Hello, new friend!

My name is Maya Elaine, and I'm a photographer + artist hailing from the ever-rainy, ever-charming Pittsburgh, PA. As the sole owner and operator of Maya Elaine Photography, LLC, I'll be the one working with you every step of the way. From our initial meeting to shooting on the big day — I'm always just an email away. Seriously! My direct email is maya@mayaelaine.com.

I have a background in fine arts and have worked with mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to graphic design and, of course, photography! I'm always looking for the next opportunity to create, adventure, and grow. 

A couple of my loves:

  • My wonderful pets — 3 cats + 1 crested gecko
  • My wonderful partner (and photo + video partner) Michael ❤
  • The outdoors — I love geocaching, hiking, kayaking, and camping!
  • Fashion — I'm super involved in an international alt-fashion scene
  • Language Learning — 我在学中文!





Select Awards, Exhibitions, and Publications

CMBAM Best Designer

1st Place — National level award presented by College Media Business & Advertising Managers to an outstanding creative team lead for a college media publication.

Kansas City, MO | March 2018

Pittsburgh City Paper

Cover Shoot — Stylist and photographer for a thematic cover shoot of a special edition issue. 70,000 copies printed and distributed city-wide.

Pittsburgh, PA | August 2018

Indigo Design Award

Gold Level — International award in the student level of the 2018 Indigo design competition. Awarded to LETTERNS project in the Digital Art and Lettering categories.

Tokyo, Japan | May 2018

Gothic + Lolita バイブル

Photography Spread — Street snaps and event coverage displayed in a photographic spread in a popular Japanese alternative fashion mook.

Tokyo, Japan | Summer 2016