Thank you for stopping by to read my blog! Let me tell you a little about myself; as I am sure we will have much in common. I’m an adventurous, enlightened, grateful, spiritual, and positive person who’s focused on trying to live every moment to the fullest. I love the smell of lavender, a warm cup of tea, sitting by the campfire sharing stories, reading, meditation and being authentic. I love all things related to photography and capturing life as art.
My name is Maria, but I’m also called “Nonna” (Italian for grandmother). I share my photography under the brand of “MsPhotoShooter’s Adventures”. I’m blessed with an amazing soul mate (Jean-Louis) to whom I share this amazing journey. I have two beautiful and successful adult children (Brandon & Courtney) who both serve our country in the United States Navy; and two perfect grandchildren (Elijah and Teresa). My life and my heart really blossomed when I became a Nonna, as they are a constant reminder for me to not take any day for granted and that the tiniest of detail is something to be treasured.
Gratitude has changed the way I view the world. I adore finding beauty in unexpected places and things. I try to show up and be present everyday to explore all that God has bestowed upon me. I love telling stories through gorgeous imagery. I spend a luxurious amount of time musing over experiences and trying to capture my thoughts and feelings photographically to preserve my memories for the future generations.
I’m a self-taught, natural light photographer based out of Southern California. This blog is created in love with the goal of sharing my work with like-minded people to help inspire other to follow their dreams as well.
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