Work with me

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Why Maria

You need a diverse perspective

I’m a Southern girl with a Vietnamese upbringing.
That mix and my hometown New Orleans inspire all of my recipes today.

you need ‘more than a blogger’

I have 8 years of professional recipe development + photography experience working in-brand at food companies and freelancing for food publishers and restaurants.

You need someone who meets deadlines + delivers

I have never missed a client deadline. I communicate every step of the way and ask questions to ensure we are on-brief. I meet clients where they are, so whether it’s a quick-turn project or a constantly-evolving task, I work through the ambiguity to deliver high-quality work.

Ways we can work together


Need a fresh take for your food or service brand? I offer robust product testing and meticulous recipe development. I take this process seriously in order to craft detailed, enjoyable recipes for your audience. We will work together to align with your needs and come up with content that is unique to your brand!


With 8 years of professional food styling and photography experience, I offer photography services for brands that need a carefully crafted look for their products. I work with you to create the perfect setting for your product (food or service) and deliver high-res, edited files based on your needs.


Does your service or product offer benefits that the Murmurs audience would love? I feature products and services across my platforms with beautifully styled photography for each collaboration. I work one-on-one with your brand to curate content for this blog, Instagram and Pinterest. Short and long-term sponsorships are available.


New Orleans, LA


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