Hello, it's me

A few years ago, after the mother-son dance at a wedding, my second shooter came up to me with tears in her eyes and we talked a bit about how shooting a wedding after having a baby feels different.  Back then I only knew a little sliver of what she was talking about.

Now I have a baby boy of my own, and since he was born, I watch so much closer the relationships in front of my camera.  I have a new understanding of the importance my job holds.  Not just for my clients, but also for their family and their friends.  

My job is to capture real moments of you and the ones you love.  Celebrating commitments to each other, creating memories of your family, and making art to be printed, hung on the wall, and passed down for generations to come.

Hey there, I'm Maike [like mike-ah; it's German and my parents were hippies].  I'm based out of Indianapolis, Indiana [I LOVE Indy! And I’ve lived in a handful of different places].  I have degrees in Design Art and Art History from Drury University and I've been photographing professionally since 2006, and started M.Rinaye in 2010.  I love making my baby laugh, dressing up fancy for a night out, eating ranch dressing on pretty much anything 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 super smiley baby, my small 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 for some beautiful family portraits, newborn portraits, or head shots, I’d love to chat!  Send me an e-mail when you’re ready to get together and talk about your wedding or when you’re ready to book your 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