About Maria - Maria Marriott Photography


I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and have lived in this beautiful country for most of my adult life. I've been married to my better half for 26 years and was blessed with two great kids. To top it off, I am lucky to do what I love, and that includes the marriage of my two passions: photography & horses.  Life is good! 

Horses and photography have always been a part of me. With a degree in Journalism, most of my college time was spent on Photojournalism - being outside capturing candid life moments and all the interesting events happening around me.

My dad was a horseman and taught me how to ride from a very young age. But it wasn't until I moved to the US that I bought my first horse; a sweet Arabian gelding who became my best buddy. Riding beautiful trails was part of our daily routine.

Now, as a photographer, I get to enjoy these majestic creatures by capturing special moments between them and their riders.

Photographing equestrian sports is great! Each offers something special of it's own, but they all portray strong teamwork between rider and horse, a result of tremendous discipline, persistence and patience. And Portraits!! The magic you see in the bond between a horse and it's owner...

Dr. Seuss says "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a story." My passion is capturing that special moment and that brings immense joy to my heart.

Contact me today and let me make your memories live for many years through beautiful images.


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