Maria Oliva-McKeen – Featured Photographer

About Maria:

I am a Believer. Wife. Mama. Photographer. I just learned how to swim and spend most of my time with my family at the beach. I love to travel and stay in homes versus hotels and love green juice versus smoothies. I also really love the brand Free People because it suits my style, is comfortable, and most things hide my permanent and much loved leftover baby bump.

Helping clients to think outside the box:

One of the easiest and best ways I learn about my clients are by asking them to fill out an easy questionnaire which asks who they are as a family, individually and where their favorite hangouts are. I believe in photographing people-couples, children and families-in their most comfortable environments as it is the background of their lifestyle. This is what I think a lifestyle session is and my way of customizing my client’s session. For this session in particular, my client and her family spend endless days at the beach which are full of surfing, exploring and picnicking. To make their shoot special and more refined, we discussed their wardrobe so it would be comfortable and coordinating (not matching!) and props like pretty blankets and a basket as opposed to beach towels and Thermos coolers. I also offer a visual presentation to my clients by putting together a private Pinterest inspiration board which they can add to.











The artist: Maria Oliva-McKeen
The biz: Olive Light Images
The location: San Clemente, California
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