HUSBAND AND WIFE DUO WORKING TOGETHER TOWARDS ONE DREAM.
THEORY IMAGE IS A CALIFORNIA + OHIO PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM(AND LIFE) TEAM. AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE.
FOR US, BEING PHOTOGRAPHERS IS NOT JUST A CAREER WE DECIDED TO CHOOSE. IT'S BEEN A PART OF OUR LIVES FOR OVER 25 YEARS COMBINED. IT'S AN AVENUE FOR US TO CREATE. WITH BOTH OF US WITH DEGREES IN DESIGN, WE SEE THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. WE TAKE TIME TO SEE BEYOND WHAT'S APPARENT TO THE EYE AND POUR OURSELVES INTO EVERYTHING THAT WE DO. WE CHERISH THE EXPERIENCES THAT WE HAVE, EVEN THE SMALLEST OF MOMENTS, OVER EVERYTHING ELSE. WE WANT TO SHARE OUR LOVE FOR CREATING WITH YOU, WITH YOU AS OUR SUBJECT, YOU AS OUR INSPIRATION. YOUR STORY IS OUR INSPIRATION. WE BELIEVE IN MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH EACH PERSON THAT WE WORK WITH TO BRING HEART INTO THE PROJECT, NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL IT MAY BE.
WE MOVED HALF WAY ACROSS THE WORLD TO LIVE OUR DREAM OF BEING CREATORS AND MADE BASE IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA. TRAVELING IS JUST AN EXTENSION OF OUR LIFESTYLE, AND WE DON'T SHY AWAY FROM PROJECTS THAT TAKE US TO A NEW CITY OR COUNTRY. FOR US, THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF OUR JOURNEY.
LET US BE A PART OF YOURS.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING..
Mariam worked with me for several months in the planning of my engagement photos. She’s the most professional, inspirational and incredible photographer. I was hoping I would have one image I loved. I had a negative experience when I was younger so I was very nervous. She put my fiancé and I at ease as soon as the shoot started. She captured hundreds of photos we love. I was blown away! Everyone was! I have several printed on canvas and hanging in my home already. She’s kind, she’s honest and she’s forever the queen of moody, romantic photography. You won’t be disappointed. She’s the best. Hands down.
-Krista + Jason
Mariam is the sweetest, most helpful, and talented photographer I could have lucked out coming across via facebook. I could not be more grateful for her flexibility, hard work, amazing eye, and kindness when it came to planning and executing my elopement in the Santa Cruz redwoods. My now husband and I had cancelled our big wedding in Santa Barbara, and with COVID getting worse and our parents being on the older side - we decided in June to get married ASAP with just our immediate family (parents and sisters). I was excited, nervous, terrified - and we put everything together in roughly 4 weeks, so I was distracted by a million things. But Mariam not only did research for areas that would be aesthetically pleasing to shoot in (I'm not familiar with the Santa Cruz area) but got me info on permits and even how walkable certain trails are in the state parks because my father is mobility limited. Who does that?? I was blown away. I cannot express enough what a GEM of a human being Mariam is, and how ridiculously delicious, dramatic, and exquisite her photographs of our wedding are. The photos from our wedding make me cry almost every time I look at them and I can't wait to blow them up and hang them on my walls. 11/10 recommend, you're seriously losing out if you do not book this photographer for your wedding/engagement/event.
-Lizzie + David
Theory Image goes above and beyond for their clients. They don’t just “photograph” them. They get to know their clients including their styles, personalities, and their vision and incorporate that into their work. In the business aspect, they are extremely accommodating, responsive, and professional. Creative-wise, they deliver absolutely beautiful work that goes above and beyond others in the game. I cannot recommend Theory Image enough!
- Michelle + Matt
We absolutely loved working with Mariam and Umair. As a graphic designer, I had a very specific and slightly unconventional vision for how I wanted our wedding day to look and be captured. They were excited about my ideas and open to exploring how to make them happen. When it rained during our engagement session and was way colder than expected on our wedding day, they seamlessly adapted to the situation and came up with brilliant solutions in order to capture unique and authentic images. Both of the galleries that they delivered had an abundance of amazing shots—it was hard to curate our collection of favorites! Beyond business, they are a joy to work with. Kind, fun, empathetic, and very passionate about creating a real friendship with their clients and delivering excellent work. We're hoping to shoot with them again the future!
- Kendra + Luke