Welcome! I’m Stephanie Amaya, owner and lead photographer of Amaya Marie Photography. My business was established in 2015 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am a self-taught photographer with 12+ years of experience in editing, professional retouching, photoshop design, and a lifetime of passion for creative photography. I grew up in the industry with a love for commercial & creative modeling. I spent most of my 20s working in front of the camera as a model for SEWPPA workshops, buzz sessions, and freelance photographers. My experience as a model taught me everything I know about posing, lighting, and composition.
I ventured into photography after discovering my true passion was to be the storyteller; the creative visionary behind the lens. My photographic style is bursting with authentic expressions & candid details. I find inspiration through colors and textural elements in my photos. My editing is creative yet natural, preserving true skin tones & true color hues. I go into every shoot with a creative vision and my goal is to always provide my clients with photos that move the soul. My business specializes in boudoir, portraits, and intimate weddings. I also dabble in food, product, and nature photography.
Amaya Marie Photography is associated with The White Loft, Studio North & Miller’s Professional Labs.
I’m so glad I found her! I will never, EVER choose anyone else to do my photos. Her work speaks for itself.
-Alyssa S. (wedding)
We had our first ever family pictures taken by Stephanie and she was amazingly patient with our two little boys (5mo & 2yr). I would rate 100 stars if I could.
-Katie W. (family session)
She is kind, professional, SO creative, and talented! I did a lifestyle shoot with her and she really knows how to capture what you’re looking for.
-Chelsea W. (lifestyle session)
Stephanie has been photographing our growing family for years. She always asks for your visions and finds unique ways to make them come to life while adding her own touch.
-Lucy S. (maternity, family, newborn)
She is so incredibly talented. She made our photoshoot fun and our kids absolutely loved her!
-Kristie L. (family session)
I reached out to Stephanie looking to surprise my husband with a boudoir photoshoot for his wedding gift. The pictures came out amazing & she made me feel so comfortable during the whole session!
-Gabby S. (boudoir, wedding, family)