Things that I absolutely love are…

Sarcasm, Black Tea, Health/Nutrition, Fall Weather, Scarves, Yoga Pants, Laughter, Game of Pool, A Good Beer, Football, Music, Meeting New People, Donating, Traveling, and Living Every Day As A Blessing.

 

Things that I highly dislike are…

Selfishness, the word “hate”, April Fools Day, Touching Feet, Rose like fragrances, non-matching socks, the sound of sandpaper rubbing together, ant bites, long lines, mail-in-rebates, bad customer service, miracle whip, highly processed foods, and espresso.

Hello! My name is Maria Angela!

I am a wedding photojournalist originally from SW Florida and as of early 2014, based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am obsessed with the documentary style approach to wedding photography. Utilizing the art of photojournalism, I create a visual record of your wedding celebration. This can be through candids or a well staged portrait. I rely on a mixture of both natural ambient lighting and/or off camera flash. Every image is creatively and meticulously framed and executed to assist in telling your unique story. Over 500 weddings shot internationally and I have yet to find two stories that were similar in nature. Through those weddings, I have compiled some of my favorite candid moments. you can find these candids here. 

Although I am obsessed with candids, I still love a good portrait. Some of my favorite portraits shot over the years are a mixture of drama and emotion. Night portraits are one of my favorite things to do! I am a sucker for a good dramatic night shot!! As I have done with my favorite candids, I have also done with my portraits by placing them into a gallery of their own which you can find here. To capture the perfect portrait, I do inspire off of not only you two as a couple, but the location in itself. I help you naturally get into a pose or position and allow you to be yourself and nothing else. The most important part is that we have fun!

I soon will be celebrating 10 years in this industry. Over these past ten years, I have traveled for weddings from the Riviera Maya in Mexico all the way to the Oregon coast, over to beautiful upstate New York and everything in between. I have won over a dozen awards for the quality of service I have provided to my clients and have been inducted into a hall of fame. I am thankful for every publication featuring my work which span over dozens of magazines, websites, and blogs, and have even had some of my work shown on a MTV documentary!

So until we officially meet, please feel free to get to know me better through facebook, instagram (mariaangela6611), or Pinterest (mariaangela).