the experience

authentic experiences framed in real time

You’ve got a new friend! Whether you’re extroverted or introverted its proven that we are all more comfortable around our friends. Tell me about you two! Tell me about your future plans, your wedding vision and what it means to you, how you met or about your fur baby! I get to know my couples more then just a client/photographer relationship because I CARE! By getting to know you, making you two feel cared for from start to finish and cheer you on throughout the process, you’ll feel comfortable in front of the camera and get those moments captured that you’ll want to look back on forever. Don’t worry ,you’ll definitely get those romantic bridal photos that make you look like you should be in a magazine but let’s prioritize those once in a lifetime moments that can never be recreated. 

when you lock in this gal for your wedding, you’re gaining more then just your average wedding photographer

let's be honest

I’ve been in front of the camera a lot and definitely understand what it feels like to not feel confident there. That’s why, over the years I’ve created an experience that allows couples to be themselves and feel confident in front of the camera. You can read more about the experience here. 

01. Comfortable and effortless sessions

From booking all the way through the wedding I’m here to answer your questions, give you vendor recommendations and help you throughout the planning process whenever you need it. My couples can always rely on me to be present and guiding them throughout the months leading up to the wedding. Every couple that books with me is sent a carefully curated wedding guide full of planning tips to make sure you get the best photos possible. 

02. A reliable planning companion

It’s no secret that wedding days can start stressful for brides and grooms but that doesn’t mean your vendor team should add extra stress. My wedding day approach includes a positive, energetic and stress free attitude. While capturing moments throughout the day , I make sure my couples feel at ease by working closely with their coordinator to keep us on schedule, coordinating first looks, sneaking you drinks during your golden hour session and shouting “you look amazing!” During your bridal session.

03. An easy going,  stress free wedding day

Theres a good chance you’ve never been to an elopement….

Elopements are usually 20 guests or less and most elopements are just the couple so you’ve probably don’t even know where to start planning one. I’ve got you covered! Along with all my elopement packages I offer elopement planning help to make sure we customize your dream wedding day to fit your vision. I also help my couples with permits , vendor recommendations ..etc to make the whole process even easier for them.

As much as I love shooting big weddings, Elopements have taken up a big space in my heart the past few years. Elopements are adventurous, stress free and personal. Vow to forever in the deserts of Southern California, on a cliffside in Big sur, the rugged coastline of Italy or hike out to taft point in Yosemite. No matter the intimate celebration you’re planning I want to be apart of capturing the adventure. 

So you’re thinking of ditching the traditional wedding and are planning a day centered solely around you two. 

How many hours of coverage do I really need for an elopement? 

Thats the best thing about elopements is you can make them sweet and simple or make them a fun filled busy day filled with your favorite activities. Elopement coverage can span a whole eight hours , a simple two hours or even a whole weekend camping in a national park. It’s totally up to how many things you want to do and how much you want to be photographed. I will say the sweet spot for elopement coverage for my couples in the past has been 3-5 hours of coverage. No worries if you can’t decide on how much coverage you want! We can always chat all your ideas through and I can give you a rough timeline to give you a better idea on how much coverage you’ll need. 

Shadia + Chris

We are very impressed with her work and her ability to make things look magical! Our wedding photos really look like they are from a magazine. We truly think that Maya has a gift for seeing the beauty in everything. Not only is she super talented, but she has an awesome personality (professional, yet super chill) and made us comfortable being photographed. Maya was so easy going and soft about giving directions. We really felt as if she was one of our friends at the wedding. We and our guests love the pictures! Thanks a bunch Maya!

"We are so luck to have had Maya! "

Tatum + Robin

Not only did Maya do such an amazing job of capturing every moment we wanted for our engagement shoot and wedding, she was the most easy going and enjoyable photographer I have ever worked with. Maya is extremely reliable and very responsive. Her work is absolutely exceptional and moving forward I wouldn't hire anyone other than Maya to capture our special moments. I can't wait to put our wedding album together and look forward to working with Maya in the future!

"Where do I even begin? !"

Alisha + Ryan

Maya met us weeks before the ceremony with our coordinator and walked through the venue with us to preview what she would do with it. She took time to get to know my wife and I and what we were like so that she could translate that to how she approached the project. Bottom line is that she really cares about her clients and her work. There’s no pretension here. Some of the people I talked to had an off putting arrogance about their photography. She lets her work do the bragging.

"She totally outdid herself!"