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Meet Carrie, Jason, and Tanner! This sweet family met me at Frick Park a little while ago for some family photos. We had a great time – Tanner beat us all at skipping rocks, and he was so patient with all the clicking and smiling!

Here are a few favorites from our session!










  • December 4, 2009 - 3:24 pm

    Mary - What a beautiful family! Frick Park, right? But when was the weather this nice?ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2009 - 3:54 pm

    Milla - The weather was beautiful! This session was in mid-November, I believe. I am seriously behind on my blogging! :)ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2014 - 8:31 pm

    Alex - Wow, I’m really superisrd at some of these comments. I know that some women can control thier eating, diets, etc, but not all pregnancies/bodies are the same. I know some women who gain very little and who very barely were sick at all during thier pregnancies. I totally have pregnancy jealousy on that note. I have always been thin and have been able to control my diet BUT when I’m pregnant, my whole body/life changes. I gained 60 lbs with my first child, then had to work to get it off, which I did, BUT again, I gained 60 with my next child and was able to shed the weight yet again. I really, really tried hard to not gain the weight. I even determined to excersize and have a great diet the 2nd time around, BUT that was not to last. The truth is, is that when I get morning sickness nothing NOTHING seems to help except eating very fatty/savory foods. I tried carrots and low fat cottage cheese which did nothing. When I ate fatty foods BAM sickness is toned down. I know there will be some that would like to say, Oh shame on you, you should have controlled those urges. My response to that is, Try on my pregnancy shoes and see if you don’t cram a fist full of fries down your throat. I assure you, you would. On a very positive note, both my children were at a very healthy weight (7.5 lbs) at birth. Yes, I would love to have minor urges to eat this or that and to be able to say no. I’d love to wake in the morning, throw up just once and be on my way to enjoy the rest of the day counting my calories and writing out my excersize plan, but the acid running up and down my throat leaving the most vile taste almost constantly in my mouth and the burning stomach and dry heaves keep me busy trying to find the cure in the form of rich, stomach coating foods. Sorry to burst some bubbles here. Also, I’m on my third pregnancy (9 weeks) and I’ve already gained 10 lbs. Lets just agree that all womens bodies, urges, sicknesses, weight gains, reactions are different. IReplyCancel

Happy Monday! I just want to stop by quickly and post a preview of a session we did while my uncle was in town for a mini-photography workshop! I love this late-autumn photo of Emily and her son Silas…

More to come!


  • December 8, 2009 - 3:32 pm

    Amanda - Ooooo I love this picture! So special!ReplyCancel

Hi everyone! I’m back again with another preview of a shoot I’m working on today: the Caruso family. I did this shoot a few weeks ago when I was in Florida to see my family. I was SO happy to have a change of scenery and to shoot with a lake in the background. Here’s a sneak peak. More to come…

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  • November 20, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Mary - Beautiful….yeah, isn’t a change of scenery nice?ReplyCancel

  • November 21, 2009 - 2:47 am

    Caryn - Love the new look! I’m about to switch mine up in a few days :) Fun stuff!ReplyCancel

  • November 29, 2009 - 10:33 am

    Stephanie - This is an awesome picture!…ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2009 - 11:19 am

    Milla - Thanks yo! Can’t wait to see the new blog, Caryn!ReplyCancel

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all doing well on the other end of the screen. We have been doing well here… really looking forward to a weekend to relax and catch up on some things around the house!

So, I have a few updates today. First of all, check out the new blog facelift!  I have been working on this for a little while and just launched it yesterday.  I love the bigger photos, richer colors, and header slideshow.  Let me know what you think!

Also, we have been busy the past few weeks with weddings, engagement shoots, and family portrait sessions.  So, today, a preview from Maggie and Tyler’s session!  More to come soon…

Happy Friday everyone! Any fun plans for the weekend?


  • November 20, 2009 - 10:33 am

    Stephanie - I love the colors in this photograph – subtle but beautiful!

    Yay for new Thanksgiving traditions with our Pittsburgh “families” :-)ReplyCancel

  • November 20, 2009 - 1:47 pm

    Milla - Thanks Steph! Whenever we can get our schedules together, we want to take you and jerrod to that same spot! :)ReplyCancel

  • November 20, 2009 - 4:08 pm

    Mary - Milla, it’s gorgeous! I LOVE it! You’ve made it look so you and your style. Awesomeness. Can’t wait to see more beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • December 3, 2009 - 1:22 pm

    Melissa - I can’t wait to see more of these. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

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Angela and Chris were married on a beautiful fall day! And, they suggested that we visit north park for some photos before the ceremony. I have to say, I love love love when couples have a “first look” moment and allow us to get some photos before the ceremony begins. It’s such a relaxed and fun time…

Here are a few photos from their morning! More from the ceremony and reception to come later!















