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About Me

I'm Maria Shayna, a Creative Sonoma County Photographer and Storyteller through Writing, Music, and Digital Marketing in Northern California. 


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 story. 


Let's Tell Your Story

As a photographer, I've had a camera in my hand since I was 14, developing film, chasing sunsets, and documenting stories. In college, I studied journalism and Spanish with a minor in art studio at Sonoma State and spent a year in Madrid, Spain finishing my linguistics degree, tutoring, and traveling.

In 2011, I launched Maria Shayna Photography, my freelance portrait and event photography company. Like all passions and businesses, it continues to grow and evolve as I do. However, what is consistent is the wonderful clients and experiences I am able to capture. If you're looking for local or destination photography, it would be a pleasure to help commemorate your event with beautiful photographs you can cherish for a lifetime. 

My favorite photographs capture authentic landscapes and candid connections between individuals, couples and families. I offer special occasion portraits, lifestyle and marketing photos, and landscape photography for local tourism. 


The majority of my work is nature-based, allowing my subjects to shine while being surrounded by the beauty of the Earth.

For snippets of my photography sessions, follow along on my Maria Shayna Photography Instagram and Facebook page.

You can get to know more about me personally and my many passions on my Instagram.

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