About me...


Mariah Naella | Photographer

I'm a wedding + portrait + fashion photographer based in Chicago. I'm also a momma & wife to two of the coolest guys I know. I love LOVE! My approach to shooting weddings is tailored to the unique desires and personalities of the couples I work with. I can be a circus director or a fly on the wall, typically I oscillate between the two. My ultimate goal is to nurture a feeling of ease on your wedding day & to hand you a collection of photographs that you will cherish forever.

Feel free to call or email me if you want to connect more directly. Always happy to chat!

♥   Mariah

Mariah has a naturally comfortable energy, a fabulous eye and captured the moments we wanted
...and didn’t know we couldn’t live without.



Style & Approach

My style is fashion / editorial influenced ~ natural expressions, beautiful lighting, & creative angles for visual interest. I seek interesting juxtapositions with a documentarian focus on capturing candid moments & details to best weave each love story visually.


My Wedding Camera Kit

Sony A7R III | Nikon D800 | Nikon D700 (back-up body) | Nikon 50mm, 60mm & 85mm prime lenses | Sony 55mm F1.8 | Sony FE 24-70mm & 70-200mm | Nikon 80-200mm & 16-35mm | Nikon SB910 Flash | Calumet Travelite Portable Studio Lights | occasional experimental film cameras


Packages / Investment

My wedding packages start at $2500 and include a drive with all of your edited images as well as a private online gallery. For a list of base package options and details click here


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