family is everything
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hello! I'm so happy you're here!
Hi!! I’m Marsha! If you’re here you’re probably wondering who I am and what I’m all about.
I am an award winning Central California wedding and lifestyle photographer. (I like to say that I’m more than just your photographer though. I am more like your wedding day BFF who’s there to keep you calm and cool and take great photos!)
I believe that our lives are an accumulation of moments—a look, a touch, a connection, and I can’t imagine a world in which we don’t have a record of those moments. My life, both personally and professionally, revolves around taking the time to notice these slivers in time and making sure we don’t miss them.
My love for my family drives my passion and it gives me incredible purpose to document the love in this world through my camera.
When I say I shoot with my heart, I mean it. Each image I capture is an extension of the love that I have found in the world around me.
My mission is to deliver the most exceptional experience while capturing how truly amazing you are!
We love adventuring together and Yosemite is a family favorite!
What does "The Photegé" mean?
Honestly? A completely made-up word combining the words "photo" and "protégé".
• A protégé is a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.
I am a protégé of life. I observe and learn from the experiences and people around me. I feel intense appreciation for the ones who continue to inspire, encourage and guide me with their wisdom.
I thrive on discovering what I am capable of, and I find confidence in that discovery. As I continue to learn, I realize that I never want that to change. I want to be a perpetual student. Not only of this incredible craft, but of life, too! There is so much to learn, so much to absorb, so many ways to love and be loved...
I can't wait to see where this journey takes me next.
A few of my favorite things:
The smell of fresh cut grass
Snuggles & cuddles
Workin’ on my fitness
Exploring & adventuring
Behind the Scenes
The Photegé in action
Just in case you were wondering... I'm not *just* a professional wedding photographer.⠀I'm also a pro at pinning boutonnieres, bustling dresses, reapplying eyelashes, fixing stray hairs, calming nerves... and basically being your BFF on your wedding day.
More than just your photographer
I don't mind carrying your dress between locations to ensure you always look your best.
I got your back... literally!
One of my favorite shots to get is gathering your friends and family for a large group shot!
Short people problems (Forever standing on things or tiptoes!)
Over the years, I've learned a few tricks from some of my favorite beauty vendors. If you're having a hair or makeup mishap, no worries! I will help you fix it!
Teamwork makes the dream work! I work hard with your other vendors to ensure that we are all on the same page and working towards an amazing end result for your day!
Works well with others
I love observing and I'm always looking for those little moments. Don't be surprised if I tell you "that's a wrap" but then call out for your attention as we are walking away. Some of our favorite captures happen in those after moments.
Always looking for the little moments
No one knows how to pin a 'bout? WHAT?!
No sweat, I'm here for you! I've pinned hundreds over the last 10 plus years.
Boutonnière pinning pro
What's in my bag?
I'm mostly a Canon gal.
In my bag you'll find 5DM4's, 70-200L, 85L, 35L, 100L, a fisheye, 45 TSE, Sigma Art 50, Sigma 24-35 2.0 (plus a variety of other fun tools!)
I have lived in Korea, Germany and California and traveled to many countries and states before the age of 14.
I love and celebrate diversity.
My favorite lens:
My 85L is my bread and butter!
I can't live without:
Coffee. Korean Food. Tacos. Sunshine. My family.
Things I hear all the time:
• Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!
• You're HOW old??
• Do you have a twin sister?
My Favorite Snacks:
• Haribo Gummi Bears
• Pineapple with Tajin
• Kettle Corn
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa
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