Behind The Lens



My name is Mahli, pronounced like the country in Africa.

I am a Latina woman born in Puerto Rico, raised in Massachusetts and Florida.

I've had a love for photography for as long as I can remember, but only started the business you have come to know as Life Petals Photography & Design since 2015. My first camera was a film camera that I have had for over 10 years now.

My focus is Maternity, Newborn, Milestone sessions and Portraits. It has been something that I've always wanted to do and I wouldn’t change it for anything. This journey has introduced me to many different type of people and their stories and I am honored to be able to be a part of it.


Color Forest Green

Natural Hair

Ice Cream

Hot Chocolate

Rainy Days

Meryl Streep



Benjamin Von Wong

Lindsay Adler

Sewing/ Crochet