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Hi there!  I am Maureen.  I am so glad you're here!

I have loved photography for as long as I can remember, and even more when I became a mom.  I am married with two children, and three pets - two dogs and a kitty.  I have taken so many photos of my family over the years.  I loved it so much I decided to start capturing special moments for others too.

It all started when I had my first child.  I wanted to have pictures of my daughter growing up and didn’t want to forget the details of her life. I wanted her to be able to look back and know that she was a treasured child in our family. When she was a toddler, I upgraded to a professional camera and have taken thousands of photos since! When my son was born, I kept up with my hobby. Shortly after his first birthday, I did a 365 project with a group of photographers around the world. In this project, I took a photo every day for a year and shared them with the group. It really helped me become better at taking candid shots and become more comfortable with all the technical aspects of photography. I really loved capturing the ordinary and special moments in the life of our family during my 365 project, and still do! That same year I also took a class, called "Everyday Beauty", with Ginger Unsueta. I took this class at the perfect time, because I really wanted to find beauty in everyday life while doing my 365 project. In the class, my instructor assigned daily projects and a final project. Everyone in the class posted photos to share with each other, and our instructor individually critiqued our work. This class really helped me see my photos in a different way. It helped me improve on the technical aspects of composition and light in my photos.

I love family photography because I relate to family life so well. I am living it and see beauty in the simple things. I love capturing the connections and love within a family. A hug, a kiss or laughter shared between people stir up beautiful emotions that are wonderful to see in a photo. Seeing these beautiful connections reminds us of the good and love in a family, that can sometimes be hard to see in the grind of everyday life. I especially love taking photos of children. I have always had a heart for children and I see something special in every child. As a young girl, I was the one following around the littlest ones at family functions. I babysat since I was old enough, and studied child development and family studies in college. I feel I can easily interact with children and make them feel comfortable. If a child isn't comfortable with me at first, I let them take their time and play with me until they feel at ease.

My goal as your photographer goes beyond getting great photos.  I want your entire experience with me to be wonderful.  I want to make you and your family feel great and feel seen as I capture beautiful moments for you.  I want your photos to be treasured for your lifetime and beyond.  When you revisit your photos years from now, I want you to be reminded of the beautiful connections and love you share with those you love most. 

Photo by Jenny Stein