Romantic Storytelling for Extraordinary Couples


Celebrating 10 years as a wedding photographer!

Hi, I am Maria, a wedding photographer based in Portland, Oregon.  I am inspired by nature, rich jewel tones, gloomy weather, laughter, & happy tears.  I am also inspired by love and the stories we tell, which is why I chose this path.  

In order to better serve couples, all-day wedding coverage is always included.  This means no time-constrains.  Every precious moment of your day is documented from start to finish.  I want to tell your whole wedding  story and remove the added stress of planning around a photographer.


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Jackson, Mississippi Bride in Emily Riggs Bridal

I offer wedding documentation with a photojournalistic eye and an artistic touch, focussing on joyous moments and action shots, as well as the details, big or small.  While weddings are made up of individual precious moments, it is my mission to capture them and deliver them in a way that tells the whole story of how you came to be married, not just the highlights.

Couples always receive a gallery of all their images in hi-res format.  Images are edited with care, with rich, warm tones intended to compliment your day and withstand the test of time.

You deserve a photographer that is 100% committed to you. To ensure top quality to each of my couples, a limited number of weddings are booked each year. This ensures you are always receiving the freshest eyes and best work.  It is an honor to be part of such a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Serving Portland, Oregon & Beyond


For the couple with an adventurous spIRIT

Mountains and waterfalls can take your breath away, but so can joy, laughter, tears and a tender touch!

I am here for the couple that is adventurous in spirit and flexible, not afraid of too much sun or a little rain. For the couple that wants a photographer they can collaborate with creatively and trust to tell their story in an authentic and beautiful way.  For brave hearts that  have a deep appreciation for the finer things in life and a love that expresses itself without need for words.

As your photographer, I promise to treat your wedding with all the respect and care I would give my own.  Each wedding is so precious and unique, that I am never left uninspired.  There is always something new and beautiful to capture and cherish.

Portland, Oregon Wedding Photographer - Columbia River Gorge Engagement



Now Booking 2018 Weddings

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Every wedding collection includes all-day coverage.  In order to tell your complete and beautiful wedding story, time constraints have been removed.  This allows the day to be documented as it enfolds at a natural pace. 

Standard all-day coverage for 2018 begins at $3100, with additional weekday wedding and elopement options.  There are no additional travel fees for weddings within 250 miles of Portland, Oregon. Custom wedding packages are always available for couples that need more or less coverage.

I also serve my former home, Hattiesburg, Mississippi for no additional cost.  Travel to Southern Mississippi and New Orleans for weddings is always included as well.


This is a photographer you won’t be disappointed with! Maria is such a brilliant, kind and artistic person to work with. My husband and I got married just a few weeks ago, and of course every one was running late...and we were losing daylight! Maria was very patient with us and was a pleasure to work with. With just the preview pictures I have seen, she really has captured everything I wanted. This is someone who pays attention to the details and the story. One of my best decision for the wedding day was hiring Maria...and of course saying I do! Thank you Maria!
— Stefanie, married 1/16/16
I had a wonderful experience working with Maria Newman Photography for my recent wedding. Maria was prompt and professional in all our interactions, and truly cared about capturing every special moment. She was a pleasure to work with during all the hustle of our wedding day, and spoke with me multiple times beforehand to make sure none of the important details were overlooked.

My photos are absolutely beautiful! I love, love, love them. The lighting is beautiful, the focus pristine, and I felt like we captured moments, not poses. Maria turned my wedding memories into beautiful pieces of art that I look forward to displaying. I would wholeheartedly recommend Maria Newman Photography for a wedding.
— Jennifer, married 4/25/15
Maria is a fantastic photographer! She is fun, friendly, personable, and professional. She makes it her goal to give you the photos that you want and values your input and ideas. She will work with the client and makes your experience feel unique and special. I highly recommend her!
— Chenda, married 7/20/2013
Maria is one of the sweetest, most professional, talented photographers. As a professional photographer myself, I only wanted to hire the best to photograph my own wedding, so I knew Maria Newman was without a doubt the one I wanted.
— Jenn, married 6/13/2009

Available wherever love is.