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The minute you meet Lauren and John, you know they are a perfect fit for each other. They are easy-going and kind, and most of all, they are totally happy and comfortable together. Their beautiful May wedding was held at St. Maurice Parish, and their reception venue was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen: the Mansion at Maple Heights. Tucked away on the streets of Shadyside, this stunning mansion is the perfect setting for a beautiful indoor/outdoor celebration.

Lauren and John, thank you for welcoming us so warmly to your wedding celebration. I will NEVER hear Thrift Shop again without thinking of you two!! haha! Here are a few favorite photos. Enjoy!

  • May 30, 2013 - 5:51 pm

    Beth Crook Insalaco - Wow, Milla, these are gorgeous. I love the first one of the girls toasting and also the wide angle portrait with the trees. Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2013 - 8:55 pm

    Caryn Azure - Beautiful! Love the one of them coming down the stairs!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2013 - 11:18 am

    Marjorie Taglieri - Beautiful photos – wonderful photographer!ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2014 - 10:52 pm

    Evdokia - What a beautiful weidndg. I wish I was able to go. So thankful I am able to enjoy your amazing day on this web site. I am looking forward to the day we can all visit and catch up on our lives. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and am full of bliss that my brother David has married his soul-mate; Alisha . We love you both,Nestor,Monica, Candace, & AshleyReplyCancel

Meet Grace: beautiful, smart, funny, independent, and sweet. She is graduating this year and we took some photos to celebrate. Congratulations, sweet friend. I can’t wait to celebrate freedom with you this summer! :)

  • May 21, 2013 - 4:41 pm

    Beth Kukucka - Beautiful, Milla. And it looks like you found my secret favorite photo spot in the Strip. :)ReplyCancel

  • May 21, 2013 - 6:33 pm

    KB Blessing - Love these photos! Love Grace!ReplyCancel

  • May 22, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    Paul Dallaba - Beautiful! Can’t believe my sister is graduating!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2013 - 3:25 am

    Sandra Snoke - Grace, this picture are just beautiful. Congratulations on your graduation and all the best for the next step in your life. Blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2013 - 10:02 pm

    Roseanne Impellizzeri - What a beauty!!!!!!! Inside and out!! Love these…..they truly capture your personality: adorable!!!!!! Love you and congratulations sweetheart!! You have a great big future in front of you….go for it and may the blessing of God be yours in every decision you face!!ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2014 - 5:18 am

    Elita - Hey, the pictures are beuiuaftl! If there anyway you cld send me some of Amber and I. We don’t have very many sister pictures together and I would really love to have a few. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • May 21, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    Alicyn Rhoades - Fantastic!ReplyCancel

Julia and Patrick were married on a beautiful spring day at Prince of Peace Parish on 15th Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood. And, they held their reception at one of my favorite Pittsburgh venues: the Sheraton Station Square. Afterwards, we took photos along South Side’s beautiful tree-lined streets and enjoyed the stunning view of the city from the North Shore as well!

Julia and Patrick, thank you for asking us to be part of your celebration. Here are a few of my favorite photos of the day!

And, since I know you are wondering, Julia’s beautiful makeup was done by the wonderful Joy Lager (pictured above!). It was so nice seeing you, Joy!

  • May 2, 2013 - 5:14 pm

    Don Keeley - Love the photos.ReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2013 - 5:32 pm

    Ann Merritts - These look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2013 - 11:47 pm

    Patricia Conrad Coble - You both look amazing ReplyCancel

  • May 3, 2013 - 4:01 am

    Robert Trakofler - very niceReplyCancel

I am always excited to receive a new shipment of our fun, colorful albums, and today I want to show you the newest arrivals: the Milla C. Photography grandparent albums.  These books are offered with our family and dog portrait sessions, and they are the perfect gift for grandparents, as they are small and affordable to purchase in multiples.

For more information about album pricing or scheduling a session, contact me! To see more photos from sweet Avery’s family session (shown below), click here!


To say that I love dogs would be an understatement.  I have two veterinarian parents and grew up working in their small-animal hospital.  We have two slobbery boxers who add so much joy to our lives, and we even started an arm of our business focusing specifically on documenting the lives of dogs!  

So, when I was contacted by Katie Preston Toepfer about publishing a photo from Ellie and Josh’s beautiful Atlanta wedding in her newest project, a beautiful hard-cover photography book entitled “Wedding Dogs: A Celebration of Holy Muttrimony”, I was absolutely thrilled to contribute to this collection and honored to be featured alongside other photographers who I greatly respect and admire!

The book will be officially released later in April, but I just received a copy in the mail and truly enjoyed looking through the photos and reading the touching stories of how dogs are truly family.  If you love dogs and weddings, you can purchase this fun, heart-touching collection of photos and stories at on April 16th.

Be sure to “like” the Wedding Dogs facebook page here!




