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Maria the photographer is a Calgary, Alberta-based business that specializes in the capture and preservation of heartfelt wedding memories through still imagery. Owner, Maria Lara is a down-to-earth individual who is inspired by people and the connections that are the foundation of their love stories. She portrays a distinctive photojournalistic style aimed at producing authentic imagery that reflects the essence of a truly magical occasion.

Services Offered

Maria the photographer is ready to be a part of your big adventure, documenting your love in whatever setting your heart desires. Maria is available for engagement sessions as well as weddings, elopements, and micro-weddings. She adheres to a strict one-event-per-day policy, ensuring you peace of mind that all focus is solely on your big event. Once all your memories are captured, you can look forward to viewing them in the form of high-definition digital images with physical copies available too.

Frequently asked questions

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Engagement shoot
Multi. locations

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files
Save the date

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
Digital files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
Digital files
Engagement shoot
Multi. locations
Thank you cards
Trash the dress
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100% Recommended by couples
Alysha E. Sent on 14/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing short of amazing

Maria is seriously one of the sweetest and kind people I have ever met. She has such a beautiful soul. Her work is beyond amazing and she went above and beyond what her job is. She made sure everything ran so smoothly during the wedding and kept us all on time. Everyone that I have talked to has commented on how amazing she is and that they can’t wait to see the photos she took. I highly recommend Maria and I definitely would love to have her again
Meagan Sent on 24/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Don’t hire anyone else…

Wow… honestly that’s all I can say.

Maria was professional from the beginning and was so easy to work with. We have never taken professional pictures but she made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. If not for her, we would have had awkward poses and looked uncomfortable.

She made sure I got all the shots I wanted and even had some great suggestions.

Her positive and happy personality made her a pleasure to work with and I hope to use her services again.
Cassandra O. Sent on 23/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Maria the photographer review

Maria was an excellent photographer. We did the 8 hour package which included a free engagement session. For the engagement session she went a little overtime at no additional cost so we could get photos at two different locations in canmore and the photos all turned out great. She is a very nice, fun, professional photographer. We have already received some sneak peak photos back from the wedding (under a week later). These photos look even better than the engagement photos! They turned out excellent. I am excited to see the rest of the photos and know they will turn out great. She is quick to respond and has a way of showing connectionin her photography. I would recomend Maria to any of my friends and family in need of a photography service.
Jahaan P. Sent on 05/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Maria is so great!

Maria is a fantastic photographer - she made us feel so comfortable and you can tell she really loves what she’s doing! Would definitely recommend 🤍
Dulce G. Sent on 27/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely engagement session

My fiancé and I had our engagement session with Maria. It was the first time we ever had a photoshoot together, so we were pretty nervous, but Maria made soooo easy and so beautiful! We did not even feel we had to pose, all her suggestions and dynamics were very natural which made us feel more connected and intimate as a couple. The pictures were awesome! We are so glad about the results and definitely looking forward to doing it again. Thank you!! Everyone needs a Maria in their life! ♥
Tara Sent on 22/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

Maria is amazing at what she does. She can capture those natural moments as well as amazing poses.
Priya S. Sent on 01/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience!

It was so wonderful to have Maria as our photographer for our wedding. She made us feel very comfortable and we really enjoyed the whole process. Maria definitely knew what she was doing and we loved her style of photography. Maria was also prompt and responds quickly to any questions that arose. Overall, Maria captured the most beautiful moments of our wedding and we couldn't be happier.

Ricela T. Sent on 30/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The best photos and videos, amazing work !!

Maria was able to capture expressions that had before only existed in memories. Those photos are teaming with joy and love and will tell a story to generations to come. I cannot express enough gratitude. I cannot give a higher recommendation to any business than Maria the Photography for the skill, passion and talent.
Tameeza H. Sent on 18/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great personality, kind, sweet hearted, generous, patient, artistic and beautiful soul!

Maria made our time with her fun and joyful!! Highly recommend her for your couples shoot!
Julia A. Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

I cannot thank Maria enough for everything she did! Our engagement shoot was nothing short of amazing and our wedding day was phenomenal! She is so sweet and kind, we cannot thank her enough for the amazing work she did!
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