"Oh my, where do I begin. Marilia is such a beautiful soul. And because of that, her work is too. I flew out Marilia all the way to MICHIGAN because of two things: her GORGEOUS captures, and her kind and welcoming response to my initial email asking her about her prices-even though I emailed her only 3 months before my wedding. It was such a last minute booking and she made things so smooth for me and my husband. Marilia is someone who seeks new people and connections. Her interest in shooting my wedding was so flattering and exciting I couldn't resist! She was very easy to communicate with, gave me so much information beforehand on what to expect, we had a long phone call meeting to make sure everything was set and we got to know each other that way as well! It was like I knew her for so long.
When my wedding day came along, Marilia was so relaxed, and flexible with all the changes of that day. She made sure our families knew who she was, she was friendly, professional and personable. It was so nice to see her genuinely wanting to know everyone - my grandma LOVED her (and she doesn't even speak English)!!! Marilia worked so hard all day, ensuring she was capturing everything she could. I appreciated that she snuck us out of our reception while the sun was setting and got some golden hour shots in - they ended being my favorite ones.
The photos turned out incredible. She paid so much attention to detail and capturing so much culture that our wedding was filled with. It was a very busy time for her, so we did not get our photos very quick, but we understood 100% due to her busy summer travels right before our wedding. She sent us a few sneak peaks of course!! The final photos came in a beautiful wooden box with our names on it and a monogramed USB and some prints as well. It was so unexpected and so professional.
I would recommend Marilia to shoot your wedding 100%. She tells a story with her photos, and makes you feel comfortable and confident. That is what you should seek when searching for a photographer!"
September 23, 2018
Zaina & Hussein