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For dreamers and lovers

Portrait, couples and wedding photographer.

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Hello & Welcome!

You’re looking for a photographer and somehow you ended up here. I’m so glad you’re here! You’ve probably looked at a lot of other portfolios by now. Here is my spiel of why you should pick me. Obviously I am very passionate about photography, or I would not be doing it. But what makes me different? 

My willingness to make your session as effortless as possible. My goal is to document your story and capture all the fleeting moments while making you laugh with my sarcastic and silly jokes. I will make sure you have a good time during your session. I strive to make your wedding as stress-free as possible, even if we are running behind. I will be your right-hand woman and run around for whatever you need. My goal is to make sure everyone goes home smiling and happy.

I hope you stick around and take a look, thank you for stopping by!

Photography style

I would describe my photography style as candid and photojournalistic. I like to direct my couples with some prompts and then capture the real moments that happen. I will throw in a few poses as well, but I lean more towards prompting real interactions. I love to get my couples laughing by being a bit silly and goofy!

My editing style can be described as natural and warm with bold colors. My tones tend to be neutral to warm with medium to high contrast. The colors are realistic with a slight vibrant punch.

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The Wedding Experience

A wedding photographer is not simply photographing your wedding day, they are capturing your story that is bigger than the day itself.

Every couple has their story that they want documented and shared with the world, and my job is to capture your story genuinely, while guiding your vision of your big day through each step of the process.

Every year, I take a very limited number of weddings to be able to provide my full, undivided attention to every couple and their special day. It gives me more time to prepare for each wedding. 

Wedding packages range from $1,500 to $4,000


“Mariya did an absolutely wonderful job with our elopement/micro-wedding photos. She was super flexible, communicative, and organized as we put together a small ceremony with immediate friends and family in a short time period (and dealt with hail the day of!). Her photos perfectly captured the intimate feeling of the ceremony, as well as the beauty of where we got married.”

– Carly B.

Areas served:

Akron, Amish Country, Aurora, Beachwood, Canton, Chagrin Falls, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Coventry, Cuyahoga Falls, Dover, Elyria, Gates Mills, Green, Hartville, Hudson, Kent, Massillon, Mentor, Olmstead Falls, Oxford, Sandusky, Solon, Strongsville, Twinsburg, Westfield Center, Willoughby, Wooster, Youngstown, and beyond.​​​​​​​

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