PRAISE

 

If I could sing Maria's praises from the roof-tops, I would. She is the best. Maria stood out because of her beautiful photographs, great reviews, and experience with elopements/intimate weddings. Her love of Boston Terrier's helped seal the deal. I immediately connected with Maria during our first phone call and she was helpful and accessible through out the wedding planning process. Ultimately, I timed our ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner based on Maria's knowledge of light and temperature and I am so thankful I took her advice. I received our full catalog of photographs earlier this week and her work rendered me speechless. She has a knack for capturing subtle, intimate moments - moments I didn't even realize were happening around me. Likewise, her eye for color, texture and light are spot on. I could have been wearing a paper bag and Maria would have found the beauty in the shot. I especially appreciated how unobtrusive Maria was during our ceremony, yet our pictures make you feel like she was intimately involved in every detail. I highly recommend Maria to anyone and everyone.

- COLLEEN + SEAN

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Maria just took our engagement photos and we could not have been happier! She truly put both of us at ease during the whole shoot. She captured the love that my fiancé and I share effortlessly. So-my fiancé makes this funny face when he is nervous taking photos & I asked Maria to get a photo while he was making this face, and he was so relaxed during the whole photo shoot he never made the face. (An amazing feat to make him that comfortable BTW). 

We loved her so much we hired her for our wedding and couldn't be more thrilled about working with her again. I truly hope we will be able to have her capture all the stages of our lives together!

ALLYSSA + ALEX

 

Maria was highly recommended to me when we started our vendor search for our recent wedding. And we are so lucky to have found her! Not only is her work excellent, with a keen eye for light, color, and texture; her relaxed demeanor and vibe made her the perfect choice. In many ways your photographer spends the most time with you on your wedding day and it always felt like she was also a friend attending. And in other ways she fell seamlessly into the background when we were caught up in celebration with our loved ones, and never pushed us out of the moment. We hope to work with her in the future to capture more special moments in our life.

- AMBER + ADAM

SWEET LANE GARDENS WEDDING MARIA VILLANO PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Thank you so much for the phenomenal job you have done with the pictures!! I honestly expected us to look either silly or awkward but you must have done some magic there because that is not the case at all. You have somehow managed to capture our exuberant joy, our tender love and our goofy sense of humor. You really captured us.  We love every single picture in our album!! We cannot thank you enough for expressing the essence of who we are into an album with which we can fondly and proudly remember our special day, and also for being such a joy to work with that day. You gave us the encouragement and guidance we needed to relax and just enjoy the day. Not to mention the fact that you were genuinely cool to hang out with!

- DAVID + ALISON

 

 

I just wanted to say that everyone at the wedding (myself included) thought that you were just the best. You were so organized and together.  And after seeing these photos I only l have many more positive things to say. I really feel like you captured us. All the little mannerisms, love and awkwardness that is Josh and I really comes through.

- JOSH + NATALIE

 

Maria was the best wedding photographer we could hope for. She was accommodating of our multi-event weekend, which included both a ceremony at San Francisco City Hall and an outdoor reception in Sonoma. She made the whole planning process easy, even though we were out of state. (Our first face to face meeting, excluding FaceTime, was on our wedding day.) She is incredibly easy going and patient. I have a very large family, many of whom are used to being in charge, and Maria handled all of these personalities very well. Even when we deviated from plan, she was flexible and unfazed. Her photographs are exceptional and have brought our whole family so much joy! We hope to use her for all of our family gatherings in years to come.

- JAY + NICOLE