Baltimore Area's Premier
You're here beautiful! Let's jump right into it and forget all the fluff, ok? If you're envisioning more than "just a couple of pictures" and way more than "just the generic poses" and you want something truly unique, then I am the photographer for YOU and you are exactly where you are suppose to be!
I can promise you one thing: an unmatched and memorable experience like no other! This is not your average senior session - it's not just another cookie-cutter boring yearbook picture. It is so much more than that - it's a breathtaking, unforgettable ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME experience!
My purpose it to create an EPIC, EMPOWERING and CONFIDENCE-BOOSTING bespoke experience for YOU! It's time we celebrate this monumental time in your life and while we're at it, let's capture your free spirit and YOUR UNIQUE VIBE! Let's create those epic images you've been dreaming about. Don't let what your friends are doing hold YOU back! You do you!
Going into my session with Maria, I was nervous, yet extremely excited. This experience was like nothing I had done before, bringing me out of my shell yet encouraging me to be myself, and I highly recommend it to everyone!! Still a few months later I am in awe of the results, always sharing the pictures.
"within minutes Maria made me feel SO comfortable, loved, and perfectly myself. Her passion for what she does is evident."
She was so personal, knowledgable and gave me so much voice in the creative process! I had professional makeup done and Maria helped style my two outfits. She also insured that I felt incredibly confident in front of the camera! It was such a unique experience, and I couldn’t recommend it more!
"My experience with Maria was incomparable
to anything I’ve ever done before!"
"You were able to truly capture the essence of who she is."
The beautiful senior photos you created for my daughter are stunning and true works of art. I appreciate the thoughtful gift you sent to her before the session. The care, experience and guidance you provided throughout the process made for timeless photos.
Maria is an incredibly talented and personable photographer with a bubbly and fun personality and genuinely has fun during the session. I felt so comfortable and like I had known her for a long time. The photos are incredible!
"She cares so much about the joy that these photos bring you and your family, and she does not settle for anything less than perfect."
“I don’t even know where to begin! Maria was patient and kind. She did whatever she could to make me feel confident and comfortable going into the shoot. We had so much fun during my actual session. It was an experience that felt truly my own and the images she captured are a perfect celebration of me to remember this exciting season in my life!”
" it was an experience that felt truly mt own and the images she captured are a perfect celebration of me to remember this exciting season in my life!"
Maria’s approach of getting to know her clients beforehand lends itself to making the experience an extremely personal one. My daughter's personality was captured so vividly in the images taken.
Maria is an exceptional person, and an amazingly talented photographer. She’s simply a rock star!
"Our experience with Maria from beginning to end was the most relaxing, fun, candid, and rewarding time!"
What makes the Maria Ortiz Photography experience so different and so unique? I am immensely passionate about WHY I photograph highschool seniors and teens. I deeply understand the insecurities you may have and the negative and insecure feelings you may associate with being photographed. My intention is to help you SEE YOURSELF as the world sees you.
Bring me your ideas, your wishes, your daydreams for your shoot and together we'll create the most beautiful and fun moments for you to remember.
Each of my sessions is purposefully and creatively designed in order to make sure you are captured in your best light and poses to flatter YOU - just you! I can tell you with confidence, that with the careful styling and planning that goes into your shoot, you are going to feel radiant! One of my biggest passions is to infuse confidence and remind you that these photos are a unique statement of who you are in THIS MOMENT! So let's showcase YOUR UNIQUENESS & YOUR ESSENCE.
Let the fun begin! There's a big difference between a good session and a great session and it all begins with PREPPING! Don't leave things for the last minute.
Once you've booked, you'll get ALL THE DEETS so you're never left wondering how to prep and what comes next! I promise you'll be more comfortable knowing there's a plan in place.
Expect the Senior Session Guide & Ultimate Style Guide (where to shop too!) plus a detailed timeline, and more tips along the way!
OK, this is it! This is the day! Time to get creative ad have pure fun! Your outfits are ready to go, your hair and camera-ready makeup appointments are booked and today is ALL ABOUT YOU! Open your curtains, blast your favorite music and let's do this!
This is your moment to shine beautiful! Let's create epic images together.
I know you're so ready to see your stunning gallery of images. About two weeks after your session, we'll meet for your Reveal & Ordering Session which is so exciting!
You'll view your entire collection of curated images for the first time. We'll go through your images and you'll be able to see all the beautiful print products I offer. And yes, you'll get digitals too of course!
They value the experience.
They desire more than just a generic pretty picture.
They want to be seen, valued & accepted for who they are.
YES, I'M READY to book!
I book out about 4 months in advance! The experience I offer is a process that takes time in order to craft an amazing day! You'll want to have time to think about outfits and place any orders, locations (some require advance reservations) and plan the overall vibe of your shoot.
Senior year gets super busy from the start. If you can already have your fall session date picked out at the beginning of the summer, you'll thank me! Plus, you'll have so many options to chose from as far as dates!
I recommend 3-4 outfits. Some seniors bring 5 and we can make time for that! The more you bring, the more variety you’ll have to showcase the different sides of your personality! Remember to bring a good mix from super casual to dressier!
After many years of experience behind the camera, I've learned quite a few things about what looks best in photos. The Senior Experience Guide you will receive has a lot of information on how to choose outfits that will not only look good on you but that will photograph well!
I do require that one parent or guardian is present at the shoot. I LOVE when moms are there to help and I encourage it because it is a great experience for both of you! Moms usually have such a fun time helping out when it's time to change outfits, fix hair, hold equipment, take behind the scenes photos...etc!
You can also bring a friend if you'd like as long as you feel extra comfortable with that person so you can be 100% yourself and they are there are support and maybe even make you genuinely laugh!
"I like my makeup super natural" Yes, I hear ya! I too love a fresh-face look for your age that simply enhances your natural beauty, not changes you! So we're on the same page my friend!
That being said, there is a huge difference between in "everyday makeup" and "camera-ready makeup". I highly recommend going PRO because professional hair and makeup will elevate your look and take your senior portraits to the next level! I know you may think you won’t feel like yourself, but you’ll be in good hands. I Promise! I only work with the best!
Do I have options for you! YES! Of course! Are you a city girl or more into nature, or maybe you like a little of both?
I have an array of options as far as outdoor and urban locations, but if you have a specific place you’d love to have your senior session done, then I’m totally open to shooting wherever you’d like! I generally like to scout out new locations to check out lighting situations and backdrops so I’m ready on the day of the session.
Clipper Mill, Baltimore
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Fells Point, Downtown Baltimore
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CYLBURN ARBORETUM, BALTIMORE
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HARBOR EAST, BALTIMORE
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The Session Retainer Fee is non-refundable and due at the time of booking.
This initial fee does not include any digital & print products.
Collections include digital images and print products.
Payment plans are available depending on the collection you choose.
If opting for a payment plan, your remaining balance will be divided into two or three payments and due before your session date.
CREATIVE SESSION FEE
Starting Collections $1745
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