How to Rock Your Next Family Session: 5 Tips

1 – Be patient with your kids. Nothing breaks my heart more than setting up a family session at the beach just to have parents constantly yell orders at their kids to not touch the sand or to stay away from the water. Look, I’m a mom too, I get it. We all want our kids to behave, especially when we’ve invested a good amount of $$$ on a professional photographer but here’s the thing: kids will feed off their parents’ energy. I don’t want to tell you how to parent your own kids but trust me when I say,

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Elopement in Captiva Island, FL | Thais & Patrik

Thais & Patrik’s intimate beach elopement in Captiva Island was a turn of events… but a beautiful one at that! If you don’t know, Captiva Island is on the West coast of Florida and the sunsets on the West coast of any place can be pretty epic. Being a Miami wedding photographer, I get to experience the opposite: all the epic sunrises, so this intimate elopement overlooking the sunset had me super excited for something fresh. Unfortunately in Florida, the weather can change dramatically from one day to the next; from one hour to the next, even! The perfect sunset

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Family Beach Session in the Summer

Family sessions will always have a special place in my heart. I get flattened by the mundane and sometimes, working weddings feels similar to being on a rollercoaster: I love it, I love the adrenaline I get, but then I feel hungover. So family sessions are a different way to get on that creative high for me. I always ask moms (because it’s usually moms who inquire) what it is that they liked about my work and what they wish to achieve in a family session with me. Nine times out of ten, I get the same answer: “we want

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Couples Anniversary Session at Bonneville Salt Flats

As a South Florida photographer who gets to experience summertime pretty much year-round, working out of the beautiful state of Utah every now and then can get to be a breath of fresh air. Sabrina and Dallan reached out to me when I announced on Instagram about an upcoming visit to Utah where I was hoping to shoot at the Bonneville Salt Flats. I immediately jumped for joy when they pitched their idea to me: minimalistic 70s inspired wedding anniversary shoot. Minimalistic? Heck yes baby! The Bonneville Salt Flats is THE place for this. 70s inspired? Sure! Wedding anniversary shoot?

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WELCOME

I’m Maria and I’ve been a full-blown photography addict since before I even owned a camera. So… about 15 years. I’ve lived in Florida over half of my life now, and while it has fostered my deep appreciation for tropical weather, loud gatherings under the sun, and art, my roots are in the quiet solitude of the mountains where I was actually born, in Argentina.