|Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
Originally from Franklin square and moved to Wantagh almost 4 years ago! (Wow time flies)
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
I have 3 beautiful babes (2 boys -Julian and Arrow and a girl- Anastasia) ages 5, 3 and 1
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I was born in Italy. Lived in a small town with my parents, 2 sisters and grandma.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood? My parents and sisters. I don’t know what I would do without them! Late night texts and all!
Favorite things to do with your kids? cuddling up, reading bedtime stories and asking them what their favorite part of their day was.
What has been your tip to surviving Quarantine with kids? Arts and crafts! Lots of paint and tons of glitter! Not worrying about screen time. They are effected by this just as much as any of us, If not more! Let them be kids!
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share! Started my photography business a few months ago. Not intentionally, but i had people asking me to take their family photos. Taking pictures of my babes everyday paid off. They are the reason why I chose to do it in the first place.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Being a mom is hard. It’s the most rewarding but most difficult job. I’ve met so many (amazing) mamas who have inspired me in every way. Working moms, single moms, stay at home moms, we’re all doing our best.
Contact Maria on Instagram @marialuisa_photography or marialuisasphotography.com