Huntington Beach Family Session | OC Family Photographer

Hello there,

Photographing families is so important and I absolutely love it! The Erickson family was just so sweet and perfect. For Mother’s Day, the son and daughter of the mama in the middle gifted her a Family Session. They gave her a beautiful frame and wrote in the location and date of the family session. Mama was of course super excited and couldn’t wait! Oh and mama brought her own sweet mama with her, and both he daughter and son brought their significant others also. We did lots of big group photos and also broke them up into smaller groups as well.

We met up at Huntington Beach pier and did photos in a few different spots before heading down to the beach for the sunset photos. We had such a great time and I really enjoyed getting to know this super nice family. I know these photos are super special to them and will be treasured for years and years to come.

How often do you have photos done of your family? I hope you do them pretty often, it’s so important to capture our loved ones! I personally have my own family photos done twice a year. I know it’s a lot of work, but we always have a lot of fun and I know my kids and their kids will thank me one day!

If you’d like your family photographed, please contact me today. I would LOVE to help you! I photograph families all over Orange County, CA, and Huntington Beach is one of my favorite spots! Plus, beach family sessions are just so much more fun!

Hugs,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Beach Family Session | OC Family Photographer

Hello dears,

I love photographing beach family sessions! And this family in particular is so adorable! I photographed their Newlywed Session in their bridal attire at the same beach less than a year ago and this time we were back with their sweet little boy!

We had so much fun chasing him around the beach! I love when families like my work enough to come back to me again and again. And the best part? I get to watch families grow! It’s such a rewarding experience. I love being a photographer so much and I’m so lucky to have found this passion. I know not everyone in life gets an opportunity to do what they love.

If you’d like your family photographed, either at the beach, park, your backyard or another favorite place, please contact me today! I’d LOVE to help you! I photograph beach family sessions all over Orange County. Don’t let these sweet moments pass you by, let me save these precious memories not just for you, but for your children and their children!

XOXO,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Owen Newborn Session | Orange County Newborn Photographer

Hello,

I wanted to share baby Owen’s Newborn Session with you all. I photographed him in the comfort of his home in Irvine, CA just a few weeks ago. His mom and dad were so proud of him, as they should be. He was such a good baby! He slept during most of his photoshoot and let me play with him. Oh and let’s not forget all of the gorgeous smiles he flashed for me. I was so happy!

I love traveling to my client’s homes for Newborn Sessions. It is a lot more work hauling my props and equipment, but it’s totally worth it. Makes it so easy on new parents and even when they have older children as well. I talk to the parents in advance to find out their style and color choices and I customize each session depending on their needs and wants. Pretty cool, huh? I think so :)

If you are currently expecting or just had your baby, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d love capture your beautiful baby at this stage, they are only this small for such a short period of time. You’ll forget those sweet baby toes when they are all grown up. Contact me today!

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Tony + Sovy Engagement (Orange County Engagement Photographer)

Hi loves,

I’m so excited to share this BEAUTIFUL Engagement Session with you all! About a year ago, I photographed Tony and Sovy’s Suprirse Proposal on a gondola! It was sooooo beautiful and magical and ohhh so romantic! I mean, come on, he proposed on a GONDOLA people! I photographed the proposal from land, while they were on the gondola on the water of course. It was pretty darn cool! But don’t take my word for it, you can check out their proposal for yourself here!

And now this year, they wanted to do a proper Engagement shoot where they can both dress up nicely, have outfit changes, a picnic and bring props. We had so much fun together! We just roamed around and Tony and Sovy just kept hugging and kissing and looking so in love, my camera was properly mad at me because of how much I used it, hehe. I was definitely trigger happy. Ohhh and the best part, I get to photograph their Wedding at the end of the year! Excited doesn’t come to justify how I feel! And I know I’m getting carried away, but one day, I’ll get to photograph their gorgeous babies!!!! Weeee!

Anyway, sorry for rambling on. Once you see these images, you will know why this Engagement Session was so much fun!!! Enjoy!

Oh and if you are thinking about proposing to your sweetheart, don’t forget to contact me to help you capture the special moment! I love photographing Surprise Proposals and also Engagement Sessions throughout orange County, CA.

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Oliver Newborn Session | Orange County Newborn Photographer

Hello dears,

I had another fun session with my photog friends! Our good friend and fellow photographer, Nicole, had the most perfect little squish. His name is Oliver Ryan and he did so good at his session! I know mama was proud of him. We all got together at Amber’s studio in Santa Ana, Naturally Newborn, and just had a ball. We had fun posing him and playing dress up with him. I seriously wish I could do this everyday, hehe.

Earlier this year I photographed Nicole’s gender reveal at a baseball field. Nicole and her husband are big baseball/softball lovers, so for the gender reveal Nicole pitched a ball to hubby and when the ball hit the bat, blue stuff scattered all over the field. Their family went absolutely crazy and it was such a fun session to be a part of! They both REALLY wanted a boy and they got their wish with sweet baby Oliver.

Big thanks to my friend Amber with Naturally Newborn for letting us play in her studio and for styling and posing the baby. Also a special thank you to my friend Crisanta with FreeBird Proppe Shoppe for the amazing backdrops, my friend Christina with Dream Baby Design for the gorgeous bed she made and last but not least, my other friend Cristina with The Buzy Bee Studio for the beautiful sleepy hats we used. I am pretty lucky to know all of these incredibly talented ladies!

Congratulations again to Nicole and Brandon! Enjoy the photos below.

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Spring Family Session | Orange County Family Photographer

Ohhh Hellooo Spring!

