Behind The Lens

more about the photographer

Photo credit Allison Keen Photography

I am married to my best friend, Josh. We have two amazing children! If I'm not working you can find me playing tag with my kids, dancing to Florence & The Machine, chasing sunsets, jogging, or watching suspense documentaries.


Born.& raised in Harnett County, NC.

I'm slightly obsessed with animals. Dogs, cats, cows, chickens. If I could, I'd have an entire farm so they could all be my pets. I dig rock and indie music. I enjoy seeing beauty where others don't tend to. Laughter is the best medicine. I live by "don't judge a book by its cover." Because if you did you would miss out on so much.

This is my 10th year as a professional photographer. I am blessed and so grateful to say I have won the 1st place Best Photographer in Harnett County for 2019 & 2020. I won 2nd place in 2018.
I love creating a visual story that is meaningful to you.

I enjoy the thrill and creativity as we style your session around YOUR STORY. 

Life is beautiful, amazing, and a blessing.

I want to capture the moment for you to hold.

Photography stole my heart in high schoolYou'd never see me without a disposable camera. At the age of 18 I purchased my first Nikon. I enjoy EVERY aspect of my career. The session, meeting new clients & seeing returning clients, the edits, the previews, the galleries.I am very thankful and praise God for my business. MWalsh Photography was always a dream for me growing up & I am still in awe that this is my job! 


Lens Variety

Client Raves

“My husband and I couldn’t be more thrilled with our experience working with Maranda and with the final product from of our family photo sessions! Maranda’s exceptional talent and creativity resulted in unbelievably beautiful pictures that our family with cherish forever.”

— Britany

"Maranda is absolutely an AMAZING photographer! She is hands down the best of the best and has one of the sweetest souls. She has done multiple sessions for us and I look forward to using her in the future for all of my photography needs. Maranda is very creative and takes her time with her clients into getting all the shots you desire to have. It has been a blessing working with her." -Angelina

"Amazing photographer with an excellent personality! Highly recommend, wouldn’t want anyone else to capture our wedding day."

"Amazing captures all the details you want, and goes above and beyond to get you what you want. Highly recommend for wedding (or anything for that matter). Great personality and loves what she does." -Hawley

"SUPER AWESOME! I love her! She makes everyone feel comfortable and makes having pictures taken way more enjoyable! Will always recommend her!" -Kayla

"Maranda creates magic. She has captured the most special moments of my family’s life. I would never hesitate to recommend her to anyone!" -Amanda D.


A few of my favorite things:

Image by Lukasz Szmigiel
Image by wisconsinpictures
Image by Nathan Dumlao
Painting on Canvas
Dog Walker
Live Concert