1 year of blogging!




This morning WordPress told me that I’ve been blogging for one year! I kind of new that it must of been close to a year soon. One year with this blog that is. Here is an excerpt from my very first post on this blog:

My grandmother gave me my first camera when I was five years old, and I’ve been taking photos ever since; different cameras, different people, different countries, but it’s highly unusual to see me without my camera.

I only have a couple addictions that I don’t want to live without; strong coffee in the morning, wide open spaces, the joy of hearing my daughters laugh, country music, the pleasure of being around a brave horse, and ending each day in peace. One of my personal goals is to ride The Tevis Cup, (the worlds toughest endurance race.) 

I recently moved to Reno (NV,) and I am in the process of taking my photography business to the next level. Horses is my number one passion, and have been since before I could walk. Naturally there’s been a focus on horses in my photography business as well. Lately I’ve discovered a demand for other forms of outdoor portraits, and after some consideration I’ve decided to start all over, with a new business plan, a new website (actually two; one gallery, and one blog,) and do it under a new name. 

It’s a little scary to start all over, when you already have a working concept, but I know that I would regret it if I didn’t follow my gut instinct in this. Imagination is the only limit, and I’ve always had a vivid imagination.

Maria Jansson Photography specializes in Fine Art Prints of Western Landscapes, Outdoor Action Events, Ranch Portraits, Expressive Outdoor Portraits; of people, dogs, and horses. Did I mention that I would love to meet you, and your family; four, and two legged?! Don’t hesitate to contact me at MariaJanssonPhotography@gmail.com, to get a customized quote for your photo session. Imagination is the only limit! 

You can read more about the photos, offers, and upcoming events here on my blogOf course you will find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well. Let’s get to know each other!

Feel free to share my posts, and leave comments, I will get back to you!  See you around!



It’s been a very intense year! Lots of things have happened since I wrote that post. I only stayed in Reno for a couple more months. After that I worked at a remote horse ranch for 8 months, and now I am back in California. Places can change, passions remains the same.  Photography, nature, wide open spaces, and horses is as important to me as the air that I breathe, and of course my daughter will always be the most precious thing ❤

Thank you for being my friend here in the exciting world of blogging! Go ahead and inspire me, as I would love to inspire you! You know that YOU are the reason that I always bring my camera with me, right?

And, as always, if you’re interested in doing a project together, have me write a guest post, article, or use my photos, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email at mariajanssonphotography@gmail.com.



PS. As a side project I recently started another blog Vikings From Sweden. I’m originally from Sweden, and I lived there for 31 years. I have worked, and traveled all over Sweden. The past 5 years I’ve resided in the US. Teaching my American born daughter our language, and culture is something I consider very important. I know that my daughter is not the only one in the US with Swedish roots, so I decided to offer one and one, in person lessons with me, a native Swedish speaker. Lessons in your home, or at a public place (coffee shop etc.) Have you seen my new blog?


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