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Hey there! I'm Maria. I’m a wedding & elopement photographer based in Melbourne, Australia and Art Director for photography and videography of weddings and elopements in Bali

I’m all about living the way you feel and go for your dreams. Because I believe that everyone can do it.

I love exploring new places and cultures, sunset walks, books which makes me wonder and almond cap for breakfast :)

My work was published in Junebug Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, Martha Stewart Weddings, Together Journal, Rangfinder& more. I was honoured to have a place in Best of Best in Engagement and Destination categories by Junebug Wedding.

My couples love how natural, emotional and spontaneous they are in their photos. I'd describe my photography style as mix of documentary approach and effortless dynamic portraiture.



Kind Words

Maria was the best choice we could have ever made. She is super professional and dedicated to her work/art..because she has a passion and a vision that very few people have. And on top of that, she has a contagious energy and smile that puts me and everyone else in a good mood! Thank you so much (and thank you too Jordan :)) for externalizing every moment in the photos Warm regards from Portugal - Joana and Francisco

We had the pleasure of working with Maria for our honeymoon shoot. She surpassed our expectations! She's so talented & has a great eye for lighting & detail. She's super professional & captures the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. I highly recommend her for your Bali photography needs!! Thank you Maria for capturing our special moment!! Tara + Cory

We traveled 12 hours from Iran to have our shooting day with Maria and for sure she was our best choice. We had a great time in Bali and our shooting day turned out to be our best memory there- a memory which is recorded by the great magic of Maria. We had a day full of laughter and love. I can't stop seeing our photos. The more I look at them, the more I enjoy, and this couldn't be possible without Maria's help. She is a professional photographer who knows all about colors, light, and perspective. I'm happy you made my best day, Maria. Thank you. Aida + Majid

An incredible photographer and a wonderful person, our elopement was like a romantic walk. We just walked around, enjoying each other and the beauty around us, while Maria took pictures, sometimes guiding us. No stiffness, no discomfort. By the end of our wedding day, there was a feeling that Maria and I had known each other for many years. And the photos exceeded all our expectations. Thank you so much!!! Daria + Vlad

I would like to thank the wonderful photographer Maria Shiriaeva for our amazing photos from the wedding in Bali and how she helped us during the photoshoot! We are not professional models and were a little shy in front of the camera at the beginning of the shooting, but Maria helped us to loosen up, said what and how to do, did not move away from us and did not take pictures just to take pictures. She is interested in shooting, in helping, if something does not work out, and it's very nice:) The photos are amazing, exactly what we wanted to get from the photos from Bali. Very gentle, lively, emotional and filled with happiness. We found Maria long ago and immediately realized that she should be our wedding photographer. And it was the right choice! Now everyone who is going to be photographed in Bali, I will recommend only Maria! Anna + Ivan

Thank you so much for our beautiful photos, We couldn’t be more happy with them. We have already had so many compliments on how beautiful our photos are. They are more than we could have ever wished for! Thank you for capturing our wedding in the most perfect light. Stacey + Matt

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