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 have volunteered as a mentor for Las Fotos Project in the Creative Entrepreneurship Opportunities (CEO) program. Providing teen girls in the LA area on the job training development and skills in photo techniques for future careers in commercial photography.
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!