About Nora Maria

At the moment I live in Amsterdam and I work full-time as a high school English teacher in a neighboring city called Zaandam. I absolutely love this job and try my best to be a good teacher, listener, coach and inspiration for my students. 

I recently kicked off my own photography business. It was never my intention to make a business out of photography. I basically just bought a camera because I enjoyed taking photos so much. I decided to share my work on Instagram (@noramaria.nl) and two years later I was getting so many requests that I decided it would be a waste not do something with it. 

So here I am, writing a piece for my website! I still cannot believe it! If you’re reading this, it means you’ve found my website and it means you’re interested in my work. Which means I owe you a HUGE thank you because it’s thanks to you (among others) that my website and business have become a reality.

Besides shooting the city I have recently discovered that taking photos of people is also something I really enjoy. That’s why besides selling my prints I am also available as a portrait photographer. On my Instagram you mainly see shoots I have done with models, but I also really enjoy doing personal shoots for people. I’ve done friend shoots, couple shoots, children shoots, proposal shoots, etc.

Its such an honor to be able to capture those important moments for people!

So anyway, I am pretty busy with my job as a teacher and my photography business. Besides that I gave birth to a beautiful little girl in August 2020, so that keeps me quite occupied too!

Sometimes it’s hard to find balance in everything as I always want everything at the same time and I feel like all that I do needs to be perfect.

I also have a lot of friends and family that I like to spend time with. Sometimes I wish my days consisted of 40 hours instead of 24!

I hope you enjoy browsing through my website and if there is anything I can help you with don't hesitate to contact me. I'm actually looking forward to getting to know you and helping you out! :)