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A little about myself.

I entered the world of photography back in 2001 when I was working for the world renowned Peter Fetterman Gallery, a fine art photography gallery in Los Angeles. It was there that I discovered the powerful impact that photography has on people.  I helped many new and returning photography collectors enhance their passion for collecting images they had been moved by.  The art of photography became my passion.

During those years I had the great honor to work with many iconic photographers such as Elliott Erwitt, George Tice, Ruth Bernhard, Henri Cartier Bresson, Steve McCurry, and many others. What really moved me was my discovery of the stories behind each and every one of their photographs, and understanding the meaning of capturing timeless moments as they unfold.

While managing the studio for the great master of wedding photography, Joe Buissink, my love for emotion and simple beauty in photography ‘moments’ grew. Today, my appreciation for the fine art of photography has allowed me to express myself in the world… behind the camera. I take great joy and pride in what I do. I feel gratitude every time I have the honor to photograph a wedding, a family portrait session, a musical event, a party. Where there is celebration, there’s happiness and joy.. the human spirit at its best, and that is what I love to be present in... moments in celebration.

I look forward to photographing your event and surprising you with images that will lead you to relive and feel the moments every time you look at them… as if it was yesterday.

Featured In

People Magazine: http://celebritybabies.people.com/2015/08/06/naya-rivera-blog-third-trimester-i-can-see-the-finish-line/#more-226848

Testimonials

Marilyn’s photojournalistic style captured the beautiful, emotional, joyful, love–filled candid moments of the most important day of our lives!
— Shannon Staglin: President, STAGLIN FAMILY VINEYARD
Thank you so much Marilyn!
Your photos are breath-taking and amazing! We stayed up last night viewing them and reliving our wedding. We laughed, and teared up, got all warm and fuzzy, and fell more in love with each other with each shot.
We are very grateful! We will enjoy these for a life time, with our children, and our children’s children. Thanks for making our wedding day so memorable and lasting.
— Myo & Natalie, NYC