Hi There! My name's Maria (Muh-Rye-Uh) Burton Coughlin!

Born & raised in the south, I made my way up to New England by way of sailing adventures and the love of my life. I now call Rhode Island home and am proud to live and photograph so many special people and occasions in the ocean state and beyond.

WHO AM I? I am a wife, blogger, SUP addict, certified boat captain, fur baby mamma, ice cream junkie, obsessed with monograms, country music fan, dinner party advocate, and lover of the sea..



I just love taking pictures of people. It's really that simple for me. As a wedding & portrait photographer in New England, I am surrounded by beauty every day. The parks, homes, beaches and natural settings surrounding New England are all I need in a “studio”.

Natural light is my drug. I love exploring new areas with clients and working at that famed golden hour.  

My style is photojournalistic, with a bit of tradition mixed in there.  At weddings my goal is to be unobtrusive, yet ready to grab that perfect shot. Family portraits are all about having fun and capturing WHO you are.

It brings me incredible joy to be able to produce something for someone that won't fade with time.


Shoot me a line...lets grab coffee...I'd love to get to know you and be a part of your story!