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.
84 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.
Brenda Johnson Cooper · Getting married on 06/15/2020
The photos Maija captured for my daughter's engagement session were more beautiful than I ever imagined. I can honestly say that everything was just perfect! Maija made the couple feel at ease and the shots were romantic and classy. So many of them belong in a magazine, it's hard to choose just one favorite. And being from out of town, Maija's electronic pay system was easy and convenient. If you want a truly amazing experience and seriously pro results, I highly recommend Maija Karin Photography in Boise Idaho.Sent on 10/13/2019
Krystle Nitu · Getting married on 05/08/2020
#1 Wedding Photographer
Hands down the best wedding photographer in Boise!!! Wow...I feel a surge of emotion looking back at our wedding photos. Maija captured us so perfectly at our engagement session, all the moments & details leading up to our I Do's, and lastly our fun celebration. LOVE LOVE LOVE our photos!!! We had a large wedding party, lots of family, and about 400 guests. Maija kept everyone on track and everything went smoothly for us. She still managed to capture all the amazing wedding moments and details working her way around the busy reception. We initially decided to not have sunset photos due to the size of our wedding and the possibility of not being able to sneak out. We were surprised with a traditional Basque dance so Maija stayed longer than expected to capture this special moment for us. She even went above and beyond to sneak us out for the most beautiful sunset photos on the Basque Block following the dance. We have so many amazing photos to add to our new home and share with our families. Maija's photo from our big day won a local Summer contest for The Grove Hotel. I can't express how amazing Maija is as a wedding photographer with her warm smile and fun personality. She is so talented and creative. I highly recommend Maija! Thank you so much for your exceptional service and attention to detail with a warm smile! Also, for working with our huge cultural wedding. You're the best!!! :)Sent on 12/12/2019
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!