Who is M.Martinez?

M.Martinez is a Portland based photographer with over 20 years experience. She started out as the picture lady in schools, then moved on to photographing families at the mall for both Sears & JC Penny portrait studios all around the PNW. In 2009 M settled in Portland and began developing her style, two years later she opened M.Martinez Photo. An artist with many interests, M is an award winning documentary photographer, an international RAW artist, and a member of Photographers without borders. Her work has been nationally published and has participated in showcases in Chicago Illinois, New Haven Michigan and all along the west coast.

She takes a collaborative approach to photography by creating a relationship with those she works with, believing that the experience is just as important as the finished images. When M isn't memorializing moments, she's likely working on a personal photography project. Her projects are rooted in a desire to create change and stem from an urge to see a broader representation of people in media. She’s most passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with the next generation of creators as a teaching artist in the Portland metro area.

What do you want to feel when you look at your photos?

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”

– Alfred Eisenstaedt



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"I really loved the experience. The photo taking session was super fun, Mika is very nice to hang out with and the finished product was amazing."

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