Hello, it's me

Remember the feeling in elementary school, about an hour before recess?  That feeling of anticipation, and excitement?  Crafting plans in the back of your mind while you learned grammar or math.  Dreaming of the short 15 minutes of freedom to do WHATEVER you wanted? [Within reason, of course].  And then the bell rings, and as soon as you are allowed, you burst through the door like an excitement explosion off to carpe every last diem of the break? 

That's pretty much how I feel about every wedding I am hired to shoot.  It's the same experience I have every session I plan.  I love people, and I love art, and portrait photography is the PERFECT meld of the two. 

Hi!  I'm Maike [like mike-ah; it's German and my parents were hippies].  I'm based out of Indianapolis, Indiana [yay! I LOVE Indy!].  I have degrees in Design Art and Art History from Drury University [if you haven’t heard of it, it’s in Springfield, Missouri, and it’s pretty much the best ;)].  I've been photographing professionally since 2006, and started M.Rinaye in 2010.  I love traveling, parties, dressing up, ranch dressing and Jesus.

If you want to know more about my photography, you can see all my recent shoots on the blog: https://mrinaye.wordpress.com/

If you want to be the first to see sneak peeks, you can like M.Rinaye on facebook:

Even more sneak peeks can be found on the M.Rinaye instagram:

And if you want a little window into my world, which okay, might consist mostly of my cute little dogs, and what color I might be painting the walls of my house, you can find me personally on instagram:

If you think we’d be a good match for your upcoming Indy wedding [or beyond! We love travel and new places], or for some beautiful family portraits, newborn portraits, or headshots, I’d love to sit down and grab a drink with you!  Send me an e-mail when you’re ready to get together and talk about your wedding or portrait session!




“I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” ~Vincent Van Gogh


Call me maybe

Not to brag, but I'm pretty good about returning e-mails.  If you don't get a reply from me [Maike: ohsnap@mrinaye.com] within 24 hours [on weekends we need just a bit more time], it is likely your e-mail has been lost in the universe and never made it to our inbox.  Please e-mail us again! [ohsnap@mrinaye.com or mrinaye@gmail.com]

Please include the following in your e-mail:
Phone Number
Type of Photography You're Interested In
Date of Event [for weddings, events, etc]
City Location of Your Event [for weddings, events, etc]
How You Heard about M.Rinaye [we like to send thank you cards]

Based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, but willing to go anywhere.


All the small things

Wedding Prices start at $2,549  and include a USB of images from your wedding and a complimentary engagement session [albums, canvases, prints etc. are both sold a la carte, or in larger packages].

Portrait Sessions start at $249 and include session time and 8 retouched digital files of the photographers favorites.  All other products purchased a la carte.

All sessions include a facebook sneak peek, a feature on the blog, and a full gallery.  Professional retouched archival prints and other products are also available for purchase.

M.Rinaye is currently an on-location photographer, based out of Indianapolis, Indiana [yay Indy!]  Sessions take place at your home [most common for newborn sessions and some family sessions: I'll send information on how to prepare your home for your session and what you can expect] or at a location around Indianapolis.  No need to worry about where we'll go, part of your session includes my time time to scope out awesome places to take your portraits.

E-mail for more information on package prices: ohsnap@mrinaye.com