Maria always enjoys expressing herself artistically, and as her children grew up she decided she should pursue this talent more seriously. Whilst studying Arts and Life Drawing, her tutors noticed her natural flare for photography and encouraged her to develop this discipline. Maria continued her studies and gained qualifications in both Media Arts and Photography.

During that time, Maria travelled to Kyrghyzstan, Central Asia, with a local charity and produced images to raise awareness. Whilst there, she realised her passion for portrait photography. She loves meeting new people, and interacting with them, which she feels is a real privilege.

Maria has been commissioned to work for other charities, travelling further to the slums of Mombai, the shantytowns of Romania as well as orphanages and prisons in Malawi.  Over time Maria realised the power of her images, telling the stories of the people she photographed. It was important to her to capture the emotion as well as the moment.

As a Mum, she also appreciates how quickly children grow up, and how much it means to preserve those precious years. Maria continues to hone her craft, not wishing to merely produce a record, she strives to create images of artistic merit to be appreciated for years to come.

Maria is the official photographer for the prestigious on-line magazine Men Style Fashion.  Following the publication of her images in Vogue UK, taken at London Collections Men and chosen by David Gandy, the UK's top male model, to accompany his personal on-line blog, Maria's prescence in the Fashion industry is fast growing.

Maria’s photography is now recognised nationally.