Welcome to my website! For those of you who have followed me on this journey and for those that are just beginning with me, thank you. My name is Maria Shakir; I am a stay at home mom and natural light photographer. I was raised in NY along with my seven siblings by our two loving parents. I currently reside in N.VA with my husband and our four amazing children.

I have donated my time to many organizations, such as those who work with cancer patients, babies in the NICU and low income families. I feel very fortunate to have found my niche in being a family portrait photographer. Nothing makes me happier then to see the expressions on my client’s faces and the feedback they give which puts all my hard work into perspective, confirming that M.Shakir Photography is on the right path.

Photography allows me to see things which would have otherwise gone unnoticed. It has made me a happier person through working with others and allowing them to see their own unique beauty. It allows me to capture the expression of emotion, and record the passage of time. Photography allows me to see the world change in so many ways, to watch children grow and hang on to a memory. I can summarize my love for photography with one quote” if I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then would you realize how special you truly are.”