I am european photographer who lives and works in Mexico since 2008.
I aim for timeless, understated elegance. Trends come and go, but overly stylized images can quickly become dated. I shoot the feeling of each particular wedding day so that my photographs will still hold their power in 25 years. I believe weddings should be meaningful and memorable, not perfect.
I shoot weddings from inside the party, not detached from it. I am subtle and invisible when I need to be, then very visible when necessary, like when I'm corralling bridesmaids for a group shot. I like to think that my experience adds a level of calm to the day.
Trust is so important. Couples that trust and love the images that I make and therefore are so comfortable that they can focus on the parts that really matter and soak in as much of the day as possible. A wedding day goes by quickly, and being present for it is key.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Chloe Shoup · Married on 04/11/2019
Where do I begin? Marina was everything I could of asked for and more! Super easy to get ahold of. I ended up getting an amazing deal and special from her and she even extended it for me because I couldn’t make up my mind at the time. I live in SD, USA and she was really easy to talk to. We were struggling to get pay pal to work so she came even though I could only get her $5 down. She came on time, she listened to what we wanted, and she had us try things out of the box that turned out awesome. She even made sure we had breaks and had the perfect lighting for the pictures. She did a friend’s wedding that I know too that loved her and her pictures. Can’t say enough good things about her!!Sent on 04/21/2019
Jen M. · Married on 03/17/2019
You will not regret working with her.
I can't tell you enough how professional + kind Marina is, how magical + inspiring her photos are, and how truly happy + satisfied you will be if you ask her to photograph your special moment(s).Sent on 04/05/2019
Finding her was one of those serendipitous moments for me; I am an amateur fine-art photographer (however, no where near her stature, expertise and calibre!) so I went in my search with two criteria:
1) knowing that one of the biggest, if not only, splurge for our wedding would be photography. these things last forever, yo!
2) we DID NOT want: tacky, over-processed (hello, Photoshop Actions overload!) photos with props and ridiculous poses. We wanted natural, beautiful, stunning photos that told a story. We wanted a photojournalistic style that utilized as much natural light as possible, where we would be free to be ourselves, and that she heavenly camera would look at us and say: these two are in love, have been through so much together, and are meant to be together.
Suddenly I stumbled upon her website. I was floored. And she is in Tulum! I can't tell you how fast I typed my inquiry to her, praying that she had our date available.
Marina is fun + comfortable to work with; she's endearing + smart, understands true photography + uses the BEST full-frame body + prime lenses you'd hope your photographer would use (Marina: I forgive you for using Canon, haha!). She's upfront on her turnaround time, delivers your digital photographs in lovely packaging and if you ever have questions, she gets back to you quickly.
Just look at her website and Instagram page as proof in the pudding. Meet her. Talk to her. It'll solidify that she's the best there is!
Bianca Moccia · Married on 03/04/2019
Marina was exellent!!!
Sent on 03/25/2019
Everything we wanted and more for our engagement photos. We weren't too sure on location but she helped us with a few suggestions and followed through as a magnificat photographer and friend. She was enjoyable and has a very unique view which my fiancé and I LOVED.. Captured beautiful memorable moments!!! Couldn't be more satisfied.