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. Feels like forever and also like yesterday. We miss him tremendously and we think about him every single day. 


After he passed away, a lot changed inside of me. I realized you have to live everyday as your last one. You gotta love what you do 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, I took a chance and became a professional photographer. I feel incredibly blessed because I am able to make a living doing something I love. Highly recommend it...


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 the life of 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. 


This summer, we took the kids to Thailand and Cambodia.  Temples and beaches, jungles and waterfalls... just AMAZING !

Funny enough one of the things I enjoyed the most was being with my family the whole time... 


I've loved taking pictures longer than I can remember. My camera came in handy in all my travels. I discovered that more than photographing places, I enjoyed photographing people.  I would talk to strangers and then take their pictures... It is through my camera that I learned to find beauty in all people, beyond common stereotypes. A magical and enlightening process...


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 !!!