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Hi, I’m Maria, and I’m so excited that you’re here!

I’m a documentary wedding photographer, shooting kick-ass couples across the UK and internationally as they get hitched. My style is totallllly unobtrusive, unscripted and unconventional. That’s how I catch those stolen moments and bottle them up for you in beautiful, hilarious and emotional memories. I love couples who have a zest for life, who are crazy in love and who like to do things their own way.

There’ll be no standing around grinning like a pancake at the camera on my watch. Just heaps of laughter, a tonne of fun and photographs that you’ll love forever.

Welcome to the home of documentary wedding photography for people in love with life.

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Love Letters

Maria is the best choice we made during our whole wedding planning.

Her experience and talent knows no bounds. We are so pleased that we chose her, and cannot recommend her highly enough. She captures everything you would hope to remember and surprises you with things you didn't even realise happened. Many people didn't even realise they were in a shot, with her perfectly mastered technique. All of our guests said that from the photos seeping through on social media, they were really excited to see them all.

Thank you for capturing our day. Words cannot express our gratitude, in any language! In you, we have found a wonderful person, who just so happens to be the photographer we will always come back to.


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Maria, what an incredible, talented photographer you are.

When we first met Maria I instantly fell in love with her work - we booked her there and then and there hasn't been a second I've doubted our decision. Her professionalism and communication throughout was faultless. On our wedding day Maria came for the bridal prep and was a friendly support throughout the morning-calming, friendly and yet totally professional. She effortlessly captures those 'moments' without even noticing she's there. From the ceremony through to the reception, she was a superstar.

Looking through our photos, I know we made the best decision with Maria.

She's an artist, she excels at her work and I know we'll work with her again.

Thank you Maria, we are so grateful for your hard work and I know we'll look at our album for years and years to come with a huge smile on our face.


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Maria Maria Maria…

I can’t stop looking at the photos. I never thought that I would be the type of person who goes back again and again to look at the past. But I am completely mesmerised and awestruck by them. I am enchanted by your stunning photos. They make me so happy inside, so I just look at them allllll the time!

Thank you so much for giving me a gift I didn’t even know I couldn’t live without!

You are a sweet heart <3

Documentary Wedding Photography that pops like a Bolt of Lightning

Documentary Wedding Photography (or Wedding Photojournalism as it’s also known) is a fancy-shmancy way of saying capturing the day as if I was a fly on the wall. It basically means having as much fun as possible with your besties while I photograph all the action in a totally unobtrusive ninja like fashion with minimal awkward posing and pancake-grinnery. It means crying down the aisle, LOLing at the speeches and dancing in your bare feet while you rest assured that your photos will show it all and that you will love them. Add to that a few creative photos throughout the day, and hey presto, the magic happens.

Well by all that’s fuzzy about kiwis, why didn’t you say that from the start?

So here are your next steps…
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I am very fortunate to have been featured on some amazing blogs and publications. Some of these include:

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