MC Photography LLC
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Meet MC

“Call me MC. I am an intuitive creator, a seeker, a problem-solver, a teacher, a Mom of three adorable kids, a dreamer and a little different every day. I am a very loyal friend who believes friendship or any relationships should be like a dandelion, low maintenance and blooms wherever it is planted.

I specialize in women’s portraiture and in capturing women’s beauty including the beauty that shines from within. I strongly believe that all women are beautiful and multi-faceted. I  believe that the best possessions a woman can have are her confidence, her wits, and a red lipstick. In saying that, I find so much joy in creating beautiful images which inspire  women rediscover their beauty, their confidence, and their self-love.

MC Photography LLC was founded with the concept of “turning sh*t into fuel”. When told “you can’t do it” or “you have no talent”, one can only have two options: Wallow in self-pitying and anger or “prove them wrong”. I chose the latter.

I am grateful for my business  which I also refer to as my creative outlet. Why? It saved me. It gave me a new set of eyes to really see beauty in every thing and every person. I also realized that in setting out to help a woman rediscover her beauty, I was also seeing mine. Every single one of the women I photographed who needed their self-esteem boosted, I boosted mine. Every single one of them who loved how they looked and who felt good at how they were seen and captured, would somehow give away the same positive feeling to other people. Then I have done my job– tiny as it is.

Romantic softness is apparent in my photography style with a classic and vintage touch.

My goal is to take photograph of you that would blow your mind away.

Book a session with me,  it will change the way you see yourself.”

Maricris Treuenfels


Owner/Photographer, MC Photography LLC

Nutrition Services Cashier, Mounds View Public Schools

Secondary School Teacher, Pasay City West High School (Manila Philippines)

College Instructor, Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (Manila Philippines)

Adult Education Instructor,  Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (Manila Philippines)

ESL Primary and Secondary Teacher, Manila Xiamen International School (Xiamen China)

Secondary School Teacher, Sisters of Mary School

Masters in Teaching English Language Arts, Philippine Normal University 

Cum Laude, Bachelor in Secondary Education- Pangasinan State University College of Education (Philippines)

The MC Experience


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Empowering Filipino Women

I believe in helping people who help themselves.

The decision to empower Filipino women was an easy choice. I grew up in the Philippines and I know first-hand the struggle that women face every day in a culture which put women in a subservient role. But these women are hard working, resilient and hopeful. Hopeful that they will be able to improve their lives and the lives of their children when provided with a resource to do so.

Therefore, I made commitment to support these women with every photoshoot that I do. It started with just one recipient and the number just keeps going. I am very excited to reach 5oo recipients. 

Thank you so much for all the women I have photographed for making this endeavor possible.

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About the Philippines

The Philippines (/ˈfɪləpnz/ (About this soundlisten) FIL-ə-peenzFilipinoPilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs] or Filipinas [ˌfɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially the Republic of the Philippines (FilipinoRepublika ng Pilipinas),[a] is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands[19] that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: LuzonVisayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila.[20] Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.


