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 1, 2024

Kaylee and Zach wanted to take advantage of the beautiful blooms and arches of the main rose garden. When we arrived man it was more packed then I have ever seen! The weather was on point so it was very much expected.

May 13, 2024

I spent a lovely afternoon with Judy and Justin at a special location, Nevers Park in South Windsor. With all the crazy rainy weather there was a lot of scheduling back and forth finding the perfect day. We absolutely made the right choice! There were still beautiful blooms and plenty of spots around the grounds to photograph.

March 24, 2024

Let's talk about the First Look. This is a new tradition of seeing your partner ahead of walking down the aisle and it has a lot of benefits.

December 31, 2023

The best of times for 2023!

November 17, 2023

My 2023 fall season closed with this family wedding full of sunflowers and smiles!

November 10, 2023

The wind made for some perfect veil toss photos and the bright and bold terracotta color scheme is now my ultimate favorite for fall.

November 4, 2023

Felt a little Holland vibes with cobblestone roads, cottages and epic fall views.

October 28, 2023

These photos may look cozy and autumnal like this time of year but we were hit with an unexpected 80 degree morning.

October 13, 2023

Really enjoy getting to a wedding day and having my couples feel like friends to me. These two are just warm and genuine and capturing this day was very laid back and full of family