Thanks for stopping by. I'm Marie, and I LOVE what I do...I help people feel confident, beautiful, and empowered...with photography!
My favorite thing is when a client like you tells me -- before their session -- that they feel awkward. Or they're "not photogenic." Or they "don't like what size I am." And then, after we have a blast together, they see their pictures for the first time and their jaw drops. "OMG! I look beautiful!" or "Holy crap! I look...HOT!" (Yep. Real quotes, from real clients. That never gets old! But the BEST is when I hear "I FELT so beautiful that day." Empowering!
Whether its personal branding for your business or you're a senior model for a day, my number one goal is to help you relax and be your authentic self. You're unique. So am I. So trust me when I say I won't try to fit you into some cookie-cutter mold of what professional portraits are "supposed" to be. I'll create images that look like YOU.
Just FYI, my humor borders on goofy, so we'll laugh the whole time. That makes it easy to get real smiles! No fake expressions here!
I'm a photo geek, and drive around randomly looking for cool locations. So I have lots of location ideas for outdoor photo shoots.
And I confess, I'm sort of in love with the lighting in my studio!
If I'm not shooting, you can find me in my kitchen, cooking or baking. Or playing with my dog or kitties. Or hanging out with my (teen aged) kids, dancing around the kitchen with my honey, or planning a trip to a beach somewhere. (It's not a vay-cay if I don't see an ocean.)
I'm a photographer. I'm, a foodie. (I'd die for fresh herbs) I'm a city girl now, but with farm-raised roots, and I'm a tomato gardener. (Hello summer salsa!)
I'm a fashion fan and lover of boots, a Halloween fiend (my favorite holiday!) and I never met a warm, fresh-baked cookie that I could resist.
And the day I quit photography is the day my very heart stops beating.