It’s always the deepest humbling feeling getting referrals from past clients and their families…that is how Haajar heard about us. I actually photographed her fiancé, Nader, sister’s engagement party several years prior! Haajar warned me that she and Nader were shy and awkward when taking photos, but I couldn’t believe it during the portrait session. […]




With the shutdown due to Covid-19, I want to dedicate more time to writing about the photoshoots I have the honoring of shooting for my clients. This post is about Anam and Mohsen! Anam is from Florida and Mohsen is a Chicago native. While the main events of their South Asian wedding were in Orlando, […]




I always scouting new locations for engagement sessions. Over the summer, I rediscovered the Chicago Museum Campus. Yes, it is extremely crowded at any time of the year. However, there are tricks I have learned to getting tourist free engagement photos in Chicago! I had the pleasure of meeting with Kirthika and Chris for their […]




The portraits from this session are deceiving. Why may you ask? These Chicago Botanic Garden portraits look like they were taken in spring but they were photographed in…..FALL!! Safa and Imran were impeccably dressed and they chose a robin’s egg blue as their outfit color. That color choice paired with how we posed and placed […]



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It is really fun to switch up Chicago engagement locations when our couples are up for it. When Suman told us she wanted an industrial, gritty engagement session in Chicago, we thought Chicago’s west side would be a great location. We settled a few graffiti mural walls as the perfect backdrop for their graffiti inspired […]

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Maha Studios is a destination photography studio that delights in the vibrant traditions and rituals at the heart of South Asian and multicultural weddings.