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WEDDINGS

WEDDINGS

AUTUMN WEDDING AT THE INN AT SARATOGA / SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

AUTUMN WEDDING AT THE INN AT SARATOGA / SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Fall Boho Wedding at The Arnold House in Livingston Manor, NY / Catskills Wedding Photographer

Fall Boho Wedding at The Arnold House in Livingston Manor, NY / Catskills Wedding Photographer

Summer Wedding in the Catskills / Mount Tremper Arts Wedding Photographer

Summer Wedding in the Catskills / Mount Tremper Arts Wedding Photographer

Fall Elopement in the Catskills / Micro Wedding at Wayside Cider Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Fall Elopement in the Catskills / Micro Wedding at Wayside Cider Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

An Intimate Manhattan Elopement at Liberty State Park / New York City Wedding Photographer

An Intimate Manhattan Elopement at Liberty State Park / New York City Wedding Photographer

INTIMATE BACKYARD WEDDING IN SPRING LAKE, NEW JERSEY / NJ WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

INTIMATE BACKYARD WEDDING IN SPRING LAKE, NEW JERSEY / NJ WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Winter Wedding in Rochester, New York / Central New York Wedding Photographer

Winter Wedding in Rochester, New York / Central New York Wedding Photographer

Summer Garden Wedding at Altamont Manor / Upstate New York Wedding Photographer

Summer Garden Wedding at Altamont Manor / Upstate New York Wedding Photographer

Wedding at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, New York / Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Wedding at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, New York / Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Backyard Micro Wedding in Delmar, New York / Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Backyard Micro Wedding in Delmar, New York / Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Elegant Southern Wedding at The Barn at Homestead in Hurley, Mississippi / Gulf Coast Wedding Photographer

Elegant Southern Wedding at The Barn at Homestead in Hurley, Mississippi / Gulf Coast Wedding Photographer

Wedding at Spillian in Fleischmanns, New York / Catskills Wedding Photographer

Wedding at Spillian in Fleischmanns, New York / Catskills Wedding Photographer

Wedding at Murray’s Tivoli New York / Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Wedding at Murray’s Tivoli New York / Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Intimate Wedding at The Lookout Inn in Brooklin, Maine / Maine Wedding Photographer

Intimate Wedding at The Lookout Inn in Brooklin, Maine / Maine Wedding Photographer

Rustic Catskills Wedding at Wayside Cider / Upstate New York Wedding Photographer

Rustic Catskills Wedding at Wayside Cider / Upstate New York Wedding Photographer

Stonover Farm Wedding / Berkshires, Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

Stonover Farm Wedding / Berkshires, Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

Gisland Farm Audobon Maine Wedding / Portland Maine Wedding Photographer

Gisland Farm Audobon Maine Wedding / Portland Maine Wedding Photographer

Club Helsinki Hudson Wedding / Hudson Valley New York Wedding Photographer

Club Helsinki Hudson Wedding / Hudson Valley New York Wedding Photographer

Rustic Southern Backyard Wedding in Mobile Alabama / Gulf Coast Wedding Photographer

Rustic Southern Backyard Wedding in Mobile Alabama / Gulf Coast Wedding Photographer

Southern Same-Sex Louisiana Wedding / New Orleans LGBTQ Wedding Photographer

Southern Same-Sex Louisiana Wedding / New Orleans LGBTQ Wedding Photographer

Kelsey + Jay’s Wintry Roanoke Wedding

Kelsey + Jay’s Wintry Roanoke Wedding

Lacey & Jon’s New Rochelle Wedding

Lacey & Jon’s New Rochelle Wedding

nicole + brian / oak hill on hudson wedding

nicole + brian / oak hill on hudson wedding

Jessica & Alfredo’s Downtown Albany Wedding

Jessica & Alfredo’s Downtown Albany Wedding

ashleigh + maurice / intimate airbnb mountainside wedding

ashleigh + maurice / intimate airbnb mountainside wedding

ELOPEMENTS & MICRO WEDDINGS

ELOPEMENTs

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ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS


“She captured every single special moment …and then some!”

Words cannot fully express how happy we are to have chosen Maren for our wedding day. The day I found her on Instagram, I knew immediately she was the right fit for us and our aesthetic. From the very beginning of the process until the very end, she has been organized, professional, and just so, so sweet. Both during the planning process, and on the actual wedding day, she was able to deal with the craziness and last-minute issues that arose, with a smile and a plan. We now call her the “photo ninja” because not only did she get the discussed poses and shots, but because we were surprised with a few we didn’t even know she was around for! She captured every single special moment..and then some! We wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend her for your wedding day!

“She captured every single special moment …and then some!”

Words cannot fully express how happy we are to have chosen Maren for our wedding day. The day I found her on Instagram, I knew immediately she was the right fit for us and our aesthetic. From the very beginning of the process until the very end, she has been organized, professional, and just so, so sweet. Both during the planning process, and on the actual wedding day, she was able to deal with the craziness and last-minute issues that arose, with a smile and a plan. We now call her the “photo ninja” because not only did she get the discussed poses and shots, but because we were surprised with a few we didn’t even know she was around for! She captured every single special moment..and then some! We wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend her for your wedding day!

