I'm ready to shoot my shot when you are.

I can't wait to hear more about your love story and learn what you have planned to celebrate this huge moment.

I know when that hotline bling

trying to reach me quickly and don't have time to fill out one of the forms below? you can absolutely email me or send me a text message -- hopefully with your name & what ya need! :) 

and if you need me A$AP rocky...

love is love

black lives matter

kindness is everything

women's rights are human rights

**this business is owned by a half-black, daughter of two immigrants, multi-cultural womxn who believes in equality, justice and kindness for all and proudly gives hatred & bigotry the finger - daily**

if you're catching my vibe, I can't wait to work with you.

love is love

black lives matter

kindness is everything

women's rights are human rights

elopement

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couples

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wedding

couples

elopement

will travel for tacos *wink*

arizona intimate wedding & elopement photographer

Elizabeth & Omar

"Maia is EXCEPTIONALLY good at keeping the joy of the day front and center, and she has a keen eye for moments that just can’t be staged or repeated. We absolutely LOVED the action shots of our friends and family dancing and getting to relive the candid memories of the day!"

Kristine & Long

"She really takes her time to get to know you as a couple and sees your raw and genuine moments. Although the weather gods were not the nicest to us on our wedding day, Maia was STILL able to capture all of our magical moments so beautifully. Our guests kept commenting how awesome she was throughout the night!! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect human being to capture our best day. "

Calamity & John

"sweet maia is truly a magician. Both my fiancé and I dread having our photos taken, and yet Maia made this such an intimate and remarkable experience for us! We will truly remember this day with her forever and ever and ever. She was the perfect combination of professional, assertive, playful, loving, and creative, and  made an hour feel like 10 minutes (a big deal for a guy that hates getting his photo taken) and made us feel so adored and comfortable in our own skin."

Savannah & Matt

"IF I COULD ADD MORE THAN 5 STARS FOR MAIA, I WOULD. SHE IS THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER / PERSON YOU WILL EVER MEET. She worked with my now FIANCÉ!! to plan and execute the most amazing surprise proposal, and produced the most beautiful photos that truly captured the magic and vulnerability of this intimate moment in the mountains of Santa Barbara. We've already booked her for our wedding! :) Book her!! You will end up with the most beautiful photos, the greatest memories and a lifelong friend!"

frequently asked questions

do you release raw image files? Pretty please?

Nope, I do not. RAW image files are considered unfinished work, which doesn't accurately represent my business. That's a fancy way of saying that when you book with me, you're hiring for my photography services and paying for the finished product: your delivered, hand-edited images that have my editing style and time put into them. The photos that come straight out of the camera do not look like the photos on this site, for example! So would your really want those, anyways? ;) If you have more specific questions about RAW's or want a more detailed explanation, I'm happy to chat over the phone about it.

How long does it take to get our photos?

I have about a 2-4 week turnaround for sessions and a 4-7 week turnaround for weddings! I know this sounds like a LONG time to wait and see your final images, and that's why I include a "sneak peek" gallery within 72 hours of our time together. So you have something amazing to drool over while you wait for the rest.

But maia, why do I need a second photographer?!

Second photographers allow for more freedom in a timeline, more angles & perspective on your moments, MORE PHOTOS in the same amount of coverage, and more security and protection if something were to go wrong in a worst-case-scenario. When  a wedding has more than 100 guests or has a particularly tight timeline, I consider a second photographer a must-have and am always more than happy to explain the pros and cons to my couples. (Hint: there are veryyy few cons).

how many images do you actually deliver?

Essentially, all of them. The only photos I do not edit or deliver are the ones I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want anyway; the mid-blink, too blurry or unflattering photos. Every event is different and it's hard to have a specific number of photos that you will receive, but my average rate is somewhere between 50-100 photos per hour of coverage. You can rest assured that if it's a quality photo of a good moment, I will edit it and add it to the gallery!

can you photoshop us in our photos?

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what is your reschedule / refund policy?

Rescheduling and postponements are not one-size-fits-all, especially in the age of COVID-19. I've learned and adapted to look at each situation and evaluate the best way to move forward on a case-by-case basis. In general, though, you best believe I'm on your team and will do my best to find an answer that's beneficial to us both.

Damn...you made it all the way down here, huh?

You definitely deserve a reward for that, IMO, and I LOVE a good easter egg like in my fave Marvel movies. So why don't you go ahead and reach out when you're ready...and if you mention the  word "puppies,"  I'll give you one hour free in  your photography package ;)

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I know this is a lil lengthy, but trust me - it's worth reading.