Hello! I'm Maria, a mother, a wife, an intentional artist, a dreamer and an adventurer! I specialize in natural light photography. There is nothing like a beautiful sunrise or a sunset to create the most dreamy images and to inspire me. My goal is to craft a truly memorable experience for you and infuse you with confidence every step of the way. In every session, I strive to create emotional imagery that tells YOUR STORY. I genuinely believe that you deserve to have photos that make you feel carefree and beautiful.
I began photographing using film 18 years ago and, if nothing else, film photography pushed me technically and taught me to wait for the moment; to breathe, and to truly think before capturing a moment and creating a photograph.
I am an artist with a creative vision. I will listen to your vision and ideas and together, we will create something wonderful that is uniquely you.
I hope to we get to work together and celebrate this amazing time in your life!
I love road-tripping with my family! There is something about the endless drive, the open windows, wind in your hair, and the music, that inspire us to dream about our future and plan our next adventure... all while the boys sleep (or fight - let's be real here).
I am a dreamer, a nostalgic, and an adventurer… I also speak way too loudly when I get excited, I cry when I laugh, I laugh while I talk, and I dance in the shower to latin music - dance, not sing, because I cannot, for the life of me, memorize the complete lyrics to any song - ask my high-school friends!
If there is one thing that truly fills my heart on any given day, it is looking through old family photographs. Whether I'm sifting through an old shoebox and holding a photo in my hand or turning the pages of an old battered album, what I see are family memories and stories retold over the years.
I love adventuring. I love getting dirty. I love trying new things with my family, whether that means a new restaurant, cooking at home, visiting a new city, climbing a mountain, zip-lining a jungle canopy, watching a sunrise or simply planning our next destination!
If it's really good, I love it black! A cup of freshly brewed espresso every morning would be ideal - maybe when I've saved up enough to buy that perfect espresso machine on my wishlist. However, in good company and with great conversation, I definitely prefer a latte or a cappuccino.
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infusing my clients with confidence, and
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