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“It doesn’t really matter what camera I carry or which lens I use … I will capture moments that tell your story and allow you to pass on your legacy to future generations. As a fine art photographer, I thrive turning a fleeting moment into a tangible form of art and I promise I am as passionate about your memories as you are”


I'm the owner and creative behind Mika James Amaya Photography. Thank you for wanting to know more about me!

As a fine art family photographer, I do my best to capture your life's events authentically. I use minimal props and accessories coupled with muted colors and neutral palettes that don't distract from the beautiful details and faces in front of my lens.  As a photographer who specializes in maternity, newborn and family portraiture, I believe in the beauty of simplicity.  My goal is to document your family's story as it unfolds - from maternity to yearly family portraits - so you'll look back years from now and remember just how incredible those fleeting milestones really were. 

My promise is to deliver genuine, natural and emotion-filled moments in a photograph for you, your children and your family to cherish. Based out of Raleigh, North Carolina I love to travel and have been lucky enough to work with clients near and far. When I'm not behind the camera I love spending time with my family, drinking coffee and simply enjoying time outside in nature!  A little more about me, I’m a Christian, have five children, am of Jamaican decent and am fluent in Spanish.

If you are looking for a photographer in the Raleigh-Durham area, I invite you to take a look around my blog, Facebook, and Instagram, and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. You can click on the contact tab above or email me directly at

I am truly honored you are considering me to commission a portrait session and I can’t wait to meet and learn all about you!