quick facts about me

Finding joy in the in-between moments is what I like to do best. People who embrace what's real over perfection are my kind of people. For the couple who wants their day to be captured candidly, I've got you. To the mom who wants just one good photo, I see you. Even though I thrive on watching real moments unfold, I won't throw you to the wolves. I will make sure you are given plenty of direction during all the right moments and I will do my best to make you forget that I am there-in the best way possible. I will prompt you to do or say something to get the best, authentic reaction. You won't feel awkward, I promise.   

Photographer. Mama. Storyteller for laid back couples. Professional child wrangler for parents who embrace the chaos.

Welcome!

+ I'm a mom to two beautiful little girls-they are the center of my world.

+ Always a hobby of mine for as long as I can remember, I became a professional photographer in 2016

+ I live in Milwaukee, WI and I love to travel. 

+ In-home, lifestyle newborn sessions are a top favorite of mine. I love capturing that time for new parents and snuggling all the babies.

+ I'm an outgoing introvert, Enneagram 3W4. I love socializing and meeting new people, but I cherish my alone time just as much.
  
+ Best compliment from a bride: "Thank you for being equal parts assertive, yet calming." We stick to the timeline without adding stress. 

Quick Facts About Me

Scroll through to learn more about me and to see what I'm currently obsessed with!

A few of my Favorite Things

Should I have said my kids? I started riding in the thick of quarantine and I've never looked back. Convenience, community, the instructors and amazing playlists keep me coming back. Peloton obsessed as well? Follow me at #MariaLovesWine 

My Peloton

I can't Live without

Anything spicy. Palomas, margaritas, you name it. If it has a jalapeƱo or spiciness to it, I'm ordering it! 

happy hour drink

my go to

I grew up around the arts. My grandpa was a musician, artist and photographer. A lot of my memories of him revolve around the piano, his painting table or photographs he took. It was always a hobby of mine but it wasn't until I saw the joy on my friends' faces as I photographed them with their kids that I knew this was what I wanted to do. 

photographer

why i became a

Sweater season, birthday celebrations, spooky season, red wine & fireplace weather. What's not to love? Give me all the apple flavored treats and pumpkin spice cold brews please! 

is Fall

my favorite season

Anthropologie. Local boutiques. And Target. Always Target.

Place to Shop

my favorite

Click below to see where my work has been featured

BEcause of my Journalism & PR background, I naturally Love to see my work get Published