quincy, wa //

Words that my clients have used to describe what it's like to work with me: relaxed, easy, comfortable, professional, calm, chill, generous, stress-free, and fun. For me, family and couple photography is just as much about the experience as it is about receiving  the photos that reflect your authentic self.

“ It's the in-between moments that give me all the feelings.”

Hey! Thanks for being here. I'm Maria, a family and couple photographer based in Seattle, WA. I love finding and capturing all the genuine moments throughout my photo session time with you. I look forward to chatting with you! 

surname related to the Andalusian place name Alcántara, derived from Arabic for "the bridge".

{ Al · can · tara } Spanish

Maria Alcantara

Born and raised in Los Angeles

about me //

"Based in Seattle, I'm interested in creating stories that stretch time through images. Candid, unposed, and soulful is my focus."


I've visited and spent time in a variety of locations around Washington, and I also know what it takes to look your best in your family photos against the variety of landscapes. Taking the stress out of family photography is part of what I do best. Let's make the process effortless for you. It all begins with sending me an inquiry.

Favorite things: my beautiful son, good sushi, trips to California, watching our cat Bonnie do zoomies just before bedtime, romantic movies, sending funny cat videos to my husband, spontaneous roadtrips, sunsets that make you want to hug someone.

Born and raised in beautiful Southern California with a large extended Latin family, we spent a lot of time outside enjoying all the iconic California beaches, camping at Sequoia National Forest, and generally soaking up the year 'round sunshine. Enjoying the outdoors with your loved ones is a big part of why I love photography. I'm a natural planner, so allow me to help you decide on a beautiful location for your family or couple photos.

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Maria  Alcantara

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"Maria is amazing! We booked her for a newborn session and could not be happier. She made us feel at ease while photographing us in our home and really took her time with us. Her work is breathtakingly beautiful and the photos she captured of us are just gorgeous! We will cherish these images forever."

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