honest & heartfelt photography for best friends in love

based in Arizona & portugal, traveling to wherever your story takes us.

It's about enjoying your day.

The BIG moments + the small ones. The genuine, goofy, one-of-a-kind love you share. Sneaky kisses + spicy booty grabs. Quiet tears + laughing so much it hurts. The people in your life that are special to you. And having photos of it all that feel so right, you secretly wonder if your best friend took them.

Love, connection, & being present in the moment.

a photographer for those who value

I believe that the most important part of a wedding is whatever matters most to you -- whether that's a colorful ceremony in a sun-drenched winery & all night dance party with your crew, or a destination elopement with a pizza picnic and boozy ice cream sundaes just for the two of you. (Both sound freakin' DOPE to me).


Photos that you can feel

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The client experience

your epic day


Collections & details

the way you want it

Most days, you can find me editing photos on my laptop in a coffee shop, out hiking a new trail with my dog Aladin, or deeply entranced by a new book. I'm in love with stories, with colors, with nature; I'm obsessed with the way a photograph has the magical ability to bring you back to a moment or a memory in an instant and how photos can make you feel so much more than words can, sometimes. I'm passionate about people, cultures, food, travel, and breathing in literally every single piece of art in the world around me -- especially the imperfect moments and epic love stories. I'm glad you're here.

I'm maia, and I'd be honored to document your love story.

just Here to support you being 10000% yourself.

lets be friends


If you asked around about me, hopefully you'd hear something like:

"She has a keen eye for moments that just can’t be staged or repeated. We absolutely loved the action shots of our friends and family dancing and getting to relive the candid memories of the day!"

Elizabeth & Omar

"She really takes her time to get to know you as a couple and sees your raw and genuine moments. Although the weather gods were not the nicest to us on our wedding day, maia was still able to capture all of our magical moments so beautifully. our guests kept commenting how awesome she was throughout the night!! we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect human being to capture our best day."

Kristine & Long

"If I could add more than 5 stars for Maia, I would. She is the best photographer / person you will ever meet. she worked with my now fiancé!! to plan and execute the most amazing surprise proposal, and produced the most beautiful photos that truly captured the magic and vulnerability of this intimate moment in the mountains of santa barbara. we've already booked her for our wedding! :) book her!! you will end up with the most beautiful photos, the greatest memories and a lifelong friend!"

Savannah & Matt

your love and your story is purely your own. it's comfy, unhurried, full of heart, & fearless.

so when you look at photos of yourselves, you should feel just like that, too.

you want a photographer that looks at love stories like a photojournalist, & someone who uses a camera like a storyteller puts a pen to paper.

 I focus on candid and natural moments, letting them happen as is, with a little side of making sure you know what to do with your hands. you get the day documented as a whole story, authentically felt & happily remembered.

you two are the reason I do this.

 no two love stories are the same. no two wedding days are the same. let's celebrate that.

In our world of filters and social media perfection and curated EVERYTHING, I value the imperfect, the unposed, the in-between, and the natural. If you want photos that look the way the memory feels, photos that are true to you, from a photographer that aims to blend in so perfectly it's like we've been besties forever & tbh you forgot I was there to work -- you're in the right place.

let's do it

Love is love, black lives matter, women's rights are human rights, & no human being is "illegal."

this business is built around the belief that:

we have a zero-tolerance policy for rudeness, bigotry,, or hatred of any kind.



If you asked around about me, hopefully you'd hear something like:

so, lovers, where will your story be taking us? my bags are packed & ready to go.

-Savannah & Matt







Maia Chloe is an elopement and wedding photographer based in the US & Europe who specializes in artistic, candid imagery for best friends in love that wanna have fun.