Wow, thank you so much for being here.
First off, I don’t want to be just another vendor at your wedding or just the woman you hired to take your photos. I want to be your friend. I want to be the person that makes your entire engagement and wedding experience the most sacred and sentimental you can imagine it. I want to relish in your love story and I want to immortalize it in photographs that you and your family will cherish for generations.
I'm Milly Baine-Brent. I am the face behind the camera of The Reflective Rose. I am a traveling storyteller based in Florence, Alabama.
Photo by The Wipplers
This is my other half.
This is Austin. He is such a huge part of my life. He is a tattooer, musician, and all-around nice person. We met through music. Now I help manage his band, West Means Home. When I am not shooting or running my vintage clothing shop (Southern Trash), I drive his band around the country. We get traditional tattoos in our favorite cities, and he always stays awake to keep me company as i drive. He proposed to me in Grand Central Station (Literally a movie moment, y’all), and we were married in Pocket park beside my vintage shop in florence, AL on October 13th, 2018. our wedding day was literally the best day ever. I wish you could’ve been at that party. We spend most of our time together binging king of the hill, forensic files, and Bob’s Burgers while cuddling our two pit pups, Canyon and maple.
Gift giving (love language, y’all)
Meat-and-Threes and old Diners
Bojangle’s Sweet Tea
planners, office supplies, and printed products
Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel
My label maker
rock music before 1995
emo hits from that era
earl grey tea with cream
macaroni and cheese as a vegetable
How I work
Your pictures should represent you as a couple
I am 0% into forced smiles and stiff prom poses. You’re not some picture-perfect, Stepford-wives-esque robots. You’re real people with raw love, ups and downs, and authentic emotions. I want your great, great grandchildren to look back on your photos and dub you two as #relationshipgoals. This is about your love story, not some barbie doll version of yourselves.
Okay, now it’s your turn.
I want to hear your love story. I want to hear your favorite netflix shows. I want to know how you knew your person was your person.
Give me all the details on you two.