If you're all about that candid life but still want some professional direction - Yes, you can move, Yes, you can laugh, Yes, you can have fun!
Then let's chat - this is why our clients love working with us!
You have permission to laugh unapologetically with your sorority sisters & pop champagne with your fiancé!
You focus on having fun & we'll capture the rest!
Yes! We will professionally group, organize & pose family formal photos!
I'm not going to waste your time.
Let's see if I'm the Perfect fit for you!
I'm all about making my Clients' lives Easier!
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Hey there, Buttercup!
I'm Mahlia. (Mah-lee-ah). Owner. Photographer.
I've been photographing couples since 2012 and have witnessed over 200 couples say vows in more than 11 states!
Born & raised in Oregon, I'm a Southern girl at heart. I drink my tea sweet & say y'all like it's trending.
I attended Montana State, joined a Sorority, and discovered that it's freaking cold in the Northwest!
So I zipideedoodah'ed myself all the way down to the Sunshine State to defrost & work at Disney World.
Where I met my husband. Yep. We're Disney Sweethearts... (did I just hear you say awww?).
"If I could rate Ivory Door Studio higher than 5 stars, I would!"
We strive to make our clients feel genuinely like themselves.
From posing, to true to the eye colors, we help you feel natural & provide concierge-level service.
the only thing that should be dramatic on your wedding is the lighting & your makeup
You carefully selected colors, they should be true-to-life in your photos
just like champagne, your photos should pop. bright and clarity are timeless!
don't stress, we keep track of group photos & plan your wedding timeline.
We do semi-guided posing. direction without being twisted into a pretzel.
Blurry might be trendy, but we prefer timeless to show YOUR grandkids everything
"My husband really doesn't like getting his picture taken. after the engagement pictures, he was all smiles and said he actually enjoyed it! We were THRILLED."
"Choosing Ivory Door Studio for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. "
"We absolutely LOVED Ivory Door! My now husband really doesn't like getting his picture taken and after the engagement pictures, he was all smiles and said he actually enjoyed it! We were THRILLED. It was so great to get to know Pat & Mahlia before the actual wedding day so we felt comfortable with them. They are so fun and easygoing. I was laughing our entire engagement shoot. Our wedding photos recently arrived in my inbox & we are so in love with them. Mahlia doesn't over-pose your photos & is incredibly quick (which was a big help with my little nephews). We had a photo booth at our wedding, & our guests had a blast! They brought a ton of fun props & even my Grandpa got in. Highly highly recommend!"
"If I could rate Ivory Door Studio higher than 5 stars, I would. When the Hurricane made its way into Middle TN. They were on site within an hour of me giving them a phone call to have pictures taken earlier due to rain. Y’all - within an hour! Flexible is an understatement. I'm completely blown away by the images they captured & the awesome quality. I sat on the couch all day looking through these & kept saying over and over again how much I love them! 100% recommend for any photography needs. You will not be disappointed."
"Choosing Ivory Door Studio to photograph my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. They were the best to work with! I live in Oklahoma, so we had a long-distance relationship to plan all the details. But, they made it incredibly easy! They set up video calls & quickly responded to every request. I felt like we were friends before we even met in person. We had a blast shooting with them on the day. They truly captured the day perfectly. I can't say enough about this sweet couple and how talented they are! Thanks you two for everything!"
"We LOVE Ivory Door Studio! We had the best experience with them for our wedding! They are very professional, but are super personable with you and your family throughout your wedding day. They walk you through your wedding process and will check in to see if you have questions about anything. We think so much of them and are so pleased with their work! And the photobooth rocks!! WE. ARE. DYING. We love [our photos] so so so much! "
"It was so much fun looking back on these photos from our perfect day! You all did such an amazing job!! Seriously! I recommend you to everyone I know getting married in Nashville!"
"Ivory Door Studio was an exceptional choice for our wedding photographer! Not only is Mahlia a creative genius who produces amazing photos, but her and Pat were so much fun to spend the day with! They were laid back, flexible, and very professional.
