nostalgia and the moments that you can never recreate

I live for nostalgia and the moments that you can never recreate like singing Queen at the top of your lungs on a long road trip, the stillness as you watch an incredible sunset, the adrenaline rush you get from hiking Angels landing or the experience of showing Yosemite off to someone for the first time. The emotions that come with those memories is something I love to capture in a couples lives together whether it be a wedding, elopement, engagement session or even a maternity session. I want to go on this adventure with you two , create long lasting memories and capture the incredible moments to relive for 50+ years. I specialize in capturing couples in an authentic way right here in Orange county, in other states and anywhere else around the world. My bags are always packed and I’m always up to hop on a flight to experience your destination of choice for your “I dos.”

I’m an avid traveler, a lover of all things boho, wearer of many hats(literally), diet coke obsessed, Mexican food addict and dog mom to the cutest golden retriever in CA , Comet! ( ok maybe I’m biased but if you stalk my IG stories you’ll probably agree)

I’m an orange county wedding photographer who is also based in the BayArea 

Hey there, I’m Maya 

I believe in a stress free, fun process to make it enjoyable and get photos that represent you two

Cat + Greg

Not only is she professional, organized, and incredibly talented, she is pure joy! From the time we booked to the day of our event, Maya kept us informed, inspired, and excited. We loved the wedding prep guide she put together (so thoughtful and helpful). And when we got our wedding photos (her turnaround time is super impressive) my jaw dropped! They are stunning! She knew all the right spots with the best light and best angles. I'm in love with our photos and I'm so so SO happy we found Maya!

"I seriously can't recommend her enough. "

Marissa & Rawley

It was an absolute DREAM to work with Maya! My husband hired her when he proposed, she took our engagement photos, and of course she took our wedding photos. I am completely obsessed with all of them and will only hire Maya to capture all of our life events. She is a photographer who makes you feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera, which is something I had never experienced prior to working with her. She is so sweet and quickly becomes a dear friend. You’d be crazy not to hire her....

"I seriously don’t even know where to start;"

Dana + Bobby

II was (needless to say) a total wreck with stress the morning of, but Maya and her team made everything so easy and I was able to relax knowing I was in such capable hands! Maya had recommended that we take some time for couples portraits during sunset, and I'm so thankful we did!! Our photographer/videographer team was so much fun and took all the stress out of the day - those are honestly some of the moments we remember most. Beyond that, I was so impressed how quickly Maya delivered our photos..."

"I could not say enough good things."