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Mini Magazine reached out to me to do a lifestyle maternity session with Claire Coffee from the NBC TV series Grimm. I of course was more than willing. Claire is such a sweet soul and I know this baby will be so blessed to call her mom. I had the best time with her in her home. It was so relaxed and fun and I walked away so refreshed and happy to be doing what I am. Below are a few of my favorites from our time together. I hope you enjoy!

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I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am to share these images with you all. The experience at the Jose Villa Workshops was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I learned so much from all these incredible artists and venders. Below is a wedding at Hacienda Labor De Rivera. All the details from the florals, the Lihihod gown and cape, the location, the overall design, and let’s be honest, just EVERYTHING about this wedding was stunning. I am thrilled I had the opportunity to photograph it all. Hope you enjoy!

All images shot on film. Contax 645 | Fuji 400 | Portra 800 | Illford 3200

Workshop: Jose Villa Workshops | Processing + Scanning: Photovision | Hair & Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup | Wedding Gown: Lihihod | Floral Design: Saipua | Local Floral Sourcing: La Musa De Las Flores | Fashion Styling: Grey Likes | Overall Design & Execution: Laurie Arons | Design Direction: Amber Moon Design of Pitbulls and Posies | Design Direction: Casa de Perrin | Candles: Creative Candles | Custom Artwork and smoke: Karina Puentes Art | Engagement Ring: Trumpet and Horn | Engagement Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

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  • April 6, 2015 - 6:28 pm

    Savanah Loftus - Goooooolly!! I am in love with everything about these photographs. The colors are incredible, those stamps, all the candles, her DRESS. You did are wonderful job capturing this wedding Maria. Nailed it.

    I hope to one day be able to attend a Jose Villa workshop.ReplyCancel

    • April 10, 2015 - 8:57 am

      Maria - Savanah, the team really pulled off something so beautiful and I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to photograph it all. Thank you for your sweet words! Oh and his workshops are incredible!! If you can make it happen, I totally would!!ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2015 - 3:48 pm

    Alyssa - HOLYY!! I am in love with your vision for this wedding. It is flawless. Such a beautiful set. <3ReplyCancel

    • April 10, 2015 - 8:58 am

      Maria - Thank you so much Alyssa!ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2015 - 6:50 pm

    Brooke Boling - THESE ARE INCREDIBLE MARIA!!!!ReplyCancel

    • April 10, 2015 - 8:56 am

      Maria - Ahh thank you thank you Brooke!!ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2015 - 7:51 am

    Moni Abosaid - SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful friend!!!!ReplyCancel

    • April 10, 2015 - 8:56 am

      Maria - Thank you sweet friend!ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 5:38 am

    Hannah - This is so incredible, Maria! I am so in love with every details of this shoot. xoReplyCancel

    • April 25, 2015 - 10:51 am

      Maria - Thank you so much Hannah! <3ReplyCancel

Meet Sammi and her boyfriend Branden. Sammi lived with us this past summer and both Branden and her became family after watching countless episodes of Scandal. Sammi was in town a couple weeks back and we all decided to take some time to enjoy the beautiful Columbia Gorge. As you can see, I had to snap a couple photos of these two and maybe I got a little carried away? Love both of these souls! Thought I would share a few favorites with you this lovely morning.

Shot on Contax 645 | Fuji 400 | LAB: Photovision

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  • March 5, 2015 - 12:03 pm

    kristin - love love love these colors! gorgeousReplyCancel

    • March 5, 2015 - 1:11 pm

      Maria - Thanks Kristin!!ReplyCancel

A little bit about me: I am a fine art wedding and portrait photographer based in Portland OR who is inspired by beauty in my own life which includes traveling and finding unique beauty in all places. Although my home is in the Pacific Northwest, I travel the world to document couples in love, in fact, I love to do so.

I am a natural light hybrid shooter, which means you will see me shooting both digital and film on your wedding day. I believe both mediums have their forte’s and love being able to utilize both to document memories and capture beauty on your day.

To enter: Simply just send and e-mail to and share your wedding date, location of your event, and a little about you, your fiance, and details about your big day. Top three will be selected to have phone/skype interviews and the winning couple will be chosen by March 20th, 2015.

Thank you and I can’t wait to hear from you!

