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for those who love authenticity, elegance, & imagination

Whether you are working with a professional 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

"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

What will we be creating together?

Family 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 photography in Chicago

Women's Photography

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

Branding 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 if you need cohesive photos for your online presence on social media, websites, portfolios and feature articles.

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Kind Words

Kind Words

"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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Kind Words

"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

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Kind Words

"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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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

Experience the good, the real, the beautiful

Whatever your amazing endeavors, milestones, and successes, with your loving family, your infectious personality, your personal brand, or just life - let’s document it with the kind of photography that gives back with connection, emotion, and joy.

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Hi I'm Mariya, and I’m a Chicago portrait photographer. The more I photograph portraits the more I’ve fall in love with people - and also tea (by the buckets not cups), pastries, and just life.