With great reverence, we worship the wild.
King & Opal was founded by Mariah and Rich, two photographer-friends with decades of experience behind the lens. Our focus with King & Opal is on creative, cool, free-spirited individuals and couples, the natural & historic beauty surrounding us here in the midwest, and creative collaborations with awe-inspiring industry pros.
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Style & Approach
Moss covered earth, embroidered lace against freckled shoulders, smokey whiskeys, eye contact between lovers, and adventures into the wild beyond... these are a few of the things that light us up. Weddings and elopements invite us to be intentionally present in one of the sweetest pleasures this life offers, to unapologetically bask in the sacredness of heartfelt connection and inspired artistry. We see it as an honor to be trusted to do what we do as visual storytellers, and take great pride in getting to know and serving the couples we work with. From makeup and wardrobe consulting to shot list planning ~ we're here to rock it out with you. We'll be as collaborative as you want us to be, to help you manifest your dreamiest visions and get the most of your photography investment.
When it comes time to shoot, we're laid back and adaptable. We seek emotion-rich moments, beautiful light, & the enchanting details that tell your unique story with sincerity. We'll help you shed inhibitions, guiding you into real scenarios that get you laughing, moving naturally, & authentically connecting. No pressure or pretending to be someone else. You can trust that while you and your love revel in each other, we'll be discreetly capturing what will become your cherished memories.
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Rajiv & Meenakshi
“I had no idea our small low-key wedding could look so incredibly beautiful. The photos ooze so much refinement and class. As an introvert I was so nervous about wedding photography, but Mariah made the whole process so easy, fun and effortless – it was like hanging out with a friend. She was keen on understanding our vision and giving us exactly what we wanted. Cannot tell you how many people compliment the photos. An absolute gem!!!”