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J
25 July 2018

Chingon

L
25 July 2018

You guys rock!

M
25 July 2018

As a Realtor marketing client's homes - it has been a huge benefit to have a partnership with a professional at Maplewood Photography. I look forward to using their services for all my real estate photography needs. More...

M
25 July 2018

We met you at Dan Wilk's wedding , he is my husbands cousin. I'm so glad you got to do my niece Ashley McGee's senior photos they turned out beautiful thank you much.

L
25 July 2018

After working with him on several weddings, I can say, he is super creative fun to work with and highly motivated.

J
25 July 2018

Diego was absolutely phenomenal! He was patient, goofy, full of energy, and direct! You can tell that photography is a passion of his. Highly recommended because my now husband and I were completely impressed and satisfied! :D More...

D
25 July 2018

I have used Maplewood Photography several times for the marketing of homes I have sold in the community. Ivan's work is exceptional and of great value!

M
25 July 2018

Amazing talent! Brings the best out in every subject! Understands natural light and
Super easy to work wirh!

A
25 July 2018

Ivan handled the photography at our wedding and we were blown away! He took a nice combination of creative/artistic photos and traditional photos. It gave us a wide variety of photos & styles to choose from. He's also just so personable & made everyone who was being photographed feel really relaxed and comfortable. Who would have thought that taking pictures could be so fun? Thank you Ivan! More...

M
25 July 2018

Listen, I never knew the difference between a good photographer and a great photographer until I met Diego. He was the photographer for my sister's wedding last month. He wasn't there for pictures, he was there to capture the day. And he was fantastic. Kept us laughing and stress free through the entire day.

I know photographers can get pricey but if you're looking to actually capture the moment in time and not just a bunch of posed pictures, you want to go with Diego & his team.
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K
25 July 2018

We recently had a session in the studio. I was really looking forward to the session as well as a little nervous… Mostly because of my one and a half-year-old baby! You never know what you’ll get out of him

I have known Diego and his amazing talents for a few years now… But he completely SURPASSED all of my expectations for the day!

With a small child I did not expect perfection, and yet I was blown away! Our studio experience was fun and memorable yet punctual and Diego was great with guidance and articulating what he wanted and visualized.
He was so cute working with baby Harry’s needs as well.
Diego is blessed with an amazing artistic eye, friendly personality (works so well with kids!), and such a sweet & beautiful person!
My little guy, Harry was even dancing in his studio a bit!!!

We had a wonderful, unique experience to treasure forever! We absolutely loved it!!!! If I could give more than 5 stars I would!!
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V
1 July 2018

I needed some professional headshots with a quick turnaround. I research a couple nearby places and decided to go with Maplewood Photography for my photo session. I was not disappointed in the least! Diego is a true professional. He will work with you in deciding which attire works and find a variety of creative shots that best fit your needs. He has a relaxed, casual approach, attention to detail and quality. Diego is a true professional, which I really liked. I would highly recommend Maplewood to anyone needing any type of photography services! More...

S
1 July 2018

I absolutely love Diego's work! He is very professional, creative, comical, and make you feel very comfortable during the process of the photoshoot. I highly recommend his services!!!! More...

G
27 May 2018

As I was searching for photographers for my Medical Residency application photo, Maplewood studio really caught my eye. When I visited their website gallery it became apparent that I could depend on them to capture the perfect headshot for my applications. I called and spoke to Diego who was able to accommodate my busy schedule for the photo session and get me in the very next day! When I arrived for my photos, I was offered a bottle of water and asked to have a seat in his modern studio to discuss further about the head shot. I was surprised that Diego took the time to ask me what I wanted the photo to portray (I blabbed on), in hindsight as I show my friends and family my photos he was strategically able to achieve that goal!!! Throughout the photography session and narrowing down of the photos to the perfect one, Diego was very accommodating and professional. He let me play my music in the background and kept a positive and fun atmosphere for the visit. Diego is very talented and I highly recommend him! More...

M
27 May 2018

Diego is an outstanding artist and professional - I could not believe my photos! He truly removed all barriers and brought out how I really see myself! He also worked very well with me understanding my diverse needs for personal and professional use and accommodated all my looks! Diego is a great value as he does things with lighting I could not have imagined! I now have some photos for a little bit of everything! More...

M
27 May 2018

Holy wow!! Diego is the best in the biz. He photographed my sister's wedding this weekend & I can not begin to describe how perfect the day was. When my sister was putting on her jewelery we made the awful discovery that her necklace was broken. Diego told us not to worry, called up his assistant Russ & Russ fixed it. Diego & his team went well and above the call of duty to make this day perfect. I could not recommend them enough. If you're looking for perfect photos for your perfect day, he's your guy. More...

