Welcome to M.Martinez Photo

Hi! My name is Mika and I'm a facilitator of memories, and a creator of experiences. I've been using photography to empower people and transform ideas of possibility for nearly 20 years. I like to think I'm changing the world one photo at a time. I’ve photographed everything from, babies and families, to edgy boudoir, weddings and pivotal moments in history.

My dream is to share expressions of self that are less seen or accepted in American society. I want to empower others to live boldly and authentically. To love themselves fully and without judgment. I’m here to share and take part in these expressions, while also supporting others in their journey of acceptance. My vision is to remind people there is no one way in life, the possibilities of who we can be are determined by us, and us alone. 

Photos are documented memories frozen in time. In these moments whole stories are communicated through pictures. What we see has an influence on our perception of self, others, and what could be. It's for this reason, I strive to present whatever I'm photographing authentically and collaboratively. I may be the photographer, but my role is to help tell stories and offer alternative perspectives.

So, what story would you like to tell?

I think that any photographer is an investigator. Photography is a pretext to know the world, to know life. To know yourself.

– Graciela Iturbide