a bit about maura


Maura Housley Hello! I’m Maura, and I want to take photos of you. The thing is, I don’t want to just give you regular photos of yourself, I want to get to know you and capture you in a way so that every time you look at them you think “Whoa, I’m pretty awesome” and not just, “I look good in that photo because my hair/makeup/lighting…”  I am very passionate about art and creating an experience that is more than just getting your picture taken.

Located in Baltimore, Maryland I create all types of images, but I focus on portraits and boudoir. I love capturing weddings and am open-minded to any theme or lifestyle you would like captured.

I went to school at Shepherd University in West Virginia and graduated with my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography/Computer Imagery. I have experience in the Fine Art world, where I did traditional photography and extreme performance art. I have worked with studio and fashion photographers, designers, and enthusiasts of all kinds, from The Washington Post Express to Lip Service Clothing.

In a nutshell, I am a fun, quirky photographer who wants to make you feel beautiful and amazing. I want to support other small businesses, work with a fun team of people, and give you a great experience all around.  So, let’s make some art!

Check out my galleries for my portfolio of work. I also update my blog regularly with projects I am currently working on (and other ridiculous stuff).

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If you are just interested in working with me or you have a question, you can contact me here or you can email me at: maura (at) maurahousley (dot) com.

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Kirameki Magazine . Gorgeous Freaks Magazine I. Gorgeous Freaks Magazine II . Beau Nu Magazine I. Beau Nu Magazine II. Uncustomary Art  Bizarre Magazine. Essere Magazine. Belle Morte Magazine. Lip Service’s Lethal Style.


Rae Beth Designs. Little Lies Pasties. Darkmok Clothing. Nfern Designs. Jess Germanotta. Wunderlustiny. Lip Service. Uncustomary Art. Macabre Cafe Podcast.

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