bringing the unexpected to light in a still image

maria j trujillo, cpp


Photography has been my passion since growing up as a kid among the fine art, architecture, and scenery of Northern Spain. My father was always hovering over us kids with his magic camera and the ever-present 8mm movie camera.

Those black and white photo albums still make me smile, I loved the results and I have so enjoyed those photos which tell such a beautiful story. 

I started to shoot photos with film hovering around my own kids and everything else that caught my eye. So much fun, like magic, my lens has always captured the essence of life and the soul of my subject.

Later on, as photography moved digital, I reluctantly made the transition to my first SLR. At first, I was disappointed with the technology higher ISO and aliasing, then my curiosity took me deeper into the digital world a world of the many possibilities without chemical processing.


Along with filling my deep need for expression and an appreciation for the things everywhere around us, I most value photography as a tool to tell a story creating memories as heirlooms that reflect the essence of each moment to last a lifetime.

Whether surrounded by an ecosystem, a culture, or an outdoor activity, I delve deeply into the aspects of my subject, looking to capture all that my eye sees through the lens.

Based in Sandpoint, in beautiful North Idaho, a traveler of the world, an avid outdoor adventurer with many years of architectural background, in love with shapes, patterns, textures, light, and color. I go through life capturing slices of time through my lens and turning them into fine art.


I am a Certified Professional Photographer, PPA member, fully insured.

My work is shown in different galleries, art shows, publications, and calendars. My fine art prints sell often for private collections and my photo collections are for sale for commercial use.

All Images © 2011 maria j trujillo  I 208 699-0095