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.

June 24, 2020

One of my favorite parts of the ceremony is the vows. To be honest the ceremony is the start of the marriage and hearing the words that are exchanged really gets me in my feels.

June 13, 2020

This wedding is my first for 2020! I can't believe we are in June and I am saying that but we all know that this virus had put a damper on celebrations and gatherings this year. I want to commend my couples for being just the most chill people and handling the change in plans with grace. I can't say I would be this way if it were me!

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.

June 3, 2020

Digital Media is always changing so printing your memories is becoming more important than ever. Remember when something on a CD was the best way to have your images?! When you are a Mariel O. couple I now offer prints, canvases and albums to create your first family heirloom. Something to show your future children or thank your parents for one of the best days.

May 27, 2020

May is always a busy month full of holidays and birthdays! Even though Covid-19 put a damper on traditional gathering and celebration there was still some form of it taking place. As I reflect on this month I realize how lucky I am. Even though my first wedding was suppose to be on the 14th it means more to me that everyone is safe.

May 6, 2020

Don't let your memories die in a digital wasteland of your phone's camera roll and your computer's hard drive. Let them live in prints! All my client's images are put in an online gallery connected to store with a professional lab where you can purchase prints and products like canvases.

April 29, 2020

This month has been more of the same being social distant and staying home as much as possible. This month we would have been traveling to Cozumel, Mexico. I was really looking forward to going since Micheal and I have never been. I am hanging onto hope that this will be over fairly soon and we will be able to travel once again.

April 15, 2020

Who doesn't want an amazing soundtrack for your wedding day? I am a huge music lover and one time won $100 bucks on a bet by acurately identifying a song by Boston but I digress. I always see post from brides on Facebook wanted help on music choices for certain aspects of their day especially first dances!