Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a deposit to book my session or wedding?
Yes, I require a 25% non-refundable retainer to book your session or wedding. For non-wedding sessions, the rest of the total amount is due on the day of your session. For weddings, the rest is due a week before.
What are your wedding prices?
Prices range from $1,500 to $4,000. Please see more on the Pricing page.
Do you travel? Are there any travel fees?
I love traveling for sessions and weddings! There are no travel fees for sessions and weddings within an hour of Cleveland. Anything beyond that, the travel fee is calculated based on distance.
Can you customize your packages to fit my needs?
I’m very flexible! Please email me all the details and I will try my best to work with your requirements.
Do you work with assistants or second shooters?
My main wedding packages include a second shooter to make sure everything is captured from multiple angles and no moment is missed. I also have packages with one photographer.
How will I receive my pictures?
You will receive an email from me with a link to a private, online gallery of your images with download access of high resolution images and social media sized images.
How many pictures will I get?
This depends on the type of session and the package you choose. Please look at the package details on the Pricing page.
How can I book you?
Please fill out the contact form with all details. I will get back to you within 24 hours. A phone consultation is recommended for weddings but not necessary to book. Once you choose your package, I will email you the contract to sign digitally and send you an invoice. Once the contract is signed and retainer paid, your date is booked!
Do you offer payment plans for weddings?
Sort of. I require 25% to book your wedding date. The rest of the amount is due a week before your wedding. When you book me, you will receive an invoice for the whole amount with 25% required for the first payment. You can pay additional amounts towards your balance on your own schedule leading up to your wedding.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes! You can pay with the card of your choosing at your invoice link.
What if I have to reschedule my session or wedding?
I am always willing to reschedule your session at no cost to you with a 48 hour notice. For wedding date changes, I will accommodate to the best of my availability.
When will we get our pictures?
For non-wedding sessions, it can take 3 to 6 weeks. For weddings, you will receive your gallery 6 to 12 weeks after your wedding.
Do you also offer video services?
Currently, I don’t offer videography. I can recommend some really great videographers we have worked with.
Do you offer prints and albums?
Currently, I don’t offer printed products. I provide a digital gallery with a print release so you can get your images printed at a vendor of your choosing. I can recommend some great printing companies.
Do you retouch photos?
I retouch temporary blemishes, under eye circles and minimal skin smoothing. All final images are edited for color, saturation, exposure, and sharpness to ensure they look beautiful and look true to life.
Are you registered and insured?
Yes, I can provide insurance information if needed. For registration information with the state of Ohio, please click here.
What My Clients Are Saying
Mariya is a great photographer. Super professional. She is really transparent with her contracts and payment methods. Always on time- with the process, on the day of, and delivery of the photos. Very jovial and easy to talk to. She is super responsive, the longest we had to wait for a reply was 2 hours I think, which is really really important. She never leave you hanging. I promise you, you hire her once, you will never need another photographer’s number ever again. I had a great experience (2X over). 10/10 would recommend.
— Vaish K.
Mariya did an amazing job with our engagement photos, and you can tell this is her passion and she really cares about her clients. She guided us through the whole process down to vision and outfits, and was open to any ideas we had. She was extremely professional, always arrived early, met all deadlines, and promptly answered any questions we had. She really wanted to give us a completely customized experience based on our vision. I have already recommended her to people and will continue to do so. We are excited to have her also shoot our wedding this summer!
— Julie M.