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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.

Let's capture your story and create printable, shareable, memorable photos in Sonoma County, Marin, Napa, and the surrounding Bay Area.

Photo Services



“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 Brand, 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 strategy and content creation with Sonoma County 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,


Thank you for your message, I look forward to connecting soon! Want to see more photos and behind the scenes? Visit my Instagram: @MariaShaynaPhotography

Contact Me

I'd love to create some beautiful photographs for you -- send me a message below to inquire about your desired photo service(s)!

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