We also booked their photo booth for our reception. Our guests had a blast taking goofy photos and gifs all night. We had the master link with all of the photos by the end of the night! We received our entire collection from the day in about 6 weeks and I am so in love with the result. Ivory Door Studio was definitely worth the investment!!"
"We are overwhelmed with just how amazing Mahlia captured us on our wedding day. She coached us when we felt awkward back into just being “us.” All of our photos reflect it! She also easily worked with our non-traditional venue, the Fannie Mae Dees Park, aka, The Dragon Park in TN. Highly recommended and would absolutely do business with her again!"
"I literally just died of happiness! Thanks for having the courage to start your own business so we can reap the rewards of your talent! Thank you for making the day perfect! Thank you for being so go with the flow! We had the PERFECT day!"
“I first met Mahlia during sorority recruitment, we pledged AOII together and I am honored to be her sister. When my husband proposed, I jumped on the opportunity for her to fly to Montana and capture our big day. She has a vision for every photo and this unique ability to bring it to life. Her talent for creating visual stories along with an artist eye for the smallest details are what make her one of the most talented photographers. She & Pat gave us beautiful memories. I look forward to our 5 year anniversary session, we are repeat and loyal customers.”
"My husband and I cannot even begin to describe how amazing our experience with Ivory Door Studio! Not only are they extremely talented and helpful and organized for your wedding day, but they are compassionate and loving people who genuinely want to make sure your day is the best one yet! Gorgeous photographs, creative shots. Choose them for your special day, you won't regret it!"
"It took me a day to process how beautiful these are! My mom showed these to her coworkers and one said 'please don't show these to my wife because she'll think this is how all photos should look and I don't want to disappoint her.' You should really have your work in magazines. It's always so breathtaking. We both agreed our favorite photoshoot was our first anniversary. I had on a white lace dress and Anthony a maroon suit. BUT that WAS our favorite one until NOW. THIS ONE BLEW US BOTH OUT OF THE WATER!!!"
"Mahlia has such a great eye for capturing people in their natural element but making their natural beauty and joy come to life within her pictures. We laughed and giggled through the entire photo shoot. Not only were they the utmost professionals, they were fun and flexible. I have raved about our pictures to everyone and all of our family have been over the moon with the quality. Some are sweet, some silly, and some serious. If you're considering them, don't even hesitate. You'll get incredible pictures from these sweet souls."
"Yayyyy! Thank you SO so much!!! We are overwhelmed with all of the wonderful moments that you all captured from our special day! We cannot thank y'all enough! I can't stop looking at all of them!! So much love 😍"
"Amazing! So glad we went with Ivory Door for our photos. I never noticed them at our ceremony but they came back with amazing photos. My in laws are not the easiest to deal with (like herding cats) but they were amazing and dealt with my crazy in laws! " - Amanda
"WE ARE JUST DYING AND CRYING OVER THESE!!!! THANK Y'ALL SO MUCH! You have know idea how much these mean to us!" - Morgan
"Thank you guys again so much for capturing our special day. The pictures definitely exceeded all my expectations!!! I still can not get over how beautiful they all are" - Christa
"felt like we were friends before we even met in person!"
If you believe weddings are meant to be fun, crazy in love with your fiance, and bubbling with excited for your wedding (so are we!) then we're going to get along like Rum & Coke!
You deserve to celebrate this freaking ahh-mazing milestone because it is such a huge accomplishment! Grab your cap, cutest heels & a bottle of bubbly (we vote Lamarca Prosecco)! Let's do this!
We thrive on helping others succeed. That is why we value connecting with business owners & bloggers to design personal branding sessions to help you grow & rock your business!
Perfect for Surprise Proposals & Lifestyle couples sessions. There's nothing more we love than spending time documenting real life candid moments. Kitchen sessions are our fav!
We don't like cheesy
... unless we can eat it!