Currently booking 2021 & 2022

I have only a few remaining dates available for 2021, and 2022 is filling quickly! If you’re interested in booking, I recommend reaching out as soon as possible! I respond to inquiries within 24 hours. If you do not hear from me, check your spam folder or email me directly at

shannon + seth


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 go along with anything we asked 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!!!!” 

jessica + nick


“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!” 

lucy + cameron


We cannot say enough kind words about working with Maren. 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 sneak peek of 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!

jillian + gary


“Choosing Maren as our photographer was our best decision. Our wedding would not have been the same without Maren! We got more from her than we even knew to hope for. We will treasure our photos forever. Her pictures beautifully and delicately captured all of the emotions of our day. Maren is also delightful herself. She made the process of everything 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!”

courtney + joseph


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!”

ashleigh + maurice


“Holy hell. 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.”

cara + rob


“Maren photographed our wedding just two weeks ago and after looking at the 100 preview photos she sent us, we know we made the right choice! The photos are so beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Maren picked all the right moments to capture, she always made us and the rest of our wedding party/guests feel comfortable and was incredibly easy to work with.”

allison + robert


“Maren is such a gracious, talented photographer! She captured one of the most precious times of my life and gave my family and I the opportunity to relive each moment through her photos. I cannot thank her enough for the time she dedicated to my big day. My husband and I are so fortunate we found Maren for our wedding! I could not recommended her photography services more highly to any future bride!”

kelsey + jhiam


“Having Maren as our photographer was absolutely one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. I reached out to her on a whim, because I had seen her beautiful work from a friend’s wedding and loved her style more than any other local photographer. To my complete surprise, she said yes and was able to work within our limited budget. I was so grateful. Her pictures turned out amazing, and she is so sweet to work with. I really feel like she captures the best in you, and the mood and joy of the whole day.”

nicole + brian


“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! On the day of our wedding everything went smoothly and our photographs turned out amazing!! I would highly recommend her!”

margaret + alex


“Maren is incredibly wonderful! I highly recommend her for any event but mostly weddings! She is prompt and on time. She is sooo much fun to work with! She creates a fun and entertaining environment and captures every single moment of your big day! I knew Maren had my best interest at heart and I trusted her completely to deliver and she has!”

mären kathleen

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

INSTAGRAM: @marenkathleen

mären kathleen

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

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