As a photojournalist, it is Maya’s job to be an observer and storyteller. It is her passion however for the human condition, emotions, relationships, LOVE, that draws her to photographing weddings.
Based in Los Angeles, Maya balances her days between photographing weddings and projects in conjunction with local and national organizations focusing on youth advocacy. Her wedding and editorial images have been published both in Print and Web media outlets such as the New York Times, Newsweek, MSN, NBC News, Variety, SELF, Hollywood Reporter, LA Weekly, Style Me Pretty, and the Bridal Bar Blog.
Maya has been photographing weddings across the US for over eight years and every year her love for it grows.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Maya. The following awards have been earned by Maya from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Nice tight long lens shot of several boys a little stressed out with great expressions as they make their way down the aisle. Black and white choice works well with the expression of the boys.
Photographer's CommentThis photograph was shot just as the bride was taking her curlers out. It was a quick response and I just shot it as I saw the movement. It the quiet little moments that I look for in between the expected ones during the day.
Photographer's CommentThis photograph was shot in the glimpse of a second. The best man was extremely nervous about making a speech so it was very short. Luckily he was sitting in a spot where I could capture both the bride and groom and him in the same frame. I wanted to keep it interesting though and so I decided to make the photograph more 'about' a speech, then about the reaction to the speech.
The unsusal crop made this one stand out from the others.
The following letters are from the clients of Maya Myers.
Married: 8 years ago
Heather and Brian
We got the package last week and it was beautiful. The pictures are amazing - when we first got the link, I stayed up until 3am looking at them. They are perfect. You did an amazing job and you're an incredible talent. We can't thank you enough for all of your work - we feel incredibly lucky to have had you shoot our wedding.
Married: 6 years ago
Rebecca and Jamie
Just a note to let you know how very pleased we are with the photographs!! We just got a chance to look through them without the chattering of 10 family members around us. You did such an amazing job. You are such a talent. I'm sending the link around to the rest of family and friends now. I've been meaning to write post-wedding but we were out of town on an amazing trip to Spain and now back immediately to work so we've been busy. I just wanted to say how very happy we are to have worked with you. Not only do we enjoy you personally and I loved hearing about your other work and chatting on the wedding morning. But also your professionalism was really unrivaled. There were things that I worried about with all of the other vendors and some minor disappointments but not with you. From the first conversation we had you've been so honest and organized and reliable, you were the first person I saw at both the rehearsal and the wedding morning at the salon, and on top of all of this you are such a talented photographer and we have this record of the day that is priceless. We feel so happy to have booked you when we could still afford you as I'm sure your work is going to continue to take off and you'll become an even more highly sought after photographer. Thank you thank you thank you. I would recommend you 100 times over to anyone seeking a documentary or wedding photographer. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Married: 6 years ago
Carrie and Dave
MAYA!!!! The photos are amazing, beyond our expectations! Thank you so much. Dave and I were just commenting on how we had already knew that paying for a photographer is the best money spent as far as wedding budgets. We have now realized that it is literally our BEST money spent, ever. We are looking forward to our book and DVD! Thanks again! It is hard to adequately convey our happiness via email. I can't wait to recommend you to friends!
Married: 3 years ago
Alex & Alex
Maya! You are beyond talented, and we feel a strong sense of gratitude for your amazing work! As you know, Our family comes from a long tradition of top-notch photojournalism, having been close friends with Henri Cartier-Bresson. Elliott Erwitt documented our wedding in his humorous and brilliant style, among other things. When we turned to Elliot for recommendations, he told us to go to the WPJA website. We were so pleased to discover your beautiful, eloquent and spontaneous photographs. You surpassed our expectations on the day of the wedding, and you were such a delight to deal with. When we received your final product, we were just amazed! Alexandra and I immediately knew we had found our match, just by looking at your portfolio, and it became even more obvious after your phone interview with Alexandra when your said, "enjoy your wedding day, do not worry about me, I will be around" it was music to our ears. Your attitude is the key to the natural spontaneity and the emotions clearly expressed in your art. You were such a delight to deal with, and thank you for giving it your all!
Wedding Photography Packages
Packages offered can both be pre-set or custom designed to fit your vision and budget. And yes! we love to travel. We always include a location walkthrough and Photography Timeline Consultation, and Unlimited coverage from your days preparations to the end of your reception from both your main and second photographer. Additional items reach the skies limit!! Albums, proof boxes, and folios are made by Cypress Albums, an environmentally conscious bindery, and are designed to suit your wedding palette. Please share your interest for quotes and details.,,
Level E (Premium)
Matt Rainey Photography, LLC will photographically document your wedding day with professional small format digital photographic equipment for up to 10 hours. 700-800 RAW files will be processed into color corrected, hi-resolution, NON-watermarked JPEG images, which will be burned to data DVD and posted to online gallery. 1 set of same images will be printed as 4x6in photographic print proofs. One 2nd photojournalist will be provided for 8 hours of coverage. One 14x10in or 12x12in Queensberry custom wedding album will be designed and produced with custom display case and one mini-duplicate 5 inch album. Two 9x9in Queensberry custom parent albums will be designed and produced.