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 litle 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.

My style is authentic, timeless and artistic… I like images that are uncluttered and slightly minimalistic. I edit with true-to-life colors so the photos look vibrant and alive, and I give myself very high standards for my work because I know how important it is to the families who will treasure their photos for years to come.

Awards and Recognitions

Naomi Maya

Founded

Film shooter since 1996 ~ Professonial photographer since 2007

2007

National Geographic

"Your Shot” Winner of National Geographic Daily Dozen, published

2009

Published

"Water” contest winner, Published by PhotoSho magazine

2010

PhotoLife magazine

Named one of the Top Emerging Photographers of the Year, 2011 by Photolife Magazine

2011

Professional Accreditation

Member of "International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers" (ISPWP), Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJ), and Fearless Photographers 2017 – present

2017

Various Awards

Recently placed #1 on 52frames.com (week 28, 2021) and #2 for the week of June, 2020. Awarded “Judge Favourite” & "Community Choice" on Viewbug Photo Contest site

2020

Silver Award

2nd place in "Best of Victoria" on Victorianow.com (category, photographer) & named top 10 best photographers on Giggster.com

2022

200+ weddings

To date, hundreds of happy couples and families photographed in many cities around the globe!

2022... and counting!

When I’m not working, you’ll probably still find a camera in my hand. I might be bribing my kids with ice cream so they’ll do my latest fantasy photo idea. Or I’ll be off exploring the wilderness searching for new waterfalls. I consider people photography my “work” and nature photography my hobby!

I love the wilderness, mossy trees and the smell of the forest after it rains. I’ll venture anywhere for a photo and my shoes are never too special to get dirty.

I also love cats, but can’t have them because my husband is allergic… so, bonus points if you want to include your cat in a photo!

Previously located in Marbella, Spain: 2012 – 2019 (I miss you Spain!) Currently in Victoria, BC, Canada.