about me

hi, i’m mären

Pronounced “marr” (rhymes with car) – “inn”
it’s a family name – Danish for Mary
I’m 30 years old (I know you’re curious). Sagittarius / Enneagram 7

I was born on Long Island, but my dad was in the Navy, so we moved 11 times during my childhood – including Chicago, D.C., Hawaii, London, Mississippi, New Orleans, San Diego, and Alabama. Basically, I have a compulsive need to travel and create, a deep appreciation for planning, systems, and communication, plus the ability to make friends wherever I go – skills that have served me well in my career as a wedding photographer (thanks dad!)

After photographing my first wedding 10 years ago, I immediately knew it would be my career.  I love that I get to travel, meet, and photograph so many amazing people on the best day of their lives.

My other half is Stephen, and he’s pretty great. Together we have two girls, Nadia (4) and Nora (2) and a cat named Samantha Jones aka my editing buddy.

I spend most of my days working on our home remodel, purchasing plants I don’t need, trying to get a handle on motherhood, browsing reddit, and of course – photographing rad couples like you!

about me

hi, i’m mären

Pronounced “marr” (rhymes with car) – “inn”
it’s a family name – Danish for Mary
I’m 30 years old (I know you’re curious). Sagittarius / Enneagram 7

I was born on Long Island, but my dad was in the Navy, so we moved 11 times during my childhood – including Chicago, D.C., Hawaii, London, Mississippi, New Orleans, San Diego, and Alabama. Basically, I have a compulsive need to travel and create, a deep appreciation for planning, systems, and communication, plus the ability to make friends wherever I go – skills that have served me well in my career as a wedding photographer (thanks dad!)

After photographing my first wedding 10 years ago, I immediately knew it would be my career.  I love that I get to travel, meet, and photograph so many amazing people on the best day of their lives.

My other half is Stephen, and he’s pretty great. Together we have two girls, Nadia (4) and Nora (2) and a cat named Samantha Jones aka my editing buddy.

I spend most of my days working on our home remodel, purchasing plants I don’t need, trying to get a handle on motherhood, browsing reddit, and of course – photographing rad couples like you!

nadia

samantha

nora

what’s it like to

work with me?

Ten years in the industry has taught me a thing or two, and my wealth of knowledge is at your disposal! You can count on me to give you the best advice and direction about alllll of the things – from timeline planning, to lighting, to location scouting. Rest assured knowing that together we’re going to ROCK your wedding photos. When you book me, you’re getting more than a photographer – you’re getting a friend. A friend who is invested in telling your story and a friend who’s got your back every step of the way. My photographic style is understated, classic, and honest. While I love making pretty photos (and don’t worry, there will be plenty of those, mom & dad), what really ignites my creative little soul is documenting how you felt on your happiest of days. Less posing, more being.

what’s it like to

work with me?

Ten years in the industry has taught me a thing or two, and my wealth of knowledge is at your disposal! You can count on me to give you the best advice and direction about alllll of the things – from timeline planning, to lighting, to location scouting. Rest assured knowing that together we’re going to ROCK your wedding photos. When you book me, you’re getting more than a photographer – you’re getting a friend. A friend who is invested in telling your story and a friend who’s got your back every step of the way. My photographic style is understated, classic, and honest. While I love making pretty photos (and don’t worry, there will be plenty of those, mom & dad), what really ignites my creative little soul is documenting how you felt on your happiest of days. Less posing, more being.

mären kathleen

lifestyle & wedding photographer based in upstate new york • available worldwide

mären kathleen

lifestyle & wedding photographer based in upstate new york • available worldwide

hello@marenkathleenphotography.com

INSTAGRAM: @marenkathleen

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