High Quality + Creative Visual Content

Food & Product Photography for beauty + lifestyle brands

on a mission for content creation solutions

There are many moving parts that go into a successful photoshoot. Accomplishing this task alone can be overwhelming. Have you been spending too much time scrolling through a nearly endless social media feed only to end up right back where you started? Maybe the other day you used your cell phone to snap a photo of your products only to say “I need better photos”.  With over 10 years of content creation experience, I strive to create high quality imagery to revitalize your content.

meet maria

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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.

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Fun facts

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 volunteer 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 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!

Services


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food & product photography

Specializing in food and product photography and product styling. From the kitchen counter, restaurant table top, to beauty products. Creating high quality visual content to showcase your brand.

art & creative direction

Utilizing art and design to vividly convey your brand voice and message. I fine tune your unique artistic style and how it communicates visually to your target audience. 

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editorial & e-commerce content creation

Beautifully styled flat lay photography, lifestyle imagery, and creating a full catalog for all your products for web, e-commerce, and social media. 

A Quick Intro to the Photography Process

No two projects are alike. Your needs are as unique as you are. Furthermore, I like to use this process with all my amazing clients to stay organized and set up a successful shoot day. There are many factors that can vary from project to project. For example, the length of the photoshoot day and what type of props we use are all made to fit your specific needs. Here is what you can expect when working with me!

Discovery Call

Here is our chance to get to know each other, discuss what your photographic needs are, and to make sure we are a great fit for each other to make some amazing content.

Planning

A lot of the prep work goes into the photoshoot. During this phase of the process will be very collaborative. We will discuss and finalize mood boards, types of images for social media and web, props, and any other details we will need on the photoshoot day.

Production

The day is finally here! During our photoshoot we will be executing all the creative planning we did to make amazing eye-catching content for your brand.

Post production & Delivery

During the final stages of the process, images will be edited, and sent for your review. Your final images will be digitally delivered. You will receive a link to your photo gallery and will be able to download your images onto your device.

What the Clients Say

There are a lot of freelance photographers and many who may have the technical skills to take a good photo. What sets Maria and her team apart is to make the process easy, remain flexible and quickly win the trust of each person she photographs. Her team were not only professional, they made everyone at ease during all stages of the process. This ability might be overlooked when choosing a photographer, but is almost as important as the technical ability to turn out a good photo. After just a couple photos were taken, word got out to the other company leaders that Maria and her team were a pleasure to work with. This created excitement to get the photos done and everyone enjoyed the process.

Dan Kauffman
Easterseals Southern California

Level of expertise and results delivered. After the first session we realized Maria provides a reliable quality service.

Viviane Hebel
The Ant Society

Professional service, very easy to work with, feels like a collaboration and executes on your vision but plenty of check-ins along the way to make sure that the project is going in the right direction.  Maria is available, flexible and most importantly a very easy person to work with.  Her pricing is pretty reasonable with no hidden fees or charges or extra caveats attached to getting your creative assets. Very straightforward and honest in her business dealings and worth every penny for her skills!

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About us

Creating beautiful imagery is what we strive for. It truly takes a team to capture the high quality photos your brand needs to really shine. We are here to alleviate that stress of content creation so that you can focus on other important aspects of your business. Art is our passion and photography is our medium. Let collaborate!

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