In an age of endless scrolling through stunning visuals, you want photographs of your wedding day to be something more, something real, something you can truly adore for years to come. I hope that you have found intention in the words and images that you have seen on my website. Creating experiences where my couple's true selves are present is key; along with the use of great light, texture, and the experiences I’ve had traveling the world. This industry has allowed my passion for documenting the human experience to flourish and come to life. Below are some thoughtful words from my couples. Connect with me to learn more, I look forward to hearing your story.
Maui Elopement Photographer
California Elopement Photographer
"We hired Mari for our engagement photos which were great for our save the dates; and naturally, our wedding day. She was able to shoot the intimate moments of both wedding parties getting ready and capturing our ceremony. We were able to plan with intention, but I also gave her creative freedom during the entire day. She takes BREATHTAKING black & white photographs also. I couldn't contain the excitement when we received our gallery - in 3 weeks might I add - and was amazed by the beauty of the images. I loved how she organized & labeled each part of the day, so it was easy to access which photos I wanted. It was such an amazing day, and we have these moments to cherish for a lifetime! I highly recommend her."
Caroline & Mike
"Since the moment I contacted Mari she was very friendly, responsive and professional. I live in Miami and was getting married in Hawaii and after contacting several photographers; she was the one I went for because of her fast responses, her amazing portfolio and her enthusiasm towards her work. I know a bit about photography and the lighting was not the best because it was extremely sunny and she managed to create an incredible photo shoot and that is something only a really good photographer knows how to do. She is very gifted. If I ever need a photographer in Hawaii again or if anyone asks me for recommendation I would definitely hire her again and recommend her. She was at my wedding early, she always contacted me to confirm time and place, she even helped me find a musician and I'm very grateful for that as well. The photographs were delivered sooner than expected and they are stunning! I'm extremely happy with her work."
Annie & Jose'
"Mari is wonderful. She captured our wedding day beautifully. Each and every picture is just breathtaking!!! She was so friendly and caring, I felt like we were long-time friends. I recommend her for any type of photographs. She will make you feel special and so beautiful!"
Reyhaneh & Siavish
"Mari was so fun and flexible. She has a sweet personality, laid back, and is easy to work with. Our wedding photographs turned out beautiful and we are so happy with them! She was worth her investment and has an artistic eye that I wasn't able to find in other photographers. I would definitely recommend her!"
Kobey & Mark
"Mari was incredible! The photographs are fantastic, and she really knows what she’s doing and is a true professional. She had a smile on her face the whole time and she was so helpful with planning and recommendations on locations for our ceremony and could not have done it without her"
McKenna & Caden
"Mari was so professional and fun to work with. Coming from Panama, we did not know any local vendors, and there are many to choose from during our search for a destination wedding photographer. Her investment is worth every penny, and she did a fantastic job for us during our special day. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a photographer for your wedding."
Andreas & Kathy
"We love Mari! I had a destination wedding and ended up booking her early on to ensure she had my date available. She responded quickly and even got me the contract while she was on vacation. On the day of my wedding, she and her cinematographer came early to set up. They were both very personable, great energy, and I would highly recommend her. Our photographs came out amazing, and I get so many compliments on them all the time! My husband and I have big personalities, and it was definitely shown in the photos. She had a fast turnaround time and gave us full access to everything. We were still on our honeymoon when we got our gallery! Her cinematographer was great as well - they worked so well together, and I didn't even notice that they were there. She was so much fun to work with, and I love supporting small businesses. You won't be disappointed with Mari!"
Jessica & Devin
"Let me tell you about this awesome woman! She is kind, compassionate, and funny which made taking photographs during our wedding so much easier. I love the quality of pictures she took and they are STUNNING! If we are ever back on Oahu I would love to book her for a couple's shoot. Love Love Love! And with us being from Oregon she was prompt to answer us and made everything seamless."
Christina & Jesse
"I am completely and totally FLOORED by our photographs. Mari is amazing. I don't think I have the words to explain how amazing she was. From the first message to the delivery of the product she was professional and friendly. She promptly responded to emails and texts and had an eye that is... just wow! Mahalo Mari, may your photography pave the way to wealth for you!"
Nicole & Andre
"Mari is amazing! From the moment we met her we felt at ease and comfortable. We did an all-day adventure elopement with her and had such a fun, amazing experience. And we LOVE the photographs. Absolutely worth every penny!"
Krista & Ken
“Our session with Mari was great. She’s very easy to talk to and made us feel so comfortable. She took some amazing photographs for our engagement shoot at Magic Island, for which we ordered "Save the Date" cards from our gallery. We would definitely hire Mari for our wedding if we can get her for our date. Her all-inclusive sessions are definitely worth it.”
Ken & Jessica
"Mari is amazing! She was such a delight to work with. She had so many amazing ideas, we couldn't be happier with our photographs. She's creative, personable and definitely a fantastic photographer. I did some research prior to booking her and I'm so glad I chose her. Her professionalism and response time are amazing. If you're planning on having a Hawai'i elopement, I would highly recommend booking Mari, you will not be disappointed. She is wonderful!"
Sukhey & John
"Truly Amazing! Mari is artistic and talented. She listened to what we wanted and delivered; we were one of those couples that wanted to have more candid photos rather than many portraits. She was more than happy to create a wonderful experience for my friends and family. You’d be happy and lucky to get her for your wedding day."
Patricia & Scott