I had no idea that this was where life was going to take me one day. When I think about it now, I've always had a knack for the "arts." I actually quit my college art class because I didn't want to do things his way, I wanted to do them in my own unique way! I landed in the helping profession after graduating college, rolled with it for a couple of months, & someone out there decided NOPE. & that's where I got this wonderful crazy idea to create my own business, become a photographer, & make my own rules! I just adore being around my couples who are madly in love, and creating memories with seniors that will last a lifetime. That's a little how I got started in this journey I love, and now its time for the fun stuff below! 

about marena

MEET THE PHOTOGRAPHER

I'm Marena. A Disney loving, book reading, and adventure seeking wedding photographer located in Virginia. I love to laugh, I welcome change, and I am always striving to be my best self! 

A Michigan city girl who moved to the country in Virginia with the love of her life to follow their dreams. 

I believe setting intentional goals each day toward your dreams in life get you that much closer to where and who you want to be. Thats why I  dedicate my life everyday to help others achieve their goals and be excited about their passions with them. As a photographer, that means making sure you see yourself as the world sees you - happy, radiant, and confident. Creating a client experience built from the genuine love I have for my camera and the people in front of it. I'm so thankful to have something that allows me to spend my days with other people who are celebrating the most exciting seasons of their lives and being the one to make sure that they have memories to look back on forever. 

my philosophy

THE HEART BEHIND WHAT I DO

I'm a dreamer at heart, I love a new adventure, and I'm the girl behind the camera. I live to make others feel beautiful, to live in the moment, and to create memories on the most important days of my clients lives. Growing a business, celebrating with you after you have said "I do," talking with high school seniors about their hopes and dreams, and sunflowers...are only some of my passions in life. 

adventures

THE STATES

Michigan

West Virginia

South Carolina

Tennessee

Washington

Virginia

North Carolina

Florida

adventures

COUNTRIES

Belize

St. Marteen

Honduras

France

St. Thomas

Bahamas

Cozumel

adventures

DREAM DESTINATIONS

Greece

Ireland

Morocco

Thailand

Alaska

Fiji

Hawaii

Colorado

Italy

book smart

GET TO KNOW MARENA

The Rachel Hollis kind

Junie B Jones & Captain Underpants were totally my prerogative when I was growing up. These days I love getting lost in other worlds, self help books like "Girl Wash Your Face," and books on improving overall life! Once I start reading I cant stop! 

youre a sunflower

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Ever just want to run into a field of them?

I love fluffy pink flowers & I'm also a cliche for roses. BUT sunflowers have always been my favorite. No, they wont be a bouquet for my wedding one day but they are so vibrant, bold, pretty, & make me feel so happy! Who knew a flower could do that?

disney at heart

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This is what Dreams are made of

I've been going to Florida's Disney World ever since I was little! The magic, the parades, the rides, the lands of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy all make me feel like dreams can come true if only you believe in yourself. I'm a dreamer through and through, & always working toward my goals in life! 

wanderlust

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Meeting new people & seeing new ways

I think I got my love for travel from my mom! She has been everywhere you can think of.  Below you can read about the places I have been & my dream destinations! Currently Greece, Ireland, & Italy are on my bucket list. I love seeing new cultures, trying new foods, & seeing how life is like beyond home! 

green tea please

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plus a few lumps of sugar

I am not a coffee person.  THERE, I said it and I don't think I ever will be one ! I love tea though. The hot and the cold sweet kind. Honey sticks have become my new favorite thing to add to my teas and theres nothing like opening a book & relaxing with a cup of tea after a long day. 

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