A
29 November 2017

If you are still looking for a photographer for your wedding, stop researching now and choose Maplewood Photography! One of the best parts of my wedding was working with Diego and of course the absolutely stunning pictures he captured. He was the only vendor that I had that would reach out to ME and keep me updated about the process. He was more than just a photographer. I felt like Diego was my wedding coordinator and friend. Diego really went above and beyond to make our day perfect. For example, Diego wanted to take a picture upstairs on a bed of all of the girls after we got ready. The bed was not made, so Diego MADE THE BED. He also really makes his work an art, and every single picture is different in its own way. As an eager bride who wanted to see the pictures after the wedding, I asked Diego how long it would take to see the pictures. They were ready the week after the wedding! It was great! I can't wait to have Diego be our photographer for future events. I would recommend Maplewood Photography to EVERYONE! More...

M
14 September 2017

Diego is an outstanding artist and professional - I could not believe my photos! He truly removed all barriers and brought out how I really see myself! He also worked very well with me understanding my diverse needs for personal and professional use and accommodated all my looks! Diego is a great value as he does things with lighting I could not have imagined! I now have some photos for a little bit of everything! More...

T
5 September 2017

Diego has a very professional approach, he is very efficient and fast, and delivered great results. Highly recommend.

A
27 May 2017

We are so happy with our decision to choose Maplewood photography for our wedding. Diego is a professional who truly makes you feel comfortable. The photos and book design exceeded our expectations. I am confident that anyone seeking a photographer would feel the same way! More...

L
27 May 2017

We could not have dreamed of a more beautiful wedding. Ivan was able to capture so much more beauty than we could ever see ourselves. His range of being able to capture the sweetness of our flower girls, the peacefulness of us in the park, then to create the most epic skyline magazine worthy pictures is just unbelievable. His personality fit right in to keep everyone laughing and on track. Thank you is just not enough! More...

A
27 May 2017

Diego photographed my husband and I in an outdoor afternoon session. This was the second time that we had done a session with Diego. Both times, we loved his personality, energy, attention to his craft, and professionalism. He's very flexible when it comes to clients proposing ideas and working with their suggestions along with his own creativity. His images are outstanding and never disappoints. More...

A
27 May 2017

Witnessing my son's transformation in front of the camera with Diego was truly a treat. We scheduled a portrait session with Maplewood Photography after receiving the results of a sloppy photo shoot at his school with the contracted photography company. In our second attempt on a senior photo, we thought it would be more useful to get a headshot taken - something he could use professionally. Diego did not disappoint! During the session, my teen transformed from his "I'm not photogenic" state to a calm, confident, young man. In the end, the shots were stunning. And, most importantly, my son was pretty pleased with the end product. That's the wonder of beautiful, honest, portrait photography - capturing someone in a light they often don't view themselves in helps them see something positive and new. What a powerful tool. Kudos and thanks to Diego. We'll be back. More...

N
10 March 2017

Ivan Diego Martirena shot our wedding in August 2015. We absolutely LOVE our wedding album and photos! Ivan is personable, funny and so easy to work with! ! If you're looking for photos that last a lifetime call Maplewood photography!! More...

G
9 March 2017

Diego Ivan, although being well known in the neighborhood is nothing short of down to earth and a complete gentleman. My husband and I are pretty unconventional when it comes to the "wedding" ways; but the end goal of wedding was essentially to make it a celebration for our families. And we succeeded that!! Our sweltering day (the hottest day of the year...go figure!) was held outside on the simply stunning grounds of Morgan Park Academy, in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood. But going back to the harsh wintertimes of Chicago, and our first site visit of the "Hogwarts-like" prep-school grounds, Diego Ivan was already itching with creative ambition. Even as the long field where our July wedding would be held was densely covered in snow, Diego already had amazing ideas. I'll admit, as a VERY camera shy pastry chef, my talents lie behind the scenes...but Diego was determined to make my equally camera-uneasy Hub feel as glam and adventurous as our Disney's "Up" theme. We opted for a package that included an "Engagmenet Photoshoot", which he cleverly suggested be held in the brightly colored kitchen of my artist mother-in-law. Coming directly from a busy day teaching in the kitchens, and my husband Saturday sidework. But Diego was ready to go, calmed our crazy out-of-this-world nerves, and produced some of the most "sweet" and silly moments we would have taking pictures together. We definitely needed that first photo-shoot to get used to the "snap, snap, snap" and the somewhat silly feeling of the "hips back, butt out, chest high, shoulders down, big confidence" of the wedding pose. When it came to the "big (and hot!) day" Diego rocked it out like a complete champ! His creative vision as well as my own completely melded in this perfect fusion of wedding bliss and to say he was anything less than perfect and professional would be a lie! He made my family feel welcome and beautiful, and that is all that I ask for at the end of the day!! Thank you Diego Ivan :) More...

