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Maya M.
Chicago, IL
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5.0
20 Years of experience

I am Chicago to my core. Born and raised in this wonderful city. And, from the earliest age, I always had a camera in hand. Back then, it was 35mm. The camera styles have changed over the years. But, my love for photography has been ever constant.

I see art everywhere. Mundane things that most people would never take a second look at, I see it's artistic beauty. This means I love street photography. Capturing those moments in time where accidental collisions take place creating visually stimulating images. I always have the most fun when I can combine street photography with portrait photography in my sessions - the nitty-gritty and the nice and pretty.

Outdoor shoots are definitely my favorite. Going on mini walkabouts and letting whatever catches my eye guide guide me. Letting children run and play. Therefore, capturing their energy and personalities in the images. Sessions are very organic. Happening naturally and flowing with ease. Many clients come back year after year. Which allows me to watch the children and families grow. It is the ultimate thank you that I receive from my clients.

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I look forward to shooting with you!

A fun fact about me

I was formerly an Electron Microscopist, as well as a computer programmer.

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English

Camera:

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 5D Mark two, Canon 50 D, Hasselblad lunar, Panasonic Lumix FZ 25000

Lenses:

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens,Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM - DSLR Lens,

I am good with…

Children

Capturing Emotions

Suggesting Poses

Breaking the Ice

Story Telling

Candid Moments

My Portfolio Select a shoot type to preview more photos.

Family

21 photos

Event

47 photos

Children

26 photos

Corporate

23 photos

Headshots

21 photos

Birthday

45 photos

Senior

17 photos

Maternity

17 photos

Newborn

26 photos

Engagement

12 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • Happy Mama M.

    From Yelp

    We used Maya for our son's one year photos. She was very easy to work with, and we were very happy with the pictures.

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