Our Services

Maria Lyle Photography is a diverse photo studio that strives to serve your photographic needs. We work in everything from commercial to personal imagery, corporate events and special events, advertising to editorial. Our in-house digital artists can assist you in photo restoration, image editing, photo albums, and graphic design needs. Click on our services listed to the left to learn more about each of our personalized offerings.

Michael P. Evans, D.D.S., M.D.

I always love working with the delightful Dr. Evans.  Here is an example of what an “on location” commercial portrait looks like with Maria Lyle Photography.  Dr. Evans used this portrait for the following ad that appeared in the March issue of Sarasota Magazine.

Kirk Pinkerton, PA, Attorneys at Law

Florida Bar has strict rules and regulations regarding the creation of portraits for attorneys, something that we are very familiar with.

The Federal Building, built in 1934, was selected because of the striking Corinthian columns and its historical significance to Sarasota.

We have worked with several members of the Kirk Pinkerton law group on different occasions and we are always so pleasantly surprised by the personable, charismatic and knowledgeable group that has been assembled.

For more information please visit their website:  http://www.kirkpinkerton.com/index.php

Heavenly Cupcakes

If one word could sum up birthdays Cupcakes would be more than appropriate.  Becky Schultes, of Heavenly Cupcakes, does a spectacular job at making them just that, heavenly.  With two locations to choose from (Gulfgate or Siesta Key) you can get all of the cupcakes, cake pops and whoopie pies your heart desires.  Don’t tell anyone, but Becky left us over a dozen delicious cupcakes to enjoy after this photo shoot.  That might explain why our pants seem to have shrunken.  Recommendation?  Don’t eat over a dozen cupcakes between two people in one day.  Easy to do, not easy to undo.

Check out Heavenly Cupcakes on their website by clicking here.


Florida Leather Gallery

When John Matter came to us to photograph the new Florida Leather Gallery down off Tamiami Trail by the mall, we were excited.  Location photography is a great treat, and the gorgeous combinations that met us there were unforgettable to photograph.  (If Maria could have put them all in her car and taken them home she would have)  The sky that night wasn’t as unbelievable as other nights, but we were still able to capture the building, in all of its beautiful glory, with a great blue backdrop.


Universal North America Executive Portraits

Helmuth Landscape Pros

Some people have a natural way with plants, and Anthony Helmuth of Helmuth Landscape Pros is just one of those people.  A member of my BNI group, Anthony has a real connection with being outside in Florida.

Always Home

This great ad will be published in the Play Golf Sarasota magazine.  Always Home is an outstanding company that caters to second homes located here in Florida.  Anyone that has a second home here in our humidity, bug-ridden state will know how difficult it is to maintain the home and arrive to a vacation ready place.  They provide services to maintain the home and prepare it for your arrival.


Featured in this photograph are; Joe Orgaz of Royalty Design Build, John Macy of Macy Termite & Pest Control, Larry Bierman of EZ Book, Brian McCarthy of Always Home, John Wojtyna of Aqua Plumbing & Air, Bob Benson of Statewide Disaster Restoration, Jeff Plunkett of FETCH Pet Care, Steve McCallister of Gorilla Kleen, Cory Schott of Dehart Alarm Systems, Valerie Lojewski of Always Home and Larry Hayden of Jansen Shutters & Windows.


Sarasota Cataract Institute

Medical shoots are my favorite, and every time I get to participate in creating marketing images for a doctor’s office I get excited about looking at all of the interesting machines they have.  The Sarasota Cataract Institute is full of state-of-the-art technology, and it is actually among one of the world’s most advanced treatment and research facilities.  Dr. Harry B. Grabow is a very talented doctor, and has a beautiful facility.

Manatee County Boys and Girls Club

Working with David Voss of Voss & Associates and Kelly Kure, of kuredesign was a wonderful experience. Manatee County Boys and Girls Club is an amazing facility for so many children I was just blown away by the staff and their dedication.
I just have to say that I love my job and working with Non Profit organizations that help so many in our community.

International Artistic Stone

The best thing about my line of work is the incredible amount of variety I get to see on a daily basis.  A day in the building at International Artistic Stone is like a day in ancient Greece, as the masters are carving figures out of marble block.  Robert Krolikiewicz, owner of International Artistic Stone, is an incredibly talented artist, who can and will reproduce just about anything the mind can imagine.  We were awed by the amazing collection of detailed work, the huge machinery and the dedicated staff there on-site.


Sarasota Orthopedic Associates

The Sarasota Orthopedic Associates is a client I work with often, shooting business portraits, and each time is a treat.  Their staff is incredibly knowledgeable, courteous and professional.  This months doctor, Jeff Silverstein, M.D. was a pleasure to work with.

The Ritz Carlton

Walking into the doors of the downtown Sarasota Ritz Carlton is like walking into a cloud of luxury.  The staff is absolutely fantastic, professional, intelligent and dedicated.  Mr. Brad Jencks, the interim General Manager for the Sarasota property is well known for his ability to recruit and develop a first-class leadership team, as shown by past experience in other Ritz Carlton properties.

Jody Postiy – Jewelry

EG Integrated – Lindsay Irrigation

Gustafsson Pinckney Group

Universal North America – Group Shot and Business Portraits

Universal North America Executive Portraits

Larry Mitchell

Kirk Pinkerton – Tom Schultz Portrait

Play Golf Sarasota

YMCA Berlin Branch Staff

Sotheby’s Realty

Economic Development Corporation

Ellen Solomons – Beaded Jewelry

Ellen is a wonderful artist, whose mediums vary from necklaces to dolls.  We love when she brings in her newest creations and we get to have the fun of documenting them.  An extreme attention to detail is always our biggest focus when reproducing art.  The image when done well will not only showcase the beauty of the piece but compliment it as well.  We laid these necklaces on a sheet of glass to give them a slight shadow.

SMH Radiology Associates, PA

I just love doing Medical Photography.  SMH Radiology Associates, a long time client recently called me once more to update some of the physicians on board.

The images are to be used on their website and promotional material.  The focus was to create images that are simple, easy to crop for various purposes that show their work environment.


SMH Radiology Associates, PA

SMH Department of Radiology

1700 S. Tamiami Trail- Sarasota, FL 34239

Office:  (941) 917-8390

Fax:      (941) 917-4232


Liz Arme, Realtor

Working with Liz was great, since she already had some specific ideas about what she was hoping to accomplish with the shoot.  Prior to going out, we scouted several locations, looking at light and backgrounds that would fit into her ideas.  We decided on two separate areas in one home, trying to incorporate the details we discussed.

The images were to be used on her website and business cards, so my focus was also on creating an image that could be cropped to accommodate the business card size.  After discussing clothing colors and reflecting on the areas we selected for the images, we were able to create an impressive color palette and flattering angles to show Liz at her best.

If you are looking for a home here in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice area here are the important details:

Liz Arme, RE/MAX Alliance Group


2000 Webber Street, Sarasota FL 34239

E-Mail: LizArme@Remax.net

Office: 941.954.5454

Cell: 941.266.4003

Toll Free: 1.866.900.3483


Kazu’s Bistro and Sushi

Ellen Solomons – Beaded Dolls