B
8 March 2017

This small business is personal and wonderfully accommodating. Diego's concentration to detail provides captivating photos that you will enjoy for a lifetime. Maplewood Photography is also a small business that gives back to the community. Diego has been involved in community projects showcasing women in leadership roles. More...

B
7 March 2017

So grateful we decided to choose Maplewood photography for our wedding. Our experience from start to finish was extremely professional but also comfortable. The pictures exceeded our expectaions. Our friends and family still wont stop talking about how great they came out. Would recommend Maplewood Photography 100%! More...

L
7 March 2017

We could not have dreamed of a more beautiful wedding. Ivan was able to capture so much more beauty than we could ever see ourselves. His range of being able to capture the sweetness of our flower girls, the peacefulness of us in the park, then to create the most epic skyline magazine worthy pictures is just unbelievable. His personality fit right in to keep everyone laughing and on track. Then our album came in, and we are all in love with it! The parents' books were a sweet touch that they really appreciated. Thank you is just not enough! More...

A
7 March 2017

We are so happy with our decision to choose Maplewood photography for our wedding. Diego is a professional who truly makes you feel comfortable. The photos and book design exceeded our expectations. I am confident that anyone seeking a photographer would feel the same way! More...

L
7 December 2016

I could not have asked for a better photographer. Our wedding was gorgeous & Diego Ivan captured every beautiful moment. Not only did he capture the sweetest moments of the ceremony and epic skyline pictures, but I loved his spur of the moment suggestion to take pictures in the park. I loved being able to get some green in and they look so romantic. Its almost a shock to them look at the skyline pictures, they are so stunning they belong in a magazine. Simply perfect! More...

L
22 June 2016

Diego took photos for my new yoga business website. From the time we had our first conversation until I received my final images, he made me feel completely comfortable and at ease. He was professional, friendly and helped me make decisions when I felt a little overwhelmed and indecisive. My images are beautiful...artistic, unique and perfectly lit. I will definitely be calling Maplewood for future business or family photo needs! More...

K
27 May 2016

Diego took my maternity pictures and newborn pictures earlier this year and I could not have been happier with how they both came out! He was so easy to work with, extremely professional but down to earth and he gave really great instruction so that my pictures would turn out perfectly. I will definitely be using him again! More...

S
19 July 2015

There is always that one extra special photograph at any event that you cherish forever. You look at it and immediately feel the love and hear the laughter. And you are back in that moment.
A year later I love looking at my photographs and reveling in those memories!
Thanks Maplewood Photography!
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E
30 June 2015

I absolutely love everything about Maplewood Photography. To begin, Diego Ivan is great! He is easy to work with. Diego Ivan was extremely quick to response to emails and texts regarding questions or concerns. In addition, he was also flexible when it came to payments, location and photo shoot. His expertise centered around unique poses from various angles. I can honestly say, this was the best money we spent for our wedding day. We absolutely love our photograph book! More...

S
20 June 2015

Where to begin? Our day would not have been as amazing as it was if it weren't for Diego. He quickly became part of the family and that is because leading up the wedding he took time to meet with me, ask questions and really learn about everyone he was going to be photographing. He walked in on our wedding day knowing people by name with no introduction- it was incredible. He knew family dynamics and kept everything moving quickly and smoothly never making me (the bride) feel worked up, uneasy or worried. Moving past making the day run smooth, his pictures are out of this world. They are magical, breathtaking and something that my husband and I will treasure the rest of our lives. I show people pictures on our app (yes app) that he made of us and people are speechless! We got our wedding book (that he beautifully designed for us) within just FOUR WEEKS of our wedding. Some family members have already received their prints (there are so many great pictures we can't figure out our favorites to order- thats the only reason we haven't gotten ours yet)! Diego feels like family now. We can't wait to hire him for pregnancy pictures one day, baby pictures, anniversary and anything else we will want photographed. Did I mention we live in California and he is in Chicago yet we will make our way to Chicago as often as possible to make pictures with him happen. If you want someone to capture the emotion, the movement, the magic of your wedding (or any other special event), look no further, Diego is 100% your guy, you wont be disappointed! More...

U
26 May 2015

You won't find a better photographer anywhere. Diego is amazing. He is quick, organized and has an incredible artistic eye. He really cares about his clients and listens to them. He does a great job of showing who they are and making the photos magical. We wondered if he caught everything because we didn't notice him, but he was always there and he caught every wonderful moment. High quality photography and a very reasonable cost. I highly recommend him!! More...

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