MATERNITY & Newborn

I deeply believe in the power of family and the connections you create from the very beginning. I believe that motherhood and family are some of the most precious gifts that life will offer you and that we should strive to create memories which will last us a lifetime.

I am so passionate about people who invite me into their lives; those who open their doors and allow me into their homes to document their story and share a little piece of their intimate lives with me.  

I am here to remind you about the precious gift that life has given you in this specific season of your life. These intimate moments you share in front of my camera, are a reflection of your reality - of your family's story.

As a photographer, and with my camera in hand, I strive to create beautiful, timeless and authentic images for you to look back at through the years and relive those fleeting moments; when you caressed your newborn’s head, gave him a butterfly kiss or how you two lean into each other and smile.

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 create for you are made with the utmost care and attention to detail.  They are 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 with love and respect for the family that you are; as you have placed your faith in me to capture your story. They are made to admire time and time again, to touch and to bring smiles; they are made to make you feel.

let’s chat

Send me a message!  Once I’ve received your inquiry, I will send you a Portrait Session Guide which details the process, preparation and the collections I offer. 

coffee date

The Creative 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 made the retainer payment, 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 and your family 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 in my list of clients to photograph that day. I’m there, fully invested in you. 
P.S. Have your favorite Spotify playlist on hand!

delivery

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 setting for our photo session and the relaxed poses are a complete 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!

jessie

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.



Christine

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! 

RAQUEL

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 D.

KIND WORDS FROM PAST CLIENTS

Jessie & Matt

Gunpowder State Park

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Christine & Brian

Soldier’s Delight (Environmental Area)

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Baby Maelynn

Fells Point, Baltimore

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Baby James

Baltimore, Maryland

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Baby Edward

Arlington, Virginia

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Fiorella & Alex

CYLBURN ARBORETUM

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investment

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

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

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

INQUIRE FOR DETAILS – 

MATERNITY

$150

NEWBORN

$195

Collections begin at $355. 

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