As a documentary photographer, I’m an observer and storyteller. It is my compassion however for the human spirit, natural emotion, relationships and LOVE that draws me to capture life’s moments for my clients.
No matter the subject, where it be your wedding, social or corporate event, I marvel at the experience of capturing how you will both envision and experience it all. I hope to have the opportunity to document your memories for you.
So what exactly is the difference between a ‘ photojournalist’ and a ‘documentary’ photographer you ask? Great question! The difference between a photojournalist and a documentary photographer is that photojournalists receive their assignments, arrive at the assigned locations and tell a visual story of what unfolds. A documentary photographer invests their time in learning about their subjects so that when they are finally facing the moment, or event, or story to be told, they know that they are telling the story through the experience of the people they are capturing. For a documentary photographer, there is an added element of empathy that allows all of this to happen.
Maya Myers is an award-winning documentary photographer specializing in weddings, lifestyle, and events. She splits her time between Los Angeles and New York, in addition to her destination work. With the unique ability to work on both coasts, paired with a warm and personable, intuitive energy, Maya is recognized by clients, planners and media across the country as one of the best in the business.
Her passion for the camera began in high school. Earning her a BFA with a concentration in photography from Alfred University, she booked her first event six months after graduation and her first wedding age of 23. Since then, Maya’s images have been published in outlets including The Los Angeles Times Magazine, The New York Times Style section, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, Grace Ormonde, Modern Luxury Brides, Brides Magazine, InStyle Magazine, SELF Magazine, LA Weekly, NBC News, MSN, W, LA Weekly, Destination I Do Magazine, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, The Hollywood Reporter, and many more.
Maya’s love of her craft shines through in each and every image. Whether a gala, wedding, or social gathering, what you’ll experience in her work is the unique ability to capture human expression and translate it into a dynamic image and moving narrative that leaves a lasting impression. Working with Maya Myers means capturing emotions and experiences that will forever be fondly remembered.
Voted "Best Los Angeles Wedding Photographer of 2018" by California Wedding Day Magazine
“World’s Best Engagement Photos” Junebug weddings 2015
8th Place Wedding Photography Contest Winner – 2014 Q2 Wedding Photojournalists Association
13th Place Wedding Details Spring 2014 Contest – ISPWP
2 Fearless Images awards – Jaunary 2014 Fearless Photographers
17th Place Wedding Photography Contest Winner – 2013 Q3 Wedding Photojournalists Association
20th Place Kids Will be Kids Spring 2013 Contest – ISPWP
20th Emotional Impact Spring 2013 Contest – ISPWP
19th Place Wedding Details Fall 2013 Contest – ISPWP
17th Place Wedding Photography Contest Winner – 2010 Q4 Wedding Photojournalists Association
20th Place Wedding Photography Contest Winner – 2009 Q1 Wedding Photojournalists Association
7th Place Wedding Photography Contest Winner – 2008 Q4 Wedding Photojournalists Association
Wedding Wire Brides Choice awards 2011
Maya Myers and her associates are available in New York, Los Angeles and surrounding areas without travel fees. Events in Israel are available with limited local travel fees within Israel.
Destination weddings in other parts of the world incur additional travel costs.
As each wedding and event vary in size and detail, so do rates and packages. Please inquire and tell us about your plans and we will be happy to provide you with rates and quotes!