in the world to me, is the radiance of a woman who’s transitioning into a new stage of motherhood.
One of my dearest friend’s Kat is expecting, and her and her spouse couldn’t be happier. Due to these past couple of months being a rough in the world, we’ve stayed away from each other as recommended, but I love having girl dates.
I think making time for your girlfriends is essential. They’re the ones that listen to all your troubles, make you laugh and are with you every step of your journey, so why wouldn’t I go out of my way to do a little something simple, like plan a picnic.
We made our way to the most obsolete part of the park, 6 feet had nothing us today. Our speaker was blasting reggeaton, while we caught up on everything that’s going on in our lives at the same time. Where do you even begin?
For me that was a little easy, as my trusty camera was ready. But let’s be clear this photo session was not planned, not even a little a bit… but I was eager to document some part of her journey— even if I was a little late, and even if she’s almost due.
3E4A36243E4A36213E4A36733E4A3662bf9974af-8933-42ef-b657-72ebc19f895cHow about you, are you ready to document your journey to motherhood?
I know I’m ready to hear from you!
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Looking forward to working with and creating wonderful memories with you.
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Photography: Hello Graduates!

Happy June!
This month is full celebrations. One of my favorites things is capturing milestones for others and what better memory to make than a loved ones graduation.  Since Covid-19 has decided to stop all gatherings, my heart goes to our dear 2020 graduates who won’t be having a ceremony this year.

All that hard work does not go unnoticed. I wanted to do my part and document this success for these two beautiful ladies.

Katelyn and Havina have both graduated with honors, what better way of making a parent proud.

We all met at a local park, and the girls were ready with their gowns flowing in the wind. They were stunning. My camera came out to play.

I was eager to get back into the groove of things, especially since quarantine had me hiding under a shell. I dusted off my trusty lens and got to work. Guiding these best friends was an easy task, but I have to admit, catching them laughing off-guard made me really happy.  Nothing brings me more than joy than capturing a real moment of emotion.

Sending lots of love and Congratulations to all of my graduates this year.
May all of your future endeavors  be in your favor.
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Vlog: Behind The Scenes with Essence Delgado

I spend a day photographing a dancer. Soon to be break out Broadway actress Essence Delgado is ready to revamp her portfolio and I’m the one to help.
Some final images below:

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Photography: Classic Clare

   Working with Clare was a dream come true. She had that classic old school beauty kinda face, and with a rocking bod to match.
Her face reminded me of old school movie that you will watch in black and white, and many years later when you finally get to see what that actress looked liked in color, all you can saw is woooow!
Thanks for letting me capture such a nostalgic feeling!

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Photography: Liss

I’ve never been shy to mix colors and prints. And it usually shows in my illustrations.
This photo shoot was no exception.
Working with Liss was a real pleasure, especially since all the patterns and brightness didn’t take away from the grungy look I really wanted to perceive. Her vibe was ready to work, when she brought out her personal speaker, and I had no trouble with letting go and snapping away.

Thanks for bringing some spunk to our session Liss!

Hasta la proxima,

 

Good Vibes & Chill 2018

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A little late than never right? I’ve given my blog a bit of a breather due to the overwhelming amount of different things I had going on. If you notice my last post was near Halloween….yikes.
I’ve been going through a lot of changes in the meantime, both personal and creatively and I hope you guys are down for the ride.
I want to start by sharing  an event that spoke to me deep in my soul. The Good Vibes & Chill wellness workshop was created by curly haired blogger Ada from allthingsada.com
   This event is all about goal setting, manifesting good things into your life, and making your vision count. It was exactly what I, and all of the girl’s who attended needed. We cried, laughed, hugged and bonded in ways we weren’t prepared for.
I was fortunate to be in charge of the photography for the event, and I had so much fun catching reactions and moments that will be cherished.

To stay updated on Ada’s upcoming events follow her on her instagram @allthingsada, and to stay up to day with anything about me, personal, illustration or photography find me on @millistephania
Until next time,