Hello and thanks for stopping by!
I'm Mariah, mother to two sweet boys, who keep growing like weeds even though every year I tell them this will be the one when I finally figure out how to shrink them! I've been married to the love of my life, Jason, for ten years, and still get all the feels when we get any kind of alone time together. I love candy (hot tamales are my jam), murder mystery novels & the Bachelor is one of my (not so secret now...) guilty pleasures.
Part of my passion for photography stems from my love of photographing my own children. Capturing their personalities and who they are in each moment. Heaven knows their favorite things change all the time and these years have been flying by faster than I care to admit. I never realized how quickly childhood passes until I had sons of my own. My time with them seems ever more fleeting and I treasure the images I have that remind me who they are, and were.
I have been photographing weddings for the last five years. I love weddings, I adore love. I fall in love with each and every one of my couples (and usually their entire extended family too!) and I'm so grateful to be allowed to capture love and the real moments of weddings. I love being able to share in the joy and capture it through my photography. (And fair warning - I'm a hugger!)
I'm a somewhat lapsed world traveler, a little horse crazy, and I've found friends in many of the books I've read. I'm a firm believer in family, traditions and Christmas. I believe laughter can fix almost anything and I am lucky to be surrounded by it more often than not.
I have been lucky enough to have a wonderful friend and mentor in Jessica Vogelsang. She has encouraged and helped hone my photography skills and I wouldn't be where I am now if it weren't for her. Much of my work on these pages has been created with her. Please check out her wonderful site here.
Above is my life, in photograph.