“There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.”

About Me

Hello! I am Maria. Its such an honor that you are considering us to document such a special day in your lives- the day you officially say I do- thank you! I am located on the pretty north shore of Long Island- NY in Rocky Point and absolutely love living here. I've been blessed with the obsession of capturing one of my favorite things on this planet- the love and magic between souls for the past 12 years with my boss- one of the most kick ass wedding photographers/ boss I know. I don't ever plan on ever leaving her- however I must admit I really enjoy being my own boss too and enjoying the journey of where this passion of mine takes me!

At age 4, I fell in love with LOVE- my mom introduced me to the book- Cinderella. I fell in love with her & her Prince, all the pretty details and all things romance. Taking out all of my mom's photo books was something I did pretty often - this fascination inspired her to purchase my first Polaroid for my 9th birthday! Countless synchronicities led me here- I am so thankful for each one. Fast forward to 2006- I studied commercial photography at Briarcliffe College- though I knew exactly where my heart was leading - documenting love & weddings. I've been blessed with the privilege of documenting almost 1,000 weddings in the past 12 years. When I was little I used to say I wished to go to lots of weddings- proof that wishes do come true ..

I aim to capture every moment & detail of your day as if it were my very own. The excitement and joy, all the beautiful details, the fun, the silly, the happy tears & everything in between. My intention is that my couples are obsessed with their images- that I assist in helping to anchor the beautiful memories in their hearts & minds for a lifetime & beyond!

Reviews

“HIRE MARIA! She is fantastic & made every step of our planning easy, from our engagement shoot, to making a timeline of our wedding day, to helping us relax while taking all of our pictures. Not to mention how amazingly thorough she is- we had everything planned out & she delivered! We will absolutely be hiring Maria again for anything we need pictures of, & I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone!”

—Gina & Bobby

“Maria was very patient with us from start to finish. My husband & I are are extremely camera shy but Maria gave us tips, guided us through all of it, and made us feel very comfortable. In the end she was still able to make our photos look like it came straight from of a fairy tale. When we received our photos, WE WERE IN AWE. The lighting choices, the angles, the candid moments, everything was PERFECT. We highly recommend her and I promise you, you will not be disappointed.”

—Marielle & Ricardo

“One of the best decisions we ever made was choosing Maria to document our special day! Maria's
attention to detail and use of lighting created the most stunning photos. Not only did our pictures turn out amazing but Maria made us feel at ease throughout the entire process. We are extremely grateful to Maria for capturing our love and joy on one of the most important days of our lives. My husband and I are looking forward to using Maria for our upcoming maternity and newborn photoshoots.”

—Kaitlyn + Alex

“We really LOVE Maria & all the photos she has done for us. She took such beautiful & artistic photos at our wedding, capturing so many precious moments - staying well after she needed to. We could tell that she really cared about capturing the best photos possible & she made sure to get all of the shots that were most important to us & more. She also edited them so beautifully. We wanted our photos to look both artistic and natural and that is exactly what we got. We love Maria & her beautiful photography.”

—Jackie + Corey

“Maria is the absolute BEST! She was super accommodating from our very first conversation throughout the entire wedding planning and actual day. We spoke several times during this time and she was always extremely responsive and so helpful planning our timeline for the day of. She is incredibly talented and truly an artist with a unique eye. And not to mention a total sweetheart!! She is so easy to work with and made taking a million photos fun. Our engagement and wedding photos came out flawless.”

—Andrea + Anthony

“Our decision to have Maria for our wedding photographer was without a shadow of a doubt the best decision. Maria was punctual, professional, & genuinely excited to shoot our wedding. She paid attention to details I would have never thought to photograph & she went above & beyond my expectations. My wedding photos looked artistic, creative, & truly captured the feeling of the day. With Maria, you can feel stress free knowing that you will receive the best of the best service & have the photos to cherish.”

—Christine + Joe

“I wish I could give Maria more than 5 stars! She is an amazing photographer. The day of my wedding, she arrived very punctual and had an amazing attitude. She made my husband and i feel comfortable and had a lot of patience. A week later, we got our teaser pictures and we knew we had made the right decision by picking her for our wedding. She took amazing pictures and got all the shots and angles of the ceremony and reception. Her pricing is reasonable and definitely worth every penny. You would not regret.”

—Karen + Ed

“Maria is so knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to work with. She was able to get every shot I wanted and tons more I didn’t even know I wanted. Highly recommend her.”

—Kelly + Thomas

“My husband and I got married two years ago and Mar
ia was our photographer. She was absolutely incredible! Maria was flexible, listened to our needs and vision, and captured some amazing moments from our special day. She took a lot of photos of moments that were candid, genuine, and beautiful and I am so happy to have them. Maria provides the photos quickly and was so responsive with any questions during the whole process. Would definelty recommend!”

—Emily + Bobby

“She is amazingly talented, passionate, hardworking, personable & kind. She makes you feel relaxed & comfortable if you are new to getting your photos professionally taken. I love her style of photography! Our photos came out bright, cheerful, sweet & sentimental, but also with a creativity & uniqueness. She captured the day beautifully & really went beyond my expectation!! She is very professional & handles what could potentially be a hard scenario with ease. All around GREAT experience!”

—Bethany + Chris

“Amazing experience!
Maria is such a talented photographer. She made our simple NYC elopement feel nothing less then glamorous. She was very perfessional and was able to captured exactly what we wanted. Not only is her work amazing, but she was such a nice person to work with. Made us feel very comfortable with a camera following us all day. I highly recommend Maria Love Photography!”

—Cheryl + Kenny

“Maria really is more than a photographer. From the beginning through to the end she offered endless support, advice and guidance. Her experience and professionalism shines through, allowing you to relax and have the best day of your lives! We couldn’t be more happier with the results. She is seriously talented and genuinely loves what she does! If you’re thinking about booking her, DO IT!!! You won’t be disappointed ! She will capture memories that you will cherish forever
❤️.”

—Nicole + Hector