Family portrait photography in Chicago; family enjoying a walk near Michigan Avenue


for those who love authenticity

Whether you are working with a professional Chicago portraIt photographer for the first time or fiftieth, many worry about posing, inflexibility from the photographer, quality issues, and the whole experience being tedious. We’re not here that. We’re here for you to enjoy your a stress-free session and most importantly love your photographs, because they are beautiful and simply - you. Together let’s,

  • Create timeless and powerful images that truly represent you
  • Create photography that matters, as a celebration of personal or family milestones 
  • Give you an amazing experience where you feel great before, during, and after your session, with no worries or discomfort of being in front of the camera

What will we be creating together?

Family Portrait Photography

Beautiful family photography and artwork for every type of family - bold and full of energy; elegant and poised; young kids or adults kids; and families with a lot of relatives. The people who love and care for most, the people you do it all for.

Family portrait photography, created by a Chicago photographer
Photo created by a Chicago branding and headshot photographer

Branding & Headshots Photography

Photography for the everyday professional - a speaker at a conference, an artist, a model, a writer, podcast host or guest, or a business owner. Professional branding photography is perfect for anyone who needs branded photos for their online presence on social media, websites, portfolios and feature articles.

For women or individuals looking for up-to-date portraits in their professional career or celebrating the beginning a new chapter of life - post-breakup, weight loss journey, new career, a big move. For those who want to look incredible and sophisticated to mark this amazing new part of life.

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Kind Words

Kind Words

Mariya is truly a talented photographer. It was my first time getting professional headshots and she helped make the process comfortable and ultimately the photos turn out wonderfully from start to finish. She was helpful with deciding on clothing, scouting locations and helping with poses. I'm very pleased with the outcome and look forward to working with Mariya again!

-- Melissa

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Mariya was amazing to work with! I have had a few professional shots done in my career, she was able to make it super easy and feel very comfortable while taking the shots. The locations she chose were very amazing in the shots and she was able to capture the right FEEL I wanted in my professional shots.

Not only was she very professional and talented at her craft, she is a fun person and made the whole experience enjoyable with her customer service!

-- Ian

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Mariya is a talented professional photographer. We couldn’t be any happier with the photographs she made for us! She quickly understands your ideas, needs, and desires. Also, I was very pleased with Mariyas promptness and flexibility with her schedule.
If you decide to make a professional photographs, I am recommending Mariya. You will be happy with the result!

-- Yulia

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I had such a wonderful experience working with Mariya! We had our photoshoot in one of the Chicago neighborhoods. Mariya's portrait photography skills are amazing as she finds just the right angle to capture your best look! Taking photos sometimes may be a little nerve-wracking, but Mariya helps you calm down and open up. Her way of communicating with the model is very uplifting and inspiring. The end result made me feel so happy as the portraits turned out amazing! I'm very grateful for Mariya's professionalism and the portraits that she has created for me!

-- Ambrina

When it comes to this Chicago Photographer...

You get to forget the headaches even when

You might not feel your best in front of a camera...

You might not put together or know what to get started with...

You have an idea, but you don't quite know how make it a reality...

But you can be confident that you do not have to stress about any of it! We'll create amazing photos of your loving family, personal milestones, or professional headshot and brand photos in a completely stress and worry-free way.

Chicago portrait photographer

"The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed."

- Anne Geddes

Mariya - a fun Chicago photographer

Hi I'm Mariya, and I’m a Chicago portrait photographer. I love hiking in National Parks and I always edit photos with buckets and buckets of tea.