so glad you're here!

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Hi there!


I'm Maria, a photographer in Northwest Indiana and Chicago Areas photographing one love story at a time.

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, 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 about the total craziness and wonderful joy of being a parent - I have three of my own and it's been incredible. 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 photos to mark your beautiful once-in-a-lifetime occasion and photos that you can feel of yourself and your partner!

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. I'm always truly grateful and honored to those I work with.

My hope is, through these photographs, you have a path to look back and feel an impression of some 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!  I’d love to help with your next photographic need!



I travel for portraits in Northwest Indiana and some Chicago Illinois areas, especially the south Chicago suburbs. Areas for travel include Munster, Schererville, Crown Point, Dyer, Cedar Lake, Saint John, Chesterton, Valparaiso, Griffith, Highland, Flossmoor, and Winfield.

My photography services include family photography, lifestyle newborn photography, wedding photography, high school senior, and event photography.


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