Photo Credit: Heather Nan

One of my biggest breakthroughs as an artist and person was when I unexpectedly lost  a very close person in my life. Grieving was one of the hardest times I have experienced but photography and its power brought so much joy, light and love to my life. That is what I aim for, I want you to feel joy, to feel loved and love while looking through your photographs when life gets hard and with heartaches.

Since I can remember I have loved the idea of love, listening to family stories and admiring makers at their craft.  I approach every session, every wedding and every shoot as a narrative of the essence of who you truly are, the core and quirks. There is so much beauty on your story, I know it!  Because that is where the magic happens, telling the story of two people in love, a growing family, and a brand full of passion.

My name is Maria J. Corona. I was born and raised in the beautiful and colorful Querétaro, Mexico, where personal space doesn't exist, so expect a lot of hugs from me! I earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Photography after working in New York at a premier photography retouching studio and at a fashion/advertising agency. I am a full time freelance photographer based in the salty mountains of Utah where I live with my bearded husband and my hairy puppy. I love admiring art at The Met, running through Central Park, listening to live music while walking through the narrow streets of Mexico, trying the new local coffee spots while its snowing outside and photographing strangers that tell me all about their unique story. My camera and I have traveled to photographed weddings in: New York City, Moab, Utah, San Diego, San Jose,CA, Connecticut, México, Honduras, and Costa Rica. Where will we go to tell your story? count on me to be ready to travel for good stories and good people!

Follow me around on InstagramTwitter, Facebook, or PinterestI would love to be your photographer!

I can't wait to meet you!

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Feature links:

Elopment-Wedding: Mr. & Mrs. Shurdling << Rocky Mountain Bride ●  Wedding: Mr. & Mrs. Zepeda << Print Issue | Utah Valley Bride Magazine ● Wedding: Mr. & Mrs. Callahan << Utah Bride & Groom Mag ● Wedding: Mr. & Mrs. Seeley << Utah Valley Bride ● Engagement: Gaby & Brian << Rocky Mountain Bride ● Bridal session: Sam << Utah Valley Bride ● Wedding: Carli & Eric << Rocky Mountain Bride ● Sofia & Pablo: Mexican Vineyards Wedding << Utterly Engaged ●  Hayley & Gaige Engagements << Utah Bride Blog   ●  Baby Jabari<< 100 LayerCakelet + Little Peanut Magazine   ● Mr. & Mrs. Rushton << Utah Valley Bride   ● Breanna & Andrew Wedding Inspiration: << Utah Valley Bride Blog  ●  Meet Sweet Baby Fern << Little Peanut Mag ● Brooke Bridal Inspiration << Utah Bride Blog  ● Mr. & Mrs. Moore << Rocky Mountain Bride  ●  Maurissa & Spencer In The Woods << Utah Bride & Groom Mag ●  The Dickson Family << 100 Layer Cakelet ● Winter Wedding Inspiration << Utah Valley Bride ● Coffee Talk with Maria - Food Photography << The Gathering Table ● Sydney & John << Utah Valley Bride ●  Bridals: Mrs. Loveless << Utah Valley Bride ●   Rebeca & Little Leah Ava << Little Peanut Mag   ●  A Botanical Wedding: Mr. & Mrs. Swenson << Junebug Weddings ●  Ronnie & Rebecca << Salt Lake Bride & Groom Mag ●  Jordyn & Cooper << Salt Lake Bride & Groom Mag ●  Victor & Sara << We're Official  ●  The Larsens <<  Grey Likes Baby ●  Kaeleen & Kassandra << Utah Valley Bride 

Solo exhibitions:

December 2012
My People My Blood/Mi Gente Mi Sangre . Photographic printing process Van Dyke, Orem Utah.  Orem Public Library. 
February 2013
My People My Blood/Mi Gente Mi Sangre. Photographic printing process Van Dyke, Salt Lake City, at Mestizo through Utah Humanities Council & Artes de Mexico en Utah.
September 2013
My People My Blood/Mi Gente Mi Sangre. Photographic printing process Van Dyke. Salt Lake City, Utah Gallery Stroll at Saans Gallery. 
October- December 2013
My People My Blood/Mi Gente Mi Sangre. Photographic printing process Van Dyke. Orem, Utah at Utah Valley University Gallery/ Library. 

Group exhibitions:

100 Faces of New York.  Orem, Utah

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