About Shanti

Shanti Weddings is a division of Maloman Studios with a focus on our love for photographing South Asian weddings. We felt that there was a lot more stories to tell and wanted to have a dedicated space where we can express all our unique abilities to document South Asian weddings. Our style of wedding photography is about anticipation of genuine moments. Great lighting and compelling composition and the ability to create dramatic and artistic images that emote timeless elegance. We love the importance of what we do as wedding photographers and the creative freedom to capture simple, timeless moments that have lasting impact.

Founder Stephan Maloman is an international award-winning photographer, husband and proud daddy. After graduating with best portfolio in class from the Art Institute he went on to shooting assignments for the Miami Herald before establishing Maloman Studios in 2004. For the past 20 years we have been extremely honored to document 700+ wedding celebrations for discerning couples around the world, while building a strong and unique brand by staying true to our aesthetic as artists while growing within it.

Doing what we love has allowed us to travel to many destinations around the world. Just in the past few years we have traveled for weddings to Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Germany, Portugal, England, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curacao and all over the United States, especially Miami, New York/New Jersey and Philadelphia—they feel like a second home.

Awards & Recognitions

Our work consists of numerous international award-winning images, including the prestigious Grand Award for the Wedding Category and over 25 Awards of Excellence in the print competition by the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) which recognizes the highest level of photography excellence. Our studio has been recognized among the “Best of the Best” by Junebug Weddings. In addition, some of our high profile clients include NFL Pro Bowler Jake Long, NBA All-Star Richard “Rip” Hamilton, Major League Baseball player Michael Morse, professional golfer Morgan Pressel, legendary NBA Coach Pat Riley and ClassPass founder & Executive Chairman Payal Kadakia.


Our images have been featured by many industry tastemakers and publications. Thanks to all who have noticed and appreciated our work. Click here to see publications.


We know it’s best when our clients are compelled to do the talking for us. Nothing says “thank you” more than a heart felt testimonial about our photography and customer service.

We cannot thank you enough for everything. The entire weekend was nothing short of perfect for the two of us and we are so blessed to have people like you capture these amazing moments with our family and friends. I knew it from the moment I saw your work several years back— we had to have you and we are so lucky to have been able to make that a reality.  From how kind you were to our guests, to accommodating all mine and Vivek’s asks, you were beyond amazing to work with. Nothing about our weekend felt stressful and a large part of that is because all of our vendors were so kind and easy to work with. Among the chaos although it may not have felt that way, you both did a great job of making sure it was never felt to Vivek and I. We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us the entire weekend and if ever in Chicago, please reach out!!

Krupa & Vivek

Stephan has the ability to capture moments like no one else can. His photographs are incredible, still take my breath away every time I look at them. Best day of our lives was captured by the best photographer. Definitely not your standard cheesy wedding photographer.

Priya & Brian

Thank you for your incredible work during our wedding! We are so happy with the final product! We spent the last week back from our honeymoon going through these and reliving our amazing weekend. The photographs are elegant and graceful. Most of all, you were able to capture all the love and support that surrounded us that weekend. Thank you also for adapting to our crazy schedule and the numerous changes that were made last minute. It was a pleasure working with you and we will definitely recommend Shanti Weddings to family and friends in the future!

Rina & Yashesh

Planning a wedding is difficult, especially when it comes to deciding on the right vendors for you. I was searching for a photographer to capture the most important day of my life. I spoke to many photographers when I began my search. After speaking to Stephan, I was confident that he was the photographer for me. He was extremely friendly and knew exactly what I was looking for. Nayan and I, met Stephan and his assistant Stella for the first time in Miami for our engagement shoot and it was so much fun! We both had no idea what to do in front of the camera, but they made us feel comfortable and confident. As I look back at our wedding day pictures, I can feel the emotion in every shot. Stephan and Stella were able to capture all the important details in a South Asian wedding. I am absolutely in love with all the unique pictures and amazing moments. I would definitely recommend Shanti Weddings to everyone!

Anuradha & Nayan

We had our Indian wedding functions in Miami, and were looking for beautiful, creative photos which captured the real mood and feelings of the day. Stephan and his team did not disappoint — we are grateful for the truly stunning photos and will cherish them. While Stephan is deservedly well known for his artistry and talent, we want to also mention the professionalism and kindness of the team. They worked hard leading up to, during, and post the wedding to make sure we were happy. They were organized, and also understanding and flexible when we were less organized on our end. They take great pride in their work and care about their clients. Thank you again, you are incredible.

Preet & Prashant

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