“Will you marry me?” 

It’s a monumental question...but since you’re here, I’m guessing it was also a pretty easy one to answer! The questions you started asking yourself approximately five minutes after saying “yes,” on the other hand? They’re like text messages that have been left unread... for months.

Date Secured

Once your date is officially reserved, we'll send over a few goodies to help you prepare for the big day. We're happy to serve as a resource for vendor recommendations, timeline guidance and more!

And now the fun begins!

EngaGement Sesh

Sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. We’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos. 

Let's get you comfortable in front of the camera 

Wedding Prep

We check in about two months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formal shot lists, special traditions and anything else we should know about your big day.

ABOUT TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIG DAY, WE'LL GET ORGANIZED

The big day

It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your family and friends. Just know we're excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S FINALLY HERE? LET's GET YOU HITCHED!

They're HERE!

You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within about three weeks of your wedding. At that time, we'll also send over details about preserving your images through prints and albums. 

Get the tissues ready!

Keep in touch

We hope the relationship doesn't end after we deliver your photographs. We want to hear about the adventures of married life. And if you decide to have kids, we'd love to document your growing family.

THIS DOESn't HAVE TO BE GOODBYE 

—Who are the best vendors in Portland?
—How do I approach them? 
—What exactly do they need from me? 
—When do they need it by?

You know you need answers, so you turn to the places you always go to find inspiration: Instagram and Pinterest. But all the pictures of Portland weddings you come across seem to fall into one of two categories: dark and moody, or hipster and...orange.


...AND WHAT IN THE WORLD DO I EVEN WANT FOR MY WEDDING?

Overdone edits? Cheesy group photos? No, thanks. You want something timeless with a bit of edge. Classic yet dramatically composed. Images that will look incredible on Instagram now AND retain their beauty and value for decades to come.

It’s time to stop ghosting yourself.

Because the truth is that you’ve already got all the answers you need inside of you—and you’ve come to the right place to have your vision affirmed. Together, we'll create a photography game plan that's custom-tailored to your story and completely representative of your style. 

We just talked a lot about questions, so here’s one more from me to you: How do you want to remember the day you commit your lives to one another?

Your answer to this question is my starting point—the foundation of the storyboard we’ll create for your engagement portraits and wedding images. I’ve photographed more than 75 weddings and counting, and not once have I crammed a couple’s vision into a pre-designed approach with rigid limitations. 

In fact, my approach is just the opposite. I exclusively offer customized wedding photography experiences, and I promise to always embrace possibilities. 

Even (and especially) the kind that are outside of the box.

A Portland wedding photographer who believes in telling stories from your perspective.

Hi, I’m Marina!

Let’s get to know each other better

"Captured every shot I could’ve dreamed of."

"When we wanted to drive 5 hours for my engagement photos, she came. When I wanted to go to 10°F weather and run in ankle to knee deep snow in my wedding dress, she was right behind us capturing the moment. Marina followed us through 3 different locations, and 3 different outfit changes, and captured every shot I could’ve dreamed of. On top of being just amazing at what she does, she is punctual and transparent, well planned, and answers back to every need and concern! She will never leave you hanging when it comes to emails or text messages or phone calls. If you want someone to capture the happiest moments, and to bring that feeling to life with precision and grace, Marina is a FABULOUS choice.” —Tanya, bride 

"working with marina was fantastic"

Our photos turned out amazing!! Also they were a blast to take. I was really nervous before we started but the time really flew by! Her happy attitude made taking photos one of my favorite times during the wedding. Marina is a great photographer with a real talent for bringing put people's personalities and showing them in her photo's. 10/10 I would definitely recommend Marina!
-Nilla S

"we knew we made the right choice"

Our wedding portraits turned out beautiful! I loved the creativity and variety we received. Marina is very talented and always captures the perfect moment. I appreciate her positive attitude, as well as her professionalism, where she took the time to meet in person beforehand to show her portfolio and understand what we were looking for.
-Natalia N.

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