My name is Mariya (pronounced Maa-ree-yah) and I am a Cleveland based photographer specializing in portraits, couples and weddings. I have been doing photography for over 4 years. I have many passions and photography is one of them.
I went to school for fashion design and I recently started an alterations and sewing business called the Alteration Studio CLE. I love staying busy with my passions.
I’m a proud immigrant who moved here in 2011 for college. I ended up staying and have been here since. Originally, I am from Pakistan. However, due to my parents moving to the United Arab Emirates in their early 20s, I spent time growing up in both countries. I grew up with elements of both countries.
My native language is not English, but most people can’t tell because I don’t really have an accent. I grew up learning English, so when I moved here, I didn’t really have any language issues.
Cleveland has become home to me over the last decade. I love traveling to new places and I will go where ever life takes me. For the foreseeable future, Cleveland is my home.
“Live and let live.”Jane Doe