Hi! I’m Maria, an amateur photographer in the State College area. I am in the graduating class of 2014 at State College Area High School –currently a senior (Yes!). I plan to pursue a career in photography after high school, but who knows where life will lead me. I believe that taking a photograph isn’t just about capturing the moment, it’s about capturing the people in that moment. I have a passion for all things art, but photography is my true love. I love photographing people and capturing who they are in an image. Nothing inspires me more than taking a photo that wholeheartedly represents someone.
Besides photography, I also love listening to music (acoustic indie and folk to be specific) and I play guitar and sing as well. I also do painting and drawing on the side of everything–but it’s hard to make time these days. Reading books under trees is nice. Hanging out with my friends a must. Also, I love riding my bike around town and meeting new people. Oh and poetry…I write a lot of that. I’ve never been able to choose a favorite color. I used to claim it was blue, sometimes green, but I’ve come to accept that it’s impossible for me to choose just one for the rest of forever, because one day I’ll tell you it’s purple and then lilac the next (there’s a difference).
For the past two summers, I’ve been an artist in Italian Street Painting in the PA Festival of the Arts. This year will be my 3rd. Come watch me and other artists work live from July 11th-14th, 2013! (Below are my “street paintings” from the last 2 years)
I am available for booking regarding any kind of portrait photography–from seniors to babies to weddings. Just contact me if you’re interested!
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