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 25 years and was blessed with two great kids now in college and high-school. To top it off, I am lucky enough 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 part of my life. 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. He took me to all sorts of riding lessons since I was very young. But it wasn't until I moved to the US that I bought my first horse; a beautiful Arabian gelding who became my best buddy for many years. We learned a lot from each other and Trail/Endurance riding 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 at different equine events or making timeless portraits at their homes reflecting their special bond. The connection between a human and a horse is magical and being able to capture it all with my camera brings immense joy to my heart.

I look forward to meeting you and your horse!


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