so glad you're here

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Nice to meet you!


I'm Maria, and I capture love stories.

We celebrate and give light to some of life's bits and pieces. 


Come as you are! There are no expectations here.


Each and every family and person, each wedding day, and home 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.

I know the total craziness and wonderful joy of being a parent - I have three of my own and it's been an incredible ride. Helping you commemorate your lives in a session jives so perfectly well with me! I have an idea of the time, dedication, and love you've given to your family with ups and downs along the way. In my heart, I'm celebrating that with you during our photo session!


You've given energy and importance to the wedding that you've been counting down the days towards. I want to give you thoughtful, real photos you feel proud to have mark your beautiful once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

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

My hope is, through these photographs, you have a path back to feel an impression of the wonderful elements that made up your fleeting lives! Always different, no copy-and-paste / cookie-cutter photos. We'll make something special together and we'll have a great time doing it!

I tend to fall for every single family and couple who trusts me to document them. So glad you are here!

Please reach out through my contact page!



Areas for travel include but are not limited to Munster, Schererville, Crown Point, Dyer, Highland, Cedar Lake, Saint John, Chesterton, Valparaiso, Griffith, Highland, Flossmoor, Winfield.



Watercolor Leaves

Random facts

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 us into cartoons!


simpson family photo nwi



Yellow Flower

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

– Marc Riboud

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