Located in San Diego, available to travel worldwide.
I’m a story teller who captures small moments, that can be shared from generation to generation. Im not about awkward posing and being stiff, lets be real- thats uncomfortable for everyone. My style is candid, laid back. Think fly on the wall. Im all about capturing the moments only you two understand, that little look you give each other and that special hug you two have. I think those photos mean so much more.
I have shot weddings in Hawaii, Bahamas, New York to name a few
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Reyna Narbay · Getting married on 10/13/2019
Couldn't have chosen a better photographer!
I ran into Martina's work through Instagram/Google. When I saw her work, I immediately knew I wanted her to take photos of my (now) fiance and I to hang around the house and post on our wedding website.Sent on 02/04/2019
Martina was a total sweetheart and was so bubbly! We felt so comfortable playing around and enjoying the scenery while she captured the moments. We also got the photos back within 24 hours and I thought it was amazing how fast that was :)
We're inlove with Martina's work and we're particularly swooning over our photos from her. I wish I lived in San Diego/ CA and have her take photos regularly! ;)
Makenna Engelbrecht · Married on 08/31/2019
Incredible Photographer, Perfect Experience!
I found Martina when I was looking for an elopement photographer in San Diego. I had never been to San Diego, so it was incredibly helpful to have her knowledge and help with picking a spot to get married in Balboa Park.Sent on 09/12/2019
I have never been a photogenic person, and so I worried that I wouldn’t feel beautiful in my photos or that I wouldn’t like them at all. From the getting ready photos to the last photo she took, I felt completely comfortable, happy and beautiful in front of the camera. She is really great at capturing all of the special moments that I otherwise wouldn’t have gotten to see.
There were a lot of spots I wanted to take photos in Balboa Park, and Martina made it happen!
I absolutely love all of our photos! I love all of the candid moments, the style, seriously everything! I would definitely use Martina again, and recommend her for anyone and everyone looking for a great photographer.
Melissa · Married on 04/22/2017
We found Martina while looking at photos of other weddings at our selected venue, The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden. I'm so glad we did!Sent on 06/06/2017
What immediately stood out was her candid style, which is perfect for my husband and I. I'm a photography enthusiast, and have always worried about finding a wedding photographer that would capture "natural" shots. I'm not a fan of saccharine Pinterest wedding fluff like colorful smoke bombs, "Mr. and Mrs." props, etc. Martina is a purist like us!
She arrived at the venue hours before the wedding so we could take posed shots of just the groom and myself in various areas. It was sweltering that day, over 90 degrees, but Martina kept her cool and was very patient with us. She kept her patience even while shuffling 20+ family members for group photos - never an easy task with a big family!
She did a wonderful job capturing details beyond typical wedding documentation too. She excels at documentary-style photography, and is really gifted at picking up on what the bride and groom are passionate about.
Once the wedding reception was underway, I lost track of Martina entirely save for the occasional flash bulb. I've been to weddings where the photographer is in the background of every guest photo, lurking and intruding on guests. Martina was the total opposite - she captured all the important shots but never once blocked anyone's view! I truly don't know how she did it. I can say with assurance that she did the work of 2 people all by herself.
Also, it can be hard to navigate the digital wedding photography thing (how do i get prints? An album?) but her process is very comprehensive.
I loved her work before she was hired, and our photos came out even better than expected. I highly recommend Martina for your next important life event!
Deal is 10% off my wedding/ elopement packages for 2019.