Maria Newman on the beach in La Push, Washington

I am so happy you are here!

A Little About Me

I fell into wedding photography by accident. I was in school for photojournalism, dreaming of working for a newspaper when a friend asked me to photograph her wedding. From that moment on I was hooked, and I haven’t looked back.  I loved that wedding photography merged my photojournalistic eye with my artistic passion.

I am not only passionate about photography, but also about my home. I love exploring Portland, Oregon, hiking in the gorge, or going on adventures with couples throughout the Pacific Northwest. There is so much to do and see. The possibilities are endless.  We can be inspired together.

My desire is to serve you with an open heart.

I want to be there for real couples from all walks of life. I long to create a welcoming space for every religion, race, culture, gender, age and size, for those planning big weddings or small, for the do-it-yourselfers and the master planners, the quiet and the outgoing, the camera shy and the naturally photogenic. If you feel drawn to or touched by my photography, I want to meet you and offer you an experience that comes from a place of utmost passion and love.

Discrimination-free wedding photography. You are safe with me.

Capturing timeless photographs that can be enjoyed for generations to come.