Hello, it's me

Remember the feeling in elementary school, about an hour before recess?  That feeling of anticipation, and excitement?  Crafting plans in the back of your mind while you learned grammar or math.  Dreaming of the short 15 minutes of freedom to do WHATEVER you wanted? [Within reason, of course].  And then the bell rings, and as soon as you are allowed, you burst through the door like an excitement explosion off to carpe every last diem of the break? 

That's pretty much how I feel about every wedding I am hired to shoot.  It's the same experience I have every session I plan.  I love people, and I love art, and portrait photography is the PERFECT meld of the two. 

Hi!  I'm Maike [like mike-ah; it's German and my parents were hippies].  I'm based out of Indianapolis, Indiana [yay! I LOVE Indy!].  I have degrees in Design Art and Art History from Drury University [if you haven’t heard of it, it’s in Springfield, Missouri, and it’s pretty much the best ;)].  I've been photographing professionally since 2006, and started M.Rinaye in 2010.  I love traveling, parties, dressing up, ranch dressing and Jesus.

If you want to know more about my photography, you can see all my recent shoots on the blog: https://mrinaye.wordpress.com/

If you want to be the first to see sneak peeks, you can like M.Rinaye on facebook:

Even more sneak peeks can be found on the M.Rinaye instagram:

And if you want a little window into my world, which okay, might consist mostly of my cute little dogs, and what color I might be painting the walls of my house, you can find me personally on instagram:

If you think we’d be a good match for your upcoming Indy wedding [or beyond! We love travel and new places], or for some beautiful family portraits, newborn portraits, or headshots, I’d love to sit down and grab a drink with you!  Send me an e-mail when you’re ready to get together and talk about your wedding or portrait session!




“I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” ~Vincent Van Gogh