I am crazy about these three guys. Really… that’s all I have to say this Tuesday morning.

Have a good one everyone!







  • November 12, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Elaine - Great pictures and sweet sentiments, Milla! You brought a smile to my face!ReplyCancel

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The sun is shining. The air is cool. And my to-do list is long.

What does your Monday look like?

p.s. this photo is to prove that I actually CAN keep a plant alive. It sits by my work desk, soaking up the window light, and I am so proud of myself whenever it sprouts a new leaf. :)

  • November 2, 2009 - 7:59 am

    Mary Schwarz - I'm jealous of your plant skills…mine always die!ReplyCancel

  • November 20, 2009 - 1:45 pm

    Milla - Until now… so have mine! But, I am really trying to keep these alive so I have some green around me while I work! :)ReplyCancel

Today is Shawna and Cam’s wedding day!

I always wake up excited on wedding days! The night before, Brad and I charge all our batteries, format all our memory cards, set the times on our cameras, and put everything by the door so it’s ready to go in the morning. We do this so the next morning we actually have a few hours to make breakfast, drink coffee, read, and RELAX before going, going, going for the rest of the day.

Recently, one of my favorite things to do while drinking coffee and waking up is to play a game of Sudoku. I know, sudoku is SO two-thousand-five, but I love it!!

So, today’s photo of the day: my wedding-day game of Sudoku!


  • November 3, 2009 - 6:42 am

    Elaine - Can't wait to see the wedding photos!! They lucked out with the weather that day…ReplyCancel

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Margaret Anne is a sweet friend of mine who is also an actress and student at Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh. We went to the strip district with her friend Hannah to take some headshots and had such a wonderful time!

Here are a few favorites from the session:














  • October 29, 2009 - 9:47 am

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  • October 29, 2009 - 10:01 am

    Milla C. Photography - Thanks Zack! We did the session at 3:30pm, and it was a nice sunny day, so we got to take advantage of that great light! I think a similar lighting situation could be replicated at about 10am. Hope you are doing well in HK!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2009 - 6:11 pm

    Peggy - Milla – you absolutely captured her personality… beauty with a hint of mischief and a lot of fun! I love LOVE them!ReplyCancel

Don’t you just want to kiss this nose? I do, in fact, very often.



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Yesterday was a crazy day.

Brad and I woke up, cooked breakfast, headed to downtown Pittsburgh, walked around a bit and enjoyed the amazing fall colors, went to Heinz Field, watched the Steelers WIN IT in the last minutes, came home around 5pm, took the dogs for a jog in Frick Park, ran by the grocery store, and then finally made it home to relax at about 7:30.

And at 7:30 as we came inside from such a cool, sunny, wonderful, fall Pittsburgh day, the only thing I wanted was something warm and sweet to finish it off. Aaaaand I knew just the thing.

This pumpkin bread is amazing – crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside. Mmm…

What is your favorite fall comfort food?



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This morning at 8:47am, Turk jumped into our bed, sniffed my face, turned 2 circles on top of me, and then settled in for a Sunday morning nap. Usually I wake up enough to push him to the middle of the bed and go back to sleep for a few minutes. However, this morning I didn’t. I woke up and thought “STEELERS DAY!”

Our sweet friends gave us tickets to the Steelers/Vikings game today at 1:00, and we actually have the entire day off to soak it in. We made eggs and bacon for breakfast, and now we’re putting on our gold and black and heading downtown to enjoy the day. It’s 46 degrees and SUNNY, and we couldn’t be more excited.

So, my photo of the day: our pre-game food. Let’s go Pittsburgh!!


  • October 26, 2009 - 6:49 am

    scott - I watched this game yesterday. It looked like a fun one to go to. Especially if you were a Steelers fan. I bet yall had fun.

    Do people say "yall" there?ReplyCancel

  • October 26, 2009 - 8:21 am

    Milla - Haha… no, actually. But, Pittsburgh has it's own "yall" – it's "yinz"

    Weird huh? I still say Yall. No shame.ReplyCancel

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Happy Friday everyone! Since I am trying to be a better blogger and post something every day, I wanted to show you a preview of what I’ve been working on this morning… Leighanna and Shawn’s wedding.

I love these two shots: the first by Brad during the ceremony (again hiding in the choir loft with the 200mm) and the second by me during their first dance. Gotta love that backlighting!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We are photographing a wedding on Saturday and then heading to the STEELERS game on Sunday! Woot!



  • October 25, 2009 - 4:34 pm

    Anonymous - i thought i would take a look and see if you had anything up… these 2 are great and i'm so excited to see the rest. leighannaReplyCancel

  • October 25, 2009 - 4:52 pm

    Milla - Yaaay!! Welcome back!! I'm glad you like them… hope you guys enjoyed the slideshow too. Talk to you soon!ReplyCancel