Interview with Mariam of Mariam Saifan Photography


This week PhotographyKC had the opportunity to interview Mariam of Mariam Saifan Photography.  Mariam is an amazing Kansas City photographer with a beautiful and vibrant style.  

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Overland Park Kansas.

How do you  like Kansas City?

Kansas City is close to my heart because that’s where I grew up and where most of my family lives. There’s also plenty to do in the area and everyone is so friendly!

How did you get started in photography?

I had the opportunity to travel to Istanbul Turkey with my parents. My brother helped me purchase my first camera to simply capture the beauty of the trip. I posted the images on social media and that’s when my passion for photography began. From there, I’ve grown to love capturing memories and creating beautiful portraits for clients to cherish for years to come!

Was your family supportive of you wanting to become a photographer?

I graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelors and masters in Architectural Engineering and still work full time as an architectural lighting designer. I love being in the engineering field as well as having a creative outlet like photography. I have a passion for portrait & wedding photography and love meeting people & becoming close friends with them by providing the ultimate luxury photo experience. My family wants what’s best for me and supports me with everything that I do!

Do you have a favorite type of photography?

I love getting to know my clients and hear their stories. I especially love capturing engagement sessions, weddings, and family portraiture. Family portraiture is important to me because having a precious baby boy of my own, I know how fast they can grow and I want to be able to capture every moment!

Of course, I love travel photography as well!

Do you have a favorite place to shoot?

I love working with architecture as backdrops as I love the clean lines and simplicity. I also love nature and photographing with bright colors that can be found in nature such as in a field of flowers or at a gorgeous park! It really depends on what the client is looking for. I work closely with each of my clients to understand what they are looking for and how to capture their story perfectly in the images.

What separates you from other photographers?

I am a photographer for the joyful couples that love vibrant and authentic photos! My photography style is very colorful and I always strive to get to know each client individually and help them with their wedding planning to their outfit coordination for portrait sessions. I strive to provide the ultimate luxury experience to each client getting to know them personally. I also provide complimentary consultations and reveal sessions which help guide the client to view and order beautiful wall art and albums designed perfectly for them to be able to cherish for years to come. My clients and I usually end up becoming close friends and that’s what I love!

Mariam Saifan Photography

Phone: 913-485-5654



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