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Looking for a Del Rio Photographer?  When you book your session with Scrappy Doodles Photography, you are booking more than a session, you are booking an experience.  Each session is meticulously planned – we coordinate all of the details so your vision is what you see in your photos.  Whether you are having a photo session or taking my popular Photography 101 Class, you become part of my family.  Your precious moments become my precious moments. 

Your session doesn’t end once we are finished shooting – the real work begins when I look at the photos and individually fine tune them to be the best they can be.  I strive to offer you a first class experience that you will treasure through my work.  So, when thinking about hiring a Brackettville or Del Rio Photographer, look no further than Scrappy Doodles Photography. 


Read what my clients have to say!

"We really enjoyed working with Maria. She is very organized and thorough in the planning so you are completely prepared for you session. She is very patient with children. We have three kids three and under and she went above and beyond to capture the perfect picture. I highly recommend her." - Tara Baan


"Oh. My. GOSH! Maria!!!!! This a PERFECT! Absolutely perfect! No one has ever captured my family exactly the way I picture it in my mind like you have! I love every single image! There not a single one I don't like. Not even a little bit! You are magic! I'm am so beyond happy with these!" - Jessica Caldwell


"We had such a great experience with Maria taking maternity and newborn pictures! We just got our son's newborn pictures back and they are so so beautiful. She was so professional and took the time to get our son in the most perfect positions. We are more than thrilled and highly recommend Scrappy Doodles Photography!" - Holly Anderson


"Maria did such an amazing job capturing photos of our new family and had the patience of an absolute saint when dealing with 2 newborns (and 2 adults "functioning" on about an hour of sleep) From the day we started talking ideas, her visions for the shoot were better than I could have imagined. I'm also truly thankful she was willing to make the trip to Marion for the lifestyle shoot as the thought of us being in the car with the twins for 5 hours was quite overwhelming. If you're in the market for newborn or family photos, I highly recommend Maria and Scrappy Doodles Photography & Design!" - Linsday Andrew


"Today I received the full gallery of Kobe's newborn session and I was in "awe" of every single picture. This was our third session with Scrappy Doodles Photography and as always Maria was so patience and professional with my girls. I highly recommend Scrappy Doodles Photography! Thank you so much Maria!" - Julie Rivera

"Thank you so much Maria for such an amazing experience! She was so attentive to my newborn's needs during the shoot, making the whole experience stress free and relaxing. I even took a nap in her studio while she cared for my baby during the shoot! My newborn photos turned out beautifully and I cannot thank Maria enough for capturing such a special time in our lives. I really enjoyed working with such a talented photographer to get the perfect shots of my little one." - Chloe Schutze


"This was my first experience ever having a photo session like this. All I can say is Maria was so great with my boys. She made them laugh and worked well with my family. She captured beautiful moments with my family that doesn't look fake but real. What I love is that she wanted to give us the best and even captured a beautiful sunset with my family. I will most definitely be using her again while we are here in the Del Rio area. Thank you Maria for capturing such beautiful moments with my family." - Jennifer Robson


"We had an excellent experience with Maria! She was so good at connecting with my kids and getting them to be themselves with natural smiles in the pictures. I loved how involved she was beforehand, keeping in touch via email and text and making sure I knew exactly how everything was going to go. I highly recommend her!" - Aubri Yoder

"Can't comment highly enough on the fun and professionalism. Photos came back fast and beautifully. I have highly energetic boys and she kept them happy and focused. So impressed and pleased with the results!" - Elise Burke

"Maria was wonderful!! We got photos taken of my two girls, a 3 year old and 8 month old. She had so much patience with the girls and did whatever it took to get the best shots!! **not to mention her back drops and props were the cutest! Highly recommend photographer. Very professional and passionate about her job. Absolutely loved working with her. Definitely coming back for more photos in the near future." - Alina Padilla