Feeling the Love

When I saw MC's advertisement on Groupon, I was stunned by her photography. I loved the message she was telling women, “Because YOU are beautiful.” When I bought the Groupon and made an appointment with her, I had no idea just how life changing that photo-shoot would be. Before we got together, I received an email from her asking me to tell her about myself. I made the decision to open up to her, and I explained that I had been abused in every way imaginable from the age of 4 until 19, and that I am currently in counseling trying to heal from the effects of the abuse. I told her that I have never been able to see myself as beautiful, because when you've been treated like an object for so long, how can you? When I finally met Maricris, she hugged me as soon as I saw her. She was warm, friendly, and absolutely hilarious. She gently asked questions about my life, she shared a bit of her life story with me, and she showed genuine interest in who I am as a person, not just as a client. Before the photo-shoot began, Maricris explained to me how important it is to love yourself, and then she asked me to hug myself. It felt weird at first, but embracing my own body was very healing. For the first time in my life, I wrapped my arms around the body that survived years of trauma and grief. I was comforting myself as I would a friend, and that's something I had never even thought of doing before. The last photos she took of me, I was embracing my body, unclothed and completely unguarded. She asked if I would like to see the photos, and I agreed. What I saw shocked me. She captured me in a moment of vulnerability, of uncertainty, of fear, but also of strength. To see myself bare and exposed like that was very powerful, and for the first time in my life I thought, “That is one hell of a beautiful, strong young woman.” I firmly believe that every woman needs to be captured in a similar moment; naked, vulnerable, and embracing herself. Maricris talked about starting the “Embrace Project”, so if you have a photo shoot with her, allow her to capture you in that moment of vulnerability. It changed the entire way I viewed myself. After we were done, I started sobbing on her shoulder when I told her that she was the first person to look at me, and not through me. She studied me, she made me feel beautiful in a way I didn't know was possible. I felt like the beauty I have on the inside started to show itself on the outside. You absolutely need to work with this amazing woman. She's the kind of person that truly changes lives because she knows how to love you and see you for all that you're worth.
Bethany Polhemus
MC is one of the best photographers I have ever seen. My sister and I did a 3-hour photo shoot with her and she had so much energy and enthusiasm that she could have shot pictures of us all day long! She was so engaged and she didn’t waste any time. She knew exactly how she wanted to photograph us as soon as she saw us and she caught on to our personalities right away! Overall she is a very organized, super friendly, and an amazing photographer. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to have photographs taken! Thanks MC!!
Sam Johnson
US Navy
Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.From the moment we met MC we felt her caring and supportive spirit. She encouraged the girls to be themselves and really helped them find their confidence for the photo shoot. MC is a very talented artist with an eye for simple honest beauty. The kids senior pictures are beyond amazing and we couldn't be more happy or impressed with MC's work. I highly recommend MC Photography to anyone! You will love MC and all she will do to go above and beyond to get the perfect shot. Thank you so much MC for all your hard work and inspiration!
Gina Becker
MC is the best! She took photos for my website that were just amazing. She understood exactly the the image I wanted to convey as a transformational coach and the photos were beautiful. She was supportive every step of the way, very responsive to my questions or concerns. She is so creative and is a joy to work with. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Gayle Klauser
We just reviewed our pictures last night and they were amazing! It was so hard to choose! I cannot say enough about MC and our photo shoot! She truly has a talent! She is an artist and a visionary when it comes to her work. She sees the big picture! I had the privilege of watching her take my daughters senior pictures and it was cool to see how they turned out after our photo session. She made my daughter feel comfortable and she made it fun, not boring at all! My daughter was shy at first but by the end of the session my daughter was acting like americas next top model! Ha I highly recommend her for your next photo shoot!!
Angelica Young
Maricris is an absolute joy to work with, her easy smile and shining personality, make the photo shoot both fun and relaxed. Her professionalism is impeccable, and her artistic eye is nothing short of inspired. The photos are stunning, and capture the very essence of the subject with an ease and grace that is breathtaking. We would gladly work with her again, and will eagerly recommend her.
