Hello! My name is Mina, and it is truly a JOY to be talking with you about your wedding day!
You already envision the warmth, the togetherness, the happy tears and the whirlwind of joy that will be your wedding. You dream of photographs that sing with all the depth of emotion and beauty of your celebration every time you return to them, of photographs as timeless and joyful as your love with an experience to match.
I am here to create just such a collection, and just such an experience for you and your loved ones. I am so glad you're here.
You don't have to choose between fine art photography and a joyful, flowy wedding day that is as wonderful to experience as it is visually stunning. Beautiful wedding photographs begin with beautiful memories, and it is my greatest joy to bring an atmosphere of care, warmth, and artful attention to detail to your day while crafting a collection of photographs of you and your loved ones that is as refined as it is authentic.
It's luxury with a deeply human touch. Fine art without interrupting the flow of your celebration.
The wedding photography experience of your dreams begins here.
Artful, Authentic, Refined
Mina is a fine art wedding photographer serving Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Asheville, and destination weddings.
Most days you can find her working out of her home studio with a dog or two curled up near her feet - editing photos, curating galleries, and designing albums. If she isn't there, look for her outside in her garden or working on a project with her wonderful husband, Fabian.
Loves: dogs - our three and all our fosters, books (Dune, currently), movies old and new (I will rewatch The Lord of the Rings or The Princess Bride literally anytime), sharing a long meal together, thick blankets on rainy days, laughing so hard you cry, walking arm in arm, long conversations with the people I love, cascading flowers, simple beauty, the smell of vanilla and fig, and frequently rearranging all the rooms in our house. Last but not least - Fabian. He's my favorite person, best friend, and the wind beneath my wings. Plus, his handsome eyes crinkle up at the corners when he smiles and it melts my heart every time.
mina, the photographer
Full day wedding coverage
Eight hours wedding coverage
Full day wedding coverage
Fine Art Wedding Album &
Two Parent Albums
All Collections Include Online Gallery with Download & Print Release
Collections begin at 5500
Custom Designed Collections Always Available
How do I reserve my date?
Do we need a full day of wedding coverage?
I and/or my partner feel like I don't photograph well and it makes me nervous. Will our photos still be beautiful?
Do you help us with our timeline?
What if it rains?
Do you shoot film or digital?
When will our photographs be ready?
We are still looking for a venue, planner, florist, HMUA, videographer or other; do you have any recommendations?
Both! I shoot both film and digital - this is known as hybrid photography, and I think it makes for the best of both worlds. The luminance and tones of film complemented by the versatility, spontaneity, and low-light performance of digital.
Always. I often say wedding photographers are 10% percent planner - helping you design the best timing for your day makes for your best experience AND your best photographs. From deciding whether you want to do a first look, to when to do family portraits and how much time to allot, to making sure we have enough space for couple's portraits - I am here to help.
Absolutely. It's one of my greatest joys to help couples and individuals who feel nervous in front of the camera feel amazing, confident, and have a wonderful time every minute we're together! Not only will your photos be beautiful, but your experience of creating them will be relaxing and fun.
I always recommend it! If your wedding will from start to finish only last 6-8 hours, a specific number of hours can be a wonderful fit, but almost all my couples choose full day coverage so that they know from getting ready to late night dancing and beautiful send-off, when photo moments are happening I will be there. No need to figure out exact times months to years in advance, and no looking at your watch on your wedding day to make sure you get the cake-cutting done in time!
I come prepared for every lighting scenario, so whether your wedding takes place in a sunlit, grassy field in front of the mountains on a clear day, surrounded by romantic misty rain, or is quickly tucked inside when a downpour decides to visit - your photos will be beautiful.
I send a sneak peek within 48 hours of your wedding so you can share these beautiful photos and memories with your loved ones and reminisce with one another. The full gallery will be ready and in your inbox within two months, and sooner if possible.
Let's connect, find the best collection for you, and if your date is available a simple retainer reserves your date for you, and then it's time to plan, dream, and design!
Yes indeed, and I am so glad you asked! I know so many talented, wonderful wedding vendors and would love to help connect you with the best people for your day.
Do you always have a second photographer?
While some intimate weddings that are all in one location with fewer guests don't necessarily need two photographers, all my full day collections include one so not a moment is missed!
"Working with Mina was one of the best decisions my wife and I have made as a couple...the results were stunning, and start to finish it was a wonderful experience. Mina is an utter joy to work with, and always in the right place to capture those priceless moments at the wedding. Her presence alone is enough to put you at ease. She is a brilliant photographer, a calming presence for the couple, assertive when needed, never overbearing, and always a joy to work with. There’s plenty to worry about on your wedding day. Don’t worry about your photographer, hire Mina."
Alex & Nina
"one of the best decisions my wife and I have made as a couple..."
"Mina was absolutely fantastic; she was, without hesitation, the best vendor that we had for our wedding day and throughout our engagement process. Mina not only produced stunning pictures, but her service and responsiveness is a MILLION times above the industry average. She would check in with us throughout our engagement process to see how we were doing and to see if we had any questions, and she was a very valuable resource even when we needed advice on other aspects of the wedding. She knew exactly what we wanted with our wedding photos through truly getting to know us as a couple.
"without hesitation, the best vendor that we had for our wedding day"
Taylor & David
When I met Mina for the first time, I immediately knew she was the photographer for us. Her attention to detail and her kind, sweet and patient demeanor make her unlike any other person I've ever met - friend or colleague alike. Our wedding day was nothing short of eventful; it was long, and it was HOT - yet she was there, capturing every moment, for the entire day. And with a smile on her face, too! I've never heard so many compliments from my friends and family towards someone they don't even know! She is so personable that she really seems like she belongs anywhere she goes...when we first received the entirety of our wedding album, we were in absolute awe of her ability to portray emotions in a way that seems to reach through the picture and grab you, allowing you to feel the same emotions as were felt in that exact moment. She possesses a talent unlike anyone I've ever met and I am so, so grateful to have her work to cherish for a lifetime.
"i've never heard so many compliments from my friends and family..."
Hilary & ANdrew