Happy New Year Giveaway

Hello Everyone,
I just wanted to let you all know that I’ll be updating the site with more of my wedding photography and event photography since I’ve been getting so many requests and I occasionally do both. Also, to celebrate the wonderful opportunities I’ve received and the lovely fan base growing, I’m also doing a giveaway. One thing I wanted to do more of for 2019 is artistically photograph 2+. I’ve had the opportunities of photographing 3+ models but I wanted to focus on 2 individuals and master that first before I move on to larger group settings and the main goal is to do something artistic with this giveaway.

2019 Giveaway

In case you’re interested, deadline is January 11th. I will be announcing the winner on January 12th.


1. Follow @maivabphotography on IG &/or FB
2. Tag a friend who’d you like to have a shoot with, each tag counts as an additional entry

Note: Photoshoot scheduling will only be considered from the announcement of winner until the end of July and both of you must be able to travel to MN for the shoot.

Also I know the photo are girls, but this goes for both guys and girls 😂

Please go comment on my FB or IG post.

Next, I have also started an magazine focusing on promoting minority underground artists. I’m super super excited about it as I have an amazing team behind me helping me make my vision come true. If you’re an artist and you’re interested in getting featured, PLEASE don’t hesitate to submit your work!!!

Check it out: C.AIM Magazine

Thank you all so much for the wonderful opportunities in 2018, I’m excited for what’s to come forth for 2019.

UPDATE: Winner from IG @haiz_02

Thank you for everyone who entered!!!

Spring Montana Road Trip

This has somehow become a half-yearly ritual. To go with our friend Yeej to his hometown in Missoula Montana. This time, we had a large group of Filmmakers, Photographers and Actor/ess and was able to craft and create to our heart's content. We also spent a lot of time exploring, showing the friends who haven't been there the places we visited last time.

Pachia overlooking the scenic spot that shows all of Missoula.

Pachia overlooking the scenic spot that shows all of Missoula.

I'm very thankful to the friends who helped me handle my anxiety during this time. I wasn't expecting myself to go through what I went through and I probably surprised them too. This trip was meant to allow myself to relax and create....which I kind of did. More creating than relaxing. 

Glacier National Park, Pachia to the right.

Glacier National Park, Pachia to the right.

Every time we've been to Glacier National Park, we could only see 1-2 spots....it's been super heartbreaking but that's ok! Hopefully the next time we come we'll get to see more and maybe even go camping.

So my main muse this trip is the beautiful and talented Pachia Vang. She was so incredible during this whole trip and I'm so thankful that she decided to come along with us. She is not only the model for a majority of my photos, she's also an upcoming actress who's so insanely talented!! But here are a few of the photos of her during the trip.

The first few photos of Pachia are from a pitstop that we randomly found because we really loved the sunset and wanted to capture it with the reflection. It's an nature sanctuary and if I've learned anything, I absolutely love photographing in nature sanctuaries. The second group of photos are at Yeej's parent's garden. I love greenhouses and they put one up!! So I got really excited and pretty much just made Pachia get dressed really quickly so we could shoot.

I got really lucky this round and was able to photograph the guys too. Specifically our buddy Sijhawm who I didn't realize how big of a fan he was to my work until this trip. So of course, we had our own mini session. 

Then there's also the whole gang