Hi, I’m Maike!

 
 
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I’m a German photographer currently based in Central California.

I love the scent of pines, Berlin subway stations and horses and am happiest in any place you can find one of the three.

I’m all about honest photographs full of atmosphere and collect snippets of life wherever I go: mountains, llamas, giggle fits and everything in between.

One of my favorite, quirky quotes is this one by Roald Dahl: “It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.”

Let’s hang out and feel twinkly!

PS: My name is pronounced “Micah” – I figured you might be wondering. 
 

 

MY MISSION

Animal Photography

I’m here to create pictures of your pet that make you feel the same sense of calm and happiness your beloved companion brings you every day. Pictures that honor them and you are excited to add to your gallery wall.

Every pet has their own lovable quirks and beauty to them. My goal is it to carefully capture each pet just the way they are. To do so I find it best to visit them at home, in their natural environment, where they are most comfortable and fully themselves.

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If you would like to find out more about my pet sessions I have compiled a few articles for you here:

What a pet session looks like from start to finish

Let’s keep it natural – a few words on my pet photography approach

What I do when a pet is hyper, scared or asleep during a session

 

Travel Photography

 

Current Favorites


SOME FUN THINGS ABOUT ME

1. MY BIGGEST DREAM TRAVEL DESTINATIONS ARE:

Antarctica and Papua New Guinea

2. if I could read any book again for the very first time, it would be ...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

3. my favorite activities besides photography ARE:

Trail rides on horseback, camping, rock climbing, boardgames (current favorite: Pandemic Legacy!), reading in the hammock and crafting while listening to audiobooks.

4. IF MY PHOTOS HAD A SOUNDTRACK IT’d have to be:

Golden Age (especially “I love you”) by Woodkid

5. TO ME A perfect day looks like this:

Waking up in a tent, Nutella rolls for breakfast, followed by a day outside with horses, my husband and camera, then buffalo chicken dip and Netflix on the couch with our kitty cat.

6. THE BEST COMPLIMENT EVER WAS:

“Your photos make me want to climb in the frame and explore.” That was pretty fantastic to hear! :)