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How long are family photo sessions? 

By Mariya Maximtsev - February 17, 2024

When thinking about how long are family photo sessions, you have to consider a number of things. In this blog we will go over how timing can vary by the expertise of the photographer, the set up and location, number of poses, and finally number and age of the participants. Things to consider for session…

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Wicker Park Photographer | Indoor Family Session

By Mariya Maximtsev | November 27, 2023

Catch this little glimpse of a Wicker Park indoor family session. Photos by Mariyas Photography Hi and thank you for visiting my blog! A note about me, I am a Wicker Park photographer for families, women, and business owners. For families, I create custom art pieces that become treasured family heirlooms. This includes everything from…

Chicago Fantasy Photography | Fine Art & Romance

By Mariya Maximtsev | September 10, 2023

This summer we created a beautiful Chicago Fantasy Photography by visiting a chapel on Michigan Avenue. The photographs combine various styles such as Gothic architecture, Romance, Medieval, Fine Art, and goddess themes. Thank you for visiting my blog! A note about me, I am a photographer for women in Chicago. My goal is to create…

Chicago Family Photographer, family enjoying a walk near Michigan Avenue

Chicago Family Photographer | Michigan Avenue

By Mariya Maximtsev | August 25, 2023

Michigan Avenue and the Riverwalk are just some of the few stunning locations a Chicago family photographer would love to take pictures at. This family even coordinated their outfits together and incorporated soft colors to perfectly stand out from the stunning surrounding architecture! It was lovely day of captured memories that will be cherished for…

Chicago empowerment photography for women

By Mariya Maximtsev | July 26, 2023

Together with Vicky we created beautiful photographs one of the best Chicago photoshoot locations, Ping Tom Memorial Park. The idea for this empowerment photography session was to feature a different side of Chicago, but more importantly give Vicky the spotlight. After the photoshoot, Vicky shared on her social media, how she was able to better…

Chicago Photographer, womens portraits

10 Stunning Photography Poses for Women That Capture True Beauty

By Mariya Maximtsev | June 26, 2023

When it comes to photography, the right pose can make all the difference. In this blog post, we will explore 10 of the best photography poses for women that will help you create unforgettable images while showcase the true beauty of your subject. 1. The Candid Laugh Genuine laughter brings out the natural joy and…

10 Colorful Spring Photoshoot Ideas and Inspiration

By Mariya Maximtsev | February 19, 2023

If fall is all about pumpkins and scarves, then spring is all flowers, blossoms, and new beginnings. We’ve included the best spring photoshoot ideas and inspiration with flowers and beyond!  Blooming flowers Take advantage of Mother Nature’s spring gifts by taking an outdoor spring photoshoot with blooming flowers. I guarantee that even if you do…