Maia has been capturing candids since 2009. Photography is more that a passion for her, it's a lifestyle. Committing herself to capturing moments of others is selfless. It's never about the artist, but rather, about capturing the subject without losing the essence of who they are. She prides herself in being the respectful woman behind the lens. Her clients value their experience as well as the images captured during each session. She sticks to the basics, not spending hours editing you to perfection. Instead, she takes her time to capture you at your best while you're together.
I love being able to connect with people all over the globe. Nothing beats the look on someone's face when you show them what you've captured. Even when you don't speak the same language, the energy you exchange is priceless. As a woman in the industry I pride myself on being respectful of people's space and time. I've heard horror stories from models, and I love that I always create a safe space for my clients.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done creative shoots with models, photos at dance auditions, dance performances, family photos, birthday parties, headshots, and everything in-between. I always do my best at capturing the energy in the room, making sure to get the colors right since they determine the mood. I always ask questions and make suggestions on how to make people look their best.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I've never gotten any awards for my work, but I was asked to be in a collaborative gallery show a few years back.
A fun fact about this photographer
I studied African, Balinese, and Modern dance in high school. I also make music and own a female-run music blog!