In 1992, my oldest sister decided to dress me up in her hat, scarf, and denim jacket and take me into our backyard for an impromptu photoshoot. She made me feel on top of the world that day, like I was the most beautiful 10 year old girl in the world. It was only a few short months later I would lose my sister in a motorcycle accident. Photographs were everything to my family after that day, and the images she captured took on a new meaning. 

I hope to give my couples the same gift my sister gave to me. The value that only your photographs can hold. 

Thank you so much for being here.

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To be a true artist, I was taught that you need to seek art outside of your creative field. To become a photographer, I didn’t just study photography. I read novels, watched classic films, visited museums around the world, and discovered art that moved me to tears. I listened to jazz legends, traveled to far-off places, learned Mozart on the piano, performed Shakespeare in the park and spent way too many hours singing show-tunes in the shower. My goal is to feel enriched as an artist so that I can later pour my everything into the art I create and deliver to my couples. I want to be your personal guide and private historian.

kind words FROM past CLIENTS:

I’m BLOWN AWAY by our photos. Absolutely everything we wanted and more. You captured the feeling of the day which was 'pure love' and we thank you.

John + C ai t S tamos

It felt as though we had known her for years… a close friend capturing all the magic of the day as opposed to a vendor we just hired for the weekend

Carmen + Adam

Marlies is truly one of the loveliest humans I have ever met, and the most talented photographer I have ever come across

Laura + Ralphie

She captures your most intimate and cherished moments in the most beautiful way! 

Ally + Mack

Marlies blended right in and did what she does best—capture genuine, raw emotions and moments so intimate it’s almost hard to believe

Jennafer + Zach

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