Hi, I'm mariah

Let me first say thank you for taking the time to stop by my page. I know there are tons of talented photographers to choose from, so I truly appreciate you stopping by and considering me. Over the last 8 years I have had the pleasure of photographing numerous subjects, bringing beautiful and unique inspiration to every shoot. My photography style can be described as enchanting and romantic. My fine attention to detail is a trait that I take pride in and easily sets me apart from many.


I am originally from Northwest Indiana, born and raised in Merrillville. Since the age of 10, I've had a love for photography. After buying countless disposable cameras throughout my childhood and then purchasing a 35mm in high school, I gained darkroom knowledge and quickly knew photography was my passion. I began my college career as a photography major at Columbia College Chicago in 2011. I was able to call Chicago home for 10 years of my life. I love everything about this great city. From it's beautiful skyline, delicious foods and all of their sports teams, Chicago will always hold a place in my heart.

In July of 2021 I became engaged to my now husband, Isaac. Shortly after, I decided to move to Indianapolis to be closer to the love of my life. We married on October 22, 2022 and are blissfuly enjoying being newlyweds.

Usually during my down time you can find me wrapped up in a blanket, binge watching whatever my current obsession is (currently: Law & Order: Organized Crime or just about any show on the ID channel). I also enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with my family.

Maria McKenzie Photography ©

My Philosophy

Photography has always been my passion and I'm blessed to be able to say I love what I do for a living. Showcasing my passion through the lens of my camera, capturing each subject uniquely and organically is what truly makes me happy.

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