A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.
— Annie Leibovitz

 The Sweet Basics

How lucky I am to have photography waltz into my life randomly one spring day. If a hobby-turned-profession could be a soul mate, photography would be the one. I have been shooting (and in business) since May of 2015. I know, I am a new fish in this pond of magic but the beautiful thing is that you can experience + witness my growth as a client, admirer, or even a fellow artist. Before becoming a visual artist, I was (and still am) a movement artist. which I believe was the main driving force into creating the photographer I am today. I reside in a small town near Chicago, IL but my heart thrives on traveling to my clients from around the country -- and even the world. 

So you may be asking -- 

Why Hire Mari?

I think the most thing I hear from my clients is that I know how to make anyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. I want you + your loved ones to be who you are during my sessions. Often, people have a guard up during photo sessions that hinder their true spirit to come out. That's where I come in. I want you to remember this moment in your life exactly how it is. Real, raw, + full of love.

banner photo - courtesy of jacob loafman