Maria Velasquez is an international freelance photographer who loves capturing emotions. She specializes in portrait photography and creates photographic artwork. She has over 7 years of experience working in the creative industry. She has a degree in digital photography from The Art Institute of San Francisco California. Her mission is to create high quality images that people will cherish for a lifetime.
I love being a photographer because it allows me to be creative, meet new people, freeze moments in time, tell stories, express myself and go places.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've experimented with many types of photography. Portraits, fashion, lifestyle, events, maternity, intimate weddings, still life, food, abstract, etc. Connecting with my clients, understanding the light, using a professional equipment and thinking ahead of the shoot are few of the things that differentiate me from other photographers. Plus always bringing a positive attitude to the shoot and do my best to exceed the clients expectations.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Most creative portrait challenge in The Art Institute of San Francisco - 2017 RAW Artists Digital Photographer in San Francisco - 2018 Featured as one of the highest-rated San Francisco photographers - 2019 Featured as one of the highest-rated Portland photographers - 2020
A fun fact about this photographer
When I was young I wanted to be a model dancer. I still love dancing enjoy being in front of the camera