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Engagement Photography in Boise, ID


Maija Karin Photography takes wedding and engagement photos in the Boise, ID, area. View the photo galleries and book a time today.

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Engagement Photography in Boise, ID


Maija Karin Photography takes wedding and engagement photos in the Boise, ID, area. View the photo galleries and book a time today.

real weddings

KELLI + RYAN

 

ANDREA + MATTHEW

KIERSTEN + MIKE


hi there!!

I'm Maija! I am a wife, a boy mom, and a Boise Idaho based wedding & lifestyle photographer. I'm originally from the PNW (specifically the Wenatchee Valley) and still consider it home as all my family lives there enjoying it's beauty!

I really really like sharpie pens, my go-to attire is a Nike hooded zip-up sweatshirt, and a glass of wine at night with my husband is a happy place for me. I got married to my high school sweetheart 8 short years ago in my parents backyard, under a shade providing tree, on a very dripping hot day in the middle of July. What I remember most about the day, besides the exuberant joy in my heart and tear filled moments of love, was how incredibly fast it passed!  I was a wedding photographer long before I said my own "I dos", so I knew it would go faster than a blink! It solidified for me just why I am so passionate about wedding photography (not to mention all of the other life moments that pass us so quickly).  I couldn't wait to get my photos back so I could relive my day and to be reminded of all the special moments and people who surrounded us.  THIS is what I want to capture for you! My deepest desire is to capture the most authentic you, wrapped in beautiful light, filled with the joy & warmth in the moment, and then to give you those images to relive that genuine moment over & over again. Oh, and to have a whole heck of a lot of fun along the way!  I'm so glad you stumbled upon my page or maybe you got here on purpose, either way, I'm glad you're here and I look forward to getting to know you!! 

 
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Wedding & Engagement Photos in Boise, ID

| Boise based but washington grown |

**Central Washington is my home away from home. My travel fees do not apply to the Wenatchee/Leavenworth valley** 


Photography to me is more than just a click of the shutter, it's giving a moment that is fleeting a chance to say "I am going to stay lasting." I believe in being present and capturing the truth in a moment. Life is full of all our little in between moments, joyful smiles, tears of laughter, and passionate hugs. These are the ones that matter the most and my goal is to capture those feelings for you to have and to hold close to your heart. 

My style would best be described as "directed photojournalism" - it's pure raw emotion meets cover-of-Vogue amazing! I believe in beautiful natural lighting (it's the ideal paintbrush), incredible backgrounds, and choosing locations very carefully. I never pose a situation that is already magical, yet understand that direction is a powerful tool for designing a gorgeous end result. 


 

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More About Me


More About Me


 
   

   

Oh to sum up life into two small paragraphs and try and give you a glimpse into who is behind the camera - no small feat, but here it goes. ;)

I'm a believer that we should never take life too seriously, life is far too short and sweet.  We should always take time to be in the moment, to love deeply, and give with our all.  I'm a Mama of 2 wild, intense, passionate and sweet boys, and a wife to one very kind hunk of a man, who just so happens to be my high school sweetheart. I won the Jack Pot with this guy in his heart, looks and brains! Yay me :) I've traveled near and far (two of my favorite spots are Thailand and Australia). I love a good solid adventure, and have a small obsession with Sharpie pens and wine.  Most evenings you'll find me with a glass of wine in hand, my hubby sitting on one side of the couch recapping on the day or dreaming/planning about what we want the next five years of life to look like. This of course is right after experiencing what feels like a tornado blew through our house, but nope, it was just our little rascals.

I love a good challenge, so if you put me up to one I'll take a stab at it. I'm a good listener, lover of God, a Jeep owner, and an animal lover (though currently our only two pets are our kids - dog to join the family soon!) I'm a middle sister, a peace-maker, a World Vision supporter, and always willing to try new things. I'm a huge Nike hooded zip-up fan - I'm wearing one as I type this. I really really like cheese and popcorn, believe in a balanced healthy lifestyle, I'm a boot camp instructor and fitness enthusiast. Just in case you are thinking about buying me flowers, tulips and poppies are my favorite. The color purple makes me happy. And I have been known to cry over some commercials, but MOST importantly I'm a huge sucker for love stories and I want to hear yours!!    

the girl behind the camera.... 

meet maija

**Don't worry if you're like, "how the heck do you pronounce her name", I get it all the time ;) It's My-ah. 


My boys, my heart, and me in action. 

Photo credit - Debbie Brown Studios, Erin Leanne 26 photography, Kailey Shakespear Photography, Elijah Effinger (my husband!)

 
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What They're Saying


What They're Saying


 

"EACH ONE A MASTERPIECE IN ITSELF."

 
 
 

"Maija has that untrainable knack for capturing a person in their best, expressive moment." 

"Her pictures are fully conceived creations without ever looking contrived or cliche.  Hire her, you will be thrilled!" 

 
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Investment


Investment


I'm the lucky one. I'm the one who gets to peek into the windows of a couple's life and then get invited right in the front door to experience one of the biggest events in their journey together!  I get to cry behind my camera while I watch a father dance with his daughter, giving her away and yet welcoming in a new member to their family. I get to capture the raw emotion, the extended warm hugs, the exuberant dancing in celebration with friends and family who come together to lift up the new bride and groom.  

I'm the lucky one! 

 

Wedding Coverage begins at

$2600

6 hours of coverage
Engagement session OR Custom Album
400+ beautifully edited images
Ownership of high resolution images
Personal wedding website

 

Average investment

$3400

8 hours of coverage
Second shooter
Engagement session
600+ beautifully edited images
Ownership of high resolution images
Personal wedding website
Custom album

**during high season (May-October) this is beginning coverage**

 

 travel begins at

$4200

8 hours of coverage
Engagement session
600+ beautifully edited images
Ownership of high resolution images
Personal wedding website
Custom album
One night hotel stay and gas fee
**additional travel fees may apply**

 

**reach out for your customized package and more details**

I provide mock-up timelines for your wedding day to get the most out of your wedding photography with the least amount of stress.

 It's your big day! You should have it run joyously & smoothly!!

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Contact


Contact


 If you are blurry eyed from all the gazillion wedding photos that you have looked at, you are 1000% normal and maybe feeling a little overwhelmed.  There's a lot of us photogs out there!  I admire many of them.  So here is my advice, REACH OUT IF: you feel like you can find yourself in the images you see, you connected with one or more of the ravs written from past couples, or you thought I said something that made you go, yep I think this girl might get me! :) Because, truth is, it's SO much more than pretty pictures. The relationship between you and your photographer is what creates the magic in your images and allows you to truly be 'YOU' in front of the camera.