Orange County Hospital Photography | Fresh 48 Session

Hello dears,

I have another sweet and beautiful Fresh 48 Session to share with you all! Kaden is super special for a number of reasons. First off, he was born on January 1st, 2018! How cool is that?! He was the first baby of the year born at that particular hospital and was even on the news!

Kaden is also not just any baby, he is family! His mama is my cousin-in-law now, but 17 yrs ago, we became besties while studying at Georgia State University. One day while Kathleen and I were hanging out, we ran into a cute boy, who happened to be her cousin and later became my husband. I always wonder if we had never met in college, would I be married to the love of my life today? Life is so mysterious isn’t it?

Fast forward to 2017, hubby and I took 3 weeks off and flew to Atlanta with our babies to celebrate the holidays with our loved ones. Kaden’s due date was not until mid-January, but he decided to come early so auntie Milana could meet him, and of course photograph him. The feeling I got when I walked into the hospital room and saw his mama nursing him almost brought tears to my eyes. I was so moved to see her as a new mom and felt the love she had for her baby boy. It was so beautiful! To be a parent and love a child is so incredible and I’m so happy she was blessed with this feeling. Being a mom is so special and I’m so happy to share fun mom stuff with her now.

Oh and another fun fact: a few months before Kaden was born, his little cousin Wesley was also born early while I was visiting Atlanta this summer! hehe. These sweet boys really wanted me to capture their first moments, and I was honored to do so. Check out Wesley’s Fresh 48 here.

Congratulations again Kathleen and Kevin! So happy for you both! Welcome to our world Kaden, can’t wait to see you again soon!

If you’d like your very own hospital session like this, which is also referred to as a Fresh 48 Session, I would be more than happy to help you! Your baby changes so quickly, let me capture these sweet moments for you!

XOXO,
Milana

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OC Newborn Photographer | Huntington Beach, CA

Hello dears,

Please say hello to beautiful Stella. She was such a sweetheart during her Newborn Session! She loved snuggling up with her little bunny and getting all comfy in my baskets and bowls. Oh and her sister was just too precious! She was loving on her baby sister so much, it was too sweet.

These little moments are so priceless to capture during the newborn stage. I photographed this session when Stella was just 7 days new. Don’t let these sweet moments pass you by.

Did you recently have a baby or know someone who has? I photograph Newborn Sessions all over Huntington Beach and the surrounding areas. I’d love to help you with photographing your sweet new bundle of joy. Please don’t hesitate, contact me TODAY!

Love,

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Huntington Beach Photography | Pacific City

Happy New Year Everyone!

I’m delighted to share another fun session I had with these 2 beautiful young ladies. This was my 3rd year in a row photographing the sweet sisters and we are already planning out our next session together! Yeay for happy clients!

We try to mix it up and pick different spots and backgrounds for our sessions, and this year we chose Pacific City in Huntington Beach, CA. It was the perfect location since this is one of their favorite spots for shopping and eating out. We ended our photoshoot by running over to the pier in Huntington Beach and taking a few sunset photos. Their mama ordered gorgeous holiday cards of her girls and several canvases to adorn their walls.

One of the best parts of my job is definitely watching families come back again and again, and see how the children grow and mature from tiny humans into bigger humans. It’s pretty exciting!

Do you need new photos of your family with your children? Or maybe you’d just like to photograph your kids and look back to see how small and cute they were? If so, don’t hesitate to contact me. I photograph families all over Huntington Beach, CA and beyond. Let me know how I can help you capture your special memories!

Wishing you all the best in 2018! CHEERS

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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Orange County Holiday Session | Couple Photoshoot

Hi All,

I’d like to introduce you to a super sweet couple, Charon and Alex. They wanted to do something different to commemorate the holiday season and wanted to do a really fun photoshoot.

Charon and Alex are newlyweds who are also new to California, they recently moved here from the East Coast. They wanted to send really fun holiday photos to their friends and family back home. Charon did such a good job shopping for props and we incorporated holiday sweaters, ornaments, candy canes, wrapped presents and more in our session. How fun is that?!

Couple photos are so fun! I loved capturing their love for each other. And when they are ready for children, they promise to come back for family photos! Yeay!

Do you have some fun ideas for holiday photos? Let me capture this fun time for you! Call me today to book your Session!

Happy Holidays!

Milana

www.milanaphotography.com

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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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