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• I met my husband, Mike, on match.com
• Our first 3 dates were on the same weekend & on day 3 I decided I was in love
• Mike proposed at Niagara Falls
• We lost our home to Superstorm Sandy, 3 weeks after he proposed
• We were married at a rustic barn venue in Andover, NJ in October 2013
• We had our son, Dax, in March of 2017
& daughter, Marlee, in September of 2019
• I was a graphic designer in the printing industry for 12 years
• I have been a photographer since 2000
but started my business in 2008
Not only was losing our first home & all of our belongings an eye opener, but I have also lost both of my parents & one of my brothers within the last 3 years. Why am I sharing this on my about page? Because these life-changing events have led me to this point in my career, where I have chosen to work specifically with couples, families & small business owners to showcase what's important in life; celebrating love, the growth of our families, our unique milestones - both big & small, & those feelings that get us out of bed in the morning....our passions.
Life is too short; we must be committed to being happy & doing/celebrating what we love.
For months prior to my mother's passing, she was worried sick that she had lost my brother's wedding album that his wife & he had made for her several years ago. I saw how much that album meant to her a& I was hurting for her. Weeks after my mother's passing, I found the box in another unpacked box (from her last move) in her garage. I was so relieved to have found it & laughed at how stressed & upset she had gotten over it & it was right under her nose the whole time.
Don't worry Mom, this family heirloom will live on & your album is still safe & sound! XO
I invite you to continue to explore my site and if my work speaks to you, I would love for you to contact me to discuss a custom portrait experience for your family.
"She took her time, made sure to get all the shots we wanted and honed in on the style we were looking for."
Marianne was incredible to work with for our newborn photos. Marianne is a professional and it’s evident in the way she handled our little girl. The entire experience was enjoyable and peaceful (and that’s impressive when working with a newborn). She was also patient with me as a first time mom and I felt absolutely comfortable handing over my little girl to her. The pictures came out even better than we expected! She took her time, made sure to get all the shots we wanted and honed in on the style we were looking for. I know these pictures will be memorable forever and we’re so pleased with them!
"We instantly felt comfortable in her studio and very happy with all the extra care she took handling our newborn with special needs."
Marianne was very responsive to our questions and was very helpful leading up to our appointment for newborn portraits. We instantly felt comfortable in her studio and very happy with all the extra care she took handling our newborn with special needs. Our photos are stunning and we absolutely love them. We are so appreciative of her experience and expertise!