"I love our newborn photos from Scrappy Doodles Photography and Design! This was our second time working with Maria (both for newborn photos) and her eye for detail, creativity, and flexibility make her the ideal photographer for kids and all their unpredictability! I especially loved sharing my Pinterest inspiration board with her and having her incorporate those ideas into our session! I highly recommend her!" - Stacie Hilby


"Maria was able to capture so many beautiful photos of my family! She was great with our 15 month old and was very helpful in preparing her for the photo session. She was so patient and paid close attention to the details, making the session very enjoyable." - Michelle Tindal



"Thank you so much for our newborn photo shoot!! I seriously LOVE all the photos! If you are looking for a newborn photographer, Maria did an amazing job!! She was so organized and gave great tips to prepare our baby for his session. She was also super patient with our kids and the whole session was fun and relaxed not stressful! I noticed that she worked super hard to get the exact photos I wanted using the props that we wanted. Thank you so much Maria!!" - Kattleya Sommerfield


"Thank you Scrappy Doodles Photography!! The photos of Bristol's Cake Smash are just perfect! You've captured our bubbly, loving, hilarious baby girl perfectly!! Maria takes the time to personally customize a set tailored to your cake smash theme, as well as picks up the smash cake from the local baker she partners with (Melva's Cakes is amazing!). She engages your child like they were her own and gives the parents just the right amount of direction to get those cherished memories. Here is one of my many favorites!! Thank you for such an awmazing service! We will deffinatly be seeking you out for more pictures in the future!!" - Jessica Caldwell


"LOVED our session with Maria! She wrangled our toddler twins and 9 year old into beautiful memories for our family! Our son didn't really want to participate in the photo session but she somehow captured smiles on all 3 of them at the same time! Can't say enough good things about this wonderful photographer!" - Fae Skuya 


"Scrappy Doodles Photography & Design did an amazing job with our daughters newborn photos. We were very impressed with Maria's professionalism and quality of work. It was clear the moment we walked into the studio that she was very experienced and passionate about photography. Maria was great with our daughter even when she didn't want to cooperate. Maria was able to calm her and waited patiently for that perfect shot. The images turned out beautifully. I would highly recommend Scrappy Doodles Photography & Design to capture all your precious moments." - Emily Foote


"Thank you Scrappy Doodles Photography & Design for another year of a successful family photo shoot! I loved that you captured sweet moments of our family interacting with each other naturally. If there's anyone who can do a session without a single meltdown from a 2-yr-old and 1-yr-old, it's Maria!" - Adrienne Ramirez


"We're so happy with our pictures! Our little guy looks natural and just like his happy, spunky self. She was so patient and sweet with our toddler." - Erica Jansen


"I am incredibly happy with the photos Maria took of my husband and me! We wanted to announce that we were expecting in a unique and special way, and Maria perfectly captured what we had in mind. She took the time to direct us in terms of poses, and her eye for the shots was spot-on. In addition, her prices are very reasonable. We are more than pleased and will be using her photography services again. Thanks again for helping us create a special memory!" - Gina Christoffer


"Beyond amazed! Maria photographed my daughter Julia for her first birthday. The experience was one I will never forget. Professional. Beautiful work. Great interaction with my daughter. Thank you Scrappy Doodles Photography & Design! Look forward to booking future photo sessions with you." - Julie Rivera


“Maria is truly the best photographer around. The pictures of my Savannah Grace are breath-taking. Am so grateful that she was able to capture her laughter.” – Sarah Whitaker


“We had a great experience with Scrappy Doodles Photography! Maria was very accommodating and friendly. We love the finished product and have enjoyed working with her. We would highly recommend SDP to our friends!” – Denise Lewis


“I had a fabulous time today. I am so inspired to take my camera off of auto and experiment with what I learned today. So much great info...who knew a camera could be so involved!” – Lindsey Lokowich


“First of all thank you for the beautiful pictures you took of Emily. I highly recommend Maria. She was great with my daughter. Her work is outstanding. Loved it.” – Bridget Lige


