It's not just about taking a photo for me. I want to get at the heart of who you are as a family. When it comes to people, I am a natural observer.

At the heart of where my work begins, I am a family photographer based in Seattle, WA. I'm interested in moments that feel editorial, natural, and playful.

My inspiration comes from light, blurry photos, film scenes, music, cityscapes, harsh light, minimalist color, earth tones, and interesting people.

I like to find beauty in the every day moments that happen when I'm photographing a family. The calm, the tenderness, and the way you move is all beautiful to me.

ART IS anything YOU CAN


I'm a first generation born and raised in Southern California by a large Latin family. Living our life in Seattle with my video game designer/musician husband (he's popular with the Dads) our gorgeous son, and one tiny cat. When we're not binging our favorite shows, we like to hang with our friends and dream about our next trip. Thrifting for vintage, listening to records, snuggling with my family, a good movie, and planning our next outdoor adventure is what brings me life.

Artist, former designer, cat owner, etc.

Hello! it's me.

candid photography for the young at heart.

contact me
book a session

"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."

client love

jen l.