Testimonials

Outdoor Family portrait with parents and

Family Location session

“Having never had a family portrait session previously, we were initially very nervous about the process.

Thanks to Maria’s easy manner and professionalism the exercise turned out to be enjoyable and rewarding. Maria, ensured she understood exactly what we wanted by asking the right questions and listening well. Maria provided us with helpful clothing suggestions and recommended great locations for the shoot. Maria managed a group of eight of us, which included three children, very masterfully. Her communications with us were courteous, informative and prompt. The final images are of an outstanding quality and beautifully presented. We could not recommend Maria more highly”.

- Lesley and Jonathan Allan

Fine Art studio maternity portrait

Maternity Session

"I would highly recommend Maria. She made the photography session very easy and it was really fun. She is wonderful with children and helps to put them at ease to get the best pictures and to make the experience enjoyable. I was very happy with the final products. I will certainly be using Maria's services again to capture our family growing up over the years".

- Emma Lloyd

Headshot business portrait

Business Branding Session

"I had to get photos taken for work. Really, really don’t like being photographed! Maria made the experience relaxed and fun which showed in the photos. Still can’t believe she was able to get anything I could use! Love the photos thanks so much".

- Lucy Styles

Black and white maternity studio portrai

Maternity Session

"Maria did a great job with our maternity shoot. She was open to trying any ideas we had as well as giving direction to us to capture some lovely pictures. Would happily work with Maria again".

- Jade 

Personal branding studio portrait

Personal Branding Session

"Maria is professional and genuinely cares about her clients and what they want. Her eye for detail and excellency in her work is exemplary. Maria’s work speaks for itself, she's a woman who can do wonders".

- Melanie Taite-Pitama

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Family Outdoor Session

We hadn't had professional photos of our family done for 10 years and we were ridiculously nervous about appearing in front of the camera! Maria was amazing!!! She was fun to work with and created a relaxed, more than pleasant environment. Her lighting guy was awesome too!!!! Although we were not natural models she got the most amazing photos of our family. I love that our images show our personalities and our family just looks incredible. The way the light falls in the background has made our shots more than just photos but amazing artworks. Loved working with Maria from start to finish! And I now have the most amazing collection of family photos - better than I ever imagined!!

- Kathryn.G 

Sibling portrait photograph in the studi

Family Studio Session

"Maria was amazing! She captured the essence of my children and our relationship on camera. She is calm and exudes control; a true artisan. We treasure her photographs every day".

- Lucy Mackie

Couple location portrait photograpy

Couple Session

For some one who is very self conscious and does not enjoy getting their photo taken, Maria was amazing, she took into account my feelings and made my partner and I feel completely at ease. What I thought was going to awkward and uncomfortable, was actually quite the opposite. I can not recommend Maria highly enough. Fantastic venue, amazing service and the photos were brilliant. We will be using Maria for any future photos. Absolutely brilliant. Thanks Maria x

 - Michelle Croy

Senior portrait on the beach

School leaver/Senior session

We had our son's pictures taken to commemorate his final year of high school. Maria did an amazing job and totally blew us away. The pictures were wonderful and our son loved the entire experience. I couldn't recommend her enough for all your photography needs.

- Dave .D