Photography freezes time for a moment to capture a small piece of who you are. It's the art you show your loved ones, hang on your walls, and pass along to future generations. 
It's feeling through imagery that tells a story—your story.

Capturing special memories in Sonoma County, Marin, Napa, and surrounding Bay Area.

What We Do



Portrait Sessions

Professional environmental portraits for individuals, senior grads, couples, families, engagement, artist photos and so much more.


Maternity & Family

From maternity to newborn photos, 6-month, 1-year and every family moment in-between, I would love to help capture your precious moments and be a part of memorializing your family's photos.


Headshots & Branding

Small business photography that showcases your brand, products, and company culture, including headshots, in-action, product and more.


Small Events

Parties, retreats, anniversaries, corporate and nonprofit events, ribbon cutting, memorial services, and more.


Photo Subscriptions

Save on portrait sessions by booking bi-annual or quarterly photos to capture even more precious memories.

Add on prints to any session at any time.



“Maria is by far the best photographer I have ever used and since our first shoot she has been the only professional I have even thought of using.  I have used her for multiple different shoots from portraits to capturing musical gigs and she always delivers the highest standard of pictures in a timely manner.  I have always been one that hates having my picture taken but Maria makes it feel as if you're just hanging out with a friend without the pressure of being photographed, and is extremely passionate, knowledgeable, and professional in her craft. If you are looking for a reliable and talented photographer for any occasion, look no further than Maria!"


- Hector A, Artistry Portraits


Let's Capture the Beauty


Hi, I'm Maria Shayna, a Sonoma County and Bay Area Portrait, Family, and Small Event Photographer.

I've been photographing families, couples, events, and environmental headshots since 2009. In addition to a decade + of working as a freelance and second photographer, I began studying film in 2006 and earned a degree in communications, Spanish and photography in 2014.


When I'm not photographing people, I'm helping brands grow through marketing education and content creation with Maria Shayna Coaching & Change Agency Marketing.


Whether I'm behind the camera or helping organizations bring their brands to life, I am in love with storytelling and inspiring others to live in their truth. I feel privileged to work with my clients and tell their stories. If you'd like to connect before booking, feel free to text or email for a time to talk: 707-536-1176,