Here I Am

Hello, Hello, Hello! 

Though engaged in all genres of photography – documentary, portraiture, performing arts, and weddings – I am especially drawn to maternity and birth. Birth is a miracle. Births are about love. I capture birth in different cultures with different traditions.   My birth photography has thus far focused on moms-to-be, their 9-month journey, and the birth of their beautiful babies. While birth creates a new person – baby — it also creates a new status — family.

I am equally enchanted with dance. Photographing a dance performance (classical ballet, in particular) and capturing its magic fills my soul. The magic of movement in both dance and birth brings tears to my eyes.  I photograph what touches me.

My photography aims to represent the luscious melting pot of our great nation. I want my art to tell stories to be passed down from one generation to the next … and the next … and the next.

Maria