I love Spring and all the wonders it brings! I love photographing Fall Sessions in fun boots and scarves and being cozy, but Spring sessions are so different! It’s time for cute little dresses and sandals and bubbles and flowers and the promise of a beautiful summer coming!

I really enjoyed photographing the Alexander family for their Spring photos this year in Newport Beach, California! Maggie is one of my friends and also a local photographer. We love photographing each other’s families. It’s not always easing making sure our 4 girls happy, but we do our best. They always try to play in between and chase each other and Maggie and I try to keep them clean as possible until the shoot is finished. The girls did so great and they all got rewarded with organic lollipops after our shoot, hehe.

We had so much unusual rain this winter in Orange County and all of our parks overgrew like crazy with gorgeous flowers! We just had to take advantage of the greenery. If you’d like to have your Spring family photos, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would LOVE to help you!

Enjoy the photos and the rest of Spring!

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Marlena + Eddie Surprise Proposal (Orange County Proposal Photographer)

Hi loves!

Ohh my Goodness! I have another Surprise Proposal to share with you all! I loooooove proposals so much! They are so unpredictable, yet fun and exciting and super quick all at the same time. The rush is real and I absolutely LOVE it!

This particular surprise proposal was EVEN more special than usual! Why??? Because I know the sweet bride-to-be! And this is all by complete coincidence too! Eddie was just looking for a proposal photographer and happened to come across my website. He loved my work and decided to book me. Once we were doing all the fun contract stuff, I realized that his bride-to-be’s name sounded familiar. She was my eldest daughter’s Extended-Kinder teacher just a few years ago! We see each other just about everyday when I pickup and drop off my girls at school. Whenever Marlena would say hi to me the entire week before the proposal, I tried to keep the conversation to a minimum and even tried to avoid eye contact with her, hahaha. Sounds funny now, but I had to keep it a surprise!

Then on the day of the proposal, I wore a disguise just in case! I hid behind in between some houses in Newport Beach and wore a huge beach hat and sunglasses. Once Eddie proposed and Marlena said “YES” and accepted his ring and hugs and kisses, I revealed my true identity.  It was so much fun and such an exciting moment to be a part of!

Congratulations again to these sweet lovebirds!!! Wishing them lots of happiness together. They seem so much in love and I was honored to photograph this special time for them.

If you are thinking about proposing to your sweetheart, please consider hiring a professional to photograph that super special moment for you! I would absolutely LOVE to help you! I photograph Surprise Proposals all over Orange County, CA.

Thank you and Enjoy!
Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Hospital Birth Story | Baby Dominic | Orange County Birth Photographer

Hello dears!

Ohhh how I LOVE birth stories!!! There’s seriously just nothing quite like it! To be present the moment another life joins us Earthside is indescribable and I hope everyone gets to experience this joy at least once in their lives! I’m lucky to experience this over and over and it’s just as beautiful and breathtaking every single time. And I totally admit, I cry at every single birth and I’m not ashamed of it. I know I should be more professional and hold back, but it’s impossible. I get so attached with the families and when that moment happens, I can’t contain myself.

Dominic’s birth story is too cool. He was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, CA. at 6:20p.m. He is their 3rd and last baby and it was very important to mama to have this moment documented. After 2 girls, both mom and dad were thrilled with their little boy! This mama absolutely rocked her birth and was a true rockstar during labor. Dominic was almost 10 lbs and she delivered him vaginally! So cool! I was so happy to capture his birth story!

If you or someone you know is expecting and would like to document this special time in your life, please contact me right away. I only take a limited amount of births per year and you would need to get on my calendar ASAP. I love photographing birth stories throughout Orange County, CA.

Please enjoy the photos below. If you’d like to see more, please check out Dominic’s Birth Story slideshow here on Youtube!

Thank you!
Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Lennox Newborn Session | Orange County Newborn Photographer

Hi loves!

I’m excited to share baby Lennox Gray’s Newborn Session with you all! He is the adorable son of my amazingly talented photographer friend, Amber, with Naturally Newborn. Amber invited all of her photog friends to come to her studio and play with her baby. We just went crazy with not only posing him and taking photos of him, but snuggling him too. It was so much fun!

Lots of photographers joined in on this session and helped out with posing and picking out props and outfits. It was definitely a group effort! What makes these photos different than my normal work is studio lighting. Amber’s studio is set up for studio lights vs natural light like I normally use. It’s definitely different, challenging and a whole new territory for me. One day, I might switch to studio lighting, but for now, I’m enjoying my natural light.

Every time we have a photographer friend have a baby, we get together and have a “playdate” with posing and shooting. We always have a blast. I have a few more I’ll be sharing soon, so stay tuned! Newborn photographers go crazy for babies, especially if they are babies of our dear friends.

If you are in need of a Newborn photographer, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would LOVE to help you!

XOXO,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Sibling Session | Orange County Family Photographer

Hi y’all,

Aren’t these sisters adorable??? I love this family so much! I first photographed their Family Session last year and now they came back to me to just get photos of their girls! Isn’t that wonderful? Even if you don’t have a chance to have a full on family session, at least get your beautiful kids photographed. They just grow up so fast!

Just check out how much the girls have changed from their session last year: Hernandez Family Session.

The Hernandez sisters are both so beautiful from the inside out. And they have such a wonderful relationship and so much love for each other! They make me wish I had a sister, hehe. Last year they chose the beach as their setting and this year we had lots of fun strolling at a park in Huntington Beach. Let’s see where we end up next year?

If you’d like your family photographed or even just your children photographed, contact me today! I love photographing families all over Orange County. See you soon!

Love,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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