Hi, I am Maria, & I have been photographing weddings for fourteen years.
I offer couples a unique blend of documentary style photography and fine art portraiture. I have options for every size wedding, but specialize in all-day wedding coverage without time constraints to better serve my couples, giving them more peace of mind and a full day of uninterrupted storytelling. I believe it is a photographer’s duty to offer couples an easy and joyous experience in addition to timeless photographs that can be cherished for generations to come. Nothing brings me greater joy.
I call Portland, Oregon home, but love has taken me all around the country, and beyond.
They Trusted Me
LISA & ANDREW
“Thank you for everything! You exceeded all of our hopes and expectations! I loved getting to know you at MyMoon’s bar the night before. By the time we were taking photos it already felt like we were old friends. You were so calm during the rush of the morning, and I cannot thank you enough for that! You made the day feel like a breeze and you made the photoshoots feel so natural. You have such a beautiful heart and your adventurous spirit, mixed with your stunning ability to capture the mood of any moment makes you a total treasure! We’re beyond grateful and honored to have had you photograph such a special day.”
JORDAN & SOROUSH
“Maria captured our special day perfectly. We couldn’t be happier with our stunning photos. They truly embody exactly how we wanted our wedding to feel and how we will always remember the day– intimate and warm with fall feels. Maria was super easy and nice to work with- she is compassionate, genuine, calm, and passionate- such a lovely presence to have around on a crazy and overwhelming day. She was so smiley and kind to our guests, several guests commented on how great she was. On the day of she was always in the right spot at the right time yet blended in perfectly so she never felt like someone working. There was a moment when dinner was starting and the rain clouded sky lit up just right and she was able to quietly whisk us away to capture my favorite pictures of the day.. totally unplanned and un-posed action shots of us running around. SO perfect. With almost 150 guests and only 1 of her she somehow managed to photograph every one of our guests at some point throughout the day. Maria is incredibly talented and we highly recommend her, and in fact already have!”
SARAH & CODY
“Words can’t express how happy my wife and I are with the work that Maria did at our wedding. She took fantastic engagement photos and did an incredible job at capturing our relationship and the gorgeous sunlight the day we took those photos. The photos of the wedding itself were unbelievable. Maria’s photography seemed keyed-in to our colors and our aesthetic, and so many of the candids captured the joy of our friends, our family and ourselves. She went out of her way to capture us behind the scenes, and in the whirlwind of the evening we even forgot some of the small moments until we saw the pictures. My wife and I love looking back over the photos! Maria was definitely the best investment we made for our wedding; I can’t imagine having more perfect photos to remember the best day of our lives.”
JENNIFER & NEIL
“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.”
KAITLYN & JOHN
“We used Maria for an engagement shoot and cannot say enough good things about her. We are absolutely obsessed with our photos. Her talent is so natural and beautiful and it is very clear that she truly has a love and a passion for what she does and she was just a joy to work with! Maria was so fast to respond and always answered my emails/texts literally within minutes. She was more than accommodating and flexible (we had to reschedule our shoot the first time due to rain). We shot in several outfits and locations all over Meridian, MS. We drug that poor girl everywhere, but it was so clear that she was having just as much fun as we were. She allowed us the freedom to come up with our own ideas but also was not afraid to give direction or suggestions. We just loved working with Maria. On top of it all…she had our photos done THE NEXT DAY! Her work speaks for itself. I literally could not choose which photo I liked best out of the entire batch. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect engagement or wedding photographer. Maria will make your experience so special and one to remember forever.”
JONALYN & ART
“I can’t say enough about Maria. From the very beginning of my planning process, she was incredibly kind, helpful and by far my favorite vendor. Her work is ridiculously beautiful and she is a joy to work with. We had an intimate wedding with under 40 guests and Maria felt like one of our closest friends. All of our guests commented on how great she was and our sneak peak photos are blowing everyone away. She definitely went above and beyond for us and we are so appreciative of her. Cannot recommend enough!!”
KATHRYN & MICHAEL
“Maria is a fabulous photographer! She is professional, very detailed oriented and will capture all the wonderful moments important to you and many, many more. We could not be any happier with our experience and so glad we chose Maria to photograph our Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding Day. The photos are out of this world and something we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you Maria!!”
DUSTY & JC
“Maria is a delight! From the beginning with our engagement photos to the end with our wedding, Maria was nothing short of fantastic. From the moment you meet her, you can tell that she is passionate about her craft and truly cares about the people she photographs. She was so patient with us during our engagement shoot, and made such an effort to know all the tiny details of our wedding. An entire paragraph could be written on how talented she is, but her gorgeous images can totally speak for themselves! She makes magic happen at weddings, catching all the details, and delivers such a beautifully authentic, finished product. Our photos were full of dreamy lighting, timeless moments, and I couldn’t be happier! It was a lovely experience working with her, and so reassuring to know that, through an already stressful time, we were in good hands. Thank you, Maria, for capturing all the love at our wedding; we’ll truly cherish these photographs for a lifetime!”