Hello, friend

I'm Yosmaira Ochoa and my friends call me Maira, so I think we're friends now! My specialty is capturing how your wedding day unfolds and lifestyle portraits. I work in and around the Chicago area. 

I have two beautiful daughters, a wiener dog named Shiloh and I'm happily married to my best friend of 17 years. I appreciate the little things in life like waking up early in the morning before the kiddos get up simply to enjoy some quiet time and delicious coffee with my hubby. Family and friends are the most important thing in my life and what I value the most. I practice gratitude in absolutely everything - from experiences to nature. I believe in giving more than receiving while spreading kindness and love!

Por cierto, ¡también hablo español!

But how did
I get into

Remember that saying, “Things always happen for a reason?” OK, picture a very nervous teenage girl walking into a yearbook committee meeting. I remember thinking, “What the heck am I doing here? I have nothing to offer!” 

I was about to walk out and it struck me - I could be the photographer!

Let me tell you this crazy story...

The once-timid, insecure girl I was became a thing of the past. The camera transformed me into the woman I am today!

My camera will tell your special story exactly as the day unfolds. My mission is to provide exceptional service, quality and most important of all, long-lasting memories for future generations to cherish and remember!

honing my skills all the time