Portraits are so much more than an annual to-do. They have POWER! That’s why, in every session, I strive to strengthen your home and family by documenting both the extraordinary and everyday moments that make up your authentic story. I hope your images will serve as a reminder of what matters most when life feels overwhelming, and inspire courage when you feel like giving up.
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!
"It was our first family photo session and she made the experience such a breeze! She eased my mind and knew how to work with my 2-year-old. The photos are amazing! She captured my family in a way I will cherish forever!"
"She made us feel so loved, jumped in to help with pressure points, and even brought us a cute little baby gift! She knew all the right angles so I never had to worry about feeling awkward or uncomfortable. Our photos are priceless because they are once in a lifetime memories - these are moments that you can never repeat and thanks to Maren we didn’t have to stress about missing a single one!"
"Maren was so great to work with! I was so impressed with how professional and prepared she was which helped us make the most of our session. Our son is active and not the easiest to work with but she rolled with it and captured his personality perfectly. We will treasure these pictures forever!"
"We loved working with Maren because she was easy going, fun, bubbly, and kind. We just laughed and had a good time. It was a relief to be able to relax and trust that Maren was capturing it all for us! Both Marcus and I were able to just enjoy obsessing over our new little addition and not worry about getting it on camera! We LOVE looking back on these photos!"
"She was amazing with my kiddos. My two sons loved her and smiled throughout the whole session and the pictures turned out amazing! If you want beautiful family pictures, I highly recommend Maren!!!"
"We chose to work with Maren because of her passion for photography and her love of the birth experience. Maren was so amazing from the first meeting all the way to the end. She even jumped in to help and provide support during my labor! Maren delivered flawlessly from start to finish."
"Maren's a great photographer and she just keeps getting better. We have loved our photos every time she does them!"
"These pictures are so precious to me and I will never be able to thank her enough for capturing the love, exhaustion, peace, and miracle of that day. We will keep coming back to her for all our family pictures! Absolutely amazing!"
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