behind the lens


I am a Published Photographer who focuses on creative photography. I don't have an style. Each photo shoot I handle has it's own interesting aesthetic. It all depends on the mood. I will say you most likely will find lots of vibrant colors, contrast and light in my images.

I absolutely love working with children & meeting new people. I was born in Aurora, Colorado. Raised in Yorktown, Virginia. Spent some time in San Francisco, California & now I am currently living in Yigo, Guam with my husband & our two beautiful daughters. You will see them plastered all over this page & my social media! Japan is our next destination. We can't wait to explore a new place!

I was a Montessori teacher for several years before beginning my journey into photography. During that time, I was merely a photography hobbyist. I never thought it would turn into something so important to me. At that point in my life it was just fun & games. At this point it's fun and it's also business. My business & my clients mean the world to me.

I strive to capture beautiful moments in a calm environment so that people can relive these moments whenever they choose, through my work. I specialize in creative portraits but will shoot Family, Children, Animals, Couples, Engagement, Maternity & Fresh 48 Sessions and more in a heart beat. I’m ALWAYS up to try something new & different so never hesitate to throw your ideas my way.

I’m absolutely inspired by creativity & I love expressing myself through photography. Photography excites me; from the moment I have an idea to the moment I’m sitting at my computer saving my finished work. I love what I do. It's my passion!

If you like my style & would like to work together; send me a message so we can create some timeless images that you will cherish forever.

-MaryElla