The way I like to begin and end a wedding week
You want more than contrived and hollow imitations.
You want genuine, honest, "as you are" evidence of the real you; artifacts to treasure for yourselves that also stand the test of time for generations to come.
I'm here for that.
My purpose is to create the images that when you look back at your photographs fifty years from now, you will see the truth and power of your own story in them still.
Let's make something that matters!
~ with love,
NOT-SO-RANDOM-NESS ABOUT ME
Photography is the culmination of a lifetime of creating; from my earliest memories of finger painting at the kitchen table, to college degrees in Studio Art and Art History, followed by dove-tailed careers in Art Museums and Education, The common thread: I believe there is an inner-creative in all of us, and I wholeheartedly believe in the value and magic of the process.
My dream life includes a home base on Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast, a #vanlife to explore and be free, and quality time with my movie-watching,-singing-loud-in-the-car family .
Changing to a plant-based diet over a decade ago gave me new life! (The rest of my family consists of omnivores, no judgement here.)
This is the way I like to begin and end a wedding week.
Also, I go barefoot any chance I get!
As an analog film photographer, my work is painterly and impressionistic; full of natural grain with an unfiltered quality that draws fellow lovers of subtlety, art, and the imperfect evidence of humanity to my work. Because of this, and regardless of passing trends, you will be able to return each time to your photographs with a deepening appreciation.
A feels-like approach is my guiding principle for photographs all about the intangibles of life: the way you feel about the people who are closest to you, the way each day changes your perspective on life, the beliefs you hold about yourself. Your experience with me is as much exploration, discovery, and art as it is documentation.
We don't just work together, we create deeply personal and meaningful imagery about the most important relationships and events of your life together. I know how crucial it is to be sure we're a great fit. So, no matter where I meet you in your journey, knowing we create our best work together leads each interaction as collaboration.
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an acoustic guitar, a farmer's market tomato, who you are without a camera present, discovering something of substance--and even magical--in what is ... as it is - these are the things that surface in my mind in portrait work - creating a space where you can feel comfortable being yourself
session offerings: "day in the life", at-home lifestyle, destination, individual, couple, family.
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what could be more significant than two humans choosing and committing to ... forever, together? It is a big day, it shouldn't have to be the perfect day
to be worthy of all that it actually is
my approach: stand as witness, remind you what it feels like to be in this moment, honor your story as it is, be an efficient boss-babe during group portraits, and flow with everything else
a vision, a dream, an idea that comes to life, I welcome collaborations with fellow wedding vendors, creative minds, innovative brands, and personal projects
when you are looking for inspiration, new possibilities, or just an enlivening creative outlet what we can create together is exponentially more interesting that what we create alone
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Working with Marni was an actual dream, and I will treasure the images she captured forever. Having Marni as part of our most special times was like having a trusted friend nearby at all times!
She has the sweetest soul. If you are looking for a talented, professional, loyal, kind photographer, Marni is 100% your girl!
Marni was a dream to work with! She made us feel so relaxed and at ease. The photographs are above and beyond what we could have imagined. She captured the best of both of us, while incorporating the beautiful location. We are grateful for an amazing experience,
Marni is easy-going and loves couples who are in LOVE. If you have a story to tell, she's going to listen to you.
Fantastic photographer! Personalized service that made my husband and I feel comfortable and focused on the big day. Marni is always quick to respond to questions and is so fun to work with. We love all of the memories she captured around our wedding and can't wait for more opportunities to have her capture our future.
Working with Marni was a dream! She is warm and friendly and is able to create a comfortable environment for the people she is photographing instantly. Her guidance throughout resulted in beautiful photographs. My husband and I had an excellent experience working with her, and we can't wait to have her do our anniversary photo shoot next year
Marni is so wonderful to work with! She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera Our experience with her felt very natural and overall just intimate with my partner. I am so in love with how our photos turned out!
Marni is simply AMAZING. She is so fun to work with! Marni is the definition of what it is to be a professional. She is so kind, and a great communicator. She was a HUGE reason why our day was so perfect!!
Marni is a dream photographer! She's easy going, she's fun, she's sweet, she truly cares about what she does, and making her clients happy! AND, most importantly - she is beyond talented!!! I was in tears the moment I looked at our photos. She could not have captured the essence of who we are any better. Highly highly highly recommended!!!
I can't say enough wonderful things about Marni. Our entire session with her for our engagements was nothing short of a dream. So much fun, so much laughter ... she was unbelievably kind, funny, and just a joy. The photos themselves absolutely took my breath away. Marni is just an artist - the moments that she captured are stunning and bring out the best in both of us.
Marni is seriously amazing! She made us feel so comfortable immediately. You can feel that her entire heart is in her work. To me photographs are the most important thing & not only did Marni deliver BEAUTIFUL work, but she also has a beautiful heart. Being able to connect with her kind soul was just as important & made our experience feel authentic.
Your fully edited gallery is provided within 8-10 weeks of your wedding and is yours to share, post, and download as you like.
Start to finish, my photography team and I are there to do what we do best, and by the time your big day arrives, you'll be right at home with us as trusted friends.
From your Engagement Portrait Session to every detail of your Wedding, I work closely with you and your Planner to be sure every consideration is made for your photography.
Making it official is simple with your contract provided in digital format and payment completed electronically. Important to note: We accept a limited number of weddings each year and do not hold dates prior to your completed contract; up until that point, all discussions of dates and availability are tentative.
A consultation by phone, zoom, or in person is the best way I have found for us each to see for ourselves if we are meant to be - something I believe is absolutely essential to working together. During this step, I also create a custom quote based on your unique relationship and celebration.
Call it fate, call it destiny ... I call it the start of something beautiful!
Whether facilitated through your Planner, or directly between you and me, your initial inquiry through my website contact form is the fasted way to my heart.
While we all love to share and view our photographs on our screens, it is in print that they truly come to life and hold their value and permanence through generations. My custom design process for your heirloom album allows you to turn your memories into a tangible work of art that will take your breath away.
Couples share how much they value finding their "forever" photographer in me, which is the highest honor I can imagine! Being welcomed back into your lives for years to come, through the big and small moments, is at the heart of my work and my why.
Located in TEXAS
Portrait Sessions begin at $500
Wedding Collections Begin at $4,300