Take it from those I've photographed, who resoundingly share that being photographed by me feels natural - they feel comfortable and safe being themselves - and, that shows in their photographs in a way they haven't experienced before - in a deeply personal way - so much so that they keep returning to me year after year.
This is the thing that comes naturally to me, and it can be that for you.
My approach is
simple ... and powerful,
simple ... and transformational,
to simply hold the space for you to be seen as you are - and here is the important part, because this is the path to feeling love and appreciation for who you are -- to be seen.
What you want, more than anything else, isn't to just *remember* the moments of your past. What you want, is to love and be loved as you are, to fully embody and feel into each moment. Even ironically so, in this guarded and filtered world.
Well, my friend, you have landed in the right spot!
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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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"Marni feels like family after photographing so many milestone events in our lives: engagement, bridals, rehearsal dinner, wedding, anniversary, plus maternity, newborn, and many family sessions over the years. We cherish the way she captures our life story and love the cohesiveness of her work which is a growing display on our home gallery wall."
"Marni photographed our wedding in a way that captured how the actual day felt. We are so thankful to have images where you can see our closeness and happiness in them. Even our family members (who do not usually like to be photographed) were so comfortable with Marni and loved the photos of themselves, it's such a nice way to remember our celebration with all our loved ones."
"We were first drawn to Marni's work because of the timeless look of her film photography; but, after working with her, we discovered what makes her amazing is the way she let us be ourselves. Nothing felt contrived or forced. Instead, our time together felt natural and the photographs she delivered highlight the mannerisms and interactions that feel like us."
"We love that Marni travels so we could do our Engagement Session in a place that is meaningful to us and that tells our story. Marni took the time to get to know us in an authentic and genuine way and that shows in the photographs. She is hands-down our favorite Wedding Vendor because of her personalized approach, we felt she always had our best interests at heart."
"Marni's level of service really stood out to us, she went above and beyond through several postponements we experienced during the pandemic years. She has photographed everything from our wedding to our growing family. We love that her work has a classic and timeless feel and that our photographs have an honest and real beauty."
Your fully edited gallery is delivered within 8-10 weeks of your wedding and is yours to download, post, and share. But ... the part that will stop you in your tracks, take your breath away, and make you wonder *what even* was life before now(!?) ... is your custom-designed heirloom album, a true work of art!
From your engagement portrait session to every detail of your wedding, I am fully engaged and invested in your experience, so that from start to finish, my team and I can do what we do best. By the time your wedding weekend arrives, you'll be right at home with us as trusted friends.
If the feelings are mutual, making it official is simple with your signed contract and paid retainer. (Super important) I accept a limited number of weddings each year and cannot hold dates prior to a completed contract; up until that point, all discussions of availability are tentative.
As a believer in chance encounters and love at first sight, I also know whether you make the first move or your planner reaches out to me, we each really need to feel we are a great fit to work together. So we'll talk, we'll get to know each other. and if it feels right, I'll customize a quote specific to what is important to you and your celebration.
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 milestones and especially the everyday small moments, is at the heart of my work and my why.