MY NAME IS MARIA BACKWARDS
I’m Airam, a portrait photographer based in Orlando, Florida. Photoshoots can often be intimidating or awkward, but I am here to help you feel comfortable every step of the way, showcasing your inner-confidence and capturing natural moments.
Friends often describe me as their personal cheerleader, and I try to be that for each and every person I work with. My goal in each session is to capture your beauty and to tangibly show you what your friends and family see. I run on curiosity and adventure, making each session with me an experience you will remember.
I’m with you throughout the whole process. From the moment you fill out an inquiry form to the moment you start slouching during a shoot. I will be your posing coach and cheerleader throughout the whole shoot.
Contact me to discuss which packages best suit your needs. My pricing is fair and transparent, and I am happy to work on flexible pricing schemes with clients. I also run seasonal specials, so be sure to ask about those!
2017 - 2019
I was asked to take staff portraits at my job. I was a graphic designer at a non-profit in Hong kong at the time.
Even though I've owned a camera for since 2010, it was my first time doing portraits. I had to learn to work with people not comfortable being in front of the camera.
I booked my first engagement shoot because a friend liked the staff portraits! I started to build my portrait portfolio while I was living in Hong Kong!
2019 - 2020
Late 2019, I moved to Orlando and I had zero professional connections and no job prospects but I had a camera!
I figured out ways to broaden my network and market my work so I can be booked for shoots.
Then the pandemic hit but it sprung up a different way of content creating that helped market my business and I was able to help more and more people get awesome photos of themselves.
2021 - present
My goal to help people feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera continues!
I also started organizing events for other photographers across the US to connect and create together!