Looking through your photo albums as you show your family, and one day grand babies, how many adventures you had together, I want you to see one thing. Love. Capturing you and your husband being the best you can be for each other on your wedding day is what happy families are made of. I want you to look through that printed album and see how much love there was at the alter, on the dance floor, and holding each other in arms right after you have said "I Do," I want you to remember how you became a #mclbride and it created an experience for you that didn't leave after the day of your wedding! 

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE

Being apart of the Marena Claire experience is more than just hiring a photographer, it's about hiring a friend. Every time I get the honor of being apart of a couples love story I fall in love with my job all over again. 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"...she remembered the details I mentioned at our first meeting so that nothing was overlooked or left out...she is awesome at engaging her subjects..."

It felt like she was always thinking about our day, even though I know she was involved with other projects. She even sent us very thoughtful little gifts to remind us that this was a fun and exciting time and that we should enjoy every minute...she remembered the details that I mentioned to her at our first meeting so that nothing was overlooked or left out. She is awesome at engaging her subjects so she captures really beautiful shots of even the toughest cookie.

DOMINIQUE & JOHN

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"...she felt more like a best friend rather than a just another wedding vendor...she would reach out and make sure we had everything we needed..."

From the very beginning, Marena was very professional, yet extremely kind and easy to talk to you. I felt such an amazing connection to her, she really felt more like my best friend rather than just another wedding vendor. From the time we hired her, to our wedding day, she would reach out and make sure that we had everything that we needed. By the time my wedding rolled around, we were so comfortable with Marena that it made my day so much more special.

BURGANDIE & EVAN

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"...I had so much fun having my engagement photos taken...Marena truly provided a perfect experience for us..."

Marena has such a kind heart and got to know myself and my fiance as a couple which truly helped us be comfortable in front of the camera. I had so much fun having my engagement photos taken...we were blown away with how beautiful they were! Marena truly provided a perfect experience for us...If you're looking for a detail oriented, professional photographer, who is fun & will provide you with a wonderful experience and images you will treasure for years to come I would highly recommend Marena!

ANGELA & JUSTIN

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"...she made me and my fiance feel so comfortable...she takes beautiful photos!..."

Marena is an incredible photographer! She made me and my fiancé feel so comfortable taking our engagement photos. Marena has a great social media presence and posted photos as soon as the day after our engagement shoot! She takes beautiful photos and did a great job delivering awesome edited photos...I highly recommend her!

LIA & AARON

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Wedding Day!

Gallery Delivery

You've officially said "yes!" to your husband to be! CONGRATULATIONS! This is such an exciting time and I cant wait to hear about how he popped the question! It's important to me to make meaningful connection with my couples! Send me an email, tell me all the details, and we can see if we are a perfect match for each other! I will be in touch as soon as possible and see if we can secure that date for you! I'm SO excited for you and cant wait to meet you both! 

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THE MCL WEDDING EXPERIENCE

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Share Your Heart

Engagement

The Final Chat

Wedding Day!

Gallery Delivery

It's official! We have said yes to each other & locked in your wedding date! I will be with you along every step of the process to help as much as I can! The Engagement session is the most important part of our journey together! In a location thats special to you & your fiancé, I will teach you everything you need to know about posing in front of the camera! You will be pros even before your wedding day! I will send you tips on outfit choices as well! This is going to be so fun!

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Share Your Heart

Engagement

The Final Chat

Wedding Day!

Gallery Delivery

Your save the dates are out and now its about a month away from your wedding! By this time we will have a set timeline in place & I will send you a questionnaire to finalize every little detail for your wedding day!  From whose in the formal photos to taking as many portraits of you and your HUSBAND as possible & some time to spend with him as well! I will also be there to remind you to enjoy this last month to be his fiancé because time flies by before you are his WIFE! 

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Share Your Heart

Engagement

The Final Chat

Wedding Day!

Gallery Delivery

ITS FINALLY HERE! The day you get to become a MRS to his MR! I'm so honored to be apart of this special day! I make it my priority to capture every little moment so that you don't miss a thing when it comes by in a blink of an eye! Your job is to relax, enjoy your day, and celebrate with friends and family! I cant wait to meet them all! You are creating memories that your grand kids will get to look back on in a album that makes your heart smile! 

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Share Your Heart

Engagement

The Final Chat

Wedding Day!

Gallery Delivery

You can expect a blog post from me with the favorite images of the day one week from your wedding day! Just imagine being on your honeymoon and seeing your wedding images on the blog! You will receive HUNDREDS of high resolution images in an online gallery that you can share with friends and family about 4 weeks from your wedding day! So sit back with your new spouse and relive the best day of your life! Because now its time to be married to the one you love

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THE MCL WEDDING EXPERIENCE

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Share Your Heart

Engagement

The Final Chat

Wedding Day!

Gallery Delivery

You've officially said "yes!" to your husband to be! CONGRATULATIONS! This is such an exciting time and I cant wait to hear about how he popped the question! It's important to me to make meaningful connection with my couples! Send me an email, tell me all the details, and we can see if we are a perfect match for each other! I will be in touch as soon as possible and see if we can secure that date for you! I'm SO excited for you and cant wait to meet you both! 

