Moments fade away, but not this one, this one gets to be captured in the four corners of the frame. YOUR story is the best part of this! How did you meet? When did you fall madly in love? I believe in artistically documenting love stories during any season of your life.

Have you thought about how there is a story behind all the smiles and laughs we share; the moment right before and right after a photo was captured? Photos walk through life with you. Those four corners of the frame are WHO you are.  I love to capture those fleeting moments on film so you always have somewhere to go back to - a place of love. 

How about those quiet intimate moments when we just look into each other’s eyes making the corners of our mouths turn up, when we put our foreheads together and breath in unison. Simply put, I want to capture your love - the unfiltered interactions; the embrace, the kiss, the smiles and the laughs! These are the unspoken moments that make YOUR relationship and love story so unique; the moments you have a hard time explaining to others, but that are what make you guys exactly who YOU are.

My approach with couples’ photography is to create authentic images that speak to you; that when you look at them, you'll think “that’s totally us!”. Let’s go on an adventure for a couple of hours, get a little dirty, have some laughs and spontaneously document this day - I promise you, you might even forget I'm there for a moment. 

The photographs I create for you during your session are made with the utmost care and attention to detail.  They are made to be printed and hung on your walls as constant reminders of your love. Whether it’s your one year anniversary, your 15th year together, or just any given Sunday, let’s create some real and true images of you and that guy you absolutely adore. I believe that the experience of having your photo taken totally matters, so I don't take this lightly.

let’s chat

Once I’ve received your inquiry, I will send you a session guide which has details on the process and the collections I offer. It also includes suggestions on locations, and assistance with outfit styling, and hair & make-up! 

coffee date

I love to meet with my clients over coffee and get to know each other a little bit, go over details of how I work, but most importantly, I want to hear your vision for this session and I definitely want to hear your story! We will schedule a consultation in person or over the phone.

make it official

If you’re ready to book your session date, I will send you a custom proposal with payment details and a contract. Once you’ve signed this, your date is booked! 

prep for session

A few days before your session, you will receive a questionnaire with a few questions so I can get to know some additional fun facts about you and your guy before we meet again! Get ready for your session day; it will be memorable. P.S. Have your favorite playlist on hand!

the session

Session Day! The most exciting part! This day is dedicated to you both! I generally photograph one session per day at sunset or sunrise to give you the most personalized experience. So no, I won’t be in a hurry, you won’t be just a number on my list of clients to photograph that day. I’m there, fully invested in you.
P.S. Have your favorite Spotify playlist on hand!


I will deliver an artistically edited online gallery with 35+ images for you to view 2 weeks after your session. After the gallery delivery, we can look at prints and products to go along with your collection!

the process

 explore the process

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Maria was fantastic! I’m someone who does not like being photographed, and I typically end up looking like I’m being held at gunpoint in my pictures. Maria made all the difference. She was so friendly, fun, and knew exactly how to relax me and my husband. She was also incredibly prepared. She made the most out of our location, and had tons of ideas for great natural poses, which helped so much because I never know what to do in photos. When our pictures came through, you could really see our personalities. I would work with Maria again in a heartbeat!




Oregon Ridge Park


Photography for the adventure lover and experience seekers! The laugh-your-heart out ones ready to document their story. For the intimate ones that can show their affection.


Arlington, VA

Sabina & Joe

Oregon Ridge Park


Jen & Adrien

Arlington, Virgina


Jen & Adrien

Arlington, Virgina



The Couples Portrait Session is generally photographed either at sunrise or sunset!  

Pre-Session Consultation in person or by phone, outfit styling, a digital guide, the session and access to a private online viewing gallery.  

The Creative Fee covers time and talent. Digital files, fine-art prints & albums and additional keepsake products are purchased separately.




Collections begin at $355. 

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