NOW BOOKING FOR 2022 

A CREATIVE
FINE ART
PHOTOGRAPHY
EXPERIENCE
FOR FAMILIES
WHO JUST
WANNA

BOOK YOUR SESH

HAVE FUN

HAVE FUN

HAVE FUN

HAVE FUN

HAVE FUN

HAVE FUN

BASED IN SUNNY OAKLAND, CA

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RUN.
JUMP.
LAUGH.

HUG.
ROAR.
CREATE.

Here’s the deal:

I’m not here to “take” your family photos. This is
about us getting creative and making something
together. Instigating mischief, having a good
old-fashioned blast and catching it all on camera
(so you can hang onto it forever). 

I’m not here to “take” your family photos. This is about us getting creative and making something together. Instigating mischief, having a good old-fashioned blast and catching it all on camera (so you can hang onto it forever). 

SOUNDS LIKE OUR KIND OF DEAL

I’M MARYAM

the human behind Hi + Hello

And you are invited to get messy with me. Because
the most iconic photographs come from a
triple-scoop of creativity, a little dribble of chaos
sauce, and way too much curiosity plunked on top.
Sounds delish, right?

So let’s make funky pictures that catch you in the
middle of your favorite memories as a family. Let’s
jump on the bed, run through the sprinklers, have
a dance party and build forts together.

And you are invited to get messy with me. Because the most iconic photographs come from a triple-scoop of creativity, a little dribble of chaos sauce, and way too much curiosity plunked on top.
Sounds delish, right?

So let’s make funky pictures that catch you in the middle of your favorite memories as a family. Let’s jump on the bed, run through the sprinklers, have a dance party and build forts together.

YES, LET’S!

SCRUNCH YOUR

TELL ME WHAT

EYES SHUT

YOU SEE

COSTUMES

DRAGONS

OCEAN

DOGS

HELICOPTER

BROCCOLI

SUNGLASSES

ROLLERCOASTER

SUPERHEROES

The sky’s the limit on what your session can look
like. It can be as crazy or as chill as you want. I’m
here for the ride!

The sky’s the limit on what your session can look like. It can be as crazy or as chill as you want. I’m here for the ride!

START DREAMING UP YOUR SESH

ok, maybe
not that one

LET ME START
BY SAYING HOW
MUCH MY KIDS
ADORE HER.

LET ME START BY SAYING HOW MUCH MY KIDS ADORE HER.

They’re usually shy and reserved at school, but with Maryam, they’re telling jokes and showing her magic tricks. Maryam is so patient and awesome with them and makes taking family photos so fun. Taking photos as an adult can sometimes feel awkward, but rest assured that Maryam will kindly guide you through what the heck to do with your hands. She truly makes it fun and easy for all ages. She's immensely talented and creative. On top of being an artistic genius, she's a genuinely kind and fun person. Don't hesitate in hiring Maryam. She's the best.

Kiira Greene

I could sing Maryam’s praises all day.

I could sing Maryam’s praises all day.

I hired her to take newborn-family photos of my now family of 4. I wanted to capture my newborn in this little stage but also the essence of our new family dynamic. Maryam was quick to respond and very responsive throughout the booking process. But what I loved most were the images! She captured authentic and joyful images of my entire family. She works quick - we spent about an hour together - and it felt so easy and carefree. She has an eye for family portraits and was amazing working with my oldest who is 6.5 yrs old. Highly recommend Maryam. If you’re into stress free, joyful and beautiful photographs she’s your gal!

Tarah Beaven

She makes you feel like she's an old friend.

SHE makes you feel like she's an old friend.

Maryam did a Fresh 48 session with us when we had our son in December. When someone can make you feel comfortable and at ease when you're at your most sleep deprived a day after giving birth; that really says something! She is so cheery and easy to work with. Maryam captured beautiful pictures of our newborn which we will cherish forever. She also came to our house for a family session. Again, we were in awe of the special family moments that she captured. If you are looking for a photographer that has a great eye for capturing beautiful moments then look no further! :)

Amanda Klinger

HERE’S WHY

FILM

PHOTOGRAPHY IS

THE RADDEST

Shooting with analog film is a playful,
experimental, and utterly magical experience –
perfect for creative families looking for something
a little different! Film photographs have a slightly
unexpected quality to them, and I dig that.

Shooting with analog film is a playful, experimental, and utterly magical experience – perfect for creative families looking for something a little different! Film photographs have a slightly unexpected quality to them, and I dig that.

*I shoot digital, too! Let’s chat to decide whether analog or digital is best for you.

MORE ABOUT MY STYLE

THE BLOG

THE BLOG

THE BLOG

THE BLOG

First attempt at film soup. For the first roll I used half a blue bath bomb, white vinegar, and hot water. For the second roll (the one with blue spots) I used blue gatorade, lemon juice, boiling water and a bit of dish soap. Both rolls were soaked for about an hour, rinsed, and then […]

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Does a family photography session sound a wee bit intimidating? It’s understandable to feel that way, especially if you’ve never done one before—but family photo sessions can be crazy fun and really easy if parents just follow a few simple guidelines to make sure they’re prepared! Not only can the experience itself be a blast, […]

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PLEASE DO YOU ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

PRO-DIVERSITY *
PRO-EQUALITY * PRO-LOVE
* PRO-EMPOWERMENT

PRO-DIVERSITY * PRO-EQUALITY * PRO-LOVE * PRO EMPOWERMENT

Whoever you are, me and my camera are here to hold space for you to shine. Because every human on this planet deserves the same love and respect, and because you’ve got a serious groove going on over there.

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YOU DESERVE

PHOTOS THAT

NAIL THE

UNIQUE

MAGIC OF

WHO YOUR

FAMILY IS.

Ready to start dreaming
up something unique
for your family session?
I can’t wait to get
creative with you.

WE’RE SO DOWN