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Maya Ravensong is an Artist working in many different mediums. From dance, to writing, to paintings on canvas, silk and on the body, Maya creates healing art for herself and others.

Maya's art is a mix of strange, beautiful, sometimes humorous or wyrd forms- all of which can bring healing. She paints mostly with her fingers, though she does use other tools as well. She sometimes uses a magnifying glass to get into such small detail that, to some, it would seem pointless- but her, is completely the point. Maya has published one book “BodyArt Therapy” and is currently working on a tome where she explains how to become one with the divine and heal through dance.

Maya attends different events throughout the year. You can find a list of those events here

Photography Rates


Thank you so much for your interest in my photography! I am passionately driven to explore art and life. Whether taking photos of you and/or your family in candid poses, photographing milestone moments in formal poses, helping you create the perfect cosplay photos or fantasy photos...

All photos are adventures meant to be remembered and shared. These are YOUR stories.

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How do we book you?

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Travel costs

If I travel to your location within Council Bluffs IA and within a 15 mile radius of Council Bluffs, then there is no traveling cost. For locations outside Council bluffs IA and the 15 mile radius, the fee is $5.00 for every 15 additional miles-round trip

For long-distance travel (50 miles or more), I charge estimated fuel expenditure, and lodging, if required. There is a contract that must be signed and the Balance Due must be paid in full before travel begins.

Booking Fee

A non-refundable booking fee is required to hold your date/time and will be applied to your total cost. This is in addition to the deposit required. Your booking is not confirmed until payment is received for the booking fee. The shoot will not commence until the deposit of the total is paid. Delivery of the photo files will take place after the total due is paid, less the booking fee and deposit. The booking fee varies dependant on the type of photo shoot you have reserved.

In any case, the amount you pay up front comes off the total due.

FAQ

What kind of photos do you take?

My work is all over this website. I take studio photos and lifestyle photos, landscape, abstract and wyrd photos. Studio is self explanatory. Lifestyle photos are out in the world, using natural backgrounds, sunlight, and “on location”. The location is something we will discuss if you don't have one in mind. I really like the Old Market in Omaha NE, and different parks in Council Bluffs and Omaha. Landscape is mostly self explanatory, yet my goal is to help others See nature as more than a pretty sunset. Abstract and Wyrd is catching life in miniature, making synchronistic connections and helping others See. Take a look around. If you like my style, contact me! I don't have a “set” list of photos that I take, but we can discuss some typical poses and branch out from there. We can do candid, formal poses or a combination- whatever you prefer.

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What should I wear?

Something that speaks about YOU and your own personal style. Photos are bits of time caught in an image. Each person needs to wear that which speaks volumes about who they are in that moment. Now for fabulous photos, avoid busy patterns and matching family clothing. You can all wear things that “go” together just not exactly matching.

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How many outfits can we bring?

This depends on the session length you booked. Think 1-2 outfits for a 1-2 hour session. If you booked a 3-4 hour session then 2-4 outfits can be brought, though me may not get to them all. If you have a particular outfit that you definitely want photographed, make sure you tell me this prior to our session beginning.

Examples of what an outfit can do: same person different outfits.

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How long is a portrait session?

Generally, a session lasts 1-2 hours. If children are involved, it depends on how your kids are feeling, how quickly they get comfortable, and how quickly they melt down. I make sure newborns/babies have plenty of time to cuddle and nurse. Please, please, please don't stress about time limits...it will only stress your children out! I will go over time a little bit if needed to get the shoots you will love- without additional costs.

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Weddings?

You can book me for anything from dress fitting, rehearsal dinner, pre-wedding dressing, the wedding itself, the reception or any combination thereof. The cost varies depending on how many “days” you choose.

For Weddings - If you want to book me for the day, We will have a consultation where we will discuss all the details in the contract, what is expected of us, ideas you have, ideas we have and pricing. The rate is different with weddings because they take so long. The hourly rate would be cost prohibitive. Instead I charge per day. You will then sign a contract, put down a $200 non-refundable deposit (per day) to reserve your day(s), and then you're set!

The remaining balance is due 24 hours BEFORE the day of the shoot. Shoot will not happen without the balance being paid in full.

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The total fee is $400.00 (per day) and covers the photographer, an aide for one day, all files and 10 “enhanced” images. The contract will specify time to arrive for shoot, the types of photos, the location(s) (such as pre wedding, the wedding, the reception etc), and the people in the shoot, an end time and anything else of import. If more enhanced images are wanted, we can discuss fees.

If other “days” are wanted, the fees will be discussed and added in the contract. Additional money for deposit will be required.

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What do you wear to our wedding?

I try to stay out of the way and become invisible during weddings- that way I get the best shots of people being people and not statues. During formal posing, I am a bit more “hands on”. There is always kneeling in dirt, contorting and standing on strange things, standing in water, etc. Due to all of this I wear an all black outfit that is comfortable, nice and non-descript.


For Portrait sessions- Total fee is $120.00 per 1-2 hour session. covers the photographer and an aide for the entire shoot, all files and 5 “enhanced” images. A non-refundable deposit of $60 is due per 1-2 hour session booked. So the balance of $60.00 per time period, is due by the day of the shoot. Shoot will not happen without the balance being paid in full. The total fee co If more enhanced images are wanted, we can discuss fees. This option is available after the digital files have been delivered. the location is either at my home studio or a location you choose, subject to travel costs.

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Digital Files?

I do not print. I only work in digital files. This is how I keep my costs lower than other photographers, yet keep the same excellent quality you expect from a professional photographer. I will give you a photo release so you can take the digital files to any kind of printer and get them printed.

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What about Fantasy and Cosplay play photos?

If you are interested in having photos done in your favorite costume, cosplay play, anime or fantasy character- just let me know what kind of genre you are doing and i will happily help you create the best photos. You bring all the costuming and props and I will bring the skill, lighting and enhancement to make your photos really pop.

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What happens after our shoot?

I need 1 week to process the files. After that, you will receive all the raw format files and your specified file type (like Jpg’s, Tiff, PNG, PDF, or Gif etc,). The photo release and all files that have been “enhanced”. Delivery of files is either though email or on CD- your choice. Examples below


Enhanced Photos?

Enhanced photos are where I take a raw shot and enhance it using different techniques to enhance the "story" being told. Below is an example. Both are the same photo that was taken during the rings blessing. The second one has been enhanced.

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How far in advance should we book our session?

Typically, I am booked out about 3 weeks. Sometimes cancellations happen, so contact me and we will see if there is room in my calendar.


Do you travel?

Only within one hours drive of Council Bluffs IA. If not a wedding booking, then a travel fee of $100.00 is added to the session fees for more than an hours drive. If it is VERY far, we will have to discuss travel fees.


What about High School Senior sessions?

We also shoot our high school seniors in an unconventional manner. We strive to show who they are at this fun time in their lives. . . it's not all about the outfits! Email us for pricing.


Pregnancy photos?

Pregnancy is a beautiful time for photos. Whether just the mother-to-be or mom, grandma (dad) and/or father to be- all make beautiful memories of this special time. It is also a great time for pregnant belly art. I can help with all of the details from pattern selection to location and photography. Email me for more information.

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How do we book you?

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All transactions are processed through Paypal or directly from Etsy. I do not accept other forms of payment over the internet. In person events and parties have other payment options available.