About me

Hi, my name is Maria! I am the founder behind River Rose Photography. I’m a mom of two littles and married to my high school sweetheart. My passion is capturing timeless & beautiful photos that will look incredible forever.

Photography is a creative outlet. It is way to see the world & to meet people from all walks of life. From hand painting backdrops, to creating gowns for my clients, my entire world revolves around artistry & creativity. I am daily growing into my ambition to beautifully capture the stories & important moments of those I have the honor of working with. My style of photography is timeless, classic & romantic with a high fashion & editorial flare. Every image is a work of art!




Not only are her photos spectacular, her energy is lovely and warm and I was impressed with every single step of my experience. She responded quickly to my inquiry and helped my vision come to life. She helped me feel comfortable and relaxed and I am obsessed with EVERY photo. She feels like a part of my family now and I plan on having her capture all of our special moments. She is incredibly talented and I am so glad I found her. Highly recommend!!


Maria shot our engagement session pictures and I will forever treasure these pictures! She was patient, SO KIND and provided guidance in the perfect recommended location for the backdrop we wanted! She made us feel so comfortable. We can't wait for her to shoot our wedding!! I highly recommend!




Our Wedding Services


Charlotte, NC + Worldwide


With limited weddings booked for the best client service possible, Maria is sure to devote careful attention to your big day. Ten-hour coverage typically covers getting ready in the morning till the sparkler exit at night. Inquire for a full pricing guide with lots of details & helpful information.

You will be provided with an exclusive wedding guide to help you plan & get vendor recommendations, as well as the best second photographers, custom albums and more.

I travel worldwide, and can't wait to capture your day!

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Documenting weddings

With a story telling, timeless Approach shooting on film.

do you love the deep & emotive images that look candid, natural and authentic? Film photography is something we love & include in our wedding packages




Are you searching for the perfect save-the-date photos?

Lets have a fun, laid-back, romantic portrait sessions! Weather its running through a field, or flying going to Paris, we will have a blast, and get beautiful photos of you & your love.

Book your session while you can!


Ready to gift your spouse a gorgeous boudoir album as an intimate wedding-day gift? With fine art hand editing and a timelessly editorial style, this gift will withstand the test of time.

Enjoy studio access for a comfortable shooting experience with Maria.


Your wedding day will be packed from beginning to end!

You will love Maria’s intentionality to capture timeless portraits bridal portraiture amidst the wedding-day rush. You’ll enjoy a private shoot away from guests, family & wedding party where Maria will capture bridals you’ll love forever.