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.

May 7, 2023

Moral of the story is answer the call! I loved photographing my first but not last proposal!

February 4, 2023

What do you do when there's a polar vortex with crazy cold weather?! Answer: Have an unique engagement session that includes a snowball fight!

October 25, 2022

Shooting at this new location hit all my favorite things like a barn, tall grass, willow tree and beautiful fall colors. There were so many options for photography it was easy to feel overwhelmed with spots

October 1, 2022

Nick's childhood home was the perfect venue and many other family members have gotten married on the property so the day was even more special. The property had bistro lighting and a barn which gave me plenty of inspiration for portraits.

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.