Maria Shalaeva

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Special photographer for special day. Every smile, every hidden tear and every wind in your veil worth capturing forever. I do my job with all my 12 years professional experience and all my soul.  
Wedding Awards winner '18 finalist '19 Brides choice '2022

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

No travel fee

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I work as a photographer for more than 11 years, and during these years I`ve captured over 150 weddings.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Elegant documentary

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

My starting package is 4000 USD for 10 hours of coverage

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I use Skype (masha.laeva) and you can contact me via form on my website

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

MyWEd Award winner 2012 
MyWed Award Finalist 2014 2015 2016 
Wedding awards Russia winner 2018 
Wedding Awards Russia 2018 best shot winner

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

I love my job and I can do it perfect - in any situation, in any place.


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3 Recommendations

Where do I even start?! Maria’s talent is out of this world. She blew every expectation I had out of the water. We had 3 days of events and each day I would see the pictures and think there’s no way she can do anything better than this, and of course she always came back with something more amazing. She has the ability to make ordinary locations look extraordinary and the corners of your house look like you’re in a studio. We postponed our wedding due to the pandemic, but Maria was so flexible that she didn’t even bat an eye when I asked to change the date. I was probably driving her crazy Read More with my stress, but she continued to be so supportive and understanding even though she was the one that had to fly across the world! The best decision we made was selecting Maria as our photographer - the moments she captured encompass everything us and our guests felt that day and I can’t wait to look back at the photos for years to come. Everyone that sees our pictures is in awe saying it’s the best wedding photos they’ve ever seen and are shocked that she made us look that good - we could be models! I tell everyone about her and can’t wait to have her come back to the US to shoot for our friends and family!
I found her via instagram. Maria is a truly talented photographer - her photos are just amazing like medieval paintings. On the day of my wedding, she was a leader of my wedding party. Super artistic. She drove me and my husband to get up early to take photos even the day after the wedding. We were very tired but so glad we did it - loved our after wedding photos.
Masha was fantastic! We loved working with her for our wedding, so much so, that my sister invited her back for her wedding a couple years later. Masha was so fun to work with, she made everyone in the bridal party feel at ease and excited for the photos, as she created unforgettable moments for us throughout the day. Masha was able to capture the most epic photos of our day, as well as the most intimate glances and moments of us and our guests. She created a beautiful mix of artsy, live, traditional and in the moment shots. Masha stayed with us the entire night and took some of our favorite Read More pictures on the dance floor at the end of the night, which was a huge plus as some photographers we talked to wanted to leave a couple of hours into the dancing. We cannot recommend Masha enough, her talent, experience, vision, professionalism, personality, and hard work have made our night perfect with amazing pictures to go with it!

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