Matthew Giebel
MC is a true artist with tremendous talent and passion for what she does. She has the ability to make photoshoot sessions very comfortable by bringing out your confidence and by being a friend, not only a person who points camera at you and take photographs. The result of her work is amazing, full of love and precision. I highly recommend MC if you are planning to have a photoshoot session. You will get breathtaking photos plus a fun and genuine friend! What more can you ask for?!
Isabella Jie
Tacoma Community College & Award Winning Pianist
MC is a fantastic person! She did my daughter's senior pictures plus some with her older sister. She was more like a friend than just a business exchange. She made you feel very comfortable, and confident with yourself even while being in uncomfortable positions. When we first met she was very energetic and made my daughters open up more. I would recommend her to anyone! She took fantastic photos! Thank you for every thing MC!!!
Elizabeth Rodriguez
I had such a wonderful time spent taking pictures with Mc Photography LLC. Maricris is genuine, fun and creative. She truly takes her time with you to create the picture perfect photo and although it may be a time session she never once looked at her watch. Her main focus is really just YOU. If you would like to have some fun and see what Maricris could do for you- book a session with her. You’ll be amazed at how talented and creative she truly is. What a fun time I had with her. No regrets! Going back soon.
Maisee Lee
I had a fabulous experience with MC! I really just needed some new business head shots, but I am so glad I let her take some fun photos! She is very professional and it is easy to see that she truly sees each individual as a work of art! I highly recommend MC!
Molly Rossini
Working with MC was an absolute privilege. She is such a kind-hearted woman with a wildly creative mind. I love the images she created and how much she taught me during our shoot. It was an amazing experience and I think anyone who has the chance to work with her is very lucky. Thank you again for everything.
Marley Hermann
The Lowry
Had a great experience with Maricris! She is very talented and passionate about photography. It definitely shows! I loved how she directed every shot and provided great instructions. I knew I would love the final photos...but WOW they really exceeded my expectations. I will treasure them for years to come.
Abbey Fitzgerald
I had a wonderful experience with MC. I enjoyed every minute of our photo shoot: not only does her passion shine through as she's doing her work, but she makes sure you feel beautiful the entire time. She is a joy to work with: she is creative, sensitive, humorous, hard-working and professional. I admire her work, and now I love the experience. I highly recommend her!
Carol Morgan
Live Pura Vida
MC was great, lots of fun ideas. And we went to a beautiful park along the river. I can't wait to see my pictures!... and then I saw my pictures, ermergerd!! I look amazing. I shared my digital print and my friends were all "you look amazing." Thanks for the great photos!
Chris Pederson
Where do I even begin?! From the moment I met her, her enthusiasm was magnetic! She was so excited herself that it was hard not to be excited as well! Even if I was nervous myself (I usually hate having my picture taken), MC made me feel comfortable and beautiful!! Looking forward to getting the pictures back and giving MC another hug for all her hard work!!
Ashley Johnson
I worked with MC for business headshots, and she was so amazing that I also hired her for our family photos. She is a genius, an artist, and a beautiful person!
Joan Vaughn
Brilliantly creative, and fun to work with! MC immediately puts you at ease, and the whole experience was a joy!
Stacy Walts
Thank you for being so energetic, patient and caring. I know Abby definitely gained some confidence and learned more about herself from the whole experience. Can't wait to see the photos.
Deb Mattson
Omg, what can we say everything was pretty close to perfect. Mc photography made my daughters senior pictures a fun stress free memory that will last us a lifetime. Thank you so much MC.
Melissa F
MC takes beautiful pictures! She was so helpful during the whole process. My daughter's senior pictures turned out great!
Corrine Holman
Maricris is fantastic. She takes a personal approach and has a unique vision for capturing the beauty in women. I can’t wait to see my finished images!
Jodi Vollmuth
The photo shoot with MC was such an amazing, lovely experience - I'm not even sure how to put it in to words! I felt like a goddess! MC, the photographer, is so warm and welcoming, she makes you feel right at home and comfortable. Her hair and makeup are simple, but really brings out your natural beauty. I LOVED my photos! MC knows how to bring out the best side of you, and captures your true essence! I couldn't believe the photos were MINE, they were so amazing, I couldn't stop grinning. MC is so much fun and so talented. I will definitely be coming back for pictures in the future!
