Vimana Photography
Vimana Photography

Vimana Photography

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Introduction: Hello, friend! My name is Maria, and along with my husband, Donny, we are the husband and wife foundation of Vimana Photography & Cinema. We have over a decade in business, global and nationwide clientele, and focus on fun, authentic, and timeless documentation of the important moments that is your life. We specialize in wedding photography and videography, but also capture couples, families, and maternity. We use pro-level Canon cameras and lenses, and edit to enhance your natural beauty and remove distractions, while presenting a beautifully curated final gallery. Our style could be described as timeless, true to life, and with a nod to fine art. Our ideal clientele has an appreciation for art and the generational value of documenting their milestones through fine photography. When we aren’t behind the camera, I enjoy interior design, gardening, our menagerie of pets, and travel. Donny is an avid golfer and loves riding his Harley and spending time near the ocean. Ask us about capturing your destination wedding! Please note that we have over 31 five-star reviews on our west coast account—where we spent nearly 20 years. Please ask and I can direct you where to view those.

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Hired 4 times

Serves Asheville, NC

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12 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.


3 reviews


Megan M.

Wedding and Event Photography

With uncertain times, my fiancé and I had to change our wedding venue to a new location with only a couple of months before our wedding. Maria not only made it happen but she was quick to respond. Her husband, Donny and her are efficient, personable and a great team. The thing that drew me to Maria was her portfolios. I appreciated her quality of work in capturing the moments as they were. She didn’t add harsh filters or make us strike a pose that felt unnatural. She has a very elegant and sophisticated eye and knew exactly how to capture moments to last a life time. I am so appreciative of their hard work, knowledge and the true artistry that went into these photographs.
Dec 1, 2021
Christina W.

Pet Photography

My boyfriend and I were in search of a photographer to capture our dogs 10th birthday and we are so happy we found Vimana Photography. Maria did an amazing job at everything from suggesting the location, to outfits and how to be prepared for our photoshoot. She was quick to reply with any questions we had. We are so happy with the photos we received and we’ll definitely be using her in the future.
Nov 4, 2021
Shelly H.

Working with Maria and Donnie was absolutely wonderful and effortless. Their use of technology during our wedding was amazing. Her ideas on wedding shots and poses made for some beautiful pictures. My husband and I were brought to tears reliving our special day through the pictures.
Dec 3, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    In an era of hobbyists and constantly evolving (and therefore affordable) camera technology, nearly anyone can pick up a camera and call themselves a photographer, and so clients have often feel overwhelmed when searching for their wedding photographer. Photographers come in all price points, from just $500 for all day coverage to $5,000 and up. Many times the old adage “ you get what you pay for” holds true in this area. We aren’t going to be the cheapest, or the most expensive, but we will be professional, prepared, and experienced.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We like to meet in person to see if we would be a good fit for you. On your wedding day, no other vendor will spend so much time by your side, helping, coaching, and encouraging you as you tie the knot to your soulmate. If you decide to book with us, we require a signed agreement and a 30% retainer to secure your date on our calendar. Following that, I mail out our 78-page Bridal Guide to help you will planning your timeline around maximizing photography.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have taken college classes in photography and fashion photography, as well as many online and in person workshops and continuing education. As professionals, we believe one should never stop learning and improving.

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