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MEET MÄREN

Wow where do I begin. Not only did Maren do a wonderful job photographing our wedding and giving us a gift we’ll enjoy for years to come, but I felt like at the end of the process I gained a friend. Maren was so professional while still being a real person who wanted to capture real moments on our big day. I laughed and cried and couldn’t have asked for more incredible photos. She was there at all the right moments, but somehow I never saw her. Simply put Maren is the photographer everyone needs!!

 

Tessa & bruce

From our first phone call, she was personable and kind - a true partner leading up to the wedding. During our engagement session, we felt instantly comfortable with her, feeling more like a friend than a hired photographer. She has a great sense of humor and puts you at ease. We just received our wedding photos and I could not have imagined a more perfect way to remember our evening. Her photos are stunning. Maren, thank you for being such a joy to work with!

 

LUCY & CAMERON

Words cannot fully express how happy we are to have chosen Maren for our wedding day. From the very beginning of the process until the very end, she has been organized, professional, and just so, so sweet. Both during the planning process, and on the actual wedding day, she was able to deal with the craziness and last-minute issues that arose, with a smile and a plan. We now call her the “photo ninja” because not only did she get the discussed shots, but because we were surprised with a few we didn’t even know she was around for! She captured every single special moment ..and then some! We wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend her for your wedding day!

KELSEY & JAYMZ

I highly recommend Maren to any brides looking to capture AMAZING photos on your special day. Maren was able to capture so many special moments filled with so much emotion. We are grateful we will be able to look back on these photos and remember all the feels on our day. She was responsive, easy to work with and has been more than flexible throughout the pandemic!

 

TRISHA & JIM

My husband and I are high school sweethearts and had never had our photos taken until our engagement photos. Maren made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. Leading up to the wedding, we met to talk about final details and you could see that Maren was so excited for our day and we could tell how passionate she is about her work. On our wedding day, Maren captured every detail right down to the midnight kiss on New Years and my sparkly sneakers. She remained calm all day and it kept us all at ease. When we received our wedding gallery, it just took our breath away. It was everything that we had thought and more.

 

Kendall & Tyler

Maren Kathleen is simply amazing; our experience with her was nothing short of perfect. Maren was so kind, patient, fun to be with, and above all, willing to do anything to get the shot! She was able to beautifully capture our love on our wedding day. We are so thankful for her and all of the hard work she put in to our photos. Thank you!!!!

 

shanNon & seth

Our wedding would not have been the same without Maren! We got more from her than we even knew to hope for. Her pictures beautifully and delicately captured all of the emotions of our day. We will treasure our photos forever. Maren is also delightful herself. She made the process so easy, comfortable, and happy for us. She navigated the quirks of our extended family relationships seamlessly, and she was a joy to spend the day with. Count yourself lucky if you get to use Maren for your own special day!

 

jillian & gary

Maren was so wonderful to work with from the very start. She is quick to respond and gives a lot of good feedback in how to properly set up a day of timeline. On a day where emotions are running so high her calm nature allowed me to feel so comfortable. Her assistant was also a joy to work with she took amazing photos of my infant son which is no easy task! Picking Maren was one of the best vendor choices that I made through the whole wedding planning process!

 

courtney & joseph

Maren was an absolute DREAM to work with. Photography was my #1 thing and as soon as we spoke to Maren over the phone I felt like she was the right choice. My (now) husband and I didn't even want engagement photos but since they came with the package, we did them and BOY are we glad we did. We had the most fun spending the day with Maren, and she even climbed up a mountain for us for her first time (--sorry Maren for nearly killing you). I thought the engagement photos were the best things in the whole world until our WEDDING DAY. She so perfectly captured our day, and the small moments during it. I still stare at our photos nearly daily and my wedding was like 6 months ago. Maren is such a joy and seriously captures the right moments. THANK YOU MAREN

 

sam & josh

Maren did an amazing job photographing our wedding!! She does everything possible to make sure her clients are happy and I was incredibly lucky to book her on short notice! Five weeks prior to our wedding my old photographer made my worst nightmare come true and she claimed that she double booked our wedding date so she could no longer be our photographer. That is when Maren stepped in and saved the day. She heard about the awful circumstance that I was put in and she managed to jump right in and agreed to work our wedding with about 4 weeks notice. On the day of our wedding everything went smoothly and our photographs turned out amazing!! I would highly recommend her!

 

nicole & brian

Honestly words can't describe how perfectly Maren and her team captured our wedding day! Maren was able to capture the true essence, love, and energy that filled our day, and made us feel really comfortable. All of our friends and family keep complimenting the beautiful pictures from our wedding day! Maren worked with us when we changed our wedding plans to a micro-wedding due to the global pandemic. Maren is a true pleasure to talk to and work with. She was timely in all communication leading up to our big day. We highly recommend Maren and we cannot say enough good things about her!

 

sarah & chris

I am endlessly amazed by your talent. I feel at a complete loss for how to tell you how happy these photos make me. That was an incredibly happy day for us, and we’re so grateful you could capture it. I’m like hardcore grinning in every photo which is exactly how I felt that day. Thank you a million times over. I so appreciate these memories.

 

AShleigh & Maurice

We knew we wanted Maren to shoot our wedding before we were even engaged. We love that she catches all the details and quick, candid shots, and not just stiff poses. Maren was so easy to work with. She helped keep things running smoothly and captured the sweetest and funniest moments of our day. The photos turned out even better than we imagined. We’re so thankful to have our memories so beautifully preserved!

 

jessica & nick

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mären kathleen

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

mären kathleen

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

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