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Creating portraits that document your story, at home and on the road


Portrait and travel photographer



Mariana Maya


Portrait, branding and travel photographer available to document your life and work.

Hi! I’m Mariana I’m here to inspire you to travel more, share travel tips and document your travels for you.  That’s right, I’m not only a travel junkie I am also a portrait, branding, and, travel photographer available to meet you at your destination and ensure you are also in your travel vacation photographs! 

I love meeting new people and hearing  everyday stories about your funny dog barking mid Zoom meeting, to that great love story that drives you in all you do.

Let’s grab coffee in real life or virtually! Would love to meet up and see how I can help you freeze family time, up-level your brand,  give you travel tips and document your travels. 

because no-one wants to be a lemming...

everyone has a unique story to tell
let me tell yours authentically
portrait of a Santa Cruz surfer on the beach early morning

Foggy Mornings in Santa Cruz, CA with surfers

I consider myself lucky to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, right over the hill to Santa Cruz, California. many mornings I find myself heading over the hill to sit by the ocean listening to the waves as those first sips of coffee happily hit my taste buds.

I watch the birds dance in the sky thinking how nice it is to be so free and have wings to carry you anywhere in the world.

Then my attention is turned to the surfers, up early to catch the first waves of the day, as their bodies wake up in the icy cold waters that are typical to Northern California. I chuckle as I overhear one surfer warn another that is barely arriving and slipping into a wetsuit, “it’s extra cold out there today”.

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