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Fall Cabin Engagement Session

October 1, 2020

I don’t know what I love more about this fall cabin engagement session; Sarah and Jack or their pups Kiko and Luna! I love that Sarah had a variety of outfits to play with. Her red jacket is not only unique but it also makes the images pop.


How these love birds met

Sarah and Jack were neighbors on three separate occasions, living on the same block in 3 different neighborhoods in Baltimore but dating other people. But despite all of this, they never met! Sarah even moved away to New York. When she returned, she bartended directly next door to where Jack worked. She worked there for 2 years before they happened to meet!! Luckily, her coworker asked her to go next door and get her a sandwich.


While Sarah doesn’t actually remember the moment they met Jack said the moment he met me he knew he had to have her in his life. (My heart melted!) So he started frequenting her work and they spent a few work breaks talking. Right before Halloween, he came into the bar- obviously looking for Sarah- and asked her to go to karaoke and the rest is history.


What makes their heart sing

When I asked Jack what he loves about Sarah he said that the thing that attracted him most to Sarah was her ambition. “She makes me feel like I can do anything. We’re opposites but we make a good team and we are unbeatable together. When I first met her, even though we didn’t even have a conversation, I knew she was someone I wanted to talk to and spend time with. Her smile and her laugh are contagious. She always makes sure I’m taken care of and she forces me to do things outside of my comfort zone.”


Sarah said that Jack is everything that she needs. It took her a long time to realize that sometimes what you’re searching for and what you actually need aren’t the same thing and the minute she decided to stop searching and wait for that person to walk into her life, she met Jack. “He is inspiring, driven like you wouldn’t believe, and he makes life easier. He’s my best friend and partner in everything. I could honestly spend the next 80 years of my life talking to him and watching movies and going for hikes. He makes me the best version of myself.”


What makes their heart sing

Their favorite thing to do is watch movies at old movie theatres (specifically the senator theatre which is an old Art Deco movie theatre) because they are addicted to movie theatre popcorn. They also make music together (Jack plays the guitar and Sarah sings). They also like to go on adventures- Jack is a climber and Sarah loves to go for hikes with their dogs. Their puppies are Kiko (Corgi) and Luna (teacup Pomeranian) even have their own IG. Follow them for more cute photos @pomandcorg!



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"The photos we just got back from Marcela are giving me CHILLS!! They are absolutely stunning!!!

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. "


"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!"

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"We loved every moment of the day she helped create. 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.

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!"


"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!"

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