Orange County Birth Photographer | Birth Center Water Birth

Hello,

I LOVE photographing birth stories so much! There’s just nothing quite like it! Baby Johnathan’s birth was super special. He was born at Beach cities Midwifery in Laguna Hills, CA. It’s one of my favorite birth centers, I know I’m biased because I birthed my own baby there. But I can’t help but boast about Beach Cities Midwifery. All of the staff members are AMAZING!

Celine was very lucky. She had two amazing midwives helping her on her birth journey, Birgitte Damgaard & Nancy Pol. This beautiful mama had a very quick and peaceful water birth using the Hypnobirthing method with HypnoBirthingOC.

As always, it was such an honor to witness a baby being welcomed into the world. I will never get old of that. I mean, how can you?! Birth is absolutely beautiful!

If you’d like to check out more photos from this beautiful birth, I’ve put together a beautiful photo slideshow of Baby Jonathan’s birth story. Please click here to watch this beautiful Birth Center Water Birth.

XOXO,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Orange County Engagement Photographer | Ruba + Elman

Hello dears,

I have a super special Session to share with you all today. My little baby brother, who’s not so little anymore, is engaged! Ahhhh!!!! He has found his other half, his soulmate, his one true love, and I couldn’t be happier! Yeay!!!

Wedding plans are in the air and will hopefully be happening some time next year. I’ll keep you all posted. But in the meantime, we decided to go ahead and photograph their Engagement Session. I love photographing couples in looooove! We had such a fun time together! My sissy-in-law, Ruba, also has a beautiful 5 year old daughter and it’s been such a pleasure getting to know both of them. Not only is my brother giving me a sister, but he’s also giving my girls a new cousin! Yeay!

Congratulations to Elman and Ruba! May you always keep each other happy. Enjoy the photos and the love shared between these two lovebirds!

By the way, if you are thinking of popping the question, I’d LOVE to photograph your Proposal Session. And if you are recently engaged, let me photograph your Engagement Session. I love photographing couples in looooove.

Love,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Holiday Mini Sessions 2017 | Huntington Beach, CA

Hi everyone!

Guess what? As hard as it is to believe, the holidays are upon us! I haven’t even started my shopping yet…gulp! Have you?

Let’s check one item off your list shall we? Holiday photos! I’m offering Holiday Mini Sessions this year at Huntington Beach Central Park. They will be held on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th. I’m offering 20 minute sessions for $175 with 8 digital images of your choice.

Holiday mini sessions are perfect for couples, families, and children. These photos are going to be great for your holiday cards, make beautiful canvases to adorn your walls and of course post them to social media. Don’t let this time pass you by, you deserve beautiful of photos of you and your family.

There are a limited amount of slots available, so contact me today to book your spot!!!

Happy early holidays!

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Orange County Maternity Photographer | Outdoor Maternity Session

Hello,

I’d love to introduce you all to mama Liu :) Liu is visiting the U.S. from China for a short while. She wanted to document this special time in her life, so she hired me to take her maternity photos. We had a bit of a language barrier, but we still made the session work flawlessly! We did our Session right as the sun set and it was just perfection!

I love that Liu values artwork and ordered many beautiful prints from her session. Now all we need to do is sit back and wait for her sweet baby to arrive. Stay tuned for the newborn session.

By the way, all of the Maternity gowns, tops, and skirts Liu is modeling are all from my Maternity collection. If you’d like to have your pregnancy photos taken, please contact me today. Don’t let this time pass you by, your baby will be here before you know it. The best time for a Maternity Session is anywhere between 27-34 weeks. It all really depend on mama’s comfort level. I’d love to show you how beautiful you really are and capture that gorgeous pregnancy glow!

XOXO,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

 

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Orange County Newborn Photographer | Long Beach, CA

Hello dears,

I’d LOVE to introduce you all to sweet baby Luna! Her mama and I had scheduled a Maternity Session a few weeks before her arrival, but Luna was in charge and didn’t let us. She put her mama on bed rest and decided she wanted a Newborn Session with me instead, which I was totally okay with! We did Luna’s Newborn Session at her home in Long Beach, CA.

We had lots of fun at the Session, especially adding sweet family mementos.  One of the quilts we used was passed down from generation to generation and is about 100 years old. We also used another warrior blanket that was pretty special to mama. I love customizing my sessions to make each and every one of them extra special!

Isn’t Luna precious? She gave me lots of amazing smiles and did such a good job. Can’t wait to see her grow up throughout the years.

Are you currently expecting or just had a baby? Call me! I’d LOVE to photograph your Newborn Session! I travel all over Orange County and love doing in-home newborn sessions. No need to travel to me, I come to you!

XOXO,
Milana
www.milanaphotography.com

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Fresh 48 | Orange County Hospital Baby Photographer

Hello there,

I am so excited to share this session with you all! 7 years ago, when I still lived in Atlanta, GA, I had the pleasure of photographing my very first birth! It was the birth of my cousin-in-law’s baby, Riessa. It was my first time and I wasn’t so sure about it in the beginning, but then once I actually had a chance to photograph that day, I was in loooove! I got what we birthtogs call, “the birth high” and even got “baby fever” in the process, haha. I decided in that moment that I must photograph more births in my future. And that I did!

