I fell into photography by happy accident more than 2 decades ago. Now, I can't imagine my life without it. It's more than a job, it's entwined into every part of my life and I love the journey.
Photography is my escape from reality. I love making things look 'too perfect' to be real, yet leaving the viewer to wonder if they are. My reality is a messy house with 2 rambunctious boys and daily chaos! I sometimes joke that the only thing in the house that does what I want, is my camera!
That's why I love photography. I can forget everything else for a moment and experience the magic of life.
I am honored to share so many important milestones with people who entrust me to record their priceless memories.
When you work with me, I’ll make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed. (It’s not your job to be a professional model!)
We will have fun, and you can totally be yourself. If you need a little direction because you don’t know what to do, I’ll offer posing suggestions, or give you something to do so you can focus on a task instead of the camera.
Wanna chat? Call me at 778-677-2312!
Based on 67 reviews
December 30, 2022.
Naomi did a wonderful job capturing our special wedding day! She artfully helped us take photos in three settings, and despite the rain, it was seamless! Thank you Naomi!
November 18, 2022.
Naomi Maya was very friendly, patient, and professional. I enjoy doing my photos through her.
November 6, 2022.
Naomi was fantastic with communication from beginning to end. When I reached out to her she gave us some suggestions on where we can take our family photographs and we were glad she was able to work well with our young kids. We had traveled from South WA state to Victoria and wanted to get photographs taken there. She was really accommodating as we made adjustments to shoot location and time as we got closer due to the unpredictability of the weather forecast. We were really glad we found Naomi and my family is really happy with the shots that were taken. Would definitely recommend hiring Naomi!
November 2, 2022.
Naomi was professional and friendly. Fast turn-around times too. Happy to recommend her services.
September 23, 2022.
Excellent experience. Naomi is very professional.
Our photos turned out great.
September 23, 2022.
Naomi was an excellent choice for our engagement photos. We aren’t very used to having our pictures taken and are from out of town so we were feeling a bit nervous about how things would go. Naomi went above and beyond making us feel comfortable; she suggested locations, directed us well and was overall a joy to work with. We ended up with a great mix of traditional and “artsy” shots that we are super happy with!
June 30, 2022.
I'm really not sure where to start because Naomi did such an amazing part in my surprise proposal. She even brought her kids and husband along so that it would look like she was just a regular mom taking pictures of her children. She knew exactly when to give me time to process my thoughts and compose myself. I did not feel rushed at all in our photoshoot and she listened to our visions for the images. We got our pictures so quickly in a couple of days to share with out friends and family. The pictures she took are so natural and beautiful they were not over edited. The pictures reflected the perfection of golden hour. She was the one who recommended we do different scenes. She really went above and beyond. She is a soft spoken and very genuine human being and I really found that our energies matched. I am a very private person so I will only share a few of our pictures just to show you how amazing Naomi's work is. If you need a photographer for a hidden photographer for a proposal like my man did or any other special event, do not hesitate to book this woman! Naomi is a professional and very thoughtful photographer.
June 14, 2022.
I hired Naomi for a 30-minute session to take photos of me in my regalia for my UVic convocation. I chose Mystic Vale forest as the location, and I had a rough idea of what kind of pictures I wanted. Naomi was very professional and knowledgeable, and worked with me to get some beautiful shots of my family and I in nature! The photos had a turnaround of a few days, and turned out awesome! I would recommend her for any special occasion.
June 11, 2022.
We chose Naomi to capture both our engagement and wedding photos and we were thrilled with both. Naomi was so professional and met with us in person and through email and telephone. Naomi was always quick to respond to our inquiries. We were so impressed with Naomi’s artistic and creative abilities to capture our special moments. We found her so easy to work with and made each of the events very fun and relaxed. We really appreciated her suggestions and feedback. Naomi was flexible and willing to adapt to our timelines. We found her packages and price points to be exceptional. Our family and friends have commented on how amazing our pictures look. Whatever your occasion is that you want to photograph to keep as lasting memories, Naomi is the photographer you want, we are so happy we chose her.
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