BEHIND THE LENS
Hello, my name is Mait Jüriado. My award-winning, unique style has lived up to my goal, which is to deliver and exceed the wishes and expectations of my clients everywhere in the world. I have the honor of inviting you to make the best investment and write me your this year's most important request. I’m eager to receive your e-mail or call.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough."
After an initial focus on composing and creating music for years, I have to thank my brother who became passionate about photography. It was the year of 2007. I never knew these moments will bring me such a great time photographing other people and their most important moments. I never expected to be as fortunate as I am, to get to wake up every morning and do what I love. It took over my life completely.
I learned to create images for my clients with a deeper meaning. Over the course of my career, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing some extremely inspiring couples all over the world and getting to know my clients have been the most interesting aspect of my work what helps me to create those images. A rather small client roster allows me to focus on the very diverse needs of my clients and allows me to manage all aspects of my clients’ work personally.
I strive to tell a natural, candid and elegant story of your big day.
Mait is known for helping her couples relax in front of the camera. His coverage is thorough and comprehensive, producing a full narrative of the day, including images of extended family, guests, party, and magazine-worthy award-winning portrait shots.
Frequently Asked Questions
The world is small, I can fly anywhere in the world within a day. My flights are all included in my collections so you do not have to worry about anything related to my travels.
Most of the time I'm based on an Estonian countryside by the lake with my little family of four. I can't imagine there is a better place for a home as we have. I can call Iceland my second home.
Booking your date
To book your date a signed contract and a deposit are required. I take a maximum of 20-25 weddings per year. I want to make sure that I have enough time to dedicate to you.
Getting the pictures
You will get a private link to your gallery and the slideshow. Most of my clients will go for our gorgeous albums as well. The number of pictures delivered is generally more than you can ever consume and hang on your walls but the quality is important over the quantity every time.
In some cases related to the season, images can take up to 12 weeks to get the pictures after your wedding date. For portrait sessions, you will receive 80/100 images edited and ready to print 3/4 weeks after the session maximum.
2009 - 2010
Everything started when Mait did his Master's degree in music composing as an exchange student in Spain, then in Iceland. His love for cinema, composing film music and moving pictures led him to photography. He believes that he would have never become a photographer without studying to be a composer.
The decision to become a photographer was certain, though he still continues to play the piano occasionally and creating sounds.
Photographed his first wedding in Czech Republic. In 2020, he will celebrate his 250th wedding.
He headed to Iceland where still parallelly with photography crafted his composer skills. Musicians were his first loyal customers. He got to know some amazing people around the world. The world never looked that big.
2012 and 2013
In addition to Portrait Photography, Wedding Photography was one of his greatest passions, taking pictures of about 70 love stories in a short time.
M&J STUDIOS WAS BORN
Mait loves hosting almost every couple before and after their wedding day in person.
I GOT MARRIED!
2014 - 2017
Many major awards
M&J Studios got its first major award. The Grand Prix from the international Baltic Wedding and Portrait competition with his wedding reportage photo named “Between”.
One of his Iceland wedding stories was chosen into TOP35 wedding stories in the world by Nikon.
Two Best Destination Photos, named by Junebugweddings.
Over 10 fearless awards.
Best Engagement Photo, named by Junebugweddings.
If he does not happen to take pictures, he will spend time with his little family. Mait realized that he doesn’t need to live in the city to do his work, so he and the family recently moved to the countryside and are planning to get chickens very soon.
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