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"We are getting so many compliments on our portraits, her creative eye gave us some truly outstanding photos."

"My husband and I met Mariel over 2 years ago when I posted on a ct bride Facebook group we were in search of a photographer. We got at least 50 responses. Of all of these I was most impressed with Mariel’s professionalism so we decided to give her a shot.
We met at a local brewery and knew right away we made a good choice. She has a great personality and we could tell she would be easy to work with. With planning and re-planning our wedding she was probably more on top of things than any of our other vendors. We also appreciated her making things easy for us with electronic contracts (one vendor wanted us to drive 45 mins to sign a new contract).
Mariel put a lot of time and consideration in our engagement and wedding shoots. One thing I liked was the questionnaire she used to ensure everything was well organized and no photos were left out.
We are getting so many compliments on our portraits, her creative eye gave us some truly outstanding photos. We would recommend Mariel to any couple seeking a well organized, affordable, professional and of course smiley photographer."

Kathryn and Timmy

"We are are beyond thrilled with every photo! "

"Mariel is incredible! She did our engagement photos about 2 years ago at our favorite place, Two Roads Brewing. She did an amazing job walking through the property snapping photos of us! Then, thanks to COVID, we had to postpone our wedding. Mariel let us change the date with ease! Fast forward to our July 2021 wedding, we were so excited to have her finally capture our wedding day photos! She was right on-time with her second photographer, Courtney, who was also amazing! The two of them just rolled with the punches of our wedding day. Let me tell you, we were blown away by our full gallery! We got it within a few weeks if our wedding date and are beyond thrilled with every photo! Mariel’s style is light, bright, chill, and laid-back. She’s so creative, full of cool ideas for photos and just a kind, positive person! You will not be disappointed booking with Mariel! We are so thankful for her talent and will treasure these memories. She will definitely capture the magic for you!"

Arianna and Stephen

"She went above and beyond for us on our big day"

"My husband and I used Mariel for our engagement and wedding photos! She is amazing to work with, made us feel really comfortable, and made the whole process fun! The pictures she took are amazing, so vibrant and full of color! She was also surprisingly fast with getting our photos up in our online gallery, and let us have full download access. I would recommend her to anyone and would use her again for future pictures!"

Megan & Cole

"She went above and beyond for us on our big day"

"I cannot express how happy I am. From the beginning, Mariel was incredible to work with. She kept the communication open with us, and leading up to our event, she kept us in the loop by answering every question we had for her open and honestly. She was so open to all the ideas we had and went above and beyond for us on our big day. She captured every moment for us perfectly. When she sent us our gallery, the pictures she captured for us certainly took us back to our big day, and brought tears to my eyes. She kept us laughing all day and all night, and made us feel so unbelievably comfortable. My husband usually doesn’t like taking pictures, but he was as comfortable as can be with Mariel and her second shooter. She is professional, outgoing, open minded, and everything we could’ve asked for in a photographer. We are so happy with our choice to have Mariel capture our big day!"

Kathy & Aaron

"She helped capture the warmth and intimacy we feel in every day life"

"I spent a long time searching for a photographer for my wedding & engagement photos. I knew exactly what I was looking for and Mariel wasn’t afraid to jump right in. We very specifically wanted our engagement session in our home and Mariel was super accommodating. She helped capture the warmth and intimacy we feel in every day life. She captured us a couple ( which is no easy feat as I am so uncomfortable in front of a camera!)
We wanted our wedding to be small, intimate and low key. We loved that Mariel wasn’t afraid to roll with the punches and embrace our less-than-conventional event. I would highly recommend Mariel. We will definitely be contacting her again for future events!"

Christy & Jason

"She creates art with true heart"

"Mariel was the best! She is a joy to work with and has so much talent. She doesn't just take pictures of what is happening, she has an amazing artistic eye and captures the spirit of the day, in addition to the event. Her photos are fine art; however, she is not pretentious. She creates art with true heart. She has the best personality and truly cares about the couples and families she works with. Mariel is also a trustworthy professional. She is a great communicator, responsive, and does everything in a timely manner. You will love Mariel O. Photo! My husband and I are so grateful we found her!

Heather & Chris

"A pleasure to work with, very friendly and professional"

"Mariel did an amazing job on our wedding photos and bridal shower photos! She takes a lot of thoughtful and creative shots. Uploads photos to a website for us to view which was great. A pleasure to work with, very friendly and professional."

Cory and Matt

"We were very impressed with her creativity"

"Mariel was extremely professional and took beautiful pictures. We were very happy with the photos and would highly recommend her for any wedding or special event. We were very impressed with her creativity. For example, taking pictures of our rings in a variety of poses, taking candid shots of people having a good time, and especially some of the snow themed poses she thought of. She brought us a His & Hers ring dish as a gift (and to use in pictures) and even brought a bottle of champagne. I strongly recommend anyone who is having a wedding to consider her services."

Yayee & Michael

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