Katelyn Birklid
MC Photography made me feel so comfortable and beautiful. I loved the creativity and lively imagination she brought to her work. She had a wonderful upbeat attitude that made me feel at ease and made it fun. I felt like my spirit came alive and I felt empowered by my own feminine energy. I would highly recommend MC Photography to anyone looking to do something wonderful for themselves.
Brandy M
MC is a talented photographer. I am extremely happy with the photos from my mother and daughter session!
Southida Fodor
Omg, she was great, so detailed about everything and my daughter had a great time I would highly recommend her.
David Liveringhouse
MC was amazing! We had so much fun taking our save the date photos with her! She really understood what we wanted and can't wait to see our ideas come to life with her wonderfully talented eye!
Lauren Woodie
Maricris is highly organized, helpful, and clearly loves what she does. It's catching. You'll be happy you jumped on the opportunity because she makes it so easy. I can't wait to see the images!
Sharon Oswald
MC is incredible to work with. Her care and attention make the experience extremely enjoyable. It is not often that you find someone as talented and kind as she is.
Katherine Francel
She is awesome. Made me and my fiance very comfortable. She had great ideas for pictures. Recommend highly !
Doha Salem
An amazing photographer!! MC is a person that truly has a love and passion for her work. Having individual photographs taken can be a scary and intimidating thing...not the case here! It was an unforgettable personal experience and hard not to feed off of MC's giddiness during the shoot. She is very flexible and in-tune with the mood of the person even before meeting and knows how to get you to stray a little outside of your comfort zone (or taking a little risk in finding the perfect location for the shot-like a random garage door or railroad tracks). 🙂 Highly recommend!
Tawn Sellman
This is my first photo shoot ever, and it was an amazing experience with MC! She is so welcoming, which really helps when you are nervous or a little on the shy side. She brings out the best in you. She sees things in us that we might not be seeing on our own. I really was able to open up. She got some great shots. I had an absolute blast. A thousand thank yous!!
Bhanu Ganti
Thank you very much for extremely amazing and wonderful photo shoot! You're a great photographer. I very appreciate your creative and the way you guide me during the photo shoot. You help me to open another side of me. The photos are so amazing. I love all of them! Thank you very much. We had so much fun 🙂
Chan G
Love, love, love MC...From her ever so charming and positive personality to her amazing talent. Her photography is a work of art and she is all of about the details. She made my daughter (6yo) feel so comfortable immediately and really knows how to work with kids. We had such a fun time with her the day of our shoot and she was up for anything. We ended up in a river taking photos and she got soaked to take the perfect picture. She's an expert , a true professional, always creative and we loved working with her. Highly recommend her. We will be back MC!!
Debra Telon
I had my first ever photo shoot with MC, and it was an amazing experience! She is so welcoming and bubbly, which really helps when you are nervous or a little on the shy side. She brings out the best in you, and I really appreciate that she is genuine to her mission and vision as a photographer who truly empowers you and makes you feel beautiful. I had an absolute blast, and I woke up the day after the session feeling reinvigorated and so happy! If you want an unforgettable experience with a positive, creative, and warm photographer, set up a session with MC today! I really do not think you will regret it 🙂
Haley Wochner
Young and energetic!!!!!! With full of compassion and inspiration in all she`s doing... she could showed the best in everything.. I would definitely recommend it for everybody. She`s open to suggestion and very versatile, shows in her personality though!!!
Beng Perlota
Maricris definitely sees true beauty in all of us. She is very passionate about her work and her positive energy is absolutely contagious! She has taken portraits of my boys and has also taken mine. She keeps it natural and captures your inner beauty. Love her style and highly recommend her!
Santhi Von
Absolutely amazing! I had the best time with her and cannot wait to see the finished product! A thousand thank yous!!
Valerie Poppy
MC has a great eye for natural light, thank you for making this moment in my life a memorable one! Can't wait to see the photographs!
Megan Longering
So I bought a Groupon to have a photoshoot wih MC. Out of all the deals, I chose MC because her photos were just beautiful. I met with her and she is this little pandora box full of surprises and creativity, let MC do the magic! I really enjoyed the photoshoot, I felt like a model because she was telling me, do this pose, and this and that. The day I meet her to see the pictures, I swear I was not expecting much .. boy I was wrong!!! I have never ever seen such a raw talent in a photographer. Her pictures were just beautiful ... for a moment I was like .. is that me? She is an amazing person. Smart, creative, hardworking and fun to be around with ... Great quality of pictures!
