Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my work. I'm Marlaina, a wedding and portrait photographer based in the little town of Oxford, MI. I travel all over for sessions though, and I'm always up for a new adventure. What do I specialize in?

It's simple.


A circle of love in fact.

Love between newly engaged couples, who become newly married couples. Watching their love as it multiplies infinitely through the eyes of their newborn children.  I LOVE that I get to see the love they share as their families grow.  Then, those sweet little babies grow into toddlers, kids, and start school.  Before you know it, they are graduating.  It all happens in the blink of an eye. Warp speed really. I help you hold on to milli-seconds of time, so you can look at the photographs, and have all of those amazing moments again and again. Wherever you are in this beautiful circle of love, I can help you!

My process starts when we first meet. We create your session together, and it doesn't stop at digital files on your computer or smartphone. I help every step of the way, to make sure that you have beautiful artwork for your walls.  Gorgeous, heirloom quality artwork, that will last for generations - well beyond your current phone upgrade, or laptop crash.

I'm also a mama to two amazing kids, and a wife of almost 10 years now. I shoot with Canon gear and I'm a proud member of my "tech family." I've owned MJP since 2009, and before I had my kids I also worked in cardiology - so some of you may know me from my days in scrubs too! I survive and thrive on good music, chocolate, and the giggles of my kiddos!

If you want to see more of my crazy little life, follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.  Or, just give me a call...  I'm a little old fashioned, and I love to connect over the phone or over a cup of something yummy! 586-321-8921