Mily Cooper Photography

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My name is Mily Cooper ...

I am the mother of 2 beautiful and rambunctious kids and the wife of a a super sweet guy who happens to be a rocket scientist, no kidding :-)


I also have a son in Heaven. He passed away in an accident in August 2011. I couldn't explain who I am, if I didn't tell you about him, because even though he was with us for only 2 years, his life and death have shaped who I am, more than I can say.


After he passed away, a lot changed inside of me.  I finally understood that you gotta love what you do for a living and you have to make your dreams happen. So I left my software engineering career of 20 years to do what I love doing the most. And that's how I became a professional photographer. I feel incredibly blessed because I am able to make a living doing something I love. 


Some people ask me why there's a penguin in my logo. My son was obsessed with penguins, that's why...


Another important thing about me is that I love to travel. My travels have taken me to a lot of incredible places all over the world and I have met wonderful people along the way. 


Maybe because I was born in Peru, most of my childhood I wanted to be an archaeologist and live a life of adventures like my biggest hero, Indiana Jones. The closest I've got to that experience, was when I went backpacking through Asia and visited some incredible temples in Cambodia, back in 2001, when there were no tourists yet. I had the most incredible sites all to myself... all I could hear was really loud insects. A real thrill that's ingrained in my memory. 


Last summer, we finally took a long vacation with our kids and visited Thailand and Cambodia for a month.  I got to share temples and beaches, jungles and waterfalls with them and experience their excitement.... Just AMAZING !


I've loved taking pictures longer than I can remember. My camera came in handy in all my travels but I discovered that more than photographing places, I enjoyed photographing people.  


My husband says I have an ability to make strangers very comfortable and that's how I can get honest portraits of people I barely know. 

 

My personal style in photography aims to capture one's true nature and personality. I love capturing people doing the things they love. I want to tell their story, their dreams, capture their inner beauty through my lens... And when I achieve it, it's pure bliss...


What inspires me?  Laughter, color, nature, families showing their love for each other, children's giggles, innocence, joy... 


My story... I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a traveler, an adventure seeker, a photographer, an engineer /geek, a story teller, an optimist (for sure), a perfectionist, a best friend, a dreamer, an animal lover...


And since I started this venture, an entrepreneur... Glad to add that one to the list!


But enough about me... I really want to hear all about you.... I want to capture YOUR STORY ...


Contact me !!!