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Hey there, I’m Maren and Elizabeth is the middle name my friends gave me because my parents didn’t. Most days you can find me working away at my desk wrapped up in a blanket, wearing yoga pants and bed head, baby girl climbing up my chair and scruffy puppy curled up at my feet. I can school you in Harry Potter trivia, struggle with the never ending question “what’s for dinner?”, and am an imperfect but devoted follower of Christ.

I photograph soon-to-be parents who yearn for and believe parenthood is their highest calling. I am blessed to capture my clients in the most raw and transformative moment of their lives – the birth of their baby. My mission is to document it as authentically as possible because life gets hard and the daily grind can stink; your images will transport you back to this moment, all the warm fuzzies, and remind you that this is what matters most and it is worth it!

When I’m not busy working on tear-jerking, baby-hungry-making birth stories you can find me playing one of our 50 board games or Pokémon Go with my fellow nerd and husband Matt, exploring the wonders of the world through the eyes of my 1 year old Emi, or curled up on the couch in a blanket with my latest Netflix binge.

I do what I do because...

pop quiz

Q: Greatest Fear
A: Spiders

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

Q: Latest Netflix Binge
A: Designated Survivor

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 Book of Mormon

Q: My go to outfit is…
A: Yoga pants & tee shirt OR Comfy maxi dress. Either way I’m wrapped up in a comfy blanket.

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. 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 be my husbands first nickname for me)

Q: #1 Pet Peeve
A: The Question “What’s for dinner?”

MY TOP TEN

HAS YOUR INNER VOICE BEEN SCREAMING “HECK YESSSSS!!!” AS YOU READ ALONG? THEN LET’S DO THIS!

 

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