Maija Karin Photography based in Boise, Idaho, is a company that offers wedding and portrait photography. Owner and lead photographer, Maija Karin, strives to capture couples expressing their authentic selves in the images that she creates. With over 15 years of professional photography experience, Maija captures wedding celebrations with skill and a great sense of fun.
Maija provides services for weddings and engagements in the areas of Boise, Idaho and Wenatchee/Leavenworth, Washington. She is willing to travel for destination weddings across the nation or abroad. Maija will move with you between venues on your wedding day, offers additional hours of coverage, and can bring a second photographer upon request. She accepts wedding bookings on a one-event-per-day policy, so you know that she will be focused on your special day. Her style can be described as “directed photojournalism” where she rarely intervenes and even then to give simple directions. This is to keep your images as natural as possible while striving for magazine-shoot quality. After your happy day, your images will be available to you as high-resolution digital files, albums, canvases, flush mounts, and prints.
89 Reviews for Maija Karin Photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Ashley · Married on 04/27/2019
A Photographer, planner and family wrangler all-in-one
I simply cannot rave enough over Maija's contribution to what was the most stressful, nerve racking and ultimately best day of my life. Turns out when you invite everyone you love to a function as big as a wedding, it is like herding cats.Sent on 03/01/2020
And Maija is an AMAZING cat wrangler.
With the assistance of 3 highly trained professionals (Maija for the photographer, a DJ crew and an official wedding planner- all of whom my family tried to talk me out of hiring,) every piece of chaos was managed with hardly a blip on the emotional radar.
And that is saying something, because as we all know, weddings are emotional affairs.
I would even go so far as to say, without the aforementioned professionals, it is questionable whether I would still be on speaking terms with all of my friends and family...
And that was a benefit of hiring Maija that I did not even know I was getting.
Her picture portfolio speaks for itself.
Her photos are truly beautiful and fully capture the essence of everything you would want to remember from such a special day.
I would recommend her on her skill with a camera alone, but where she truly shines is in her grace and caring while going through the process.
Maija takes care to focus on what you want, but brings a truly amazing empathy and flexibility to the task. There will never be enough time on your wedding day and she helped me find the right balance of staying on "schedule," but still experiencing the moment.
And with the pictures she took, I am able to go back, whenever I want, to experience it again and even see some of the things I missed the first time around.
Houses and cars will come and go, but you will never be able to recreate your wedding day. The pictures are once in a lifetime. Spend the money. Hire Maija. With the quality of pictures she takes you will want to carve out time just to browse through them for the sheer beauty of the product she provides.
Rebecca A Titland · Getting married on 10/08/2021
The QUEEN of Photography
We had been searching for a few months for a wedding photographer that we knew was going to capture our day perfectly when we came across Maija's work. Instantly, we knew that this was the person we wanted to help (go check out her "About Me" page on her website, it's totally worth it). Maija easily blows all the competition out of the water. We don't particularly love being in front of a camera, but Maija did an incredible job of making us feel at home there. Her easy going nature made us feel comfortable, and made it easy to capture candid photo's. When it was time for a laugh, she had no shortage of ways to get us to crack up and capture some incredible photo's. From scouting out new and great locations on the fly for engagement photo's, to making your wedding day an absolute breeze, Maija can do it all. She is truly a professional, and it was clear she is a master of her art. After the wedding, the first thing many friends and family talked about was how amazing and kind our photographer was. We get to relive our wedding day everyday because of her. We cannot recommend enough going with Maija. If you want your special day to truly shine, go no further.Sent on 10/23/2020
Devin · Married on 09/18/2020
Feels like family at your event
Maija has an incredible portfolio! Look into her website further for the scope of her art and creative lens perspectives. She was thorough and helpful in sculpting our approach for timing to our day and specific shots desired. Family appreciated having her onsite as she could help capture candid photos and suggest aesthetic decor alterations. Most important for us, she was available for video calls, and flexible amidst this pandemic and changing day to day county codes. We had wildfire smoke and a thunderstorm storm, and our photos still kept that warm, romantic glow amidst it all!!! You will be thankful you chose someone who feels like family amidst your event and the outcome provided. We love our sneak peek so much that my husband feels he’d be happy to keep that collection alone :) Thank you Maija!!!Sent on 09/24/2020
Maija Karin Photography's reply:Devin & Chris - You two are so wonderful!! It was my absolute pleasure to be there on your wedding day and on our video chats too :) Thank you very much for your incredibly kind words!! I wish you two the very best and I hope this is only the beginning of our photo sessions together!! Blessings, Maija
What a great company to work with. We highly recommend.
I have worked with Maija of Maija Karin Photography in both a personal and professional capacity, and have been consistently amazed by her talent and professionalism throughout every event. I initially met Maija upon hiring her for our own wedding, and couldn't have been more pleased! Our photography was a priority to us, and in addition to having beautiful images, we wanted a photographer whose personality would enhance our day. Maija gave us all of that and more; she was warm, funny, organized, direct when needed, and put us completely at ease. Our photos are the most wonderful mix of stunning portraits and evocative candids that were beautifully and tastefully edited; we truly treasure them. Since our own wedding, Maija has shot promotional photo shoots for me (I'm a floral/event designer), and has done equally amazing work for family members' weddings upon our recommendation. A truly talented photographer with an infectious spirit and unbeatable work ethic!
Maija's photos are elegant and effortless! She is a pleasure to work with, very flexible and accommodating. The consummate professional, she makes our job easy! You will be thrilled with your decision to share your day with Maija!