me, marla

 You'll catch me with my   biggest smiles when I'm   traveling & photographing.

And obviously, I try to combine the two as often as I can!

More about me in 100 words or less:

     - Coming in at #2 in my heart is my boyfriend of 3.5 years, Pavel :-)          He's my second-shooter-in-training!

     - I'm a Nikon girl because I grew up stealing my parents' Nikons–            which they started collecting in the '70s

     - My favorite countries are Croatia and Thailand for the same                   reasons; the people, the food, the culture, and the beauty!

     - I can name every country in the world, and also recite Hamilton

       start-to-finish

South Florida Elopement Photographer | Broward County Sunset

A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT ME:

I grew up in sunny South Florida, where my love for photography first began. Living on a lake offered incredible sunsets for my viewing pleasure, and as reds and purples and oranges and pinks streaked across the sky in winter, when the lake was still and became a mirror for dusk's rainbows, I felt this really intense desire to document it, so I could always come back to the beauty.

 

Sunsets really sparked it all for me. I feel a sense of peace, of wonder, of gratitude, of joy, and ever since I got my first camera, a little sense of responsibility to capture the moment for Future Marla to enjoy or share.

South Florida Elopement Photographer | Broward County Sunset

I'VE ALWAYS LOVED PHOTOGRAPHY

And I create an experience for my clients that I'd want if I were in their shoes–one that involves natural posing, easy-going sessions, and beautiful photos that create a memory. I cherish these amazing little reminders of other lives that we've lived, showing us our youth, our triumphs, our happinesses. Sometimes, we share that with someone to show them a little bit more about who we are. Sometimes, we just look at them and smile. That's what I want for you♥

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I studied sustainability at the University of Florida

I listen to most anything, but my favorite artists are all indie (pop, rock, folk- I don't discriminate)

I lived in Denmark for a semester– I studied abroad in Copenhagen and I loved everything about living in Scandinavia

I eat Thai food more than anything! I've been to Thailand a couple of times, so the food gets points for taste AND nostalgia

I want to do everything, all of the time. I grew up singing and dancing and playing soccer and tennis and doing musical theater and marching band and serving on the executive boards for all 6 clubs that I was a part of in high school. I'm.. a bit of an overachiever (you'll thank me for it later!)

Travel Schedule

I could write a novel with all of my thoughts about travel, but I'll sum it up for you real quick: I really love it. 

I grew up road tripping with my family each summer across the United States, and have since explored 4 continents over the past 6 years or so.

I tend to not plan my trips very far in advance, but I jet-set at least a few times a year. Reach out if our schedules overlap in any of the places below and let's shoot!

*Travel plans pending based on public health updates

MARCH 2020 - NEW YORK CITY

AUGUST 2020 - SALT LAKE CITY

SEPTEMBER 2020 - GULF COAST, FL

                               - KEY WEST, FL

OCTOBER 2020 - LOUISVILLE, KY

NOVEMBER 2020 - LOUISVILLE, KY

DECEMBER 2020 - MOVE TO SEATTLE

 
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