First off, congrats on your engagement!
This is the time to capture moments so that they are VIVID memories for years to come!
That’s where I come in!
Now, as much as my job is to capture beautiful images, it’s also my job to create timeless moments between you and your loved ones. I love getting to know my clients- so that I can make your wedding day experience that much more memorable. Why does this make your experience better? Because, if you are comfortable in front of me, you are going to be your weird, crazy and unique self and that’s where those breathtaking images are created. You’re not afraid to be yourself because I’m not just your photographer, I am now your friend!
So, the BIG question for you is, is this what you are looking for?
If you said YES, you’ve come to the right place.
Hi you guys! I am Mariah, the woman behind the lens! It’s always been important to me to get to know my clients and for my clients to get know me, so here goes nothing. I was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota. I lived on a small hobby farm with my two sisters and parents. I am a major homebody and still travel back there about every 2-3 weeks. Growing up on the farm, I was kind of a tomboy( who am I kidding, I was a major tomboy) and still love to be outside.
I went to school at South Dakota State University, where I played Center for the women’s basketball team. I majored in advertising and graphic design but landed my hobby in photography when my teammate asked me to photograph her wedding.
In my free time, I love to ride my horse Justice, go to the lake, cuddle up with my puppy and watch Netflix, and hangout with my friends. My favorite time of year is the summer, in fact, I enjoy being extremely hot to the point which most people are uncomfortable. So, if I show up to your summer wedding in a black sweater, don’t be alarmed. I love to travel and try new things. I have a passion for interior design and constantly rearrange things in my house.
My friends would tell you that I am honest, bold and pretty wild sometimes. I am passionately in love with Jesus Christ and continue to pursue his plan for me. I am an extrovert and love meeting new people.
Last but not least, I married the love of my life, Charles, back in August 2017 and officially went full time with photography in October 2017. I currently live in Brookings, SD but photograph weddings all over the midwest.
You might be wondering why I have written so much on this page already without throwing price tags at you, here’s why. Photography is so much more than the photos you receive at the end your wedding day. This whole experience, from the moment you got engaged to the sparkler exit on your wedding, is probably the most exciting year of your life so far. I want you to love every moment of this season. I am passionate about getting to know you because I want you to be comfortable in front of me and want these moments to be your’s and no one else’s. I can do my job the best when I can fully invest in my clients and get to know what makes you laugh, what quirks you have and just who you are as a person. I want you to view me as a friend rather than a vendor because this time of your life is so much better with friends by your side!
These photos are far more than just photos, attached to them, are the memories you will cherish forever. During your experience with me, you will notice quickly that I don’t pose you a lot, instead, I am constantly prompting you to do something. The reason I do that is because it creates real emotion rather than forced. As your photographer, I don’t believe that I am just taking photos, I am creating moments between the two of you and I am capturing your authentic reaction.
So I may ask you to do a lot of crazy things, you might break a sweat but I promise you, you will have a blast. Most importantly you will have memories on your wall and never forget the way you felt.
The Total Package
-10 hour wedding day coverage
-90-minute engagement session
-Online gallery + edited digital files
-Mileage included up to 125 miles
The Classic Package
-8 hour wedding day coverage
-90-minute complimentary engagement session
-Online gallery + edited digital files
-Mileage up to 125 miles
The Basic Package
-Only offered on Fridays
-6 hour wedding day coverage
-Online gallery + edited digital files from the wedding day
-50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking
-10 x 10 album with 15 spreads for $350
-Additional hours can be added for $350/hour
-Second photographer for $500
-Add an additional 60-minute engagement session for $350
– Engagement Session Highlight Video for $150
-Prices are subject to change at any time up until deposit is paid.
*Military Discount 10% || Some states may be subject to state sales tax || Prices may vary based on location of wedding*
* Discounted prices will be offered for destination weddings.