Hi friends!!

My name is Maria Horford Samuels, but I go by Mia. My business name (Miah Photography) came to be because people call me Mia, and I wanted to be Mia Photography, but someone on Instagram already had the name. So I added an H on the end so it could still be pronounced "Mia" and I thought it was so creative because my last name starts with H lol!!! Anywayyyyyyyyyy, 7 years later I still confuse people and I just laugh about it with all my clients/friends!

I am a full time wedding, elopement & portrait photographer based in Michigan. I have been shooting for 6+ years now, & I love every minute of it!! I'm married to my best friend, Cameron, and we have the cutest little Coton de Tulear pup named Theo! We are high school sweethearts and we got married on our 9 year dating anniversary.

I fell in love with photography for the first time when I was in high school. I had a blast setting up photo shoots in my backyard for fun with friends and family. Once freshman year of college came around, I decided that I wanted to start my own photography business and I never looked back!!!

A few things that I love (other than photography): peanut butter cookies, TRAVELING, the Celtics, spending time with family/friends, and laughing.


“Maria.. I could cry. These are better than I ever imagined and I am so reassured that you are the perfect person to shoot our wedding. You captured our personalities to a T, These photos are what dreams are made of. I can't thank you enough! You are a stunning photographer and I am even more excited for the wedding now!! Thank you again we appreciate you!!”

“Hi Mia!! We got our package! We are looking through our pictures and we are SO HAPPY. You've given us the gift of reliving the best day. Thank you so much. They get better the more we look at them!”

“Maria, you have an incredibly remarkable talent. Thank you for exceeding every expectation we had, for rolling with every curveball we encountered that day, for being a constant "you got this" reminder, and for capturing our wedding so perfectly. You weren't only our photographer, but you helped keep my head on my shoulders when problems surfaced. You were the photographer, assistant, emotional support, and friend in that day. I am forever thankful for you and your talent! We are extremely grateful!”

“This woman is AMAZING!!! Mia has given my husband and I some of the most amazing photos we have ever seen. She did our engagement photos, which blew us away, then delivered our wedding pictures that were beyond what we ever thought they could be!! We can't thank her enough, and I would recommend her a thousand times over! Thank you again for being so amazing at what you do, and for making being photographed so FUN & EASY!!!”