+ helping couples be mindful during the process of planning their wedding so they can have an authentic elopement experience
+ using my camera as a tool to invite real emotion into each session to help couples cultivate a deeper connection and a more intentional relationship
Searching for the right wedding photographer can be stressful and you’ve probably looked at a ton already. And you're most likely looking at images to decide what style you think is best.
To be honest, there are so many talented and incredible photographers out there. And while it’s important to find someone whose work you love, I believe it’s just as important to find someone who will make you feel even more in love!
I’m here to show up and serve you and to create something that is bigger and better for you: something that isn’t just about the images but also about your relationship.
When you work with me, you receive more than just beautiful photos. I strive to craft an unforgettable experience for you and your partner.
Not only do I take care of the logistical details to ease your stress, but I also take the time to get to know you beforehand, so that when your day comes, you will feel relaxed and comfortable.
Building off a background in photojournalism, I seek to capture candid moments of love and authenticity.
These moments are uniquely yours. They tell a story that help you remember what you were feeling, even years later.
That’s why I choose to photograph your day as naturally and honestly as I can, but I’ll offer gentle guidance into a natural pose if needed.
…and I didn’t have the elopement experience I wanted.
My elopement felt more like a glorified photoshoot rather than a day spent in deep connection with my partner.
I don’t want that for you. I want your elopement to be WAY MORE than just beautiful photos in a breath-taking location. Your elopement should be an experience that explores your love and deepens your relationship.
Because of my elopement experience, I’ve changed the way I show up for others, regardless if they are my clients or not. I’m here to add value and to serve you in a much deeper way. I want to empower you to express who you are as a couple by getting married in a way that is authentic to you.
I want you to feel like I’m the right person for you. That’s why I show up and serve you prior to you even booking me, so come join my community!
There are free resources, free videos, engaging conversations and questions, and other couples that are exactly like you, in the same place, trying to book an adventure elopement and intimate wedding photographer.
I’m here to answer all your questions and ease your fears in anything you have going on!
Marcela was the perfect photographer for our adventure elopement!
She worked tirelessly to make our adventure into marriage happen after our first options were snowed in! Great Sand Dunes felt like the perfect unique place for two Floridians who met in the mountains (and Marcela found it!).
She made us comfortable to be ourselves throughout the whole day while making her job look effortless and fun. Our cheeks hurt from smiling, laughing and a few tears.
Marcela captured every precious moment! Her photography is absolutely stunning every way! I highly recommend Marcela for your elopement or wedding!
day she helped create."
"We loved every moment of the
We had a pre-meet with her before the big day which definitely helped me feel more relaxed going into the wedding day. She gave us great suggestions and things to think about to be ready with on the wedding.
On the day of she showed up early to help scope out the venue. She was creative to try and pull extra joy into our photographs.
When I look at these photos I see more than just beautiful images. I feel the moments that Marcela helped us experience and the connection we had.
I can't thank Marcela enough! We will treasure these moments forever!
"How did you know
Instead of telling us how to pose or interact with each other, Marcela gave us prompts that seemed simple but made a huge difference.
She asked us to talk about our first date. We discussed the weirdest things we loved about each other (which made us laugh) and how we could fulfill each other’s love languages. Amy and I played games with each other and Marcela captured the energy that happened naturally between us.
I love this shoot because it perfectly captures the love we share. It’s incredible to see that love and admiration encapsulated in a photo! Thank you for this!
LIKE ANY I HAVE EXPERIENCED."
"This wasn't a photo shoot
The photos we just got back from Marcela are giving me CHILLS!! They are absolutely stunning!!!
We had never met Marcela before & we had no idea what we were getting into. She did SO MUCH more than just photograph us — she created special moments that I’ll cherish forever.
She encouraged Con & I to genuinely interact & share intimate moments together. She prompted us to tell each other things that we love about one other, ways that the other person inspires us, & how being together has positively changed us.
It was more than just a beach shoot. We ended up giving each other precious, heart melting encouragement & that makes these photos all the more treasured to me.
"She did so much more than