Sweet Sisters and their Puppy – South Austin Photographer Mariah Milan

When photographing young children, I never know quite what to expect. That is just the nature of photographing small children – sometimes it’s easy peasy and other’s it’s more of a challenge. Throw in a puppy and I really didn’t know what to expect! With Suri and Saxon, they were such a dream to photograph. […]

Sweet Puppy

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sunshine { austin kids photographer mariah milan }

Spring is definitely in the air…. the sun was out today and it was beautiful in South Austin. I was struck by the light coming in through the trees in our neighborhood park – it posed quite a challenge to get the exposure just right. Then Ryenne rode the tricycle through the frame and a […]

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A Believer of Magic by Austin and Maui Photographer, Mariah Milan

  Last night as I crawled into bed, the side table light was on and Ryenne was passed out on my pillow. The lamp cast the perfect amount of light across Ryenne’s face. Though she has her own room, she sneaks into my bed nightly. I really don’t mind. I have a great, big California […]

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Mini Sessions | Austin Children’s Photographer

The weather turned out wonderfully on Saturday – perfect for our Valentines Mini Sessions. I was so happy to see so many children come out for this event.  All the kids have grown so much since I photographed them last! I even got to meet some new friends – Elle from Ella Bella Photography brought […]

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FOUR STEPS! | Austin Baby Photographer

How did this happen? How did my little baby go from just starting to crawl to now wanting to walk? Cruz took four steps today. I can’t believe it! We were playing after the mini-sessions today and he stood up and stepped. I adore how proud he is of himself. I also adore how proud […]

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Valentine’s Childrens Special & Big News! | Austin and Maui Photographer

Mark your calendars! January 29th I’m doing Valentine’s mini-sessions! The fine print: These sessions are for children only and will take place in the afternoon at the Happy Cow Farm in South Austin (off of Brodie, south of Slaughter). You will receive a link to view your four proofs on January 31st. To receive your […]

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Tutorial: Aperture – what it is and how it affects images

What is aperture? I’m sure you’ve heard of it. If you’re a professional you know how much aperture affects the look of an image. But if you’re new to photography, you’ve probably heard the word thrown around and wonder how it plays into the look of a photo. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO are the […]

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Bokeh Tutorial and Apple Sauce

I love Christmas lights. Sometimes when I’m feeling overwhelmed by the season I merely just take a look at them twinkling and my spirits are instantly lifted. On my personal Facebook page and my personal blog I have had many friends and clients ask me how to make their Christmas tree look magical in the […]

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