  • April 2, 2013 - 3:17 pm

    Beth Crook Insalaco - Now that’s an awesome way to be published! Awesome work, Milla! I love dogs, too :)ReplyCancel

  • April 2, 2013 - 3:23 pm

    Caryn Azure - Awesome, Milla! What an honor! Absolutely beautiful photograph!ReplyCancel

  • April 2, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    Ellie Lee Mills - Arthur is beside himself.ReplyCancel

Whitney and Jon were married on a beautiful, spring Atlanta day and we were so happy to be part of their celebration. Whitney and Jon live in New York City, and I was able to visit them there last year to take their engagement photos. But, their families and many friends are down south, so they planned a beautiful wedding and reception at Heritage Sandy Springs.

Whitney and Jon, it was so special to be part of your day. You two are so obviously perfect for each other, and it’s been such a joy to know you as a couple (not only as an Auburn girl). Jon, you take great care of my wonderful friend! :)

Here are some favorite photos from your day. Much love to you both!

  • April 19, 2013 - 1:31 am

    Michelle Schwartz Pantori - soooo beautiful…soo lovely!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2013 - 10:36 pm

    Tallulah Studdard DeMarco - Susan, thanks for sharing! It looks like a beautiful wedding…and fun!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2013 - 11:28 pm

    Mary Norton Bentley - Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

As I pulled up at the beautiful old lodge at Lake Martin and moved in our suitcases, cameras, and dogs for the week, I knew it was going to be a truly special time. My parents, sister, brother in law, nephew, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and their kids all drove in from different states to stay together and celebrate the wedding of my cousin Michael and his fiance Ashley. And, as we sat around the fire, took long walks by the lake, held babies, ate great food, and caught up on the past year, I was reminded that the reason weddings are so special, the reason that we all truly celebrate together, is because we all become family. And, family is truly one of the greatest blessings.

So, cheers to the wonderful new couple and to gaining a sweet, beautiful cousin. I am very honored that we were asked to document this wedding weekend. Here are some of my favorites.

Mazel Tov Michael and Ashley! We love you both.

  • January 12, 2013 - 3:18 am

    Nancy McHan Cattarius - Beautiful indeed!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    Lisa Oliver - Beautiful couple…. special memories…. Amazxing family…. congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2013 - 9:48 pm

    Julie Kramer Newquist - Wow, absolutely felt like I was there and part of the celebration. The “favorite” photos told the Ashley/Michael wedding story perfectly! Magazine material for sure.ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2013 - 10:59 pm

    Marie Rumph - So sorry to have missed it. ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2013 - 11:11 pm

    Amy Devore - Wowsa! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2013 - 4:01 am

    Mary Lynn - Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    Kim Cleghorn - beautifulReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2013 - 1:33 am

    Cori Tenille Wortman - Love the black and white of you two dancing. So beautiful! ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    Sandra Laskody - WOW! awesome couple…..Prince and Princess…..What a spectacular celebration. Sooooo sorry we could not be there.ReplyCancel

  • March 31, 2013 - 1:19 pm

    michaelwill - beautiful images! i’m a big fan of the 2 bride prep and the first look. killing it!ReplyCancel

This summer I got the sweetest email from a former wedding client of my friend Mary Schwarz, who now lives in Washington DC.  Lindsay and her husband Aaron were expecting a little girl AND that they had a very sweet dog who they wanted photographed. So, this summer we had  fun playing in their back yard with Rudy and capturing his personality. And, now, Lindsay and Aaron have welcomed sweet Phoebe into their world, and I was thrilled to be able to document this new phase as well.

Lindsay and Aaron, thanks so much for trusting me to document this wonderful time in your lives. You two are really special and I truly enjoy the time I get to spend with you. Phoebe is absolutely perfect, and I am so happy to have met her. Here are a few photos from your session. I hope you love them as much as I do. :)

And, just for laughs, Phoebe isn’t the only baby in this family. :)

  • February 8, 2013 - 6:20 pm

    Cindy Crisp Davis - Beautiful photos of a sweet baby. ReplyCancel

There’s nothing quite as exciting as being pregnant with your first child. Everything is unknown, and there is so very much to look forward to. Rachel and Vito are expecting their first, a little boy, this March. And, it was so much fun for me to spend time in their home and NYC neighborhood to take their last photos as a family of two.

Rachel and Vito, I felt like a friend as soon as I walked through your door! And, I am so excited for you both. Your love is very sweet and natural, and I know that you are going to be wonderful parents. Hopefully I’ll get to meet the little man one day soon! :)

Here are a few favorite photos. Enjoy!

  • February 8, 2013 - 1:30 am

    Jordan Feinstein - WOW, my in-laws look great! Let’s see ’em after a couple of weeks not sleeping ;-) Just kidding…ReplyCancel

  • February 8, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    Rachel Wiesner Chiavuzzo - Thanks for these beautiful keepsake memories! xoxoReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2013 - 9:04 am

    mom - Absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest.ReplyCancel

When you plan a wedding in Pennsylvania in January, you never know what type of weather you might have. Norma said from the beginning that she was praying for snow and WOW, did she receive her wish! Norma and Tim are such a special couple, and ever since getting to know them at bit at their engagement session, I was so excited to be part of their celebration.

Norma and Tim, thank you for asking us to be part of your day. Though you were married on a cold winter day, your wedding was nothing but warm from start to finish. As soon as I walked through the door and started receiving hugs and smiles, I felt more like family than your photographer. And, as a side note, your amazing pine candle has been burning in my kitchen almost non-stop since Sunday!

