Latest Testimonials

Vanessa & Zach

“Being based in NYC & planning a wedding in another state was a challenge, but from the moment we met Mariah, we immediately clicked with her energy. She flew to NY on a cold Fall morning to shoot our engagement photos, then our engagement party, rehearsal dinner, & wedding in Illinois. My husband & I are admittedly awkward, but Mariah made us feel like we were just being ourselves. Our guests were also in awe of how she made everyone feel at ease. And the photos~ Creative genius!”

Adrian & Jeb

“King & Opal was truly everything we could have asked for and more. Mariah and Rich worked diligently throughout the whole day, and ensured the right moments were captured. Honestly the overall efforts put into their work show through every photograph. They even got us featured in a publication! When things needed to shift unexpectedly, they were able to flawlessly shift with us. If you want creative and genuine service with stunning end results...look no further.”

Jenny & James

“King & Opal does it all: photojournalistic candids, fashion magazine worthy portraits, family portraits, detail shots, beautiful flat lays, digital, film, polaroids, GIFs, multiple exposures, aaaaand she gives you hand edited color and b+w versions for every. single. image. Anyone who is interested in King & Opal will immediately see their talent from the photos online, but what is not immediately obvious is how incredibly professional, welcoming, & effective Mariah is while capturing your special moments.”

Gloria & Dipen

“I appreciate that Mariah first meets with couples to understand their personalities, story, wedding vision, & how she can bring that to life. We felt very comfortable with her. Her attention to detail is incredible. Our wedding planner started to tidy up champagne glasses on a desk for photos, Mariah told her she didn’t need to do that since these details tell the story of the day. I respect that! I wanted photos that bring our wedding day to life, even in the minutiae, Mariah does this so beautifully.”

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 and brought out the best of us on a snowy 30 degree day. Cannot tell you how many people compliment the photos. An absolute gem!!!”

Megan & Rich

“Mariah has found her calling! Rich and I felt like she understood exactly what we wanted and when we got our photos – we were floored by how gorgeous they were! She captured intimate moments between us and the joy of our guests through planned and candid photos. She was an absolute joy to work with and all of our guests commented on how great her and Rich were!”

K & T

“Mariah knew just what to do to make sure our photos showed our happiness & love for one another. She captured the beautiful city of Chicago as our backdrop & so many little moments including belly laughs & us looking at one another. She is also super responsive, you can tell she not only loves her craft, but loves capturing your love. I can't stop looking at our gallery, it brings me so much joy. Trust me when I say you couldn't hire anyone better in Chicago than King & Opal.”

Lauren & Mike

“I knew Mariah was my person from our initial conversation; she's so easy-going, knowledgeable, skilled, & made me feel at ease. Our engagement shoot was fun and when it came to our wedding, Mariah took control with an eye for the perfect moment & pose. She knew we had to go outside during a brief period when it stopped raining & captured my favorite pictures. Talking to Mariah is like talking to my best friend of 10+ years. I honestly cannot say enough amazing things about King and Opal!!!”

Patrick & Sumer

“Mariah went above and beyond with our wedding photos. She is not your traditional point and shoot, get in & out, photographer. She truly has an artist's eye, and provided some incredible candid shots. She's also just an incredible human to work with - a true professional, and went the extra mile in every way possible. I cannot recommend her enough.”

Regina & Jon

“On the day of our wedding Mariah & Rich had amazing positive energy, providing emotional support, navigating the unexpected with grace & kindness. They captured everything we wanted and didn’t know we couldn’t live without. When going through the photos I laugh and cry at the happy memories and sweet surprises of caught moments. Communication was also great. We love you Mariah and are so so so happy you captured our most joyous day with friends and family.”

Carolyn & Ben

“Mariah was a blast to have capture our wedding. We asked for a natural/photojournalistic style and were blown away with the results. We also did a small assortment of posed photos as well as obligatory group shots and we felt very comfortable in all situations. Deliverables were phenomenal: the site and image quality she shared with us are top rate, tastefully designed, and easy to use. Turnaround time was also excellent. Highest recommendations”

Nona & Joevan

“I wanted to be able to have trust in our wedding photographer, trust that they would capture every moment, trust that they would put my requests at the forefront, and trust that they would deliver what we wanted. I put my trust in Mariah and she more than delivered. She constantly checked in with me and put my concerns first. The pictures she delivered were beautiful, personal, and high quality. Stop looking and book King & Opal!”

George (& Mariah)

“Mariah is an exceptionally thoughtful and caring person. I can personally vouch for her sweetness, talent, and the love that she pours into her artistry and every couple she works with, because I'm lucky enough to be married to her.”