Welcome to our little corner of the internet!
Can we take a minute to tell you
why we love weddings?
We get to capture moments that hit us right in the feels
We get to manipulate light to elevate our ideas
We get to capture epic images in amazing places.
We get to tell our couples’ funny stories in photos.
we are honored that our couples share such important moments with us.
we get to be creative.
we love our amazing couples
We love life, adventuring with our Australian Cattle Dog Puppy, good food/drinks, and, of course, photographing amazing couples and their incredible moments!
We started our wedding photography business together in 2008 as we were both finishing up school (Art School for Marianne and Law School for Joe). Since then, we have photographed nearly 300 awesome weddings! We can't wait to be a part of your adventure too!
Or click this tiny link to read about our puppy!
Our hairdresser once said “I forgot that you guys are total nerds!” We took it as a great compliment that sometimes we totally nail the “normal people” vibe.
We both feel awkward when we are the center of attention. At our wedding, our awkwardness came out in high-fives, which is obviously totally normal and not-weird-at-all. At least 5 high-fives were included in our wedding video and we assume that there were many more captured which were edited out for redundancy.
Joe is 6’4” and Marianne is 5’4”. We like to think that our height difference gives us different perspectives.
We always shoot together. We have photographed nearly 300 weddings together and we still love it!
Or click this tiny link to read about our Puppy!
About this photo duo
Guide me to an epic sweet treat, a delicious dish, or an adorable dog and BOOM! We just became best friends!
I am a health and fitness enthusiast… but I am also very enthusiastic about pizza, previously mentioned sweet treats and champagne (or a good ol’ fashioned gin n tonic.)
I love going out and trying new things. Seeing a comedian live, going to tapings of my favorite shows, seeing live bands, traveling… It’s all the best! (Bonus info: Joe swears that he is a total hermit, but he always admits that he had a great time after we go out on adventures).
Have you ever met someone who is allergic to a color? You have now! I’m allergic to blue food coloring.
I went to an arts-based high school where I studied photography and then I got my Bachelor of Fine Arts for photography at Cal Arts in Valencia. Photography has been my life for almost 2 decades.
(You really want to know about our puppy don't you? )
Or click this tiny link to read about our Puppy!
I am tri-lingual and can fluently speak in English, Sarcasm, and Movie/Television Quotes.
I enjoy writing and telling stories.
I played hockey in Jr. High and everyone’s parents called me “the gentle giant” because I was already 6’4”, but I was friends with everyone on the other teams and didn’t want to hurt anyone, so I played goalie.
I love the ocean, surfing (although I am pretty bad at it... I fully embrace the saying that bad surfing is still good swimming), hiking, and generally being outdoors and enjoying nature.
I love location scouting to find the best spots with the best light anywhere we shoot.
I love taking technical photos that elevate the locations we shoot and make them unique.
(you really want to know about our puppy don't you?)
I’m an Australian Cattle Dog (A.K.A. a “Chocolate Heeler”)
I’m called a “Heeler” because my breed herds cattle by biting their heels/ankles. For some reason, Mom and Dad don’t like it when I herd them into their office in the same way. I guess I’ll just have to keep working on training them. Consistency is key when training humans.
Like other dogs of my breed, I am extremely intelligent and have lots of energy. - I LOVE using my nearly-infinite energy on hikes, walks, and playing with anyone in the house who still has the energy to play with me. I also LOVE using my noggin’ to train and do dog puzzles.
Every once-in-awhile, I will randomly start sprinting around the house at full speed and with absolutely no transition I will flop down and fall asleep in less than a minute.
I love meeting new people! When I was little, I would get SO excited that I would pee when I met someone new.
Hiring Marianne and Joe was hands-down the best wedding decision we made! I fell in love with their work early on in our wedding planning and no other Ventura County/Los Angeles area photographers could compare. They are photography wizards and worth every penny. (Seriously, you could get married in a cardboard box and Marianne and Joe would make it the most breathtaking shoot you’ve ever seen). We adore our photos because they are beautiful, but natural – we look like ourselves. They truly captured the entire feeling of our wedding day, which was exactly what we wanted.
We LOVE Marianne and Joe!! I obsessed with finding the "perfect" photographers, and poured over many different photography blogs before I fell in love with theirs....They are not only professional and shoot gorgeous photos, but they are also such fun people to be with, and they made our wedding day fun and comfortable. Joe even patiently helped my husband's groomsmen figure out how to put on boutonnieres, and Marianne instantly put all my bridesmaids and family members at ease.....we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for photographers.
Marianne and Joe are amazing! Not only do they have the ability to capture real, honest moments but they are both the sweetest people to be around on your special day. They shot our wedding, engagement photos and rehearsal dinner and we could not be happier with the images. I had several guests comment on ninja abilities to also be in the right spot at the right time without being intrusive of anyone's experience to be present. Kind, courteous and killer photographers. They are the whole package.
This husband-wife duo are absolutely amazing. They both are just great people to be around, even if they weren’t taking our pictures. During the planning process, they were highly available to answer all our questions . They were always thorough in their instructions. Both sets of photo shoots – the engagement session and the wedding day – came out so beautifully. We made them travel outside of the Los Angeles area for our wedding, and in spite of never seeing the venue before, they placed us in stunning locations and took even more beautiful pictures.
This little box simply does NOT contain enough room for Timmy and I to shower all the praise that Joe + Marianne deserve! If we could use every positive adjective in the world to describe this couple, those still wouldn't be enough!
Joe + Marianne truly are phenomenal photographers. Not only have the captured some of the greatest moments of our lives, but they did so in such a warm, and loving manner. They are so fun to work with - they make you feel so at ease in front of the camera (which is not easy for two nerds like us).
See what I mean...not enough room to describe their utter awesomeness...
"WOW!!! Thank you so much for these epic photos. You are so so so talented and made our wedding day look like a dream. It's so fun and awesome to see our day through your creative lens... Love what you guys did from the getting ready, to bride and groom, LACMA, and just everything! I don't think we can even choose our favorite segment because they are all so great"
"..We are so happy with the pictures. You have no idea! You both are so talented and awesome and we truly are so happy you guys are shooting us. :) "
Blake - "I can honestly say that was the best money we have ever spent. Those all look freaking awesome!"'
Jeanette - " First off let me just say how incredibly amazed Blake and I are about how gorgeous our pictures turned out! I have never heard Blake express happiness over spending money EVER in our relationship! Haha! You and Joe have true chemistry both as photographers and as a couple. Thank you so much for giving us such a beautiful gift.