Marianne Wilson Photography Blog » Malibu California Husband and Wife Wedding Photographers

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    We are a husband+wife wedding photography team based out of Southern California. We also travel to places far and wide to capture beautiful and quirky moments for our clients.

    We are so blessed to be able to do what we love most and share our passion for photography and people with you!  Please feel free to peruse through posts and come back as we consistently add new images from recent weddings, engagements, and inspiration sessions as well as tips/ideas for brides. 

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    - Marianne + Joe


I am not sure if i say this enough (or too much) but, I love my couples!! I just want to give a huge shout out to all of my wonderful Brides and Grooms who rock out their sessions and completely trust me, even when I sound a little nuts. (example: Now, can you please climb up on that fallen tree limb above the running creek?). Paige and Brien are no exception to this, it was great hanging out with them and gettin some beautiful photos while we were at it. I love that you can tell they are 100% in love. Their September wedding at Hartley Botanica in Somis California is going to be not only gorgeous but I suspect it will also be filled with people who probably always knew they would end up together.

Wanna see Paige and Brien sittin on a tree? (k-i-s-s-i-n-g…)

  • April 29, 2010 - 6:13 pm

    Brandi - So cute, and gorgeous light. You can just see how at ease and in love they are.ReplyCancel

  • April 29, 2010 - 7:36 pm

    s h e r r y - Adorable! I love the light, and they’re just too cute!ReplyCancel

  • April 29, 2010 - 7:42 pm

    Cindy - Where do you find all these adorable and very cool couples? These are just fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • May 1, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Paige - Love them!!! You’re the best!ReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    Nicole - This is the cutest session ever! And the best location, too, I love PR! :) SO well done!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 4, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    Christen - LOVE the second to last image with all that negative space!!! beautiful… I also really like the couple leaning in with their eyes closed and the trees behind them. Beautiful session!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    Jimmy - I love the sign! Great light as well.ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Kristin Carlson - Wow all that backlighting is AMAZING! Gorgeous photos…ReplyCancel

First of all, Happy Earth day! I celebrated with a 6 mile hike on this Gorgeous Southern California day. So blessed to be able to enjoy such great hiking trails right in my own city.

Now, are you loving all these engagement session posts? Cause I sure am having a blast doing them!

Bridget and Kevin rocked out their session like no other. They were completely amazing to work with and I know their wedding is going to be completely stunning this coming July in Manhattan Beach, how can it not be when these two are such stunners themselves? They are full of life and love and I know you will love their engagement photos as much as me!

We started their session in the canals at Venice beach and then made our way around the eclectic streets of one of my favorite beach towns. We ended with a tasty beverage at the famous James Beach restaurant/bar right off the boardwalk.

Here are more than a few of my favorite images from their Venice beach engagement session:

  • April 22, 2010 - 5:16 pm

    Harmony Loves - So cute! I love it! I really like her outfits. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    bridget - love them! thanks marianne!!!ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    Cindy - Such an adorable couple. I love the variety of emotions/expressions.ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2010 - 7:50 pm

    Brandi Corriveau - You did it again. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2010 - 8:01 pm

    s h e r r y - These are incredible! I love all the colours your captured.ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    Brandi - Adorable couple, great light and her eyes really pop against that turquoise wall!ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    Alexandra - Beautiful couple and such beautiful imagery! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Michelle Garcia - Awesome job Marianne! I love EVERYTHING about this shoot.ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2010 - 11:23 am

    Robin - I Like the B&W photo of the couple on the steps best.ReplyCancel

I absolutely love shooting at places I have never been. I was so excited when Adriane and Cory said they wanted to use Los Angeles Union Station as the backdrop for their engagement session. The vintage feel to Union Station was the perfect setting for their semi vintage themed session. Cory and Adriane are also getting married at one of my favorite local venues, Maravilla Gardens! I cannot wait for their wedding coming up in just a few short months. These two were so great to shoot with, fun, funny, relaxed and easy goin. I had a great time getting to know them during their session.

Here are a few of my favorites from our shoot.

  • April 19, 2010 - 5:38 pm

    Luis Godinez - What a lovely e-shoot. I love the elevator shot. Kudos Marianne!!!ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    Cindy - Great shots. What a fun couple!ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2010 - 7:58 pm

    Lisa Benoit - AWESOME pictures! Truly captured Cory & Adriane’s spirit!ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2010 - 8:11 pm

    robert friedman - I think the pictures are really great and fun to look at. You certainly caught the essence of this lovely couple.ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2010 - 8:46 pm - What a fun couple with such great charisma and personality…and the look and feeling of the location(s)…wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2010 - 12:31 am

    s h e r r y - Gorgeous! :) Love the light.ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2010 - 6:44 am

    Dianna & Billy - What wonderful pictures of a truly wonderful couple.ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    Paul Von Rieter - Awesome set! I love the tunnel shot.ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Aryn Wilder - How adorable! Looks like you had fun!ReplyCancel

So as you might know I often meet with my brides and grooms before being booked for their wedding date. I love meeting new couples, chatting over coffee, and then seeing if we would be a good match personality and style-wise. Well…I didn’t get that chance with Katie and Joey. But I did get the next best thing! I got to meet with Katie’s mom, sister, and good friend. You see, Katie and Joey live in Colorado so Katie did the internet leg work while her mom and sister met with vendors. It was actually great getting to chat with her mom. The first time I met these two was for their engagement session just a few weeks ago, we instantly clicked and I loved working with them. Such a fun/funny and easy going couple. I cannot wait for their June wedding at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A.

Here are some of my faves from their session:

  • April 8, 2010 - 3:28 pm

    Charise - So much to love about this shoot! the awesome images, the awesome couple AND the awesome photographer!! :)ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Brandi - Beautiful couple, beautiful photos and I love the sunshine. So warm and glowy!ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    s h e r r y - Lovely! The locations are great! :) They are super cute!ReplyCancel

  • April 9, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    Jamie Robinson - Beautiful shots. Love the close up details shots most…holding hands, their feet…always a sucker for detail shots!ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    Michele Smith - Oh my gosh are these pictures amazing!!! You do beautiful work on beautiful people.

    I am Katies hairstylist and Joeys moms too!

    Love your work…ReplyCancel

  • April 14, 2010 - 11:57 am

    OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - rad location! the light is awesome in these! rock on marianne!ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2010 - 12:38 pm

    Arlene - Love these! Can’t wait for the wedding. The Peterson will be a great backdrop for more amazing pictures!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2011 - 6:56 pm

    Neda - What Location is this in Aguora Hills? Were looking for a park to have a ceremony nearby.ReplyCancel