WHY I TAKE PHOTOS & WHY YOU SHOULD TOO!

We all take pictures of our own loved ones, but some of us, are lucky enough to be invited to be a part of other people's extraordinary moments, and that is what makes my job so special. Every photo I take is a story, it may be a routine pregnancy photo session for me, but for the person in front of my camera it is a monumental reminder of a miracle that is happening to her, something unique, beautiful, and life changing. 

It is an honor to be invited to share these experiences; to be able to capture, not just the image, but the beauty of the moment. It is very special to be allowed to participate in the making of these memories and to provide people with something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

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PERSONALMaria BayComment
How to have a relaxed family photo session

Having your photo taken can be stressful. Trust me, I know. I have been a portrait photographer for long enough to know that my camera is a pretty terrifying thing to many people, including myself. I don’t enjoy having my photo taken so I completely understand when a client feels the same way.

Since August 15th is National Relaxation Day, I figured it would be great to put together a couple of tips and tricks I have learnt throughout my years as a family photographer that will help you relax before and during your family session.

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FAMILIES, HELPMaria BayComment
Surreal photography anywhere!

When people see my Fine Art Photography, sometimes they tend to think that to do crazy surreal/levitation photography one needs a great studio and expensive equipment ... lots of it. While equipment is nice, and having a studio sometimes can be convenient, I have discovered that my best images are created with very little gear. All you really need is a cool location, a tripod (optional, but it makes editing so much easier), and of course, a camera.

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Ballet Fine Art Photography in Shevlin Park. Bend, Oregon

I have been a part of so many fun photo projects this last year, and I have met so many wonderful people here in Bend. 2017 however, is shaping up to be amazing! This was a wonderful day for a photoshoot and I got to spend it with an amazing group of ladies. They are not only super talented dancers, but their positive attitude and unique personalities made me love every minute of this super cold fine art photo session.

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