underwater & topside  

& videography

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a woman on a mission

I work with sustainable brands and non-profits offering nature-driven photography and videography. I empower unique stories and messages with impactful imagery that truly represents their essence, elevates their identity and heightens their engagement. A kick-ass vision should not be downplayed by visuals that don’t measure up.

Coco Collection


Throughout the photography collaboration with Coco Collection hotel in the Maldives, my goal was to capture and translate the unique feel and nature of the destination. By showcasing the stunning underwater world and the breathtaking landscapes, I aimed to provide viewers with a true sense of what it's like to experience the Maldives.

UNDERWATER Photography



As the brand photographer for Shearwater's dive watch collaboration, I had the opportunity to showcase the beauty and functionality of their product in action. By capturing stunning visuals of the watch in underwater environments, I was able to provide the brand with high-quality content that aligned with their vision and values.

Brand Photography
Creative Director

Zannier Hotels


My role in the collaboration with Zannier Hotels was to capture visually stunning images of the wildlife and landscapes surrounding their properties. Through my photography, I aimed to showcase the natural beauty of the surroundings while aligning with the brand's emphasis on sustainability and wildlife conservation.

Wildlife Photographer



I had the pleasure of collaborating with Soneva Fushi, a luxury resort in the Maldives, as an underwater and lifestyle photographer. My task was to capture the breathtaking marine life and the luxurious overwater villas of the resort. Through my work, I aimed to showcase the beauty of the Maldives and to highlight the unique experience of staying at Soneva Fushi.

Underwater Photographer
Lifestyle Photographer
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the process

consultation call

A complimentary 30 minute call where we discuss your brand, your clients and any initial ideas you have for visuals. I’ll share my first insights on concept, logistics and timing so we can decide on fit and next steps.

building the concept

I’ll create a custom brand moodboard based on your brief and references, as well as the latest photography trends and tech. We’ll align on final concept and timeline so that we’re ready to start creating.

Creation & Delivery

I will shoot for a minimum of 3 hours to deliver to you a gallery of images and/or video(s). My return time of final edited assets ranges from 3-4 weeks, by which time you’ll have ready-to-use visual assets.

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Mia Stawinski is such a pleasure to work with. Mia captured our dive computer, Teric, in a lifestyle photoshoot beautifully. The models she worked with and the environment chosen, combined to portray what we wanted for this shoot. Her excellent communication and collaboration skills, creativity, and passion for photography have been greatly appreciated. We highly recommend working with Mia!

Shearwater Research Inc.
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