Laura S
I really enjoyed working with MC. I have worked with a lot of photographers before and she certainly has a different approach in that she sees beyond your appearance and captures your personality and who you truly are. Being 7 months pregnant and having a photo shoot, I was pretty self-conscious but her work really captured the beauty that is motherhood.
Victoria Ovcherov
She does a really great job. We love her work!
Bennie B
Maricris, I felt so beautiful when you were doing this photo shoot! Thank You.
Vicki Drake
I have had nothing but amazing experiences with Maricris on the three occasions I have been fortunate enough to have her capture memories for me (two children's birthday parties & a glamour shoot). She is a talented professional with an eye for details that you don't realize you really wanted captured until you see them in her work. It is a special talent to be able to see the ordinary world through your lens and make that imagine into something extraordinary. Maricris has this talent and more so don't hesitate to contact her!
Anna Paquette
Maricris came to my house to photograph my daughters for prom. She caught some amazing moments that we didn't even know were there. The pictures turned out beautiful - making it difficult to decide which ones to order. Once ordered, the pictures came back very quickly. Amazing quality. Very happy with the pictures.
Mary Donohue
This was a great experience for me. The photographer was very kind and accommodating, and took a lot of time out for the shoot. She was creative, fun, and energetic and really made it fun to take photos. I believe that she knows how to bring out the inner beauty in all her clients.
Justina P
MC is so gentle and relaxed. I really was able to open up. She got some great shots. Really fun playing with different outfits, jewelry and accessories. You will love the photo shoot!
Miriam Chaya
MC did a great job with my photo shoot. At first I was nervous but she took the time to make me comfortable and lead me through the process. I couldn't believe how great the photos turned out! I would recommend her.
Erin Wunderlich
My experience with MC was unexpected and so, so enlightening. She is such a wonderful person on top of being ridiculously talented. Within minutes of meeting her I felt at ease and even confident. I wanted to try new things because her enthusiasm is infectious. She's the kind of photographer that doesn't just take pride in her work, she thrives on it. She makes you laugh, think, and grow. This wasn't just a photography session; it was time spent with a new friend.
Kelsey Sutton
Author of The Lonely Ones, Gardenia, and Some Quiet Place
Maricris has an uncanny artist eye that showcases her clients in imaginative ways. Her visions are part mythical goddess, part editorial, and all YOU. She also has the ability to make the whole process comfortable, then empowering during your session. Working with her so much more than pictures. Maricris will transform you into a beautiful creature and reveal yourself in a whole new light. I highly recommend her services to everyone!
Mandy Meisner
Anoka County Commissioner
I got a gift certificate for a photo shoot with MC. I wasn't sure what to expect, but her work online is beautiful, and I was looking forward to working with her. I was not disappointed. MC is creative, energetic, patient and fun. We did a family photo shoot followed by a session for just me. She was great with my kids and especially good at rolling with where their interest and energy took them at the park. We all had fun and that was apparent in the photos. She has artistic vision and was very good at coaching me to relax and help create photos that I didn't think were possible. She had the proofs ready for me to review quickly after the photo shoot and was very helpful during the selection process (for example, pointing out what was interesting about the same picture in black and white vs. color). It was a fun morning and a great experience.
Bethany Wagenaar
I did a photo shoot with MC a little over a year ago and was very impressed with her quality of work! I had purchased a Groupon package to update my head shots and to gift my husband with some images. I went in with the mindset that I would get at least 2 - 3 photos on a digital file, but quickly learned that it was only good for one photo (I felt the ad could have been more specific--instead of saying "a digital file" it could have said "one digital photo"). Regardless of this simple misunderstanding, MC was very kind and served me tea when we met to go over the contract. She was a joy to talk with and was even willing to work out a payment plan with me if I wanted to purchase more images (which I did). Her package prices run a bit higher than the norm, but that is because it is not your typical photography session. Instead, it is more like fine art graced with vogue fashion. If you are looking for something unique that stands out from the rest, I would definitely recommend MC.
