Annecy {France}

On February 15th, 2018, I flew to Switzerland to be picked up by my friend, Claire, whom I haven’t seen for about 2 1/2 years. Claire doesn’t live in Switzerland but she’s from a quaint little town in the French Alps called Annecy. To say that I LOVED Annecy would be an understatement. I could spend a year there doing photography and everything I ate was of the highest quality and left me speechless. SO THANKFUL to Claire for being the perfect host…I keep thinking that if I did this trip without her, I would’ve done a FRACTION of what we did together! This is the year when I’m making a decision to fill my eyes and heart with as many new places in the world as possible and I can’t thank Claire enough for giving me three new towns to tuck away in my heart from my quick trip to France! And on a random note, you know you had a solid vacation when you leave with adding to your YouTube playlist four new music artists: Lori McKenna, John Moreland, Jason Isbell, and Brandi Carlile. :) CLAIRE, you rock my world and I Love You!

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“And while she never felt quite normal, she was nowhere near crazy…choosing to see the world through her heart, instead of her eyes.”

*All photos are mine except for the ones with me in them; special thanks to Claire Richardson*

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

T A N A {El Matador Beach}

First time meeting Tana and here we are in this magical place and I got to document her in this wonderful time of her life. Stunning images that will be etched in my head forever.

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“It takes faith to sow, it takes faith to reap, but it takes the most faith to be buried in the soil of uncertainty and keep going.” – Steven Furtick

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Modeling Composites

Examples of modeling composites for some of my clients. Putting together cards or guaranteeing representation with an agency  is NOT included in my services, but I do give my input and opinion when compelled. Cients here have representation or on their way to getting representation. Agencies represented here are: Heyman Talent (Louisville and Cincinnati), Stewart Talent (Chicago), Modelogic Midwest (Chicago), Shirley Hamilton (Chicago), Lily’s (Chicago), Babes ‘N Beaus (Chicago), Paige Model & Talent (Chicago), and BEST Agency (Las Vegas).  All my quality cards are printed by Direckt Chicago.

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“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY