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Maria Tavares

Maria Tavares
Maria has had a long flirtation with her passion for writing since childhood. She truly enjoys sharing imagery in a creative capacity through words and photography. A transplant from California, she is eager to make the St. Louis area feel like home. When she isn’t snapping away at a shutter, or happily clicking on a keyboard, you can find Maria exploring her new surroundings, sipping wine with friends, or making the most of her adventures with her little family. Maria is happily married and the mother of one daughter and one furbaby.
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May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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STL Arch and Downtown St. Louis

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A Cross-Country move in the middle of a Pandemic | California to Missouri

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