portrait photography

I’m Marni.
I take photos!

I am a scientist-turned-photographer who has spent most of their adult life in the Washington, DC area. I now live in Silver Spring, Maryland with my energetic toddler. I’m a city kid who loves to explore nature, collect stories, and create memories.

I would be delighted to have you peruse some of my work!


I capture the real you. Relaxed and comfortable, we’ll chat through our outdoor photoshoot and before you know it we will have a ton of incredible shots. I have been described as “surprisingly efficient” which is great for folks who don’t love to be in front of the camera, families with small kids, and groups with lots of headshots to get through! I’m happy to consult on locations, outfits, and anything else you need to feel prepared and confident for your photoshoot!

  • Family photos – documentary style, lifestyle portraits that include candid shots and posed pictures in beautiful outdoor settings
  • Couples photography – proposals, engagement sessions, anniversary presents, or just a fun day together
  • Headshots – for individuals, companies, sports teams, social media photography, dating profiles, and anything else you can dream up!
  • Events – outdoor events from engagement parties, baby showers, birthday parties, bridal showers, anniversary parties, elopements, celebrations of life, picnics, reunions, and much more