Jennifer Williams
Graphic Designer & Photographer
I went through MC Photography LLC to get my senior pictures and I had the most amazing experience. After seeing her portfolio I had to have my photos taken by her. I just remember thinking "Those women look so beautiful!". Each and everyone of them look like models. Nothing else compares to the work that she does. From the first phone call, I was excited about meeting her. She was so friendly and helpful with every question I had, and was great with communicating from the time I made the appointment all the way until I received my photos. I had never really been photographed before so I wasn't sure what to expect, but from the moment I walked into her home I felt comfortable and welcomed. She made me feel just as comfortable during the shoot. I wasn't quite sure how to smile, or where to put my hands, but she made it all so easy. She had great ideas and was always coming up with new ones on our adventure to and from different locations. While we were in the middle of taking photos she kept making comments about how great they looked and she let me get a sneak peak of one, and I could hardly believe it was me. This made me even more anxious to see the final products and when I did, I realized that the while was worth the wait. Words can't even describe the feeling I had. It's so empowering to be able to look at yourself and say "I am beautiful", and MC allowed me to do that. She is truly the best at what she does and I recommend that every woman gives her a try, because you will not regret it.
Hailie Jadoo
She is an awesome and gifted photographer! She even coaxed a photo out of my camera-shy son who runs from the camera and everybody who sees the photos on my wall just love them! I even hired her to take staff pictures at my Chiropractic clinic. They look fabulous! Highly recommended!!!
Heather Ingbretson
Doctor, Ingbretson Chiropractic
Maricris is an extremely gifted and creative artist. She loves helping women look their best. That is part of the passion for her work She sees things in us that we might not be seeing on our own. Everyone needs an afternoon with Maricris.
Elizabeth Morris
Author of Dying in Indian Country
I just got to see my pictures yesterday and I have to say, I've never felt so beautiful. Actually, it's better than that- I've never felt so beautiful while also feeling like me. Maricris made me feel so comfortable and so able to let go, that the pictures were able to reveal something to me. It was an amazing experience that I'm so thankful for. I know the pictures are spendy, but I think it's so worth it. Every woman should get to feel like I felt yesterday!
Becca Morgan
I wanted an artist who would take the time to understand who I am and who could then portray that in the images. I chose Maricris because of her creative eye and ability to see beyond the obvious. She listened to my ideas and incorporated them into her vision for the photographs. It was a joy to work with Maricris and I love the results, but for me it wasn't the final results that I will treasure the most. It was working together during the entire creative process and the chance to create with (another) artist! Thank you, Maricris!
Lynn McDonald
All I can say is WOW! An amazing experience and amazing pictures! Maricris made me feel completely comfortable and made the entire experience FUN! As a mom, it's so easy to get caught up in the day to day and forget about feeling pretty (much less sexy) However these pics serve as a beautiful reminder that's it's still in there!!
Jill Jeatran
It was a joy meeting MC and she helped my personality shine during the photo session! She helped with my makeup and styled my hair as well. MC took a number of outdoor photos and I had the chance to change into multiple outfits. I felt confident during my photo session, MC is so gifted!
Nancy Jia
MC was such a wonderful woman to work with she is very talented at what she does. She really knows how to make you feel beautiful inside and out! Highly recommend even if you are just feeling blah about yourself...she will make you feel like a model!
Sarah Gausman
What a wonderful experience! MC was so lovely and nice and had wonderful ideas- it was more than I had expected and I was so happy my daughter and I got to work with her!
Andrea Leach-Pilrain
MC makes you feel beautiful and confident! Absolutely loved my experience and can't wait to have another session with her soon!
Cristina Kocholek
I love her! She loves her craft and it shows in her photos! Made me feel beautiful!
Ericka Trinh
Maricris is an exceptionally talented photographer. She is creative in capturing the personalities of her clients. She makes one feel both happy and relaxed thus photographing the best images. Maricris has a sweet, caring spirit which makes it a delight to work with her.
Marlene Rupp
