Since 2005 I have been in the business of creating tangible memories but the truth is that I have been a photographer "forever". I was about 6 when I first held my brother Matt's (heavy) Canon AE-1's viewfinder up to my face, I the heft of the camera heavy in my hands & the strap scratching the back of my neck. I remember seeing the world through that viewfinder rectangle for the very first time.
For a number of years I worked as an RN in the critical care setting and at some point I had a realization that while I loved the connection nursing allowed me to have with others, I wanted more to contribute beauty and love to their existence. Some of my favorite patient families would bring photos in for their loved ones - visual reminders that the patient lying in bed is a human being, struggling at the moment but in reality this person is a loving parent, a doting grandparent, a wonderful wife or husband, someone's best friend. Those photos personalized my experience with my patients. It is because of these experiences that I continue to grasp to UNDERSTAND the meaning of this life. My belief is that the meaning lies in the connection between us all, relationships, after all, are the only thing we leave on this earth with any real meaning.
In 2005 when I finally took the leap and started Marmalade Photography it was based upon a single vision: fun, beautiful and quality photos for Chicago area families and children that speak to who they are as a character in the plot of their lives and who they are in the connectedness of this life.
My ten years photographing people of varying ages is of benefit to you: I offer a full service photography experience and have the expertise to create art you will love for your home. I love to help clients design wall galleries, provide custom created beautiful albums and art pieces. I have even been commissioned to create images as large as 10 feet in length. High touch, high quality, there is no other way to do it.
While I do live, breathe & eat photography obviously I am not just Marmalade Photography. I am also a wife…a mom to Maddie & Lauren who inspire me every day in so many ways…I am a historian and a friend…a gardener (who can't keep indoor plants but I have a green thumb if it grows outside)…funny…fun loving…serious…in fact you & I may have a lot in common…I would love to get to know you through that rectangle & tell your families' story for you.
o m g your blog is rockin awesome!!! Love ya MUAH!
it is fabulous. love love love it!!!
It looks wonderful, Mare! Now go reward yourself for a job well-done!
Looks fabulous! So glad that I stopped by. 🙂
now come fix mine!!! LOL!! I love it!!!
Ooooh it rocks!! Yeah come fix mine too, after you’re done w/ Kathy’s. lol! I have my wordpress blog but I haven’t done much with it after Theresa did her thing. I’m still a bit afraid of it, lol! 😉
Lovin’ Marmablog and Marmaland!!
Looks stunning mare! 🙂 Great job!
I love the colors. You have a very lovely blog. Great Job!
Kathy, it’s not bad to do, once I got over the fact that I had to wipe out the blog entirely off the server and reinstall the blog software (ugh, scary!) it was smooth sailing. You already are on your way…I love the way yours looks (in fact it was one of the impetuses that put me over the edge to change my old one out).
Love it.. it rocks.. looks fantastic
I bow down to you! I want to switch but I can barely figure out typepad, too scared to do the wordpress!
loooooooove it – 🙂