Hi! I am Maria and I’m a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer based in Cairns, Australia. Before you decide to share a part of your personal story with me, I thought I’d go first.

I was born in Vietnam, grew up in Canada, call Australia home, but left pieces of my soul somewhere in Japan.

Some things about me… I’m a bit of an introvert but I love good company and stimulating conversations.

I function on two coffees a day.

I can’t live without music. Ben Howard, Of Monsters and Men, and Eddie Vedder are forever on the loop in the studio.

I must get on a plane at least once a year and go somewhere, preferably places with a great food culture and interesting architecture. Travelling is my biggest addiction so wherever you’re getting married, my bags are always ready.

About my work…

I have always loved taking photos, chasing light and recording memories. I am a sentimental and nostalgic soul so naturally, the act of preserving precious memories consumes my life.

I believe in thoughtfully captured imagery and genuine storytelling. I do this through honest photojournalistic-style photography, combined with classic portraiture to tell the best visual story possible.

I try to photograph people and events as honestly and meaningfully as possible. My approach to photography is laid back and unobtrusive. I use my skills and vision to transform real life moments into pieces of art that you can treasure as the years pass.

The passion I put into documenting the important moments in my own life is the same passion that I put into documenting the lives of all my clients.

So if you’re about to get hitched to the love of your life, or if you two are about to welcome your first baby into this world, I’d love to be there to document that milestone. Whatever story you’re wanting to share, I’d love to hear it. xx



Love Stories


Charlene, Paul & Baby No.1 {Cairns Maternity Photography}

I met this gorgeous family over the weekend and ended my year's work on the highest note... with good people and great v ...

Katrina {Cairns Maternity Photography}

A few favourites from my ultra relaxed maternity sunset session with Katrina, who was 37 weeks pregnant with her THIRD b ...

Getting ready to fall in love (again) and a bit more about ourselves

This year has flown by even faster than the last. Work has kept me busy and on top of that, I've been growing an awesome ...

Shoko {Cairns Maternity Photography}

All mamas are beautiful, the way they glow with so much joy and love for their babies.