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!
Hi there friends,
I am so excited to share my beautiful client’s second Maternity + Family Session with you all! Isn’t she gorgeous??? As most of you already know, I moved here to beautiful Orange County, CA about 3 years ago from Atlanta, GA. Shivani was one of my first clients! Almost exactly 3 years ago, I had the honor of capturing her first pregnancy and now here we are 3 years later with her second!
Shivani’s sweet little boy, Jai, has grown so big! It has been fun watching grow up into a cute little toddler. He could not stop chit chatting during our Session and playing around, and a few treats here and there helped with the most perfect smiles. He’s a sweetheart!
I can’t wait to share Jai’s little brother’s session with y’all soon! Stay tuned :) For now, enjoy!
I love capturing families with all of their happy occasions throughout the years. There’s nothing more special to me than when my clients come back to me again and again. If you or someone you know is expecting and is need of a Maternity Session in the Orange County area, please feel free to message me. I would LOVE to help you out!
You can also check out Shivani’s first Maternity session here.
And her first son’s session here.
I enjoyed Nicole’s Maternity / Family Session so much. Her little girl was such an absolute doll and was excited to become a big sister!!! Maternity sessions are not only about the mama who’s expecting, but for everyone around her. I love capturing all of the family members celebrating an upcoming baby. It’s so very special, why shouldn’t this time be celebrated by all, right?
We met up at a beautiful park in Irvine, CA, right before sunset and it was perfection. That one hour before sunset gave me that gorgeous golden light that I LOVE so much!
I’ll be sharing baby Colin’s Newborn Session with you all soon! Oh and just for fun, I have included a shot of Nicole’s wall. These are the 4 canvases she ended up ordering for their living room, on top of beautiful mounted prints and gifts for family members. Remember, don’t just settle for digital images, buy some prints. I love tangible products so much and I would be happy to help you choose the best ones for your home.
If you or someone you know is expecting, I would love to capture a special Maternity Session for you or your loved one! I’m an Orange County Maternity photographer, but I travel all around the area. Please contact me today!
I had so much fun photographing this session. It’s not always easy to photograph family members and it can be a bit nerve-wracking too, but with the right people, it can also be really fun. My cousin Donik and his wife Liana are expecting their first child and didn’t really want a full Maternity Session. They just a wanted a few simple and quick pics right in front of their house and I was happy to oblige.
Liana looked so gorgeous in her floral dress, it was so hard only taking a few photos. I was so happy when my cousin Donik agreed to be in a few shots too. I still can’t believe he’s going to be a father! I still see him as my lil’ 6 year old cousin, hehe. But here he is all grown up, married and expecting his first baby. Life is amazing!
So excited for our family to expand! It’s about time others in my family stepped up and started having babies, I’m kinda tired popping them all out myself, hehe.
Congratulations again Donik and Liana! So excited for you both!!!
Orange County Maternity Photography
I’d love to share my story about Angel and Marc. They live in Utah and I live in Orange County, CA. We only met once at a Wedding we both attended in Atlanta, GA back in April for a mutual friend. My family and I sat at the same table with them at the Wedding and we had so much fun together. Fast forward a few months, Angel and Marc came to California for a super quick visit and we decided to meet up with them at Manhattan Beach.
We were totally not even planning a Maternity Session. At the moment we got together, I was on-call for a birth. When I’m on-call, I always bring my equipment everywhere I go, because we all know how unpredictable births can be and I have to run to the hospital at any moment! I looked at her belly, then looked at my camera equipment and just like that we decided to have a shoot! We just walked down to the beach, threw off our flip flops and did a quick 15 minute Maternity Session. Angel was amazing and she’s such a happy preggo mama! Don’t take my word for it, take a look at the pics below.
I’m also attaching a quick fun photo my sister-in-law took of me on her go-pro, with my kids all running around like crazy and us just having a good ‘ole time! Isn’t that what it’s all about? Having fun? I think so! Life is just better that way!
I’m so incredibly happy for Angel and Marc! They are expecting their rainbow baby girl in just a few short weeks and they honestly deserve all the happiness in the world! They’re going to be amazing parents!
Thanks for reading! If you or someone you know is expecting a baby and wants to capture all of the sweet moments, feel free to give me a call!
Hello lovely people,
I wanted to introduce you to beautiful Cindy and her family. They are soon going to be a family of 5! Isn’t that so exciting? I personally LOVE being a part of a family of 5 and I’m sure they will too.
I love photographing Maternity Sessions. Beautiful glowing mamas and perfect little baby bumps :) Cindy was no exception. The 2 gorgeous gowns she was wearing were provided by Milana Photography, except the white dress she was wearing, that was hers. I loved that her family joined in the photoshoot as well, it made it even more special! Her kids were seriously the sweetest and most well behaved kids, and they can’t wait to be big siblings!
