Maya Huggins is a photographer born and raised in the heart of West Virginia. When she was just 13, she took the leap into the world of professional photography. It’s been an incredible journey since then, full of creativity, growth, and capturing the essence of moments that matter. One of the things she is most proud of is her ability to coax her friends and acquaintances out of their comfort zones to step in front of her lens. She says it’s amazing to witness the transformation that happens when someone embraces their own unique beauty and confidence through her photographs. Each image becomes a canvas where their inner radiance shines brightly.Currently, Maya is channeling her passion for safeguarding and nurturing the wellbeing of underserved populations in West Virginia through my work at West Virginia University in Youth Protection. Advocacy runs deep within me, and I’m committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those who need it the most. The thrill of honing my skills and deepening my passion for this art form keeps me motivated to explore new avenues, collaborate with fresh faces, and tell stories that resonate.