Here are a few favorite photos from your day. Enjoy. :)

  • January 31, 2013 - 1:26 am

    Jane Clohessy - Beautiful wedding for a Beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2013 - 1:42 am

    Eileen Coe - What a beautiful wedding and such a fun reception!ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2013 - 2:22 am

    Megan Elizabeth - I saw the side profile of Norma’s face and I didn’t recognize who it was at first, and I thought what a pretty complexion. Haha, the picture of my brother and Norma dancing is hilarious because of Sean’s face! Hahaha.ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2013 - 1:33 am

    Joanne ?lankenship - Dreams do come true….sometimes when you are not looking…it happens out of the blue,What a stunning wedding’! much love and joy! Joanne Blankenship JanetReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2013 - 1:41 am

    Joanne. Blankenship - what a beautiful weddingonlydreams are made of! You two Loki magnificent together. happy days!, Joanne Blankenship. Janet ‘Mihalacki’s sister)ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2013 - 1:38 am

    Angela B. Hubert - What great photos!!! I am so honored to have been apart of such a beautiful day :)ReplyCancel

  • February 5, 2013 - 12:04 am

    Kira Lynn - Awesome pictures… Can’t wait to see them all!ReplyCancel

NYC newborn photography

Hudson Lee Davis was born on September 13, 2012. A beautiful baby boy, he is sweet, happy, and easy-going. While I was there to visit with his mama, he continuously grinned and flashed me those big blue eyes. Rebecca is a childhood friend, and it has been so sweet to see her become a wife and now a beautiful mother. I was able to spend time with Rebecca and Ben last summer and take a few photos of them before Hudson entered the world. And, now, they are a sweet family of three.

Ben, I am so sorry I missed you this trip, but I look forward to seeing you next time. :)

Here are a few photos of Hudson and Rebecca.

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  • January 21, 2013 - 11:35 pm

    Stephanie Poe - This little guy is adorable! Love the pictures.ReplyCancel

Beth and Sam are two of my favorite people on earth. They are close friends, amazing photographers, dog lovers, birthday sharers, running buddies, the list goes on and on… They are celebrating five years of marriage next month, and we wanted to capture their life together in photos. Beth and Sam, this anniversary should truly be celebrated because through trials and happiness, you have held on to each other. I have learned so much from you both and am so happy that you’re part of my life.

Enjoy a few favorites! :)

  • November 30, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    Susie Metzler - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • November 30, 2012 - 4:20 pm

    Sam Insalaco - Awesome Milla! Thanks for doing this for us! We owe you two!ReplyCancel

  • November 30, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    Julie K. Haemer-Scott - I had the pleasure of photographing their wedding! Wow you’ve come a long way on your journey already! Beth was so sick on her wedding day and you wouldn’t know it by looking at her beautiful smile! Congratulations on your anniversary and more importantly living life to its fullest pursuing your dreams and loving unconditionally! ReplyCancel

  • November 30, 2012 - 4:24 pm

    Tori Mistick - You guys are adorable!ReplyCancel

Heather and Craig were married on a beautiful, sunny fall day in Pittsburgh in one of my favorite churches, St. Paul’s Cathedral. This wedding was particularly special to me because Heather’s family has become dear to my heart over the years for many, many reasons. And, Heather and Craig are two of the most giving, sweet people I have worked with.

Many congratulations to the happy couple. Enjoy a few favorite photos from this beautiful day.

  • November 30, 2012 - 12:09 am

    Judy Baldauff - Milla, you are just the dearest and the best! I love you dearly!ReplyCancel

Dorine and David have a special story. Set up through mutual friends, they began their relationship on the phone (and one skype attempt :), without ever having met. Then, Dorine traveled to NYC from Texas to meet the “mystery man” and the rest is history. They are getting married in Texas in February but wanted to have photos in the city where they fell in love. So, we visited a few places that are special to their relationship.

Dorine and David, you two are wonderful together, and I hope your wedding day is everything you imagine. We will most certainly be celebrating with you from afar!

Enjoy a few favorite photos:

  • November 28, 2012 - 5:59 pm

    Victoria Khaldarov - Love you Auntie Dorine❤❤❤❤


  • November 28, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    Dorine & David - Thank you so much Milla and Brad!

    We had such a blast with you both taking these shots in the city. We felt so unbelievably comfortable in front of your cameras. You truly captured our personalities in these shots and the love we have for each other.

    I can’t wait to see the rest of them!ReplyCancel

  • November 29, 2012 - 2:55 am

    shelly - Wow!! Amazing pictures!! You look so good together, Dorine you are so beautiful!! LOVE YOU :-*ReplyCancel

Amanda and Brian fell in love at the one and only Penn State University. So, when discussing their engagement photos, it only seemed natural that we would meet in State College and document some of the places where their relationship developed: the stadium, downtown, and their favorite bar, Zeros.

Amanda and Brian, the time spent with you was a delight. You are so comfortable together and happy in love, and that’s infectious. I can’t wait for the wedding, and I hope you truly cherish these photos.

Here are a few favorites: