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    Hi! I'm Marie :) I'm a photographer specializing in engagements, weddings and portraits and I love LOVE. I try to capture as many real, natural moments as possible. I truly enjoy getting to know my couples and clients and always try to create photos that embody their personalities as well.

    I am a photo-school graduate and have been running my own business since 2011. A little random fact about me: I hiccup at least once a day! I can almost guarantee you will hear at least one while I'm taking your photos.

    Photo by Danielle Dobson

Sweet Stephanie and Daniel won my Valentine’s Day Giveaway contest 2 years ago (stay tuned, I am announcing it again for this year tomorrow!). They decided to wait a little while to redeem their free portrait session until they were expecting their first child. So, when I received the email that Stephanie was pregnant I got excited! I photographed their Vancouver maternity session this past summer at Jericho Beach. It was such a perfect, sunny day and what an amazing session it ended up being. Seriously gorgeous. I am so happy to share these photos with you! Enjoy!



I loved their outfits and all the little props that Stephanie and Daniel brought to the session. I posted a few of their photos on my Faccebook page back in August and people wanted to know where Stephanie’s dress was from, it’s from: Love it Again Clothing & Accessories. It’s such a pretty dress!


She’s so beautiful.


SO gorgeous right!? I absolutely loved this Vancouver maternity session and if you can believe it this was a free session! So, be sure to enter my Valentine’s Day Giveaway contest tomorrow and the days before Valentine’s Day so you can win a free session too! Stay tuned for the announcement! <3

Lots of love, Marie


Hi all you beautiful people!

It is February!! You know what that means?! It’s time for the VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY!! This is the one time a year I give away a FREE portrait session.  :):):)

Like I did last year I want to focus on not only the couples in love, but also the love shared between your family, friends, pets, etc. In short, if you don’t have a significant other you can still enter this giveaway! The winner will receive a FREE portrait session by me!

At the bottom of this post you will find a box with ways to enter the giveaway. Each type of entry has a number value. You can tweet about the contest, share it on Facebook or share it on Instagram once a day and get multiple entries from that! Remember to use the hashtag: #marieskerlvday2016 and tag @marieskerlphoto when you are posting.

There is also a new form of entry this year which is “Do a Good Deed.” Why not spread some love this February? Do something nice for someone else, send me a photo of it and enter the giveaway that way! Do this everyday for the most possible entry points.

The more entries you make, the more likely you are to win. The winner of the contest will be picked randomly using Rafflecopter on February 15. Entries will end at midnight on February 14th.

Good luck! Now start entering! 😀

Lots of love, Marie


Every good blog post needs photos and it seemed only right to post some photos from the wonderful Jenny & Sheldon’s engagement session, as we met through this contest last year!



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I just photographed Josh & Marcela’s gorgeous wedding in Squamish this past weekend (teasers at the bottom of this post) and it was amazing!! Their love and the love for them from all their family, bridal party and guests was so evident – that really is my favourite thing about weddings:)

I have known Marcela since high school and we have stayed in touch ever since. She has been so supportive of me and my photography, she told me that I would photograph her wedding when the day came (even when she didn’t have a boyfriend at the time haha). I told her I couldn’t wait for the day and that day was last Saturday!!! Needless to say, I was excited.

Now for a little bit about Marcela and Josh. They met at their best friend’s wedding; Kirsten & Adam, in September 2012. Being the photographer at that wedding, I happened to take a photo of their first one-on-one conversation: J&M-Wedding-teaser-blog-9

I am not going to say I knew they would get together then, but I definitely had a strong feeling that something would come of that conversation. Just look at how happy and cute they are talking to each other!? Contrary to what a lot of people thought, there was no match-making involved for this pair. Josh took initiative and pursued Marcela until they officially started dating in February 2014. They became best friends right away and spent almost every day together that year.

Josh proposed on March 28, 2015 at Cultus Lake (at his cabin). He had set up a chair with balloons under a big tree and an Adventure Book waiting for Marcela, based on the adorable movie; “UP!”. We wanted to incorporate the adventure book that Josh created into their engagement session and also do some adventurous things to add to it! This is where we started:


They love the game Monopoly Deal and Marcela likes to make this face 😛 J&M-Engagement-blog-8MS-blog004MS-blog006J&M-Engagement-blog-11They are SO cute!!J&M-Engagement-blog-12MS-blog005J&M-Engagement-blog-17J&M-Engagement-blog-18J&M-Engagement-blog-20J&M-Engagement-blog-21J&M-Engagement-blog-22J&M-Engagement-blog-23MS-blog008J&M-Engagement-blog-26J&M-Engagement-blog-27J&M-Engagement-blog-28MS-blog009J&M-Engagement-blog-32J&M-Engagement-blog-33J&M-Engagement-blog-34J&M-Engagement-blog-35J&M-Engagement-blog-36J&M-Engagement-blog-37MS-blog010J&M-Engagement-blog-40J&M-Engagement-blog-41J&M-Engagement-blog-43J&M-Engagement-blog-45J&M-Engagement-blog-46J&M-Engagement-blog-47J&M-Engagement-blog-48J&M-Engagement-blog-49

Paddle boarding at sunset is definitely something to add to the adventure book:) MS-blog011J&M-Engagement-blog-54MS-blog012J&M-Engagement-blog-55J&M-Engagement-blog-56

It was such an incredible beach engagement session, we couldn’t have asked for a better day <3

And here are some teasers from their wedding day at the Cheakamus Centre!! MS-blog001J&M-Wedding-teaser-blog-3J&M-Wedding-teaser-blog-4J&M-Wedding-teaser-blog-5J&M-Wedding-teaser-blog-6J&M-Wedding-teaser-blog-7J&M-Wedding-teaser-blog-8

  • Anaheit Arathoon - Currently loving that it’s 13 degrees in February! And loving helping my best friend plan her wedding 😃ReplyCancel

  • Anaheit - So sorry! I meant to comment on the other post. Beautiful photos and beautiful couple!ReplyCancel