Welcome to Firefly Photography, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Photographer: Maria Stapleton

My love affair with photography goes back as far as I can remember. In case you hadn't guessed, this stellar photo is of me - circa 19... I don't even want to think about what year it was. Fast forward a bunch of years, today along with my continued passion for photography, my formal training includes a Photography Certificate from Red River College and various workshops and courses at Prairieview School of Photography.

The Firefly Style

There is something so captivating about being able to freeze an instant in time. Small moments that some never see and you only catch by paying close attention. I'm an on-location kind of gal who shoots using mostly natural light to reveal the wonder and the whimsy that is life. I strive to capture the moments between the poses.

Beyond photography, I love people. Meeting people. Hearing their stories. So as you can see, photographing people is the cat's pyjamas in my world. I like to have fun on a shoot. Since I'm having fun I think it's only fair that you do too.

What People Say

You sure can capture the joyful spirit of a child! We had a great time. My daughter has decided to hire you for all the years to come (and this was before she saw the pictures!) – Nichole M.
You have an innate ability to capture the magic of a moment, the joy and beauty of the world around us. You captured moments that we will treasure for a lifetime. I trust you completely to help us preserve our family memories through your beautiful photography. – Susan T.