"My wife and I are both so incredibly lucky to have had Marlies as our wedding photographer!! As an artist, she's hands down one of the most talented and creative people we've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Her work is STUNNING. Her ideas are fun and original, and she was able to capture every subtle glance and loving gesture in ways that were always beautiful and authentic. But even more impressive was how she worked with my wife and me, putting us at ease on our big day and allowing us to trust her. It felt as though we had known her for years -- a close friend capturing all the magic of the day as opposed to a vendor we hired just for a few hours. I can't recommend Marlies enough, and I hope that others are as lucky as we were to work with her!"
-Carmen + Adam, married September 17th
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I'm Marlies (sounds like Mar-leece)! I am a Texas born, Utah-raised New Yorker, who's been living in Los Angeles for the past 12 years. I am a multi award-winning, international, and celebrity wedding photographer who blends my love of photojournalism with a timeless, editorial style, and hopeless obsession with beautiful light.
My primary goal is to gain your trust as a couple so that you feel 100% comfortable and can enjoy your wedding just being yourself. From the start of your big day, I will catch both the wild/hillarious/emotionally candid moments while also capturing the romantic essence of you as a couple, and I am constantly being told that I am incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about what I do!
I want your images to be felt, not just seen, and I want the day to feel like your wedding day, not just a photo shoot. But please don't worry... I also love guiding my couples when needed to ensure they feel relaxed and always look their best!
Things that make my heart happy:
Almond milk lattes, Sunday morning snuggles with my daughter London, 90's movie quotes, hazy-golden light, the smell of old books, mezcal margaritas, unexpected cobblestone, silent films, and deep belly laughs.
- There is a black and white image in my wedding portfolio that was shot by my 10 year old daughter on a wedding day. Can you guess which one?
- I am left handed and can also wiggle my ears!
- I graduated cum laude with a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts where I studied Theatre and Art History.
- In 2009, I was a contestant on the gameshow, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader!
- I've basically lived in every part of the country (7 states total) and even spent 6 months living in Florence, Italy!
*While each wedding is unique, my 2019 wedding collections start at $4500, with most couples investing between $6000-$8000+ for full wedding coverage along with an engagement session and heirloom album. You can check out my featured shoots, view my portfolio, or contact me now for wedding date availability, or for destination/elopement inquiries.
I am passport ready and love to travel!
I'd love to meet up (or video chat!) to ensure I'm a good fit for your day. I personally respond to all emails within 24 hours (often times less)! So don't be shy and tell me more about your wedding plans!
Marlies Hartmann (M. Hart)