It was such a pleasure working with Marlana.  There are no words to describe the level of talent and professionalism that she displays.  Not only did she make my husband and I feel comfortable, but her technique and the way she can capture the beauty of a single moment is phenomenal.  Every picture she took of us was breathtaking.  She is able to tell your story perfectly and we could not imagine using any other photographer.  If you want perfection, I would recommend Marlana.

Vanessa B.

Cary, NC

Dear Marlana,

We have loved all the photography you have done for us.  It fills up our walls and reminds us of what a great time we had doing each shoot and what wonderful children and grandchildren we have.  Your patience is beyond incredible and we still cannot believe the breathtaking shots you took of our farm, our horses and our grandchildren.

You truly have incredible talent and a brilliant imagination which shows in every picture you take.  We look forward to each year we get to spend with you – and the new photos which will go up as evidence!

Carol L.

Getting my photo professionally taken is something that I have always wanted to do, but believed it would never happen due to how unrealistically perfect people look in professional pictures.  But Marlana certainly put me at ease and made my insecurities disappear the moment she picked up the camera.  My photos came out better than I could have ever imagined!  I can’t sing enough praises for how incredible of a photographer Marlana is.  I could not imagine using another photographer.

Deprina S.

Cary, NC


You did everything you promised and so much more.  You were professional, kind, and very patient with us.  The way you worked with the light and captured all the details was phenomenal.  Thank you so much for making us look our best!

Amy C. and Seth L.

Raleigh, NC

There’s a special picture that my daughters and I take every few years.  We had the pleasure and privilege of working with Marlana on the latest shots.  The pictures are beautiful and it was wonderful working with Marlana.  If you are looking for a professional photographer that gives a personal touch and makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, you have come to the right place!

Erica W.B.

Cary, NC

My husband and I really enjoy working with Marlana because she takes the time to genuinely connect with her subjects/models!  She has an ineffable pure talent for art and an incredible eye for great photography that is evinced in each and every photo she takes.  Simply put, she is an absolute NATURAL (in every sense of the word!)  We’ve had the opportunity to work with her on several occasions; and I must admit, we are always impressed by her professionalism, pure artistic skills, and most importantly, patience.  Not only has she been able to capture many magical moments between my husband and I, she has a natural ability to bring out the best qualities in people – including my husband, who often professes to not being a “picture person.”  Marlana is a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend her to anyone because she does an amazing job at telling individual stories through pictures.

Tika S.

Raleigh, NC