ABOUT ME

Here's a few things about me that really shape the kind of photographer I choose to be.

So glad you’re here. I’m a 20 year old girl born and raised on a farm in middle of no-where Nebraska. So ya, I know way too much about corn. I moved to the black hills of South Dakota in November 2017, and it’s probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve always had a love for hiking and camping and mountains, but obviously there isn’t much of that in Nebraska, and so here I am, thriving more than I ever thought possible. I am a CRAZY music nerd. I started playing piano when I was five, and I’ve been classically trained. If I had chosen to go to college, I was going to go to become a classical pianist. To be completely honest, music is my biggest passion, and in the future I want to live overseas and teach music (especially piano) to children. How I got into photography is a little different than how most people do. In high school, I suffered from some pretty serious health things that left me in constant, excruciating pain, so I just layed in bed all day. One day at the hospital, my doctor told me that I should go out and try some nature photography so that I could get outside without exerting myself too much. And here I am now, a full time photographer. I don’t talk about it hardly at all, but I do suffer from chronic pain, and to be honest it really really sucks, but I do truly believe that it allows me to view the world a little differently, and that it allows me to better capture the joy in the people around me. Jesus is my number one. He is the one my world revolves around, He is the one I live for, He is the one I do this for. It is only because of Him that I am alive and full of endless joy. His grace is so unfathomably beautiful, and everyone needs to know about what He did for them. Everyone. I’m engaged to the coolest human on planet earth. Joshua is the freaking best and we’re getting married on June 10! I met him while I was living in Haiti in 2016, and here we are now, madly in love. We’re moving to Dubai for him to continue engineering school and we’re planning on doing tonssss of traveling while living overseas. I love cooking and baking and anything that has to do with making food for other people. I also am really obsessed with cats, icecream is my all time favorite food (rocky road, duh), Harry Potter makes all dreams come true, I am an avid hammock (I think that’s a word?), and I also really like naps. (Engagement photos by the INCREDIBLE Jordan Voth) Enough about me. Go fill out a contact form and tell me about YOU. I wanna know everything 🙂

PERSONAL WORK

AND EVERYDAY LIFE

THE TEAM

ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Mariah Hilburn
BLACK HILLS ASSOCIATE

Hey guys! I'm Mariah, a photographer living in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Who am I? I'm a 25 year old mom of two incredible kids, living my best life with my high school sweetheart. I'm so in love with my family. We used to spend our days wandering from place to place, living in our camper. Those happen to be some of my favorite memories! After a few years of being nomadic, we had the chance to settle down, so here we are :)

I love a good laugh! Old music is my jam. Oooh and Chinese food is my absolute favorite. When I'm not taking photos, I'm most likely adding to my lengthy bucket list and soaking up every minute with my family, enjoying that nice cup of coffee.

My daughter fueled my inspiration for photographer. I never wanted to miss one detail about her life and just like that, it became an obsession. Photography is such a beautiful art. Being able to capture the genuine emotion and all those tiny details you didn't know were so important, is like magic.

I believe in chasing your wildest dreams and loving endlessly. I have a unique opportunity to tell a story, YOUR story, through photographs. We should talk and create something beautiful!

Lisa Rasmussen
NEBRASKA ASSOCIATE

Hey Friends! I’m Lisa. I’m a Nebraska based photographer, outdoor enthusiast, dog mom, and homebody at heart. I’m married to my best friend, Jordan, and where one of us goes, you can usually find the other. We’re both extroverted introverts, and as much as we love to be homebodies together, we will go stir-crazy if we have to sit around for too long! Our absolute favorite things to do together are snowboarding, paddle boarding, and binge watching Netflix. It's called balance, lol.

I’m an INFJ and an Enneagram 9. If you’re not super familiar with personality types, that just means in a nutshell that I really care deeply for people. I may not know you yet, but I probably already like you! Someone wanting to be my friend is the greatest honor there is, and I would absolutely love to be yours. I want to be that friend for you that sticks by your side and captures the things happening in your life that mean the most to you. Every happy tear shed and hug given. Memories are a precious thing to remember, and I’d love to be able to help preserve yours. Love you already <3

LET'S BE FRIENDS

Do you think you love cats as much as me? Are you down for long hikes with good views? Is hammocking your favorite past time? Then we’ll for sure be the bestest of friends. Shoot me an email, I’d love to capture some beautiful memories of you and your person.