have you realized how absolutely gorgeous you are?

this is a once in a lifetime experience to create portraits that are all about YOU

I want to show off what makes you 'YOU"! Your personal vision for your senior portrait session is so important to me. Together we will work on the creative process and set expectations for every step of the way to create a session unique to you.  I not only want you to love your portraits, but I want you to have fun during the process!

I'll provide tips to help you style your favorite clothes that will photograph perfectly and make you look and feel incredible. I will also help you pick the right location for what you want: looking for a natural or urban setting or maybe a little of both? 

Forming a genuine connection with you will ensure you will not only feel extra confident and look gorgeous on the day of your session, but that you will absolutely LOVE the images we create together!  

I'm Maria - and my goal is to craft an unforgettable and uplifting experience for you! I am passionate about infusing confidence and making you feel comfortable in your own skin. Your senior session is something special!

I specialize in vividly capturing your unique personality & bringing it to life!  With a relaxed, candid and fresh approach, I offer you a truly genuine, energized, and epic portrait experience like no other - one that celebrates your free spirit, your personality, youth and your unique VIBE!

You've probably been waiting for your senior portraits for quite some time. What I provide, isn't just another yearbook picture - this is a big deal and it will be one of your favorite senior year memories! We will be creating some gorgeous natural-looking images that radiate confidence and feel authentically YOU; images you'll be proud of and will want to share!

let's capture your beautiful self

the senior experience

Going into my session with Maria, I was nervous, yet extremely excited. This experience was like nothing I had done before, bringing me out of my shell yet encouraging me to be myself, and I highly recommend it to everyone!!  Still a few months later I am in awe of the results, always sharing the pictures. 


"within minutes Maria made me feel comfortable, loved, and perfectly myself.  Her passion for what she does is evident."

She was so personal, knowledgable and gave me so much voice in the creative process! I had professional makeup done and Maria helped style my two outfits. She also insured that I felt incredibly confident in front of the camera! It was such a unique experience, and I couldn’t recommend it more!


"My experience with Maria was incomparable
to anything I’ve ever done before!"

"You were able to truly capture the essence of who she is."


The beautiful senior photos you created for my daughter are stunning and true works of art.  I appreciate the thoughtful gift you sent to her before the session.  The care, experience and guidance you provided throughout the process made for timeless photos. 

Maria is an incredibly talented and personable photographer with a bubbly and fun personality and genuinely has fun during the session. I felt so comfortable and like I had known her for a long time. The photos are incredible!


"She cares so much about the joy that these photos bring you and your family, and she does not settle for anything less than perfect." 

“I don’t even know where to begin! Maria was patient and kind. She did whatever she could to make me feel confident and comfortable going into the shoot. We had so much fun during my actual session. It was an experience that felt truly my own and the images she captured are a perfect celebration of me to remember this exciting season in my life!”


" it was an experience that felt truly mt own and the images she captured are a perfect celebration of me to remember this exciting season in my life!"

Maria’s approach of getting to know her clients beforehand lends itself to making the experience an extremely personal one. My daughter's personality was captured so vividly in the images taken. 
Maria is an exceptional person, and an amazingly talented photographer. She’s simply a rock star!


"Our experience with Maria  from beginning to end was the most relaxing, fun, candid, and rewarding time!"

LOVE NOTES from past clients

let’s chat

The process begins with a conversation.  I want to get to know you!  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 visions and ideas for your Senior Experience!

Next Step:  The Consultation!

let's meet!

The Consultation is a great way to get to know one another and figure out if we're a good fit for each other (mom should be there too). We'll chat about your vision and ideas for your session. You'll be able to look over stunning albums and beautiful product samples and you can ask any questions you might have about working with me.

Next Step: Booking!

ready to book?

Yay! You're ready to book your Senior Experience! Everything is done online for your convenience!
Once the custom proposal is approved and e-signed and the retainer fee of  $250 is paid, your spot is guaranteed!  You'll receive an important welcome email with a link to the Senior Experience Guide with styling and location advice.

Next Step: Planning!

get to know you

The "Getting to Know You" Questionnaire will pop up in your email a few weeks before your session.  This helps me to plan and to get to know some awesome things about you before we meet up again for our session.

Next Step: Get ready for your Session!

your session day!

SESSION DAY! This is it! A day dedicated solely to you. I will have already scouted the location for our shoot looking for best lighting and great spots! I’m fully invested in you, so relax, have fun and just do you!
P.S. Bring your favorite Spotify playlist and let's make this happen!

Next Step: Sneak Peek!

sneak peek

Sneak Peek!  What you've been waiting for! A few days after your session, I'll post a sneak peek of your gallery!  We will schedule your in-person Ordering Session where you will be able to see all your images, look at and feel all the products I offer and place your print and digital order!

Next Step: Ordering Session!

ordering session

Your In-Person Ordering Session Day is so exciting!  You'll view your entire collection of photos for the first time!  Together, we'll go through your images and you can select all the print and digital products you want to purchase.  You can choose from luxe heirloom albums, canvases, framed prints,  gift prints, and even choose your grad announcements!

Next Step: Delivery of Products!

product delivery

Yay!  Your products have arrived, they've been inspected for quality and are ready to be delivered to you!  We'll schedule a date for delivery or pick-up.

Now you can show them off, share them, gift them, put these beautiful photos in frames, or sit down and look through your stunning album...

You'll always treasure this experience!

NEXT step – 

the process

explore the process


Clipper Mill, Baltimore



Fells Point, Downtown Baltimore



Clipper Mill, Baltimore






cylburn arboretum, BALTIMORE



Lake Roland, Mount Washington



Maria has been recognized and published as one of the 2019 "Top 100 Senior Photographers" by "Senior Style Guide" Magazine, as well as one of  the 2018 & 2019  "50 Up and Coming Senior Photographers" by "The Twelfth Year" Magazine. 



 I accept a very limited number of seniors each year, in order to offer you a unique custom boutique experience and greater attention to detail  throughout the entire process. 

INQUIRE for more details  – 


The session retainer fee is non-refundable and covers time and talent only.  It is  due at the time of booking to reserve your spot.

Collections and A-La-Carte archive quality photo products are available for purchase separately.  

a one-of-a-kind custom experience catered to you!

Starting Collections -   $595

The Senior Experience includes an in-person consultation to meet and discuss your vision and ideas for your senior session, the digital Senior Experience Guide with tons of advice on prepping for your session; outfit styling, location suggestions, hair & makeup tips, etc., the Pricing & Product Guide, the Session Day itself, and a Private Ordering Session.

You can select two to three locations for your shoot and as many outfits as we can fit in that time!
Sessions last about 2 hours and are generally photographed starting 2-3 hours before sunset.


check out the process –

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