My name is Mariah Ehlert and I’m a portrait photographer. I am dedicated to helping people realize their dreams. I'm grateful to be able to create authentic, interesting images to help your business shine, a dating profile standout, or a dream session showing your most beautiful self. My 'why' is to celebrate, empower, and serve. I love helping dreams be manifested, being able to help you celebrate your success, and especially yourself.
My work is best described as authentic, unique, and relevant. I love to create amazing portraits of interesting people doing fascinating work.
I’ve taken more art-related classes than I can count. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in History and Sociology, and a Minor in French from the College of St. Benedict; a Masters in Nutrition Therapy from the Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI); an Academy Certificate in Digital and Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design in New York. I also took classes at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in cake decorating (with some wild lace icing work).
My hobbies include volunteering at the Urban Farm of Stapleton, traveling the world, and once even taught horseback riding at YMCA camps. I’ve also starred in an international documentary, and I’ve hiked 22 of the 54 tallest mountains in Colorado. I’ve also run marathons, triathlons, and I am an Ironman, practice yoga and meditate daily.
I am a science fiction junkie, avid knitter, mountain hiker, reader, pet lover. I’ve got two silly yet fantastic border collies, Indigo and Jones, that hike with me. I support people who live their dreams. Through my own journey, I’ve learned the best path to happiness and joy is through celebrating wins and letting go of worry.