She was an MVP at the wedding - so many guests came up to me to tell me how amazing Maija was, all the beautiful pictures they saw her taking and asking me where on earth I found such a wonderful photographer.
Maija is amazing and an absolutely wonderful photographer. After spending hours looking at other reviews, her portfolio and finally speaking with her I knew that I would love for her to be part of our wedding day. Then we changed the venue from Washington state to Tuscany, Italy and I kid you not - MAIJA AGREED TO COME WITH! Not only did she come - but she was always just a message away with any worries or concerns I had, or just to check in and see how the wedding planning was going. She was engaged throughout the entire process - and very organized. One of my guests even came up to me and told me that whenever they get married they're going to reach out to Maija. As an aside, I just have to mention how she consistently went out of her way for me (even more so than a 10+ hour flight across the Atlantic). She took engagement photos of us in Florence (hello dream come true), stayed later at the wedding reception to get pictures of the father-daughter and first dance after things ran late, and helped me sew the train of my wedding dress up when I was in the bathroom, frantically trying to find the non-existent button that the tailor had forgotten to sew on. I mean seriously, this woman is a legend. She went above and beyond for us, and because of her, my whole family have the most beautiful photos that we will cherish forever. My husband and I are so thankful that she came to Italy and was a part of our wedding day. She is an absolutely amazing individual and an extremely talented wedding photographer. I would drink a glass of wine with you in Florence any time, Maija! :)
“from my first interaction with Maija it was so clear that she really loves what she does and the couples she works with! Her photos very clearly speak for themselves. Spend just a few minutes looking and you will understand! ”
-Samantha and Nick
"Maija is an absolute gem!"
Wedding planning can often be incredibly stressful, especially when you've been planning for months and everything culminates on one big day...including meeting many of your vendors in person for the first time. From the first moment we met Maija onsite we were struck by her authenticity, warmth, humor and professionalism. Her depth and breadth of experience just shined through the entire day -- from the first look photos all the way through the last dance of the evening. She was quietly and confidently capturing all of our beautiful memories. Both Mark and I were a bit nervous to see our photos because neither of us like to be in front of the camera (especially me!). When we received the photos and started to go through the galleries there was a collective moment where we just looked at each other and started laughing...the photos were so stunning it looked like a Hollywood set. We looked so relaxed and Maija captured our joy and happiness...perfectly. Now every time someone asks us about the wedding my first response is....'Oh! Let me show you the gorgeous photos!!
-Kathryn and Mark
Maija has a way of capturing so much emotion and passion without you and your loved one knowing she is there.
Maija is purely amazing! Not only are her photos breathtaking, but her personality and advice is so valuable to have on your wedding day. She is creative and fun, worth every dime and gives valuable advice along the planning process. She never made me feel like she was keeping me and my husband to take pictures, more like she was creating memorable, romantic moments. As far as I knew, she was another bridesmaid! Even braved the weather conditions to get some amazing pictures we can cherish forever!
She made everything so easy and fun but also personable!
Maija was such an amazing photographer, I couldn’t have asked for more on our special day. We had so many laughs the entire time taking photos, everything was so comfortable. The photos came out beyond what I could have ever imagined, I look at them almost every week. I have known I've wanted her to be our photographer for years, and she captured every incredible moment from our day. We love Maija, and anyone would be blessed to have her as their photographer.
"She truly puts her heart and soul into what she does. She is beyond the total package."
Maija Karin Photography – No words can express how perfect she made our wedding!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH hahahahahahha I scream with honest excitement every time I think about it. Pictures are EVERYTHING to me! What she doesn’t know is that we had a photographer and I came across some of her pictures online. I decided why not call. Instant LOVE! She had to be ours! The next time chatting, with of course wine, I was even more excited. Words cannot begin to describe the personal and emotional connection we made. Just look at our wedding photos! Everyone talks about how magical our wedding was and how our photographer truly was able to capture it. My Mom told me it was like we were best friends for years! She came up with photos and captured details that I have seen no other photographer do (I work for a wedding planner as a side job).
