Mariah Renae's Story


Cameras have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was little my mom has been taking photographs of me and our memories together. Growing up with a role model that respects and enjoys photography, made me appreciate photography as well. I marveled at what she could do with her camera. Her unique point of view was so interesting, it always drew me in and made me wonder. I wanted to be able to do what she could. I wanted to see what she saw. I wanted to instill wonder into others as she had done for me.

By the time I was 10, I had my own camera and the two of us were taking pictures together. We had so much fun looking at each others photos; our viewpoints were different but the same. Her photos were magical, turing normal scenes into works of art. The more we took pictures the more inspired and encouraged each other. 

By the time I entered high school photography had grown into a more than just a hobby for me. I had a dream. Photographer for life! I soon transferred to a high school featuring media classes. Now I take my camera with me whenever, always looking for the moments that make life beautiful. I have learned that there is always a photo opportunity, and if you want to capture those moments you have to be prepared and willing. 

I am a portrait photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My goal is to capture connection; the small moments in life, a persons inner being, and gorgeously natural emotions. I love the beauty of the every day. I appreciate the beauty of individuality. And I believe that all emotions are worth documenting. 

I hope capture the beauty of you and your life. To contact me or book a session click the button below.

I can't wait to hear from you! And may life dance with you.

-Mariah Renae