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Just a little about me.

I'm Mari.

If you pretend it's spelled "Marie" then you're saying it right.

I am married to an incredible man named Nathan and we have a crazy awesome son, Ascher, who was born January 24, 2013. Nate's my best friend, and has been since I was 13 years old. We were married on May 23, 2009. Ascher's my little buddy that has already inherrited my awful stubborn streak and my addiction to chocolate. I love Harry Potter, I have a thing for jewelry, and there's no way I can pass an antique store without stopping.

 

Photography Background:

I started this "photography thing" back in 2006 when my dad passed down his old 35mm Pentax that he had used since I was a baby. I literally wore the thing out shooting roll after roll of film then finally moved to digital photography. I guess I'm what you'd call a "self taught" photographer, but I've had a lot of help along the way from friends, colleagues and family.

Since then I've had three different studio locations, and am currently occupying an incredible space in downtown Midland (and hope to stay there for a LONG time). I've come to realize that my passion lies in photographing newborns. There's something special about documenting all of the tiny details of a new little person that is dear to me. I still love shooting other types of sessions, but these are really my bread and butter. These are the shoots that keep me up until 3am editing because I just don't want to stop.

 

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