I believe that motherhood and family are some of the most precious gifts that life will offer and that we should strive to create memories which will last us a lifetime.

These intimate moments you share in front of my camera are part of your family's story. As a photographer, my goal is to create beautiful, timeless and authentic imagery for your family to look back at through the years and relive those fleeting and unspoken moments; imagery that makes you feel.

Glancing back at a framed photograph of you holding your newborn child, or sharing an embrace with your life partner awaiting this beautiful child, will get you through anything. These photographs will take you to a place where you ache to go again - back home, where you are always loved.

The photos I capture and the imagery I create are made with the utmost care and attention to detail.  They will become family heirlooms made to be put into frames, hung on a wall or bound in an album and preserved for years to come. They are made to admire time and time again, to touch and to bring smiles.

your story begins here

i deeply believe in the power of family and the connections you create from the very beginning.

let’s chat

Send me an email through the contact form and I will be sure to get back to you asap about scheduling a consultation to discuss your ideas and for your Maternity / Newborn Session.

coffee date

The Consultation: Let's meet up over coffee (or tea!), get to know each other a little bit and chat about your vision for this important session! During this consultation, you can see samples of beautiful products, we can chat pricing and it will allow time for you to ask any questions you may have!

make it official

Ready to book your session?  You will receive a custom proposal. Once you’ve signed and paid the retainer fee, your date is guaranteed on my calendar! 

prep for session

About a week before you session date, you will receive a questionnaire which allows me to get to know a few fun facts about you before we meet up again for the session!

the session

Session Day! This day is dedicated to you! I generally photograph one family per day 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, I can help you select the prints and products to go along with your collection and which will adorn your home!

the process

NEXT step – 

explore the process

The photographs from our session are a complete and accurate portrayal of who we truly are as a couple. I wanted our photos to represent “us” during this special time, and they turned out to be exactly that! The final images were more beautiful than I had ever imagined they could be!


Maria was amazing at making my husband and I feel so at ease. The whole experience working with Maria was like working with a friend. She kept us laughing and chatting between shots during the entire shoot. Our conversation flowed really easily and thus made us feel throughly comfortable in front of her camera.


I have worked with Maria for many years and not only are her photographs just stunning (I'm seriously amazed each and every time at how great they are!), but the photo sessions are so enjoyable. She is easy going and so great with babies and kids. Somehow she is able to capture all the shots you want and all the ones you didn't even know you wanted! 


Maria has the ability to make the experience casual and comfortable and be completely professional at the same time. My husband had never met her, and she made him quickly feel at ease during the photo session. She is always in a good and cheery mood which helped to set the tone of a relaxed environment. 



Jessie & Matt

Gunpowder State Park


Christine & Brian

Soldier’s Delight (Environmental Area)


Baby Maelynn

Fells Point, Baltimore


Baby James

Baltimore, Maryland


Baby Edward

Arlington, Virginia


Fiorella & Alex




The Newborn & Maternity Session includes an in-person (or over the phone) consultation to meet and discuss your vision and ideas for your session, the digital Newborn & Maternity Guide with tons of advice on prepping for your session, outfit styling, location suggestions, and The Pricing & Product Guide with descriptions and beautiful products you'd like to purchase after your session to showcase your beautiful images, the Session Day itself, and a Private Ordering Session.

Newborn Sessions are generally photographed in the client's home and can last up to 3 hours.






Collections begin at $575. 

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

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