I am Maria Longhi a fine art digital and film wedding and portrait photographer based out of Temecula and Orange County in Southern California. My background is in art. I specialize in local and destination weddings as well as, glamour, boudoir, product, pet, coorporate and fashion shoots. My photography assignments have taken me to many cities. My photography style is…I photograph from the heart. I believe your images should be…Beautiful…Spontaneous…Fun…Luminous…Emotional…Timeless. I was born in Sao Paulo Brasil when I was a year and a 1/2 my parents decided to move to the US. I lived in New Jersey for most my life but traveled to Southern America every few years. I am fluent in English, Portuguese and I understand Spanish and Italian. How did I end up in Southern California…? After honeymooning in Hawaii in 1997 my husband and I decided to stay a few days in California and drive from San Diego…to Orange County…through LA…up the Coast to Santa Barbara…as far as Hearst Castle in San Simeon. In 2001 we packed up our bags in the dead of winter with our 2 year old son and moved to sunny Southern California…the end…no…there is so much more to the story! I am glad I have those special moments documented. Your wedding story is just beginning this is a great time in your life…congratulations!