My name is Maris Panjada. I’m a photographer based in Overland Park, Kansas in the Kansas City metro area.
Photography began as a hobby when I was in elementary school and turned into a passion near the end of my time in college. I graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. Throughout college, I explored a multitude of career paths, including public relations, marketing, and wedding coordination/event design. After graduating from college, I became a Marketing Assistant for a shopping center, and then worked for a graphic design studio that specialized in wedding stationery, a role that allowed me to practice on-site, still/flat lay and corporate photography. I currently serve as Marketing Coordinator for a healthcare advertising and marketing firm, and feel fortunate to still pursue photography in my free time.
As a creative with a background in design, experience in the wedding industry, and a love for the families I worked with as a nanny, I bring a uniquely well-rounded perspective to portrait photography. I have a sophisticated artistic vision and passion for capturing truly authentic memories. The most incredible experience I've had as a photographer was when I handed a client my camera to review photos after a shoot, and heard her gasp at how beautiful she "looked" (is). There is no greater joy than being able to capture someone's genuine beauty, and sharing with them how the rest of the world sees them through my work.
I hope you'll contact me if you’re interested in booking a session. I shoot locally in the Kansas City metro area and I am more than happy to travel!
You can also check out my Instagram (@marispanjadaphotography) to see a curated collection of my work, and follow along on my shoots!
I’m incredibly excited to learn and grow as a photographer and I’d love to have your support in doing so. Thank you for visiting my website!