Hi there! My name is Maria. I am a Photographer and Creative Director based in Los Angeles, CA.
Ever since I was a kid I had a love for the arts. I was always drawing, learning how to take photos with film cameras, and I even dressed up on career day as an artist! I started my professional career with a Canon 40D, a small flash, and big dreams. I had a strong desire to bring my artistic passion to others. I have photographed many different types of genres in photography. Weddings, sports, and events to name a few. Specializing in food and product excites my creative nature. I have been blessed to work with some great companies and individuals.
I am a Media Director for Elimu Girls with the Heri-Sewing Project. A two year sewing trade program to give girls in rural Kenya a chance to gain financial independence, a voice in her community, and become an empowered entrepreneur.
I was featured in an interview with ShoutoutLA discussing my career in photography and how taking risks played a role in my career.
I LOVE to travel and explore new places. I am a fan of outdoor activities like hiking, snow skiing, and I am all about lifting heavy weights in a gym!