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Meet Maria Soderman of Maria Soderman Photography

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maria Soderman.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Maria. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born and raised in Brazil. I moved to San Diego CA in 2000. Over the next sixteen years I would learn English, become a United States citizen, complete seven years of college including three years studying photography, get married, give birth to a son, and then gradually begin my pursuit of becoming a professional photographer.

In 2011, I decided to study photography at City College. I finished 8 classes. In 2014, I decided to open my own business.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No not at all. One of my big obstacles are the cheap photographers who are just starting out, but who are not skilled professionals. My challenge is finding the clients who really appreciate quality photography, especially in this day and age when just about everyone thinks they are a professional photographer because of smart phones.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Maria Soderman Photography – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I specialize in newborn photos, maternity photos, child photos, teenager photos and family photos. Newborn photos, however, are my absolute favorite! With over 4 years of experience photographing newborns, my passion for capturing the newness of life shows in the way that I comfort, soothe, and carefully pose the babies for the images I create through my lens (MY HEART).

Newborns stay new for such a short time. I love to capture all of the special details of your fresh little one before they begin to change. As San Diego’s premier newborn photographer, I am highly sought after for my unique perspective and uncanny ability in capturing the beauty of newborn babies.

Studio lighting, controlled temperature and access to my wide variety of props and accessories ensures perfect newborn images every session.

I also make sure I take the time with clients beforehand, to plan and coordinate everything, so their newborn portraits are emotionally meaningful to them.

As a small business owner, I feel very proud that I always persist even when I am having difficulties.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Moving forward, my plan is to develop a reputation as one of the best newborn photographers in the nation. People forget what a hard craft this is because of the fact newborns don’t take instruction. In other words, you can’t say to a newborn, “Please look this way.” It is my job to create a calm environment where I can put the babies in the best poses, resulting in the best photographs that will be cherished and remembered forever.

Pricing:

  • PORTRAIT SESSION FEES ARE DUE AT TIME OF BOOKING, AND ARE LISTED BELOW. THIS INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHY BOTH INDOORS AND OUT. The fees below do not include prints, products or digital files – they are for the portrait session fee only. $ 250 / Newborn Session $ 200 / Belly Session $ 300 / Belly and Newborn Session includes a maternity session and a newborn session $ 250 / Baby Plan Session (6 months session and 1 year with family) $ 200 / Family, Child and Teenager Session
  • DIAMOND COLLECTION – Choose Digital Files With High Resolution Printable to 30×40 or Signature Books. Starting at $ 365 CRYSTAL COLLECTION – Canvas – Metallic – Wood or Face Mount Starting at $ 130 8×10 = $ 150 canvas 8×10 = $ 130 wood 8×10 = $ 130 face mount 8×10 = $130 metal PEARL COLLECTION Starting at $ 250 A – $250 – Prints: 1 – 5×7 2 – 8×10 1 – 11×14 1- 16×20 A LA CARTE – Choose Prints Starting at $ 25 Wallets (set of 4)…………………………………….$25 4×6……………………………………………………$25 5×7……………………………………………………$35 8×10…………………………………………………..$50 11×14…………………………………………………$65
    My packages are not limited to poses.You can mix and match poses and sizes, except for wallets. Wallets must be in sets of 4 each pose. I can not swap sizes or rearrange packages.

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Maria Soderman

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