Meet Mariel

This blog is a small representation of my most current sessions, my clients love stories and all the adventures I am privilaged to go on! Ways to my heart include coffee, feeding me before I am "hangry" and anything shabby chic/rustic. My vintage camera collection grows everday and I am usually smiling and quoting random movies. Most importantly Mariel O. Photo celebrates love in all forms regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation & gender identity.

January 13, 2022

This year has been one wild ride for every business owner. In addition to the last year reschedules I had a pregnancy to handle while giving my couples the best experience! I think I managed pretty well and have some beautiful moments to share with you all during my End of Year Review. There was so many kind families and deserving couples and thrilled everyone got their dream days!

June 13, 2021

We're PREGNANT! This journey has been so very long and we are thrilled to announce this news. It comes after years of ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages and one failed IVF round in the fall of 2020. Of course nothing worth having comes easy and so far as been the most special experience of my life. I just can't wait until she comes and I can hold her in my arms. I will just literally lose my mind with excitement!

April 14, 2021

All my collections comes with a second photographer. There what is know as a "second shooter" in the industry, but I prefer to use the term associate!

January 13, 2021

Are you a #marielocouple? Read more about my photography approach and my experience as a wedding professional and the couples I attract.

January 6, 2021

For all that 2020 has brought in terms of struggle and postponed weddings, I still have so many best of the year images to show off! There are some you've seen and some new but please enjoy all the highlights! If you want to see the original blog posts of some of these definitely go back and check them out!

June 10, 2020

Hey everyone I wanted to take a moment and write about some changes in my business. Since establishing in 2016, I have been consistently and sometimes not as consistently been growing. I get it that progress takes time. I guess I didn't know where photography would take me all the places it has and meeting all the people I have.

January 15, 2019

Welcoming 2019 with an open heart and new fresh website for you all! I am a few years into my business and felt the time was right for a refresh and proper branding. I continue to find my style to attract my ideal clients -- the relaxed, fun, smiley & spirited crowd. I wanted this new site to showcase bright and bold images that bring out the emotions of my couples and families. There are so many aspects of this site that I love, like the interactive scrolling homepage and seeing my updated images on the portfolio page.