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.

July 20, 2022

Andrena and Steve have graduated from bride and groom to newlyweds! This day was relaxed, full of color and love plus some kick ass drinks!

June 24, 2022

When you describe your wedding day as 'young at heart' that is something I can get behind. Ray and Cindy were just that and the whole day was filled with family and love - just how it should be

February 25, 2022

Cozy engagement shoot inside and then a snow squall outside for this first session of 2022! I had a blast hanging out with Andrena and Steve and hearing about their romance during the pandemic!

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.

February 9, 2022

It is pretty surreal typing up this story because I have waited for so long to tell it. If you enjoy a good story especially about my experiences with labor and delivery, read on! I wouldn't be able to have such a wild ride without support! Mom's are amazing and now I am part of this exclusive club!

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!

December 29, 2021

Well December here we are! The end of the year definitely came out of nowhere like it tends to do! We are all still in the Covid pandemic and really hoping we can live a new normal very soon.

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.

November 30, 2021

My favorite month of all was spent eating a good amount of food, spending time with a lot of friends and waiting not so patiently for our daughter to arrive!