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      SAM & FRAN

      From the moment we first met Marcela we knew she was “our person.” She is one of the the most genuine, down-to-earth humans I have ever met, and what an amazing talent! I was drawn to her photos the moment we saw her website and as soon as we sat down to have a beer and chat, we were sold! She was truly interested in learning about our story and who we were as a couple before we even discussed any sort of business. She is in love with love and it really shows in her work. On top of it she is very professional and communicative, and she was very understanding of our needs. She was kind enough to send us previous the morning after our wedding! Neither of us are super comfortable in front of the camera, but she made us feel like we had been doing this for a while all while laughing and having a good time. She is the best at capturing raw emotion and making people radiate from the inside out. We could not recommend her more; as of now we are looking for other excuses to book her and get to work with her. If you are looking for someone to capture your day, stop looking and lock Marcela down ASAP.

      LISA & MATT

      First things first, Marcela is an amazing person and an amazing photographer! She is definitely the person you want behind the camera to capture all the incredible moments you will share with your significant other. We were fortunate to have Marcela take my engagement photos and shoot our wedding in April of 2018. Marcela has a great way of getting real life scenarios and poses out of you. Even though my husband and I were not use to taking professional photos, Marcela made it easy the entire time. She encouraged us and laughed with us and made us feel as if we knew what we were doing. She really got some wonderful portrait and candid shots of us! I truly am in love with the pictures she took. Both sessions she was early, organized and had a great big smile that said she was ready for business! She had her list of what needed to get done, but was also flexible with last minute ideas and was truly there for us. If you are unsure about choosing Marcela as your photographer, go to her website and Instagram and compare it to others. The way she captures and describes couples as individuals is a true talent. Each and every couple has their own story and it’s apparent in the photos she takes. She understands people and photography and is able to make the same shot for one couple have a totally different feel for another couple. My husband and I love our photos and could literally not stop looking at them when we received them! She also through in some special cool treats in our final package that really showed that she cares and listens! You will be completely satisfied choosing Marcela as your photographer, no matter what the occasion!

      CHEO & RUBY

      The thing that drew us to Marcela (besides the beautiful photography!) was the diversity of the people she photographed. Other photographers that we looked at seemed to be too careful about choosing ‘model-looking’ clients and the content that they displayed didn’t seem genuine-too posed. Looking through Marcela’s portfolio I could tell that she was able to capture authentic and perfectly imperfect moments of real people beautifully, which was something that we really wanted. I thought I would be nervous, as I’m not someone that likes getting their photo taken, but I was surprised how easily she made it and how comfortable she made us feel. Through our entire session, we felt like we were hanging out with an old friend. She was very open to our ideas, including having a sunrise first-look (super early!), hiking to our ceremony spot (with a cold!), and was even down to stop between our first look and ceremony locations for a quick breakfast. She joined us afterward, during our reception as a friend, and blended right in with everyone. Our families even commented about how nice and respectful she was. Our photos turned out more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. She took photos during times that I didn’t even realize she was photographing, photos that I didn’t realize I would want. She’s like a ninja! She was able to capture so many beautiful, emotional, and understated moments and I’m so glad I have the photos to document our day. I can’t stop looking at them! Besides being an incredibly talented, passionate, and professional photographer, she is a genuinely kind, chill, humble person. I don’t think we could have chosen a better person to photograph our day. She was an absolute joy to work with and we enjoyed having her around. Thank you Marcela!

      ARI & DOM

      Marcela is a dream, not only is she an incredibly talented photographer, she is such an amazing person. Before booking with her we met with her through FaceTime and knew she was the perfect match for what we wanted. We had the opportunity to take our engagement photos with her in some of our favorite places and they were absolutely stunning, which made us even more excited what was to come for our wedding. Marcela went above and beyond to make sure every single detail of our wedding was captured. When we received the gallery of photos, I was blown away by her talent, and creative eye for photos.

      ANJALI & BEN

      My husband and I could not be happier with our choice of Marcela for our photographer! She is incredibly sweet, humble, respectful, and it felt like we were just hanging out with an old friend throughout the experience. We took a nontraditional route and said our vows out on a cliff in Yosemite, including a bit of a hike, and I don't think anyone else could have captured the moment and the emotions we felt like she did. Our photos are absolutely stunning and we are by no means professional models. Marcela truly has a gift and a good eye, but more importantly a kind and gentle soul. I would recommend her wholeheartedly and I am grateful we crossed paths.

      KAYLA & KYAN

      We are completely blown away by our adventure elopement photos! Marcela was able to capture us at our best moments, we look incredible and got a diverse assortment of images to chose from. Marcela was on board to travel 4 hours away to photograph us at our favorite location outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. I wanted a photographer that could capture amazing candid photos in several different nature landscapes on the coast and she did just that. Our photos are so dreamy and we are ecstatic that we chose her to capture our special day.

      LYNDSAY & JIMMY

      Marcela’s work is pure magic! She is such a talented photographer and amazing human being. When I first looked at her portfolio/photos, I fell in love. I immediately contacted her to do our engagement photos and she went above and beyond to work us into her schedule for both shoots (because when her work is so incredible and you have a long engagement you know you have to have winter AND summer engagement photos). I didn’t really have anything in mind and didn’t give her much direction but she captured so many photos I didn’t even know I needed or wanted. She’s so creative and made us feel so comfortable. Not only that, she made it fun too! My husband hates taking photos more than anything and he even enjoyed it, that’s really saying something! The engagement photos came out so beautiful! At that point I knew we HAD to have her for our destination wedding in Fiji. She was so easy to work with through the whole process. I thought it would be difficult but she made it so simple. The weather was crazy, the wedding day timeline was all over the place and nothing went exactly as planned but she captured the day PERFECTLY. We received the most beautiful slideshow and photos (super quickly too, I might add) and I could not be more grateful. If you are thinking about booking her for your wedding (or anything else for that matter) DO IT NOW! I promise, you will not regret it. Thank you again Marcela for being so amazing.

      AARON & SYD

      Last winter, Marcela came over and spent a morning hanging and shooting us in the house. As much time as I spend with a camera in my hands and as many images as I make of Syd, we really don't have all that many photos together. Marcela did some beautiful work documenting us in the house; we loved 'em so much at the time, and now- as we're looking at leaving this nest- we love 'em even more for their documentary/sentimental value. And I'd imagine that feeling will only swell as the years pass.

      Marcela, thanks for doing what you do so beautifully. It meant/means a ton to both of us.

      MALLARY & JULIEN

      Not only is Marcela an amazing talent--she's also a tremendous human being and exactly the kind of company you'll want to have with you on your wedding day. No problematic ego or facade; Marcela is simply a genuine person and a pleasure to have had around on such a special day.