The face behind Mariah Hope Photo

A little about me

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Your photographer and love storyteller wrapped in one

I love, love. I know what you’re thinking. Another wedding photographer who loves love. But seriously. I believe love is the reason we’re here. They’re one and the same, love and life. It’s beautiful. It’s messy. It’s chaotic at times. It’s full of hope. It’s heartbreaking. It’s up and it’s down and it can bring you to your knees and it can also take you places you have never been before. It’ll show you who you are. And really, it’s why we’re here. To love the people around us and to live a life full of wonderful, crazy, messy memories.

A few things you should know about me: I’m a girl driven by love and Jesus. I’m obsessed with dark chocolate anything, and almond milk chai lattes are an absolute must (seriously, can’t get enough of them). I have the most adorable, sweet, handsome husband in the world named Isaac, and we are so lucky to call Idaho home. We are surrounded by the most amazing community of friends and family, and love to spend our weekends chasing sunsets, trails, and adventures.

I’ve been captivated by photography for as long as I can remember, and started taking pictures when I was 15 years old. I got photography lessons in exchange for nannying lol, and haven’t looked back since. In 2021, I officially launched my business. It has been a remarkable journey of growth, teaching me what I’m capable of and leading to long-lasting relationships that have truly made me a better version of me.


Hi, I'm Mariah

What I do never feels like “work”, not really. I have the privilege of being a part of beautiful people's love stories, capturing precious moments through timeless imagery, and forming friendships with those I am honored to call clients. I am continuously amazed that this is my life! All the glory be to God. 

Above all else, I am a daughter of God and rooted in him. I'm a dreamer and a doer, and I want to share my story of faith in the hopes of inspiring someone else to chase their own dreams. I have learned that doing things in love is really all there is to do, which is why I am so passionate about taking photos. It’s what I love. My faith and relationship with Jesus is my driving force in life, and my photography business 100% belongs to Him. I seek to be a light, and to honor Him in everything I do. 

I’m a storyteller at heart, and when it comes to capturing photos, especially of people in love, it all matters. Every last bit. The messy pieces and the rugged edges all come together to create this beautiful masterpiece, to tell your story. And that to me is the perfect metaphor for life and for love. 

Jesus is my everything

 A little more about me

Some of my favorite things

My husband, who is my rock and best friend

Dark chocolate and almond milk chai lattes

The smell of rain and listening to it fall

Deep connection and community with family & friends 


Connection. Connection. Connection. When we’re taking photos together, I want you to feel like you’re having the time of your life with your best friend by your side (which, technically if you’re getting married or doing a couples shoot, that’ll be the case). With me behind the lens, I want you to feel like you can breathe, relax, let loose, and be yourself. That’s where the magic happens.

We’re aiming for that warm honey feeling, that flow state where everything just comes together in perfect harmony. I’m here to keep things simple and guide you through the process, before, during, and after. 

It’s all in the details and I love to plan. Planning is my middle name (not really, it’s actually Hope), but you get the picture.  I’ll help with everything from shot lists, planning and editing, to outfit ideas, vendor suggestions, locations, and more. My goal is for you to remain fully immersed in your experience so you don’t feel like your wedding is a performance, but rather just a big ‘ol party with all your favorite people.

At the end of the day, I’m passionate about people, their stories, where they come from, what makes them tick, what makes them fall in love. My photos are inspired by you, your love story, and helping you tell it is the best gift that I can give back to you. 

My photography philosophy 

Let's make the moment



There is simply no other day in your life like your wedding day. The next chapter in your love story is about to unfold, and I can’t wait to help you tell it. Capturing the real life moments, the moments that make up the story behind the story, is what it’s all about. As you embark on your marriage journey, you’re going to remember the people, the raw emotion, and the moments you shared together on your wedding day. It’s a privilege to help you write this chapter.



Couples sessions are for when you want to get dressed up (or not) and take some amazing photos together that you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives. They’re perfect for those “just because” moments we all wish we had more of. They can be fun and adventurous or super planned out! Whatever you choose, I can’t wait to bring your vision to life.




Make the moment last. Photography for the crazy in love.