Welcome, friend!

Hello!  My name is Mina, I am a wedding photographer, storyteller, wife, dog lover, book reader, board game enthusiast, and too-sugary-coffee-drinker in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina.  When I'm not capturing photos or enjoying a good photo editing session - I'm spending time with my wonderful husband, Fabian, running with our sweet rescue pups, reading a new favorite series (currently obsessed with the Dresden Files), staying up late watching movies (and impatiently waiting for Game of Thrones to come back), playing board games (if you haven't played Mysterium, you should try it out), and trying a new recipe with wonderful friends (any excuse to bake something!). 

Photography has been my passion since I was very young, when my parents gave me my first camera and sweetly waited for me to take pictures of absolutely everything, literally everywhere.  If you’d asked me then what was so wonderful about photography - I wouldn’t have been able to say.  But now I know what draws me to this art, and what always has...the beautiful, chemical loveliness of storytelling with light.  Life is such a beautiful thing, and each moment so fleeting. To strive to capture the loveliness of it all, to preserve the joy of a moment in the depth of a photograph….it’s what I live for. 

So of course, I fell head over heels in love with wedding photography - what better story than a love story, and what better subjects than two people full of joy and excitement for the future.  I'm a storyteller at heart, with a passion for creating luminous, beautiful images, and I would love to get to know you and your sweetheart and help capture what is unique and lovely about your love.  I look forward to meeting you!   

 

My little family

My husband, Fabian - my high school sweetheart, and the love of my life.  We met when I transferred into his high school in junior year, and have been inseparable ever since.  Our first date was to the homecoming dance, and exactly six years later - we married on his family farm in the rolling hills of Virginia.  I am beyond lucky to have this wonderful guy as my best friend and partner in everything.  We laugh, travel, rock climb, play with our dogs, try new recipes, DIY, and dream together.  He's my favorite person, and the wind beneath my wings. Plus, his eyes crinkle up at the corners when he smiles and it is so handsome it melts my heart.

Our pups - Raj, Rift, and whoever our current foster is.  We found Raj, a fluffy black and caramel colored mutt (we think Golden Retriever and Rottweiler) a few months before we got married. He's a deer-chasing, hard cuddling, obstinate little sweetheart who likes to pretend he doesn't need anyone but then mushes into your side when you're on the couch.  Rift is as adorable as she is neurotic - equal parts scared of everything and full of love for the people she trusts.  We started fostering dogs a little while ago, and it is one of my favorite things we do. You'll find whoever our third pup is at a given time playing with Rift while Raj suns in the yard.