Maricris is an awesome, fun-loving woman! I was anxious about getting my pictures taken, but Maricris made the photo shoot fun, exciting and very relaxing. And on top of that, her photos turned out amazing! I will definitely be going back to her for more photo shoots in the future.
Becca Weiland
This was an experience I never thought I'd have, and never knew I needed. At 37, and a single mother of three, I lacked the ability to look at myself through a beautiful lense. I never considered myself photogenic and in-fact had a tendency to avoid cameras. I made the appointment for fun, but upon leaving the shoot was in awe of her artistry and charisma. When it was time to see the final product, I was speechless. That was me? That was ME! I was so... beautiful! It was then when I realized that every woman needs a photo to look at and say "Look at how beautiful I am".
Ayn Leitschuh
Maricris is a phenomenal artist. She is very creative and will go above and beyond to achieve the highest results. If you check out her work, you will find it there how awesome they are. She is also a very friendly and nice person to work with. She will make you very comfortable and will work around your needs. Our work with her had nothing but pleasant and we highly recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Rajib Musyaju
I was given a Groupon to have my daughter's senior pictures taken by Maricris because of her professionalism and reputation of really taking the time with her clients and also for having an incredible eye. As a single mom with limited funds, I really hoped to be able to give my daughter a wonderful experience without breaking the bank. Our time with Maricris was nothing short of an answered prayer. She treated us like she had known us for years and made my daughter feel beautiful. We were tearing up when we saw the finished pictures. I will never forget, at one point my daughter's words were, "I can't believe that's me!" Maricris answered her, saying, "I didn't Photoshop, Emily, that's ALL YOU! You're gorgeous! " The look on my daughter's face was one I had never seen I'll never forget. The look of loving herself. I would suggest Maricris to anyone wanting photographs done (and done well), especially for those who may not feel especially confident. She has incredible talent and the gift of making you feel beautiful.
Marney McCarty
Maricris is first and foremost an exceptionally loving and creative human being. Her warm energy and love for people radiates in everything she does. I contacted her wanting to shoot some photos breast feeding my daughter. From the very beginning of the process she demonstrated compassion and a zeal for helping achieve my goal of capturing the beauty of this special bond. She came to my house, did my hair and make up, helped with creating scenes and a wardrobe, and showed incredible attention to every small detail in the photos. She repeatedly reminded me how beautiful I looked, and also showed great skill in helping juggle my energetic 2 year old. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting not just photos but a positive experience of feeling beautiful and cared for.
April Wooster
It's quite hard to describe MC's talent and beauty in a post. I went into this experience expecting to get some nice pictures taken and have some fun, and I left with a friend and a new found image of myself. Maricris makes you feel beautiful. She does that with such genuine intentions that it's impossible not to believe her. It's not so often you get to feel so comfortable with yourself and your appearance while still having a blast. Even better than the photoshoot? The preparation and the follow up! We were emailing for weeks before the shoot and that proves how much she cares about capturing your true self in your pictures. Such care and passion is so rare. Even after the shoot, she didn't just disappear. She was there and still is to make sure that not only you are satisfied as a customer, but as a woman. I truly recommend this experience to anyone. It's so much more that you'll ever see from the outside and, most of all, you deserve it. Thank you Maricris, you are amazing.
Cristina Barna

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    Well, I am  not a pro at this, it is laughable! It takes me a longer time to compose a message using my stubby finger than to talk to you over the phone. But yes,  it is quite handy when one cannot answer the phone right away, so send me a text, ok?

    Shhh! Here’s a little secret. I google TXT SLNG because when I receive message with the acronyms, I have no idea what they  mean. LOL!

    And did I mention how I dislike the auto-correct feature? So when you get a message that doesn’t make sense, it’s not entirely my fault. Agreed?


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    Let's Be Social!

    This is easier said than done when one is an introvert. I don’t spend so much time online which is a choice I made and also due to the fact that I am still learning to put myself and my work out on the web– to have a voice and to be good enough. But I am trying my best!

    I’d love your support and inspiration.

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