Maria Johnson | About
Welcome to Treasured Moments by Maria Johnson

My name is Maria Johnson. I am a wife and a mother of two amazing sons. My oldest son name is Joshua who is attending college and work part time.  Back in high school, he played all 4-years in football and track and 1-year in basketball. A scholar-athlete and also quite a musician. My youngest name is James. James is a freshman in high school and plays an all year round competitive basketball and pretty much that’s ‘our’ life. I’m such a sports fanatic and most especially basketball. I didn't get in to watching NBA until last year (but of course when MJ era – I was one of the kids glued in the front the TV and can’t believe the Mike can fly ;). I love sports photography and the way it captures intensity moments, the emotions, candid shots and the unexpected from which can only be captured once and most importantly, photo journalism. I love being in the moment and in the history.

We moved to San Ramon about 10-years ago and loved it ever since. Other than my passion, I work in a semiconductor business and have been for many years. Although during my spare time, taking photos is where my passion lives. I have been taking pictures for many years now and most of my photographs are from my son’s basketball and back then my oldest son’s football games. Each photo I take tells a story. Whenever I hear my children laughing and seeing their smile when we look at our photos are my own ‘treasured moments’.

Many say, I have an artistic eye and I do take pride in my work and strive to create unique artistic portraits. Passionate is an understatement. I truly love what I do, and believe it shows in my work. Whether you want to capture your family's precious milestones or get striking images to market a product, I can make it happen. You can count on me to deliver. When you and your family are ready to take photos, here are some ideas to remember your ‘treasured moments’.

• Preserving the years as your child grows from infant to teen
• Portraits of a graduating senior
• Capturing those special moments of any of your family gathering 
• Family Portraits
• Corporate Events

I understand that each client has different needs - that's why I’m more than willing to serve your unique requests. If you are searching for something that is not on the services list, just ask! I'll be more than happy to help. Please book your event or portrait session early to ensure availability. I do work around my youngest basketball games and training so it’s important that you contact me ahead of time in order to align with both calendar. Thank you for understanding on this because I just can’t miss any of my family moments. Do schedule your appointment now for holiday cards, senior pictures and I will be with you through the entire photographic journey.

Thank you so much for allowing me the honor of capturing your memories of your family.

Maria Johnson
Owner, Photographer

Note: All the images on this website are copyrighted and may not be used in any manner whatsoever without my permission. Any professional NBA venues are not for sale. If you do need to use any of these images, please drop me an email and I will be happy to discuss it. Thank you! :)