“A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you and accepted you and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would.”

It’s us – Mai See and Chee La (My-C and Chi-La). We are a husband and wife photography team based out of Berlin, WI. If you’re here, that must mean that you want to get to know us better!

First of all, we’re total romantics. We met each other during our first year at university and became college sweethearts (first boyfriend / girlfriend too!). We believe in love – true love. The kind that makes you feel like the luckiest person in the world. The kind that makes your heart swell with happiness. I’m not embarrassed to say that we’re totally sappy and have always had the belief that everyone deserves love.


Mai See

Luna Hnubqub

Celica Fanatic. fisherman.
Lover of laughter. Tinkerer. Eternally has a band-aid on.

our moon.
our star.
the light of our lives.

Always has food on her mind. Lives in pretty dresses.
Horror movie addict.

We love adventures! From hiking in the mountains, to swimming in the ocean, or walking through centuries old buildings, and eating street food all around the world. Our love for travel and photography began during our first overseas trip to Japan. With a tiny point-and-shoot camera, we fell in love with the beautiful scenery, delicious food and culture, and started our photo journey. Over the years, we have collected many irreplaceable photographs from all over the world and our daily life. We still love traveling and plan to visit more countries in the future!

we love adventures!

While traveling is exciting, we love coming back to our quiet country home every time. Our days are filled with chasing after the sweetest little girl. We always knew we wanted to be parents but nothing could have prepared us for how much joy and meaning it would bring to our lives. It's truly a blessing to be parents. We have another little one making their appearance in April 2024!

As a family, we love exploring all the beautiful nature areas around us. Our hikes aren't exactly what they used to be with a little one but we get out as often as possible! We're also hoping to get out on the river more this year and do a lot of fishing. Our sweet Luna is 2 now and should finally be big enough to throw her own rod! She's Chee La's little mini me so I'm sure she is going to love it. At home, you might find Chee La outside taking care of the yardwork or in our rustic garage working his on pride and joy Celicas (yes, more than one!). As for me, you’ll find me inside cooking and trying out new recipes. Food is definitely my love language. When we have free time, we love just spending time doing absolutely NOTHING at home and re-watching our favorite shows like Full Metal Alchemist, The Office, and Scrubs. 

so what do we do when we're not taking photos or traveling?

why you should pick us to capture your memories!

We truly believe that photos are a treasure that you can keep forever. We would love to be a part of capturing your story. We love laughter and want your session to be a rewarding, fun experience. We will hike anywhere with you to get that perfect shot and we are not afraid to get a little dirty or a lot dirty. If that sounds like you, send us a message. While we service the surrounding areas of Berlin, Oshkosh, Appleton – traveling is one of our favorite things to do and we would love to capture your photos no matter where you are! 

Mai See & Chee La

Chee La

Chee La and I meet for the very first time at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. We discovered that we shared the same exact birthday and became friends right away!

Our first time overseas! We are English Counselors for Guy Healy Japan. We discover our love for traveling and photography. Ate our fill of ramen and bbq, bathed in the ocean and fell in love with Japanese language and culture! 

We officially started dating. Everyone saw this coming.

Studied abroad in South Korea! Got to explore all of Seoul, Busan and Jeju! Obsessed with Korean food and definitely ate our weight in delicious Korean bbq.

We backpacked through Italy! Fell in love with the architecture and culture in Florence. Traveled in a gondola in Venice. Walked the stone paths of the Coliseum in Rome. Got engaged in Tuscany under its starry night... and got our camera & engagement ring stolen in Milan. Still wouldn't trade our memories for the world.

We bought our first home! Quiet and serene out in the county with so much open field to run around take photos in. Life is wonderful!

After 8 years of dating and over a decade of friendship...

It takes a leap of faith and a lot of hard work but we officially transitioned to our real passion of capturing weddings and couples.

Luna Hnubqub arrives and life is never the same again. What a joy and blessing she is to our lives.










our timeline


Baby #2 is about to make their appearance! We are all eagerly awaiting our sweet baby!

We believe in love stories and are truly each other's best friend. Over a decade together, 24/7 and we absolutely would not want it any other way.


We are both graphic designers and artists. I do majority of my work on the computer and he does more hands-on illustrations.


Our favorite past-time is lazing around the house with each other and re-watching our favorite series: The Office, Scrubs, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Lord of the Rings.


He is very sarcastic and loves to joke. He once informed me that we couldn't be together if I didn't have a sense of humor. We love listening to comics and going to shows. Some of our favorite comedians are: Jim Jefferies, Christoper Titus, Bill Burr and George Carlin.


We love to travel: visit historical sites, study art and eat. He likes to photograph architecture and objects, while I focus on capturing memories of us.


I love to cook and eat. My favorite dishes are khaub piaj (Hmong-style chicken noodle soup — I like mine with pork riblets) and fawn kauv (steamrolls). His favorites are Hmong eggrolls and basil chicken. I also like baking. My favorite baked dessert is the tres leche cake.

our favorite dishes

He loves listening to music and singing. I know all his favorite songs!


He loves his Celicas and spending time outside in the garage working on them. I help whenever he needs a pair of tiny hands to get into tight corners to retrieve a screw or bit.

celicas or nothing

 I am only 4'9" and appreciate all his help, carrying and grabbing things for me.


We prefer tea over coffee.

our pick of drinks

10 facts about us

New Zealand
Redwood Forest
Badlands National Park
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend

our travel bucket list