Meet Mahina

Having your picture taken is more than just a fancy camera and the click of a shutter. It's an experience – one that makes most of us feel awkward and self-conscious. My top priority is making you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera, so that I can capture you at your best!

I provide on-location portrait services throughout the Seattle area, specializing in high school seniors, families, and newborns. Before working as a photographer, I trained as an oil painter, which gives me a unique understanding of light, color, and composition – key elements that can transform a photo into a stunning keepsake.

Many photographers rely heavily on photo editing software, but I prefer to keep things natural and craft the perfect image in the camera. That allows me to spend as much time as possible with you, instead of my computer – although I do use Photoshop for minor touch-ups and blemishes.

Have questions or want to schedule your personalized photoshoot? Contact me at or 505-331-3000. I am always happy to provide input on locations, outfits, or props.


Here are some of the kind words my past clients have sent me, re-posted with their permission:

"You made me feel very confident about myself and brought out an inner beauty I didn't know existed." – Ashley

"You are gifted in finding amazing images. We would not choose anyone else to tell our story." – Paige & Scott

"My children had so much fun they wanted to do a shoot again the next day!" – Maria

"I was feeling some anxiety about the shoot... You made me feel relaxed and beautiful." – Judith

You provided a totally creative and relaxing photo session." – Pam

"I could not believe the awesome pictures you took!" –Cathy

"We really enjoyed the photo session and we are thrilled to have these wonderful images of our family!" – Karla

"You have the right touch. You are truly a blessing to my family." – Kathleen