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My family

Tom (husband), Vincent (the teenager), Anthony (the middle child), Talia (the youngest)


Photo Album

This is a photo album I made for a client! You can see more about session / small event albums here.

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So nice to meet you


Hi, I'm Maria, and I've been capturing life & stories for about 15 years. Thanks so much for being here!

I fall more in love with this craft and very special job all the time. It moves me to create art with some of life's happiest times, and people's proudest moments. We are all creators - the love you're cultivating with a partner,  a journey with your new baby, the relationships with loved ones, the home you are proud of, a business built from scratch, or special changes on the horizon.  We celebrate and shine light on the delightful pieces of life you are living and creating for yourself.

Come as you are!

There are no expectations from you. I work alongside every client to cultivate photographs that feel as individual as you are.

I specialize in lifestyle and editorial photography of all stages of life - couples, weddings, family, newborn, seniors. Special events like a shower, baptism, and a quinceañera get thoughtful treatment and love as I work to document and craft imagery that tells of your day and moments!


Each and every family, person, couple, and home is beautifully unique every single time - even if it's the 100th time we've worked together. I enjoy artful documentation in all kinds of homes.

I craft natural feeling portraits & focus on a storytelling perspective. I want to give you thoughtful photos to celebrate creations, special days, and beautiful lives. 

I'm incredibly grateful, and truly love every project I've photographed.

If you're looking for a joyful, relaxed experience & outcome, thank you for considering me to serve you! 

Starting out living in the Western Suburbs for much of life, Maria has settled in Northwest Indiana along with her amazing husband, three wonderful & adored children, and Chester, Zak, and Izzy the cats, in a home they are increasingly proud of.


Town of Munster

I've been photographing for the Munster Living Magazine for about 6 years.

Family Video

A little video of our middle boy, Anthony, on his 12th birthday getting his first phone :)

want to know more about working with me? click a photo below.

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Areas for travel include but are not limited to NWI, Munster, Schererville, Crown Point, Dyer, Highland, Cedar Lake, Saint John, Chesterton, Valparaiso, Griffith, Flossmoor, Winfield, Chicago South Suburbs, Chicagoland, Southwest Michigan

Watercolor Leaves

one from the 80's

my sister + me in the dream bubble :)

one from the simpsons

turned our fam into cartoons

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“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”

– Marc Riboud

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