Hello, nice to meet you!
If we haven't met before, I am Mariah Armstrong. I am a photographer based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the third largest city in Kentucky. I have been shooting weddings and lifestyle portraits all over Kentucky and Tennessee over the last two years.
I grew up in a small town in Northwest Tennessee right on the Kentucky border. I first became interested in taking photos when I was required to take photos for my school's 4-H meetings. After I won a few 4-H photo contests, my interest in taking photos grew more and more. I finally got my own personal camera when I was 10 years old and hardly ever put it down. I would take photos of everyone and everything whether they liked it or not. I always loved capturing everything because I loved getting to capture and keep memories.
During high school, my interests shifted from photography to music and I spent my entire high school career focusing on musical theatre and choir. However, I was still always taking photos; instead of my camera, I was using my phone (very professional, I know). After graduating high school, I attended Murray State University majoring in music education. Even though I was focused on becoming a music teacher, I still had an interest in taking pictures of everything around me. My junior year, I finally decided I really wanted to learn more about photography and signed up for a photography class. I was able to learn more about the art of photography and that is what sparked my interest in professional photography. I began shooting a few events for the school and a few sessions for my friends.
Once I graduated college, I decided to bite the bullet and create my own photography company - a month before everything got locked down due to COVID-19. However, that didn't stop me from continuing taking photos and booking sessions. Once everything got lifted, I was finally able to really start growing the business. A few months later, I got engaged to my husband and we both moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky for teaching jobs. After getting married, we began working on MS Photography more in depth as a couple. In 2022, I was able to join the photography team as a second shooter for the company Once Like a Spark. OLAS gave me the opportunity to travel to new places in Tennessee and collaborate with many wedding photographers in the area.
I have always had a passion for capturing everything around me in order to keep special memories. I especially love getting to capture memories that are so special to everyone: weddings, portraiture, and families. I love getting to spend the day capturing the most special moments in people's lives. If you book with MS Photography, you're booking with someone who will take the time to make sure every photo is special just for you.
Thanks for spending the time getting to know more about me. I would love to get to know more about you as well! Contact me so we can get to know more about each other while planning your special session!