HEY THERE!

I’m Maren, the girl behind the camera here at Maren Elizabeth Photography. I am a wife to Matt and mother to Emi, a Harry Potter nerd, cozy blanket connoisseur, and LOVE eating out (know any good places?). My style is bright, true to color, and authentic. In every session my goal is to create real moments that showcase your family’s personality, relationships, and love, to tell your authentic story. That means you should plan on a lot of playing and moving around during our time together!

FUN FACTS:

Currently a grad school wife – Matt is studying Physical Therapy.

Matt and I collect board games and LOVE to play. We’ve got about 60. Need a recommendation? I’ve got you covered.

I’ve struggled with body image for much of my life, photography has been a HUGE part of my journey to self love.

I have a secretary, she’s 2 and her name is Emi. She doesn’t often tell me what she has planned for the day but it usually revolves around snacks and play time.

 

I’M A PHOTO NERD

You guys, I am such a nerd! Seriously. I’m sitting here trying to figure out a way to put the way I feel about photos into words without sounding like a total cheeseball.

I’ve been taking pictures for a long time and they’ve meant many different things throughout my life. The love affair first started after my senior portrait session. At the time I didn’t have a lot of self confidence and my senior pictures made me FEEL beautiful! Senior year was a huge growing year for me, I learned to love myself and have confidence and it all started with my senior pictures. Then, a few years later they took on a whole new meaning. I lost a dear friend unexpectedly and suddenly in a motorcycle accident. I’d taken portraits of him just a month before, the first since his own senior portraits and they, along with every other picture I had of him became priceless, to me and even more so to his mama.

Photography is a lot of things, but most of all, it’s an investment in your family, your children, your memories, your story, and the skills and expertise of the artist (that’s me!). Photos are like magic. They have the power to take us back to a moment, remember a feeling, and tell a story. I believe they even have the power to strengthen our families in the hard moments by reminding us what matters most and of the things that hold us together.

 

I do what I do because...

POP QUIZ

Q: Greatest Fear
A: Spiders Scorpions

Q: I collect…
A: Fonts, Family Pictures, and cozy blankets.

Q: Latest Netflix Binge
A: Stranger Things

Q: Childhood Nickname
A: Mareseatoats

Q: Top song on my playlist
A: Fight Song, Geronimo, Shut Up & Dance With Me

Q: Currently reading…
A: The Crown (The Selection series)

Q: My go to outfit is…
A: Shorts & tee shirt OR Comfy maxi dress.

Q: Favorite Quote
A: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Q: The best title I have is
A: Mom

Q: Favorite Food
A: Potatoes – fried, baked, mashed, cheesy. The possibilities are endless.

Q: If I came with a warning label it would probably read…
A: WARNING: Sassy Opinionated Brat (which may or may not have been my husbands first nickname for me)

Q: #1 Pet Peeve
A: Trying to answer the question “What’s for dinner?”

MY TOP TEN