Sandra & Earl. Wedding.

The dark clouds rolled overhead, threatening rain. But inside the house where Earl & Sandra prepared for their wedding, a sense of calm permeated the air. As Sandra’s hair was being curled, her Peruvian friends gathered round & excitedly chatted about how beautiful Sandra looked. Earl’s father quietly helped him with the finishing touches on his tie. Guests took their seats. Everything fell into place & before you knew it, Sandra’s mother was walking the gorgeous bride down the aisle. And as Sandra & Earl took their vows, smiles waved across the faces of each & every guest. Earl & Sandra are a perfect fit, a fabulous couple & as gorgeous on the inside as they are on the outside.

I loved the details from this wedding. Everything from Sandra’s lavendar bouquet & handmade dress with freshwater pearl accents, right down to the mini BLT’s, cupcakes & food that Back of the House whipped up, everything was simply divine. And it didn’t hurt that Earl & Sandra picked the best songs as part of their wedding- Sandra walked down the aisle to Coldplay & their first dance was to Iron & Wine. Really, it doesn’t get any better than that!

Earl & Sandra, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your beautiful day! I loved being able to witness the special connection you have & I know your lives will be filled with adventure & fun! xoxo, marielle.

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Janessa & Jeffrey. Engagements.

Late one night as I lay in bed, I sent a text message to my sister to see how things were going with her boyfriend, Jeffrey. A minute passed & my phone lit up with a text from Janessa.

It read, “We’re in love. DUH.”

I laughed out loud & felt the joy in my soul knowing that my little sister had found such love & happiness. And I felt even happier knowing that she was positive that it was love-she obviously wouldn’t use the word DUH unless she was 100% sure that this was it.

This is their story…

It was Superbowl 2008. Janessa arrived at the Superbowl party looking uber-fabulous as usual. The smell of nachos & the sound of  people cheering & laughing was dizzying. Janessa looked up across the room & someone caught her eye-a boy in a green sweatshirt & a mile-wide grin. The boy in the green sweatshirt walked over to the couch where Janessa was and asked if the seat next to her was taken. As she said it wasn’t, Jeffrey sat right in Janessa’s lap. Shocked, surprised & totally smitten all at the same time, she let him sit on her lap for the remainder of the game. As they put it, “He couldn’t resist her tight white pants and she couldn’t resist his baby blue eyes & sweet Southern charm.”

They remained just friends as the year went on, keeping in touch here & there until Jeffrey called Janessa to see if she wanted to go out. That one date turned into many more dates, trips to Las Vegas, Laguna Beach, Reno & Lousiana. As they spent more & more time together, they built an amazing friendship as well as a deep love for each other. They knew it was love early on, but the more time they spent together it became more evident to them & everyone around them that they were just meant to be together. That they were totally perfect for each other. After seeing Janessa eat fried alligator & crawfish in Louisiana, Jeffrey knew he would never find another girl who would rock his world like Janessa did. A few months later, he took one knee and asked Janessa to be his wife. She said yes & they have never been happier in their whole lives.

Janessa & Jeffrey- you are the type of people who make me want to laugh louder, love deeper & dance in public more often. You are truly meant to be together & I could not be any happier that you have found this amazing love with each other. I am so excited for your wedding in October & I’m even more excited to have Jeffrey as my new Brother-in-Law! I love you both with all my heart. xoxo, marielle.

To view their entire event & order prints, go HERE.

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Farr Family.

I knew this family was fabulous from the moment they stepped out of their car. Each member of this family is super cute, happy & friendly & up for anything. And the kids mom is a mega-babe. Seriously- can I puh-leeze look like Jenny after I’ve had three kids?!?!?

We started our session & within the first 5 minutes of shooting, the clouds gathered & there was a TOTAL DOWNPOUR! We waited it out & had a great time for the rest of their session (despite the wind & cold!). I loved the colors from this session-amazing! And the wet pavement after the rain looks awesome, too!

Thanks to the Farr family for totally rocking this session! I hope to be able to do another family session with you guys soon! xoxo, marielle.

As always, to view & order prints, go HERE.

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Major Sneak Peek!

Thanks to everyone who booked a session with me during the past week in Reno. Here is a huge sneak peek from two gorgeous weddings, a fabulous engagement session & a bunch of fun family sessions. I am so lucky to book so many gorgeous clients! I’m soooooooooo excited to post the entire sessions, but here is a huge sneak peek until then….

Earl & Sandra’s wedding…
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Janessa & Jeffrey’s engagements…
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The Williams family…
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The Roelof Family…
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Dawn & Kyle’s wedding…
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The fabulous Jacqui & her family…
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The Murray Family…
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Stay tuned!!!

Dawn & Kyle. Engagements.

It was my very first day of college when I met Dawn. She was making her way around the room, introducing herself to each & every person. Her smile lit up the room & everyone wanted to get to know her because they could see what a fabulous person she was. I knew I would be crazy if I did not become BFF’s with her right there and then!

I have admired Dawn since that first time we met, almost 10 years ago. She has always been a kind, sincere & true friend to me. She’s the type of friend I can call in the middle of the night for advice, the kind of friend who will be laugh with me & cry with me too, the type of friend who will dance with me like no one is watching…even though we want everyone to be watching…a fabulous BFF who I love & admire.

When Dawn called me to tell me that she’d met Kyle, I knew that there would be wedding bells in the future. They just seem to complete each other. In all the 10 years I’ve known Dawn, I have never, ever, ever, never, never seen her this happy. I want you to know that I am just as happy for you, Dawn! You so deserve the happiness you are enjoying right now. I am so anxious to photograph your wedding in the beginning of August! I can’t wait for you guys to start your lives together! xoxo, marielle.

To view their entire event & order prints, go HERE.

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