Maria Burton Photography | Raves & Reviews

As a Rhode Island wedding & portrait photographer, I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing and beautiful clients in Rhode Island and beyond. With their easy smiles, fun spirits and genuine attitudes, they make MY job easy! My goal is always to capture the beauty of relationships, love of family and true personalities in each and every photograph. The stunning locations certainly don't hurt, but it is YOU, my clients who make this photography dream all possible, so thank you!  Here they share their kind words about their experience with Maria Burton Photography.

What our BRIDES are saying...

Maria is absolutely the best! We first found her through Groupon, and she did a fabulous job on our engagement pictures. We knew instantly we wanted her there to share our big day. Maria is easy-going, professional, personable, and takes fantastic pictures, capturing the mood and atmosphere of your wedding - all of the qualities you want in a photographer. I recommend her over any other photographer. She prices are reasonable, she gets pictures back within a month of the wedding, and her work is stunning. You will not be disappointed!

- October 2015 Bride

We could not be any happier with our choice to have Maria capture our special day! She did such an amazing job. She was very professional yet down to earth. She made sure she included everything we wanted! The quality of our pictures are amazing! She was great to work with! All of our guests commented on how much they loved Maria and our photos. We loved how she included all of ours guests in the photos! We would definitely recommend her and already have!!!

- September 2015 Bride

Maria was so absolutely wonderful! She was incredibly flexible, extremely responsive, and her pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Maria made the picture time so fast and easy after our ceremony and was great at directing everyone to where they needed to be. I really cannot say enough good things about Maria and her work. We got our sneak peak photos only a week after the wedding and the rest of our photos shortly after that. I would highly suggest working with Maria, she is an absolutely lovely person!

 - August 2015 Bride

We hired Maria to photograph our Newport, RI wedding in July. Throughout the night, we were continuously impressed by Maria's undeniable creativity, her consistent drive to capture the best possible photos (while also having fun!!) and her energetic personality. I was amazed at how well she connected with the wedding party and guests - it was like talking to a good friend. She was a true joy to work with. The next day, she sent us a sneak peak of some edited photos and I was absolutely blown away by how great they were. I highly recommend Maria to photograph your event. I promise you will be extremely satisfied.

- July 2015 Bride

Maria was a joy to work with. Our engagement photos came out beautifully and we used them for our Save the Dates, at my Bridal Shower, and even at my wedding. Matt and I felt very comfortable during the shoot. Maria took her time and made us feel at ease. She took our suggestions and even scouted other sites for us to shoot at as well. She was fast with the turnaround time. I would recommend working with Maria for any photography needs!

                                                                                                - November 2014 Bride

Maria is a wonderful photographer! She was responsive, professional, and attentive. She took shots of things that I didn't even think about and went above and beyond my expectations. Since we were a military couple, she even stopped at the store on the way to the venue to get a quick prop for photos. You won't be disappointed with her shots. I picked her because she was budget friendly and because of the way she captures moments soo naturally. She made it easy to have a good time!

- July 2014 Bride 

Maria was incredible!! We felt like we had been her life long friend from the moment we met. She was so accommodating, involving our dog in the engagement shoot and the wedding. Maria blended into the wedding, we never felt posed or pushed into anything, she took so many natural pictures and caught some incredible moments for us. She always seemed to be right there when you wanted a photo, she was patient and attentive!

- June 2014 Bride

Maria's photography truly captured the love and joy that made our wedding celebration one of the happiest days of my life! The photos take me right back to the moment!

- February 2014 Bride



What our FAMILIES are saying...

I hired Maria Coughlin of Maria Burton Photography to do a family photo shoot and she was wonderful! We chose the location [a beach] and you could tell that she had done her due diligence regarding the setting and showed up ready to go. I have two small children and she managed to make us all very comfortable and actually have a good time which created some amazing photographs. She was really great with the kids and also put the adults at ease as well. After assessing all of the pictures, Maria realized that we didn't get a shot of myself and my husband together [a picture we had talked about but didn't get mainly because I was so distracted with the kids]. Maria went the extra mile and met up with us again, free of charge, and did a mini photo shoot with just the two of us. She was professional and efficient and her turn around time with a personalized photo disc was really quick. I would highly recommend Maria Burton Photography for your event or personal photo shoot!

- Newport, Rhode Island Family

We have had the pleasure of working with Maria Burton Photography two years in a row for family portraits on Nantucket. Maria is the ultimate professional and captures the heart of her subjects on film. We are a large group and Maria manages the chaos with ease and makes it seems easy. Maria has provided us with priceless memories for our family! We look forward to working with her again this year!

- Nantucket Family 

Maria was the finest photographer with whom I have ever worked. She is very flexible, incredibly responsive, as an added bonus, exceedingly pleasant. She has an eye for the perfect shot and knows how to disarm her subjects and catch them in a natural setting. She was working with nine individuals ranging in age from 3 (not at all cooperative) to 76. Our photos were delivered much more quickly than I expected and she was very helpful with subsequent edits. I searched extensively for a photographer who shoots a classic look with tastefulness and Maria was the perfect choice. I recommend her without reservation and would urge anyone to place their trust in Maria.

- Connecticut Family

Maria did family and 2nd bday pics for me. She absolutely exceeded my expectations and was wonderful to work with! The pictures came out beautiful I loved all the candid hits she was able to get! My daughter being a typical two year old only has one speed... Fast... And Maria was right there with her not missing a beat! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!

- Westport, Massachusetts Family

"What an amazing photographer! We had a group of 4 adults and 4 kids and Maria captured the personalities of everyone. She used the setting and lighting to her advantage. We have memories that will last a lifetime. From booking to the final product I give her an A+." 

- Nantucket Family

"We used Maria for a family holiday card shoot and she was amazing. She was flexible with package options and worked with our budget. Our 2 year old was having a tough day and it was very cold out. Because of the conditions, Maria worked quickly and still managed to get many great shots. I highly recommend and can't wait to do a summer shoot with her." 

- Newport, Rhode Island Family