More Than Just a Lady with a Camera

It's true, there are lots of good photographers out there.

How do you know which one to choose?

My guess - you're looking for more than just a photographer. You want to find someone:

Who you connect and feel comfortable with

Who will guide you through the day

Who will be there for you 
(especially when others aren't)

And most importantly... someone who isn't going to make you feel insecure in front of the camera. 

Let me prove it

You've probably never done this before. Or maybe you have. And because of it, are a little jaded from how you were awkwardly posed and how you received photos that weren't at all flattering.

No stiff poses here!

I appreciate her inclusivity and encouraging us to be present and at ease. When I look at the pictures I can still see me instead of a forced smile or awkward pose.

- Jessica

helping you get what you want

Group photos, a quick glance, a hug shared amongst friends (or all of the above)...
the events of your wedding day happen so fast.​​​​​​​



You shouldn't have to sacrifice what's most important.

With me, you don't have to.

I want it all

Back in the day (okay, like 4 years ago), I started as a studio and figure skating photographer. I learned to take pictures and edit in a fast manner and grew comfortable working with all different types of people and lighting.

So what does that have to do with weddings, you may ask?


Back in the day (okay, like 4 years ago), I started as a studio and figure skating photographer. I learned to take pictures and edit in a fast manner and grew comfortable working with all different types of people and lighting.

So what does that have to do with weddings, you may ask?


My certification photo for the studio I worked at

A photo I took last year up at Sun Valley, ID of Nathan Chen

I'm the whole package! I bring it all to the table.

I know how to use artificial and natural light.
 
I'm good at traditional portraits and candid movement

I can handle different personalities

I know how to act professionally around adults and kids (and furry friends too!)

I'm the whole package! I bring it all to the table.

I know how to use artificial and natural light.
 
I'm good at traditional portraits and candid movement

I can handle different personalities

I know how to act professionally around adults and kids (and furry friends too!)

In other words, I know what I'm doing when it comes to capturing the details and people that make up your wedding day.

In other words, I know what I'm doing when it comes to capturing the details and people that make up your wedding day.

She is also great at making you feel comfortable during photos. Marina knows how to pose people alone, couples, and groups in a way that doesn’t make them look like horrible mid-2000’s mall portraits.

- Sydney

let me be your ally

Your wedding is going to be magical, whimsical, colorful... 
Shouldn't your photos, and experience, reflect that too?

Your wedding is going to be magical, whimsical, colorful... 
Shouldn't your photos, and experience, reflect that too?

I Want It All

As one of the vendors you spend the most time with on your wedding day, it's important we connect and trust one another. Otherwise, your photos aren't going to turn out so great. I'll never push you to do something you're uncomfortable with. And I'll always be in your corner as you navigate any situation. 

Guidance & Support:

And I don't mean every few months. You don't have time to wait around for the answers to your questions. Or wonder what happens next. Instead, I'll check-in on a weekly basis in your preferred style of communication - by email, phone, or text. (And not just before you sign the contract.)

True-to-Life Editing:

I'm in this for you. Not for my own self-gain. That's why I prefer to hand edit every image in a way that is rich with color but not overly saturated. So, years down the road when your memory fades, you'll be transported back to how it all looked, happened, and felt - not whatever was trendy at the time. Or how many people double-tapped on Instagram.

Consistent Communication:

Here are some of the ways I'll give you the experience you deserve:

From her professionalism to the quality of the photos, everything was spectacular.

- Donyetta

People are my passion

Not me. The other vendors. Your Mom. Or even your Mother-In-Law and her overbearing opinions about what family members should be invited. (There! I said it!)

People are my common denominator. And in my opinion, far more interesting than any landscape (sorry to all you landscape photographers out there!)
People are complex and unique, ya know? As individual people, we all share different opinions, lifestyles, and values. It's how I came to fall in love with photographing weddings.

That's why my goal is to give you more than just beautiful photos - I want to provide you with the confidence, self-love, acceptance, and the representation you deserve.

Because on one of the most important days of your life, you shouldn't be anyone but yourself. ❤️

I believe more than anything that this day is about one thing, and one thing only... 
YOU.