“Thanks Scrappy Doodles Photography for doing such a great job taking our family photos! I could not be happier with the results!” – Brittany Smallwood


“From the very beginning of the session I was impressed with how soothing and gentle Maria handled our daughter as Maria prepped our daughter for the photo shoot. Even after our daughter had a meltdown midway through the session, Maria was understanding about the situation. Despite the fact that we cut the session short, Maria captured some precious photos of our daughter which we will treasure for the rest of our lives.” – Lydia Bissett


“Thank you so much for the class today, I look forward to future ones!! I learned a lot. ;)” – Kimberly High


“This is just one of the photos Maria of Scrappy Doodles Photography and Design took of my sweet boy for his One Year photo session. I cannot say enough about her professionalism, outgoing personality and kind disposition. She was patient with David as he required her to chase him all over the place. I never knew photography called for such stamina! Maria is incredibly accommodating and flexible, two great qualities in a photographer. I highly recommend her to all of my friends. She does outstanding work, you won't be disappointed!” – Ashley Heyman


“Thank you Maria for offering Photography 101! I really learned a lot about photography, my camera and pictures! I loved being able to practice what I was learning throughout the class. The special cards that you made for us are just awesome! They are perfect and really helped me as I went through it with my husband! Thank you again!” – Heather Guenthner


“Got some pictures done with Maria Perkins (Scrappy Doodles Photography & Design) The picture's came out amazing, she was extremely good with my little one, she was able to capture some awesome pictures.” – Jennifer Klein


“Wow! What great photos! Thank you SO much for the photo shoot. The pictures came out beautifully and everyone loved them. Thanks again!” – Tiana-Marie Perkins


“Thank you for taking the sweetest, most fun pictures of Hagler for his first Valentine's Day! So patient with an 11 month old who just wants to do his own never got frazzled...impressive. And so kind. So great to meet you! :)” – Katy Maulsby


“Your pictures are beautiful. The light, backgrounds, and expressions you have captured are amazing. Great work.” – Julainne Mills


“I thoroughly enjoyed the Photography 101 class! I learned so many tips and tricks to really utilize the settings on my DSLR. I am now not afraid to explore settings and try my hand at new shots. Maria even took the time to tailor her explanations to my specific camera model. Armed with my handy pocket cards, I am ready for any impromptu photo shoot!” – Shannon Clapper


“We love our Christmas pics! You even got our 6 month old puppy to behave... amazing :) So happy how they all turned out!” – Carlee Goetz


“Hi Maria, thank you so much for the Photography 101 class yesterday! It was definitely money well-spent! I learned so much and feel much more comfortable and confident with my camera now. Looking forward to taking some great pictures of my little guy without using "Auto" mode! Thanks again!” – Molly McInturff


“I would like to say just how wonderful and beautiful the pictures you had taken for my son, Frederick's newborn shoot were. The work you put into the shoot, editing, and designing of the birth announcement is second to none! You are both caring and professional thinking of the small details that set you above other photographers I've seen and used in the past. Thank you for a great experience and I'll be sure to tell whoever is in need of a great photographer to see you Maria and Scrappy Doodles Photography! Thank you very much!!”  – Amy, Fred and baby Frederick II Peterson


“I took the Photography 101 Class yesterday and this morning I'm already out in the backyard taking pictures of my little man. I learned so much great information and I feel like I really have some control over my camera and thus my pictures now :) thanks Maria Perkins!” – Jillian Nall


“My husband & I got our daughters newborn photos done last week and we couldn't be happier!! We made a last minute decision to get photos done & Scrappy Doodles was able to fit us in!! The photo shoot went smoothly & the pictures turned out better than we could have imagined!!! We will definitely go here for all of Graces photos!”  – Megan Heckman


"Thanks for an amazing photo session! Not only are your photographs beautiful - you have such an artistic eye!! You do amazing work Maria. Thanks again!" - Susanna Lambert