Mariah Karson truthfully captures distinct, compassionate, and compelling stories of everyday people. Mariah will work with you to define your project, match your vision, and put you at ease during your portrait session. Email for more information or to book today.


Portraits often serve as a first impression for potential clients. Tell me your story and we will create a portrait that shares who you are. I work with subjects to create custom portraiture that tells stories in a real and beautiful way. Commissioned portraits of all your employees creates consistency for business websites re-enforces brand strength. 

Need your whole team photographed? I do that, too! Let's work together and create fresh, consistent portraits of multiple people all in the same day. Full or half-day creative rates plus per image licence purchase available - please CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS

Pricing is for personal business use. Third party, advertising, and additional licensing available upon request. Additional charges apply for hair and makeup, styling, lighting, backdrops, and other necessary costs based on commission request.

Social Media Portrait
Basic in-studio session, 1 look + 1 setup, 1 final retouched file.

On Location Portrait
Portrait of you in an environment that includes lighting and travel within 10 miles of Chicago city center, 1 look + 1 setup, 1 final retouched file.

Branding Sessions
2.5 hours, 2-3 different looks + 2 setups, 5 final retouched files.
$850 Studio / $1250 on location

Artistic Portrait
2 looks + 2 setups, hair, makeup, styling, 16” x 20” archival print.