Her added touches are so special. She truly puts her heart and soul into what she does. She is beyond the total package. I don’t just say these things, I truly mean them. We all fell in love with her and her work. When you get married it is a blur and to be able to look back at pictures and truly relieve it all because of the photos, is more than I thought would ever happen. She captured our love, our emotion, my craziness and my baby girl Bella (My dog) perfectly. She took the things and people we love and made a breathtaking story for us. Ryan and I have already told her she is not leaving our lives and cannot wait to have her capture more events in our lives. She came in as our wedding photographer, but has become so much more to us, our families and our hearts! Without a doubt, Maija will be the ONLY photographer that I recommend. She will exceed and keep exceeding your expectations. AHHHHHHHHHHHH she is remarkable inside and out!
-Kelli and Ryan
"We are simply blown away by these photographs!"
I want to extend by deepest appreciation and gratitude for you. We are simply blown away by these photographs! We are beside ourselves, we just can’t believe how incredible they are, each one a masterpiece in itself. You can feel how much energy you put into them, both at the wedding, and in the post editing. We couldn’t be happier, and we cannot thank you enough. Going into this wedding the #1 thing I knew was that I wanted a photographer that would truly and beautifully capture the day, so that I could remember every little bit of our wedding for the rest of my life. You blew my hopes and dreams out of the water. You helped me relax from day one and it has just been a blessing to work with you. You were such fun and a wonderful addition to our wedding.
— Nick & Sara
"FROM OUR VERY FIRST COMMUNICATION WITH MAIJA, WE WERE IMPRESSED BY HER PROFESSIONALISM AND PERSONAL TOUCH"
Maija photographed our wedding in Leavenworth this past fall. We were thrilled with the hundreds of amazing photographs she took of our special day. From our very first communication with Maija, we were impressed by her professionalism and personal touch. She was relaxed and made us feel completely at ease on our wedding day-capturing moments we will never forget. Thanks again, Maija!
-Collin & Elsa Foote
"We were instantly struck by her gorgeous,
honest and piercing photos."
After an exhausting process of reviewing well over 50 wedding photographer’s portfolios, my husband and I finally found Maija. The couples she photographed seemed at ease, but also looked absolutely cover-of-Vogue stunning. Maija has that untrainable knack for capturing a person in their best, expressive moment. She is pure talent. And totally professional and delightful to work with, too! She had no problem at all shooting our large wedding party of 24 people! Our pictures far exceeded even our picky expectations. Her pictures are fully conceived creations without ever looking contrived or cliché. Hire her, you will be thrilled!
More than the quality of the photos, I appreciated Maija’s ability to step in exactly when we needed her. She got all of the shots we were hoping for even when we didn’t realize she was there. When she saw something that needed to happen she was professional and always efficient. Maija was such a pleasure to work with— If you have to spend your wedding day with anyone other than your future spouse, we can’t recommend Maija enough. Looking forward to working with her again!
- Claire & Dan
"Make sure that you have a lot of time to review your photos after the wedding because you will have a hard time narrowing down your favorites as Maija has a true gift and every photo turned out wonderful. She was responsive and flexible, and such a delight to have by our side on our special day."
-Andrea and Matthew
"maija was such an important part of the whole experience and felt like an old friend."
We could not be happier with our photos and experience with Maija from our wedding. By the end of our journey together, from engagement photos to the wedding day, we developed a relationship with her. She was so relatable, and made us feel comfortable in every situation. Maija has a kind heart and a special joy about her. It is apparent that her passion is capturing the perfect moments.
She captures the feel of the wedding in her photos, allowing us to relive the day over and over. She found those special shots that would have been lost in time if she had not discovered them. We were looking for photos that were fun, beautiful, and a bit non-traditional. Maija catered her work to fit our personalities and desires exactly, without us even telling her exactly what we wanted.
Since the wedding, all of my friends have been asking, “who was you photographer?” Many of them saying that they were the best wedding photos they had ever seen. I would recommend Maija to any engaged couple, as well as others looking for timeless photos. She is wonderful to work with, and has become our friend. Thank you for everything Maija!
— Haley & Vince