Maria is a photographer to stylists and stylish brides, a failed newspaper journalist, retired waitress, and ex-paralegal. She is a new mom and Navy wife. Her son keeps things busy on the homefront, while making her husband’s deployments seem more like a cruise ship vacation. When she’s not writing blog posts for SS&LB, editing or taking photos, you can find her drinking coffee and building LEGO towers with her toddler son. She is currently based in Southern California, though that changes often.