I’m Back- Kitsap County Photographer

I have been asked if I am taking sessions on again after Maternity leave and I am starting with a limited number of sessions a month this fall. They are starting to fill up pretty fast, so if you would like to get your holiday pictures done, I recommend booking now. Email me for more details!

Maternity Leave

We are enjoying time with our new sweet baby boy. I will be on Maternity leave through March.

Moving to Washington State.

Maria Hays Photography is temporarily closed while we transition to our new location in Kitsap County, Washington.
We will have a grand opening specials and holiday card mini sessions at the beginning of September. If you live in the area please feel free to contact me to save a date.

Turning Three.

I can hardly believe that in two weeks she will be three. She melts my heart everyday. I’m gonna take up every minute of the next two weeks, and try to remember her being two. Time goes too quickly.

Happy Valentines Day!

Here is a quick collage of my girls and the cards I made for their valentines day parties at school!





High School Senior Model Call, Lawrence KS Senior Photographer Maria Hays

Engagement Sneak Peek

So here is a teaser!!



3 Reasons Behind My Mountain High Laundry.

Here they are: Ava, Mateo and Gianna!

Now I’ll admit my house might not be the tidiest around, the sheets and blankets taken off the bed and turned into a fort, the dishes still on the table from breakfast and now it’s already time for lunch, and the socks on our feet mismatched because I need to finish the laundry, but I wouldn’t trade any of it for them. In fact, this year, one of my resolutions is to take the time to get down on the floor and play with them even more.

My Ladybug Girl!

We love to read in this house. In fact, if you were to pay a visit to my house, you would most likely find a book or two in almost every room. Luckily, Lawrence has one of the greatest libraries ever. We take weekly trips and usually come home with a bag or two full of books. The latest books that Gia picked up were about Lady Bug Girl. They are very cute and she loves them. Needless to say, ladybug girl has now become a part of our life.

The other day, after saving the world, having tea parties, games of tag and transformers with her brother, my ladybug girl crashed hard on the couch. I couldn’t help but snag a picture to help capture this phase in her life.

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.