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Have a few more questions before contacting me? Click down below to read the answers to common questions from brides! 

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Want to know what happens before we meet?  Read below all about my booking process! 

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Q:  We would love for you to be our wedding photographer, what is our next steps? 

Q:  Where are you located and do you travel?

Q:  What is included in the Marena Claire Wedding Package? 

A: YAY! Now you can send me an email with ALL the details on your wedding & go from there! I can't wait! 

A: A complimentary engagement session, 8 hours of continuous wedding day coverage, a second photographer, high resolution files of edited images, & a beautfiul online gallery they come in! 

A: I am located in Blacksburg, VA and work with couples all over the east coast & surrounding states! I also am also a sucker for traveling and would love to shoot your destination wedding! 

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Want to know what happens before we meet? Read below all about my booking process! 

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Q:  What does the average MCL couple invest? 

Q:  How many hours of coverage should we reserve?

Q:  How do I officially reserve my date? 

A: The Marena Claire Wedding Experience starts at $3,000 & if you choose a legacy wedding album couples typically invest $4,100-$4,500. Most of my couples pay via a secure storefront I use called Honeybook.

A: YAY! You are officially apart of the #mclfamily! I require a 50% non-refundable retainer and a signed contract to lock in your wedding day on my calendar! 

A: I recommend starting out at 8 hours and a church wedding I suggest 10 hours due to mass lengths! But every wedding is different and something we will work together on so its perfect! 

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Want to know all about my photography style and who I am as a photographer? Read below!  

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Q:  How do you define your editing style?

Q:  Who are your second photographers? 

Q:  I have no idea how to pose in front of the camera! Will you pose us? Will we be posed all day?

A: I live off of natural light from the sun! I love bright, colorful, and vibrant images. It's important to me that my couples photos look as natural and feel like like you! 

A: It's my job to be the expert in this area! During portrait time we will get so many beautifully posed portraits that look genuine to who you are as a couple! During candids and first dances you are encourage to be your self! 

A: My second photographers are others who are strong in the industry and believe the same things I do! I will let you know who that is a month before your wedding so you know who to look for on the wedding day! 

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Wondering about how I edit, nervous about the engagement session, or have questions about it? Read below! 

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Q:  Why do you include a complimentary engagement session in your packages?

Q:  How do I prepare for my engagement session?

Q:  What can I expect from an engagement session?

A: I think its SO important to get to know each other before the wedding day! You find out how comfortable you would be with me on the wedding day AND you become pros at posing! 

A: You can expect 90 of shooting time in a location of your choosing. I will teach you all about posing and being comfortable in front of the camera! We get to know each other better & you are ready for your wedding day posing!

A: When you book with me I send you a Bridal Guide that has tips and tricks on what to wear at your session, how you should prepare your fiancé, and what time you can expect your session to be at according to season.

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Want to know the amount of photos you will receive, what the galley is like, and when you will see your photos? Read below!  

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Q:  When will I see my photos? 

Q:  What is included with our online gallery?

Q:  How many photos can we expect to receive? 

A: I'm so happy you're excited to see your photos! 48 hours after the wedding I post a sneak peek & your blog post goes up a week after your wedding! Your full gallery arrives within 4 weeks via email for engagement or wedding!

A: Every engagement session and wedding day is completely different! For a 90 minute engagement session you can expect a gallery of 50-60 images. For a 8-10 hour wedding day, I deliver 900+ images! 

A: I don't watermark my photos, you can read why HERE, so you are able to download, share, and print anywhere you want! I welcome you to share your gallery with everyone you know! The memories are whats most important. 

THE MCL WEDDING EXPERIENCE

Want to know the amount of photos you will receive, what the galley is like, and when you will see your photos? Read below!  

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Q:  Will we have access to our RAW files?

Q:  Can we send our gallery to family, friends, or guests? 

Q:  How long will we have access to our online gallery?

A: No. Part of the MCL Experience is that you receive the images fully edited and able to share them on social media platforms or via email. RAW files usually can only be seen with certain softwares, and I want the best for my clients! 

A: I use a gallery system called Cloudspot and your images for both and engagement & a wedding day will stay up on there for eternity! I do recommend you downloading all your images to a hard drive for safe keeping in case! 

A: I encourage you to send your gallery link to as many people as you would like! Parents and close family love that extra bonus that comes with choosing me because they can use a link to download or print images when they want! 

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Miscellaneous wedding questions that you may have! Read below! 

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Q:  What happens after the wedding?

Q:  Where else can we find more information on your services or see more beautiful photos?!

Q:  If I want to order a wedding album how does that work?

A: The fun isn't over yet! After your receive your wedding gallery 4 weeks after your wedding date we can begin customizing your wedding album together! 

A: I know all the best parts of the wedding day because I was apart of it! That means I will send over the favorites to the album company to design a book for you. You will be able to revise it as well & customize it! 

A: I'm so happy you asked! You can find more tips and tricks on my BLOG, more images on my INSTAGRAM, and see all the weddings I have shot on FACEBOOK! Can't wait to see you there! 

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2019 wedding packages start at $2,500

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