Family photography is a collaborative experience for me, and as a dedicated family photographer in Seattle, I want to help you feel seen, beautiful, acknowledged, and at ease. Through a blend of candid and lifestyle photography, I get excited to capture genuine family moments that resonate with the warmth of home.

"ART IS anything YOU CAN

a comfortable environment

I like to keep my family sessions easy and laid-back. I move away from forced smiles or stiff poses - just positive vibes and genuine connections. I'm all about creating a chill atmosphere during our sessions, making sure everyone feels comfortable and themselves. Along the way, I will offer subtle ways to guide the process without losing authenticity. It's like a casual hangout where I happen to snap some awesome pics. So, if you're into authentic, natural family photos in the Seattle area, let's connect and create memories that will last a lifetime. 


I offer full styling services to help you take the stress out of choosing the right colors and clothing for your setting. I like to work in partnership with a talented stylist that will work with your existing wardrobe or suggest new pieces for your session.




As a first-generation Latina born and raised in Southern California, I bring a unique perspective to the world of family photography. Nestled in this eclectic city, I share my creative world with my video game designer/musician husband (he's quite popular with the Dads), our adorable son, and one charming tiny cat.

My background began in graphic design and shifted to photography after having my son. That training has directly influenced the way I see the world and people through my camera lens. Beyond our cozy family time and binge-watching our favorite shows, we enjoy hanging out with friends and envisioning our next travel adventure. 

As a family photographer in Seattle, I like to focus on authentic connection, moments of spontaneity, and the essence of life as I see it through my lens.

seattle family photographer

curating candid family photos for imperfect visual collective memories.

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"Maria is an absolute dream to work with. Her artistry is truly one of a kind and her work is unmatched. Her attention to detail is incredible and her demeanor makes you feel so at ease in front of the camera. I cannot express how lucky we feel to have had her photograph our wedding and we look forward to any opportunity to work with her in the future."

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