Let’s all wish them the best of luck on their upcoming addition. In just a few short months, life is going to get a heck of a lot more FUN and more exciting!!!
If you’re expecting or know someone who is and want to capture this sweet time, contact me. I’d LOVE to help you! Thank you for stopping by.
Lots of love,
Hello beautiful people!
I had the pleasure of photographing Francesca’s Maternity Session. She’s a morning person and opted for a sunrise Maternity Session, versus a sunset session which I’m normally used to.
We met up in Huntington Beach about 30 minutes before the sun actually rose while it was still dark outside! It was also drizzling a bit which was pretty unusual for our Cali weather, but she was a trooper and it did not slow her down one bit. She was amazing and so was her sweet son, Joey.
Did you know that I provide Maternity gowns and tops? Oh yes! All 3 gowns that Francesca wore for her Maternity Session are owned by me. During our per-consultation I would be happy to show you my gown stash. You are welcome to use anything from my collection, bring your own gowns or do a mixture of both. Whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. I will also be happy to refer you to places where you can purchase beautiful Maternity gowns.
Ohhh and more exciting news,I will be sharing Francesca’s Newborn Session very soon! Enjoy and stay tuned!
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Milana and I’m an Orange County Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Family Photographer. I’m based in Huntington Beach, CA, but I am an on-location photographer and I travel throughout Orange County.
I’m so excited to share Katie’s Maternity Session with you all. Her husband Michael and I went to high school together (which was just a few years ago, hahaha). I photographed their beautiful Wedding in Atlanta almost 5 years ago (this August) and I was honored when they asked me to photograph this next chapter in their lives.
Katie and Michael are expecting a baby boy in August! Oh and here’s something exciting, they wanted me to be the one to announce and reveal their baby boy’s name. I just announced today on all of my Social Media accounts and thought it would be fun to do it here as well. Their son’s name will be ROWAN JAMES! Yeay! Isn’t that so sweet? This little boy is going to be so incredibly loved!
Katie and Michael are going to be such amazing parents. I am still so honored that they wanted me to photograph this precious time. I love photographing Maternity Sessions. Growing bellies are the best and there’s just nothing quite like growing a human being inside of you! Seriously, that’s why I’ve done it 3 times already. I can’t wait to meet their sweet little boy soon.
We had soooo much fun at our Session! I would say about 80% of the photos were goofy and us all hysterically laughing. But hey, that’s Katie and Michael and I love capturing my clients exactly the way they are…PERFECT! Please enjoy the photos below and feel free to browse around.
Oh and if you’d like to check out Katie & Michael Wedding, you can view it here: Katie and Michael’s Wedding
I love photographing Maternity Sessions! It gives me a chance to bond with the mom and dad before the Newborn Session, especially if the baby has older siblings. I love to see how they interact with their mom’s tummy and capture their excitement. I remember my older daughter during my own Maternity Session, she could not stop kissing my belly! She was only 2 1/2 when her little sister was born, but I felt as if she understood so much. Maternity photoshoots are so special, not only for the parents, but also for the babies and their future children. I wish my mom had photos of her belly, with me inside. But my mom was brought up differently. It’s not just because the times were different back then, but it was also due to culture reasons. They believed it was embarrassing to show off your baby bump. Even though there are a few photos of my mom while she was pregnant with me, she made sure someone was covering her belly in the photos. Isn’t that so sad? Being pregnant is such an amazing part of life, it should be celebrated!
So, here I am, helping every woman celebrate the life that she has growing inside of her! Shivani was one of those beautiful women :) She really was glowing! We went to a beautiful park near her home and we had so much fun. I was attacked by a few ducks, but it’s safe to say that I made it out alive! Shivani and her husband had a beautiful picnic right by the lake at the park. It was so sweet and romantic :) They are expecting their sweet baby boy shortly after Christmas. I will be traveling with my family to spend the rest of the year with my family and friends in Atlanta. We are going to try our best to make it all work out. Babies never come out when we expect them to, hehe. They are on their own time, and that’s totally okay.
As always, thank you for reading. Hope you enjoy these beautiful photographs. I know they will be treasured.
P.S. If you or someone you know is looking for an Orange County Maternity Photographer, feel free to contact me! Don’t forget to link up with me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
P.P.S. Quick Update: Baby Jai has arrived! Click here to see his Newborn Session :)
Sunset shoots are awesome, especially with a glowing mama to be! Karen and Billy are great friends of mine and I was honored to photograph this special time for both of them! Can’t wait to meet baby Jacob in just a few short weeks, and big sister Harmony is so excited too!
Enjoy the photos!
***UPDATE*** It’s a boy! It’s a boy! To view Baby Jacob’s Newborn Session, please click here: