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.

February 16, 2022

Here is another venue spotlight for you! When I arrived at Smith Farm Gardens I knew this was going to be a new favorite venue to shoot at. It is a beautiful property in East Haddam, Connecticut with a quaint country farmhouse.

December 16, 2021

Spirited photography is what Mariel O. Photo is all about. So what is it exactly? Well simply it's all about fun, natural posing and capturing joyful images! When in the movie Elf Buddy says it's his favorite, well it's mine too.

September 23, 2021

February 14, 2021

Some of you may or may not know but I love boudoir. I set up an Instagram account for my work @ohboudior_bymariel and I think that is one of the best 2021 moves I've made so far.

April 8, 2020

I mean that should be understood without saying but let me be crystal clear. What I mean is that I live (as best I can) to be toxic free. Some people are curious about this somewhat new trend. For me, I found out about it via Instagram through a local photographer I follow who made this lifestyle change. Then my mother coincidentally gave me a diffuser for Christmas one year with some oils.

February 12, 2020

Something about beautiful bouquets and eating delicious desserts make Valentine's Day spectacular! I used to be one of those girls that hated this holiday but now I am all about the love (hello I'm a wedding photographer!!)

February 8, 2020

It is love month! February is the shortest month of the year and so I find myself in the between. The year is now in full swing and I wanted to share this lovely berry color pallet from at styled shoot last year at Oakholm Farm in Massachusetts

November 2, 2019

Gosh do I love doing styled shoots this year. I have been caught by a #allthingspretty bug that just won't go away. The Lace Factory in Deep River. Connecticut was the first venue I got to experience when I go into weddings.

August 10, 2019

Back when I first got started and building my portfolio I photographed a couple of boudoir sessions for family members. I also participated in one myself and surprisingly loved being in front of the camera in this vulnerable way