About Me

Maria Assia from Maria Assia Photography International and destination wedding photographerI have always been a storyteller. From the days when my little sister couldn’t sleep and I made up stories that had us giggling for hours, to writing copy for a living in my previous career, to telling tales to my little son and daughter that calm them down before bedtime, stories have been a constant in my otherwise very eventful life.


As the daughter of a Bulgarian diplomat and a German documentary film director, my life has always been about change. Since earliest childhood I have travelled the world and inhaled the different smells, colours and sounds of the cultures we visited. This has shaped me as an individual and also as a creative artist.


My mother’s film equipment always looked mysterious and enchanting, the cameras and film something magical that could shape the way you feel and make you sad, happy, thoughtful or full of joy. The idea of wanting to touch it and press this button or that was so deliciously enticing, so difficult to avoid and not give into! I see the same struggle on my kiddies’ faces as they try so hard not to play with my equipment now. The kit that lets me capture and tell the stories that happen before me through my art and images and that makes me as much a photographer as a storyteller.


My stories include all the little details that soon drift into forgetfulness, from the softness of the bride’s dress, to the nervous chatter of a groom and his best man, to the look of pride on your dad’s face when he first sees you walking down the stairs, and the largest laugh at that funny speech.


Capturing the textures and mood of the day are as important to me as cutting the cake, throwing the bouquet, and your first dance, and they leave you with a wonderful collection of captured memories for many years to come.


I am a passionate photographer specialising in wedding photography and destination wedding photography, and although I am based in Kent, I am often found capturing weddings across the UK and abroad. My style of photography is natural and relaxed, a combination of fine art and documentary photography.


I aim to provide you with a beautiful set of wedding photographs that reflect your characters and personalities and for this I use natural light in all its shades, colours and forms as well as some creative light for some of your portraits.


If you are looking for a wedding photographer and you’d like to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. It’s easy to contact me and it’s always great to hear all about your plans for the day.


Maria xx


Here is a little more about me and some of my other passions?


Sam and Maria Assia at Hastings beachNick at the Spotted DogDrummer boy, music, music photography, rhythmCopenhagen icy winter lakes, Denmarktravel photography, Mongolia, Mongol Rally, Gobi desert, travel, photography

I’ve been very fortunate to be featured on some awesome Wedding Blogs:

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