Tell me a little bit about your business!
Hi! I’m Maria Palermo. World traveler. Dog mom. Baked goods enthusiast. Espresso needer. Memory maker. Your wedding is more than just a collection of photographs; it’s a story of your love. And I’m here to capture that story in all of its romantic glory!
I believe in love. I love the romance and the genuinely beautiful moments that unfold on a wedding day. A wedding is about the love that two people share and I’m always focused on capturing all the moments that tell your love story. Imagine your dream wedding where your only responsibility is to fall more in love, while I capture all the beautiful moments for you to love forever!
I believe in your legacy. A marriage is a solemn vow you make to share your life with another person, to join your lives and your families and create a life worth living, a story worth telling. The legacy of your family begins on that day and I make sure to capture it with authenticity and honor for the generations to come. I keep a photograph from my grandparents’ weddings above my desk to remind me everyday what this work is about.
What makes your work unique?
I think my enthusiasm sets me apart; I LOVE my work, I love my clients, I love weddings! I feel so lucky to be a part of such a special, intimate, historical day in a couple’s lives together and I never forget how special that is!
Working with me is like having a best friend with killer organizational skills capturing every incredible moment. I go the extra mile to make the day as great as it can be. I’ll meet with you in person or chat over the phone anytime day or night, with you, your mom, your aunt Sue, your coordinator, your florist, or anyone else who wants your day to be as awesome as I do! I’m here for you, and you should take advantage of my experience and wedding industry knowledge to make the most of your day. If your day is awesome, I consider my work a success and I’m happy to do what I can to ensure that awesomeness!
What is your ideal client like?
I love working with couples who are super in love, obviously. I love working with couples that value their photography and want to work with me to create the best environment for capturing the best photographs. When we work together, we get the best images. So having that collaborative spirit and open communication will be awesome! I find that my clients are fun spirited, looking to have a great day with family and friends, and don’t want to spend hours and hours taking photos. I hear from clients constantly that the reason they chose me to photograph their day was my ability to capture candid, real moments. After all, only about 10% of your day involves you posing in front of the camera; the rest in unscripted and candid – but so important! I’m working all the time to anticipate and capture the special candid moments of your day so that you can just enjoy it!
What is your approach to photography?
I use a combination of film and digital photography to tell a romantic, honest, and timeless story of your wedding day. For me, there is something tangible about an image photographed on analog film and the visual quality feels so honest. I love giving that artistry and uniqueness to my clients.