A few terms + conditions:

· Wedding must be in the year 2015
· Couple will receive 8 hours of photography on their wedding day, assistant/second shooter, day before or day after session, 400 high res images on USB, and an online gallery
· Last day to submit your story is March 1st, 2015
· Contest is open to all readers over the age of 18
· Only one entry per couple
· Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties
· Cannot apply if already booked with Maria Lamb Photography
· Couple must not have an existing contract with another photographer
· Maria Lamb Photography will be the only professional photographer at the event
· If outside the Portland, Oregon, travel expenses must be covered by the couple (this includes: flights for two, hotel, food, and transportation)
· Wedding can take place anywhere in the world
· Wedding contract and travel fees (if necessary) must be taken care of within two weeks of notifying the couple.
· By entering the drawing, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete
· Travel arrangements must be made by Maria Lamb Photography
· Additional hours of coverage, prints, and albums are available at an additional cost

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  • February 17, 2015 - 12:14 pm

    kristin - great idea! Can’t wait to see the wedding you choose!ReplyCancel

  • February 17, 2015 - 1:37 pm

    Amanda Boyles - Hi!

    My name is Amanda and I’m getting married October 4, 2015. I’m from sunny Jacksonville, Florida but my wedding will be in Hilliard, Florida at The Mansion. David and I met our first semester of college after being partnered up for a school project and since then we have been best friends. We have been together 6 amazing years. October 4 will a day to remember. Live music, dancing under the stars, a toasty Fall evening with Italian meatballs and warm bread, and a start to a beautiful life. My wedding will be elegant but with a touch of a country/ chic feel. I can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • February 18, 2015 - 4:47 pm

    Hannah Brasseur - Hi! I found your page on Facebook and I adore your photography! I tagged my soon to be sister in law, Lisa, and she applied for your contest. So excited to who wins! I was wondering when you will announce the winner?ReplyCancel

  • February 18, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Belem Martin - I am from Reseda, California. My name is Belem Martin, and my fiancé name is Blare Bergman. My wedding will take place in Rivera maya, Cancun on November 2, 2015. My fiancé and I met in fifth grade after I transferred schools. He was my crush, until he got extra days to finish our fifth grade science project. (Which was a big deal) because, of those extra days his project made it to the science center in Los Angeles. We both graduated and headed to the same middle school we continued our friendship with a “hello, good bye” throughout middle school. We went our separate ways in high school, and college. After reconnecting through Facebook after college we started to hangout as workout buddies. We were both had our partners. Our friendship grew without thinking nothing about. He began to have problems with his relationship due to maturity on his ex gf (she was 2 years younger) I began to have problems months after with my ex bf cheating on me. (He was or is not sure in the music industry and works with big name people like Beyoncé) so you can only imagine how easy it was for girls to throw themselves at him. My relationship with Blare continued to grow throughout the months and little did we ever imagine out of this beautiful friendship we would become best friends dating other people into being engaged to one another. There is so much more to this story that I can type forever. As of right now we are just thankful for people like you who are willing to help others realize their dreams! #BBbergman2015ReplyCancel

  • February 28, 2015 - 3:48 pm

    Alexandra hollingshead - Darwin and I met 5 1/2 years ago while celebrating our country’s independence. Both of us foot loose and fancy free couldn’t foresee the beauty laid before us as a blooming relationship began to sprout. I was due to return to living abroad in Ireland, but in the eleventh hour realized that fate had paved a different path to follow. After three months of dating we moved in together and have been listening to the birds chirp, watching the sun rise, and leaving a trail of flowers behind us ever since.

    Flash forward to present…we live in a ‘tree house’ looking out on the San Francisco Bay and are overwhelmed with appreciation on the daily. I help run an art school, The Marvegos Fine Art School, exercising creativity in those inspirational little people. Darwin recently took over a flower shop, Florali, from his amazing mama and is learning how to run a blooming business. My favorite part is that after 8 years of being a floral designer, before becoming an art teacher, I’m able to break from the daily grind and help at Florali. When wedding season is upon us I’m right by his side making sure each bloom goes beyond expectation of each blushing bride. Now that the table is turned the question becomes who will artistically capture the intimate gathering of our loved ones and nuptials to make our special day that much more memorable?

    We’ll be getting married 1/7/2016 at the Estate Belvedere on St. Croix USVI. It will be a small gathering of 50-70 people, and we cannot wait to spend a week in the carribean celebrating this moment in time with or closest loved ones.ReplyCancel