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

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Hello, It's so nice to meet you!


I'm Maria, and I've been capturing love stories for more than a decade! I went to art school in Chicago, loved painting and drawing people all through high school and college, majored in graphic design, and officially started my photography business around 2009.  My first babe was born in 2005 and now I have three kiddos and they are way too big, too amazing, and the light of my life!

Every year my business and art grows, and I fall deeper in love with this craft and special job. I love working with everyone's happiest times and helping document the awesome stuff of life with them!

I'm drawn to warmth, art, and heart that sings through in an image. 

We celebrate & give light to some of life's delightful pieces. 

Come as you are!

There are no expectations here.


Each and every family, person, home and wedding day is beautifully unique every single time - even if it's the 100th time we've worked together. That fact creates a fire in me. I'm so incredibly grateful to be able to create art with every person I get to see in front of my camera. Helping you celebrate your life jives so perfectly well with me! 

I craft natural feeling portraits, focus on special little details, and record lots of candid documentation in a session together. I want to give you thoughtful, real photos to celebrate your beautiful life.

If you're a couple or a parent looking for a joyful, relaxed, and real experience & outcome, thanks for considering me to serve you! 

Life is about moments. Creating them, living in them, enjoying them, and then having them to look back on. I would be honored if you chose me to tell your story. We'll craft something endlessly special together, and we'll have a great time doing it!

xo - maria


want to know more about working with me? 

click a photo below to view my Family, Newborn, and Wedding Info!


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Watercolor Leaves

Random old fave

my sister - and me in the thought cloud :)


Random family fave

Cartoon fave

One of many fun pictures of us in the books


Turned my fam into Simpsons


simpson family photo nwi



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


Yellow Flower

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

– Marc Riboud