Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself || Raleigh Photographer

My name is…Mylina {my LEE nuh} Russell, but you can call me My. I know. It doesn’t have the same flow that Jay-Z had haha


Photo by Christi Joy Photography

I’m a 27 year old aspiring photographer and blogger living in Lynchburg, Virginia (#ourlynchburg) with my husband of 3 years. As I’m beginning my photography journey, I have loved getting to know the community of creatives on Instagram throughΒ #thebethadillychallenge and#TheRisingTideSociety. I have had the privilege to get to know some amazing people while photographing families, couples, and maternity sessions while I’m #ontheroadtofulltime. As part of the challenge, here are a few things about me:

  1. I’m not a fan of coffee, but I could live off of milkshakes.
  2. I love dogs and I’m still trying to convince my husband to let me get a Rottweiler (he’s not having it)
  3. I’m slightly obsessed with mountain views and sunsets
  4. I tend to be a walking jukebox (which the hubby loves 😜)
  5. I was 5’2″ in 6th grade and haven’t grown an inch since!
  6. I have a bad habit of double-tapping on Facebook. Clearly, Instagram is my home.
  7. I name things. My camera is Ruby, and my car is Sylvia.
  8. One of my life goals is to have seven children. You read that right. Seven. More on that later 😜

I’d love to meet you! Leave a little intro for me in the comments below!

  • Keith L. Bell - Love your new look!!! Proud of your work! Keep it up my sister!ReplyCancel

  • ashton - My camera’s name is LUCY and my car’s name is Black Beauty! You aren’t alone.

    These are great and I loved getting to know you. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • Mylina - Yes! I’m not alone! haha Sad thing about naming my camera is that I don’t know if I could ever sell it (her). Silver lining: I can pass her on to another newbie photographer when I upgrade πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • kate - Hey My! πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for sharing a little bit about you. i love finding out more things on the personal level about different photographers. I’m Kate. I love owl figurines and sunflower butter. I’m addicted to country music and Fall is my favorite time of the year!ReplyCancel

    • Mylina - Hey Kate! I have this set of owl figurines that I’m sure I’ll post here sometime. I LOVE them! I love meeting other photographers too. I feel like we all just have a collective appreciation for fall haha. The whole season is just eye candy. πŸ™‚ I can get down with a little country music too! hahaReplyCancel

  • Emily - Love it! How nice to meet you!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - Girrrrl, if you want to have seven children, you had better start to like coffee, lol! I have four and I neeeeeed it! (Off to think of a name for my camera …)ReplyCancel

    • Mylina - Haha you’re probably right Wendy! More power to you with four kids. I’ve been wrestling with the notion of balancing a photography business with children. I know obviously it can be done, but I want to make sure that I do each one well. I’ve met some rockstar entrepreneurs who are parents though. I guess I’ll just have to figure it out as I go!ReplyCancel

  • Amelia - This is the best intro! Cute tidbits about you! I’m excited you have joined the photography world and I am looking forward to seeing where it goes for you! Keep up the great work!ReplyCancel

    • Mylina - Aww thanks Amelia! I appreciate the encouragement. I feel like the blog is getting a little heavy on info about me. There will be sessions up soon, I promise! haha thanks for reading!ReplyCancel

      • Amelia - Mylina the best thing about a blog is growing with it! You’ll learn alot about it your first year πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - Hello Mylina! What a beautiful photo of you πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Clara - You started this blog with a Jay-Z lyric… literally had me from hello. Oh and my car’s name is Patty….Patty the Prius =] Great intro!ReplyCancel

    • Mylina - Haha Clara, I can’t help it! Walking Jukebox πŸ˜‰ Patty the Prius! I love it! This sounds better out loud, but mine is Sylvia the Silver CRV πŸ˜‰ Sometimes, I’m corny and it’s okay! haha thanks for rockin with me!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - I loved this intro! And you totally need to get a dog! There make the best pet/companion/friend/family member πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • Mylina - Oh yes! My husband’s never had a dog before…but he’ll learn πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Christina FV - Holy Moly 7 kids!! Love the info about you. It’s great to put a personality with a pretty picture!ReplyCancel

    • Mylina - Yeah we’ll see how this goes haha. Thanks and thanks for reading!ReplyCancel

  • Lillian - Wow I didn’t realize the photos along the bottom lead to blog posts! Haha shows how Internet savvy I am. But I am loving this blog! And these photos of you πŸ™‚ p.s. I liked your other blog as well, and I think it would be a good idea to post a link to that one as you mentioned before.ReplyCancel

  • Molly - I couldn’t survive without coffee
    I love all animals and my dream animal to hold is a red panda #bucketlist
    My husband wants a that kind of dog…we will see lol We currently have two cats! And my hubby and I are coming up in our first year of marriage! what what!!
    Thank you for sharing a little more about you!ReplyCancel

  • Robyn - Seven?! Uh, get started now please. I gotta get some auntie practice in now so I can be the favorite by the time #3-7 come alongReplyCancel

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