Fast forward 7 years, my family and I decided to take a month off this summer and travel across the country with our kids. We stayed a few weeks in Georgia and during this time, Riessa’s little baby brother, Wesley, decided to make an appearance! His guess date was still 1 month away, but baby Wesley was apparently ready to meet us! Of course, I’d like to think that he just wanted me to capture his freshness at the hospital and that’s why he made his appearance so early :)

Meeting Wesley was so amazing and I was so excited to photograph him! BUT..the icing was on the cake was definitely seeing Riesa loving on her baby brother! I got so emotional remembering the day I photographed Riessa’s birth and how my love for photographing fresh babies was born on that day. It was definitely a super sweet moment for me!

This is why I do what I do. Congratulations to the Howell family on your newest addition and welcome to the world Wesley Franklin!

If you’re considering having your birth photographed, do it! I promise that you won’t regret it! If you’re still not sure about the whole process, but still want your baby photographed in the hospital, then I suggest a Fresh 48 Session for you! I love being an Orange County hospital newborn photographer! It’s so fun having those fresh moments photographed while you and your baby are still at the hospital, but omitting the actual labor and delivery photos. Please let me know how I can help capture these sweet moments for you!

XOXO,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Huntington Beach Newborn Photographer ~ Baby Angelina

Hello,

Hope you all are doing fabulous. This post is a bit late, I’m still catching up blogging from my summer sessions. I met sweet baby Angelina when she was just 14 days new. She was too funny. She LOVED being wrapped in my warm, cozy and colorful wraps and refused to be naked. I don’t blame her, I’d want to be cozy for my shoot too!

Ultimately, the baby is the boss. I like to go with the flow and do whatever the babies like to do. If for instance, the baby does not want to be on his/her back, then I don’t push it and move it. If the baby refuses to lie on his/her tummy, I alter positions. But no baby has ever said no to my wrapping skills, that’s for sure!

Ohhh, fun fact! Baby Angelina was born on 4th of July! Isn’t that so cool? Check out the last photo of the super cute outfit mama picked out just for her little American girl :)

I love capturing In-home Newborn Sessions, especially in the Huntington Beach area. If you’re currently pregnant and expecting, or just had your baby, please contact me right away. I recommend booking as soon as you are able to ensure I can fit your baby into my schedule. I would LOVE to be your Newborn Photographer!

HUGS,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Orange County Milestone Photographer

Hello dears,

This summer has been amazing! I’ve been pretty busy shooting and editing, but left lots of time to spend with my loves. We recently took an amazing cross-country trip for 3.5 weeks and got to explore 18 states! So fun! Can’t wait to do it again, but not anytime soon, hehe.

Now, I’d love to share this sweet boy’s Milestone Session with you all. I photographed sweet baby Jeevan when he was only 10 days new and now I had the pleasure of photographing his Sitter Session this summer. He has grown up so much in just 1/2 a year. His parents wanted to wait until he could sit up on his own and it was the most perfect time to document this session for him. We used a few of the same props from his Newborn Session, such as the little bear, the hat he was wearing and sitting on the Dhol.

Jeevan also wore a cute romper that my talented friend Jami Olesh with Dime A Daisiee made in a Newborn size and then in a 6month size. Check out her Etsy shop, she’s exteremely talented!  I’m already looking forward to his 1 year Session in December! Stay tuned.

Enjoy the photos below of Jeevan and his sweet family. If you’d like to check out this Newborn Session, you can view it here.

XOXO,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Orange County Newborn Photographer

Hello,

I wanted to take a moment to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Milana and I’m an Orange County Newborn Photographer. I LOVE everything about babies. I love photographing when babies are still in their mommy’s tummies, when they are being born, and of course weeks following their birth as well.

If you are currently expecting or just had your baby, please consider hiring a professional photographer to document such a special time in your life! Of course, you can take photos yourself, but nothing beats the quality of professional photos. I have spent years studying under other photographers, taking workshops, learning all about proper safety techniques, purchasing and using only professional equipment, collecting the cutest props and perfecting my posing.

I am an on-location photographer, which means I come to YOU! I travel all over Orange County and basically set-up a mini studio in your home. I talk to you in advance about your session and get an idea of your taste, color preferences and etc. and customize your Newborn Session to your liking! I bring beds, baskets, backdrops, blankets, wraps, teddy bears and etc. with me and you don’t have to do a thing, except provide me with a baby of course :)

I don’t only photograph the baby, but love doing family photos as well. You certainly don’t have to, but I encourage parent photos. If you have any other children, I’d love to include them in the family photos and also just sibling shots. I also welcome grandparents!

Contact me today, I’d LOVE to help you capture your baby’s perfect little face, fingers and toes. They grow up SO fast, capture them the way they are right now.

XOXO,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Orange County Family Photoshoot (OC Family Photographer)

Hello dears,

I LOVE the Chang family! I have photographed them 3 years in a row and I really LOVE watching their sweet kids grow! Aren’t they just adorable? 2 perfect little girls and the most handsome little boy. They are so well behaved and have the BEST smiles!

Every year, their mama and I chat to find the most perfect spot for their session. She’s very creative with her ideas and It’s so much fun! They always use the photos for their holiday cards too and it’s so sweet. I can’t wait for our next session together!

The Chang Family knows how important it is to capture their sweet little babies at this age, at least once a year. They just grow up soooo fast!!!

When was the last time you had your family professionally photographed? Let me take care of that for you! I travel all over Orange County and would LOVE to capture your sweet family just the way they are. Call me today to book your session and get on my calendar!

XOXO,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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