About Me

Maria Rusk, Maternity, Family

I am the wife of a wonderful husband, the mother of two beautiful, funny and wildly energetic toddlers and about to embark on new motherhood once again!

I am a professional photographer specialising in natural light portraits of newborns, children and families. I have had a passion for photography ever since I was introduced to my Dad’s film SLR camera as a little girl. I graduated in 2003 with a degree in Communication Studies, where I studied photography, both traditional film-based and digital format. However, it remained an art that I pursued only as a hobby until 2016, when I finally took the plunge and decided to leave my corporate career behind me and turn my long time passion into a business.

Preserving magical, yet fleeting moments

My passion is more than just “photography”… it is a passion for capturing magical memories and preserving forever some of the most special, yet fleeting moments and milestones in your lives.  Photography is simply the artistic medium that enables me to do that – and to create precious and timeless images of you and your family, which you can cherish forever.  I know that your most treasured and beautiful portraits and images are those arising from real moments captured in their natural settings. This is why I love using natural light and taking a lifestyle approach to my photography. If this is what you’re about too, then I’m confident we’ll work well together!  Read more here.

Why book a photo session?..

In today’s digital world, with a thousand images on our smart phones, it seems all too easy to turn to this as a convenient way to “capture” memories. But to create images that are truly special, timeless and unique, that you can proudly display on your wall – that takes patience, precision and passion. These just happen to be three qualities that I bring with me to every photo session! For more information about what to expect from a photo session, including pricing and packages, you can read more here.

A little more about me…

Aside from photography, I love to be outdoors, to travel and to go on new adventures with my budding little explorers – always accompanied by my camera!  I am a night owl and do my best work at night, and although I struggle to get going in the mornings, a decent cup of coffee normally does the trick.

If you would like to book a photo session, or enquire for further information, please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form. I would love to hear from you!


“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” Andy Warhol