kind words

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Words can’t express how amazing Milena is. She was so easy to work with and made me feel incredible. Her warm spirit was the perfect addition to our home birth team. Welcoming our first born at home was so special to us and the photos Milena took will make those memories last a lifetime. She truly captured the beauty of my pregnancy, the power of my birth and the blessing of the new life we created. We can not thank her enough for her care and skill during such a monumental time in our lives. Milena has become an addition to our village and we couldn’t be happier.
— Amber C. on her Birth Story Experience
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Milena was so accommodating and she took shots of raw and candid moments. My birth photos are so precious to me in so many ways. She really captured moments that I didn’t really understand how profound they were until I saw the pictures. She knows the moments that need capturing and has an amazing eye!
— Karen C. - on her Birth Story Experience
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Milena’s friendly demeanor and professional work were exactly what we wanted. I love the way she uses natural light and captures such vibrant color... I never knew how much I would appreciate a physical copy of each photo rather than having just the digital files. Thank you so much for capturing our family’s love!
— Kristin J. - on Her Lifestyle Maternity Experience
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I absolutely loved Mila!! She was an amazing birth photographer for us and captured such beautiful moments we could never have seen otherwise. I’m so grateful she was with us during such an intense and beautiful transition in our lives.
— Amanda C. on her birth story experience
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Milena is so great to work with. She knows how to set everyone at ease, including the baby, in order to get the best moments on film. She is always professional, prompt, and communicative. She also does a great job at balancing our ideas for the photos with her artistic vision in order to get the best pictures.
— Caroline S. On Her Year Of Memories Experience
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We love Milena and Memories by the Smile! We first had her come do an infant photo shoot for our second born son. She came all the way out to our house so we could be comfortable in our own home with our 5-day old. It was not stressful at all and she was really great with our 3-year old and the baby. The whole experience was great and we loved the final shots. So, of course, when baby number 3 came along, we never considered anyone else! Once again, Milena came and did a lovely lifestyle shoot in our home, easily working around our rambunctious 1 and 5 year olds. We recently did a family mini session for our youngest’s first birthday. We met at a park and did an outdoor shoot right as the sun was going down. The lighting is beautiful and we are thrilled with all our pictures. We especially love the candid moments Milena catches—ones where we aren’t necessarily posing but she captures the dynamics of our family. We also really like some of the special little extra touches that display our images and personalize our service with her! Can’t wait for our next milestone to celebrate so we can plan another session!
— Ashley W. - Three-peat client