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

  • Welcome to our blog!

    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. 

    Love something? Leave us a comment on any blog post or go ahead and contact us, we love hearing feedback and answering questions.

    - Marianne + Joe


So, it has been a little while since I’ve done a post that wasn’t mostly images of recent work featuring my awesome couples. I just wanted to take a little time and give you all on update on how I, Miss Marianne Wilson Photography, am doing and what’s new and exciting in the wonderful world of wedding photography. 2010 was an incredible  year of growth for me personally and as a photographer. I was extremely blessed in so many ways thanks to my wonderful brides spreading the word about my work.

First off, I was stoked to wake up to a few rad e-mails this morning. The first one letting me know I received the 2011 Bride’s Choice Award for 2011. Woo! (Yes, I made a ‘woo!’ sound when I read the e-mail). The Bride’s Choice Award is given only to the top 5% of wedding professionals and is based on bride feedback. So thank you so much to all my amazing 2010 brides, you were all truly amazing and I hope you cherish your wedding photos for years and years to come. You can view a copy of the press release Here

The 2nd e-mail I received was from one of my beautiful 2011 brides, Jessica, letting me know her engagement session feature over at The Wedding Yentas was up. Too fun! so go check out the story on how they met and a few of their favorite engagement images. I will be blogging about their engagement session in the next few days to come too. 
Malibu Engagement session

On top of that feature I was so lucky to have had many of my 2010 weddings featured on some of the most awesome wedding blogs around such as: Style Me Pretty, Style Unveiled, Rock n Roll Bride, Wedding Chicks, and Elizabeth Anne Designs.  So thank you brides for also having super fun and creative weddings that not only inspire me but also inspire other brides. You rock!

Also I was so stoked to be nominated for this years CityVoter Los Angeles HotList award for Best Wedding Photographer! The voting is actually going on right now and ends in March. At the moment I am holding steady at #1 thank to you all! If you would like to go show some MW Photography support head on over and place your vote: Here

LA Hotlist - Vote for Marianne Wilson Photography

Lastly, I just want to say ‘Thank you!’ (again) for all the amazing support and love I have gotten from my brides and the Wedding Photographer community. Last year was incredible and this year is on it’s way to following that trend. I am almost at 100% capacity for 2011 weddings and just opened up 2012 dates so be sure to get in contact with me if you would like some more information and to be sure your date is available.

So much love!!


  • January 25, 2011 - 7:14 pm

    Cynthia Ann - Your hard work and great talents are paying off. You deserve high praise for your dedication to your brides.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 5:11 am

    Joel C - Congratulations, keep working hard!ReplyCancel

Who loves Venice beach and Abbot Kinney? This photographer! I happened to have two amazing couples who both love the areas too, and in a row none-the-less! This time we have the super sweet Amanda and Chris who even brought me some amazing cupcakes when we met up for their engagement session. Yum! They really know a way into a photographers heart. By the way, aren’t Amanda’s red heels w/ the bows too rad? I can’t wait to see these two again!

  • January 24, 2011 - 5:44 pm

    Zack - O.M.G THE COLORS! Absolutely stunning. You killed it. This is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2011 - 5:59 pm

    Cynthia Ann - What an amazing number of fabulous shots! Great couple!ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2011 - 9:44 pm

    Jessie Story - They look like such a fun couple! I love her shoes. The first set with her against the wall in the doorway looks like it belongs in a magazine.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:03 am

    Matthew Mead - First shot is awesome, i need to get myself a pair of those sunnies.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:15 am

    Lauren - Awesome, gorgeous colours! looks like a fun shoot :)ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 3:32 am

    Joel C - Last shot is best, well done – a great shoot.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 4:28 am

    Timothy Kaldas - I love the finger mustache shots! Very cool shoot. Great use of the colors and some very unique compositions.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 9:12 am

    Jean Mazac - How cute are her red shoes??!!! Love! These are just so fun and original. Awesome set!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    Jakob - The simple shots at the stairs are my favourites. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 8:50 pm

    Vida Carson - Freaking wow! Just wow.. you did a gorgeous job!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2011 - 10:17 pm

    Joshua Gull - Marianne, you’re awesome. Seriously, every shot is killer. Especially love the blue wall shoe shot when he’s lifting her. Great work.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 9:25 am

    gabe aceves - love these, really beautiful stuff marianne. beautiful couple, beautiful photos.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 10:07 am

    Ashley Gillett - Wow, what I great day taking pictures. The location had some GREAT backgrounds. Love how she’s rockin’ out those red heels, good for her!!ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:04 pm

    Adam Houseman - Chris and Amanda, you two look amazing. Those shoes are perfect!
    Marianne, well done. Superb collection of images.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    Leah Muse - Love their style! The pictures in front of the green ivy wall are killer.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 1:55 pm

    Emily Porter - What a wonderful set of images! You did such a great job showing off Amanda’s AMAZING style (those red shoes!!). They are a beautiful couple and it looks like they have wonderful energy..I can’t wait to see their wedding photos!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2011 - 10:18 pm

    otto - really AWSOME e-session! wow. colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2011 - 4:46 am

    Tenielle - Marianne you outdid yourself. Love everything about it, the colors, the lighting, the processing, the poses. So beautifully done. They must be in love with the photos and you must be proud! :)ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2011 - 7:28 am

    Nathan Gilmer - Great looking couple. And that location is fantastic. I love this shoot. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2011 - 8:27 pm

    Mike - This e-session is so vibrant it’s amazing. Outstanding shots!ReplyCancel

  • February 3, 2011 - 4:09 am

    todd hunter mcgaw - nice pics :) & really dig the use of colour here.. the red shoe/blue wall pic is a killer!ReplyCancel

  • February 5, 2011 - 10:09 am

    Amanda Stupar - How sweet is everyone!!! Thank you for the compliments on our shoot!!! You are all so right….Marianne was/is brilliant! She turned us from very average joes into number one stunnas!!!! :) xoxoReplyCancel

  • March 1, 2011 - 3:01 pm

    Heather - I love the puddle reflection photograph- wonderful work!!ReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2011 - 9:23 pm

    Samuel Burns - I just love the first shot!ReplyCancel

Here is another rockin engagement session with a super cool couple. Ariel and Adam were great during their shoot even when it started to get rainy. We started walking around Abbot Kinney and then headed down too the beach for some misty engagement photography.

  • January 19, 2011 - 12:18 am

    Timothy Kaldas - Great session Marianne. I love all the different colored backgrounds and the use of the parking lines.ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 5:42 am

    Cynthia Ann - Wonderful couple! And what a marvelous assortment of shots, colors and lighting. Love these!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 4:23 pm

    Joel C - Excellent set of images. Really inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2011 - 4:04 pm

    Jay Studio Photography - I love this set!! such awesome photos! very nice work :)ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    andy stenz - wow, the colors really pop! nicely done in scouting, shooting and processing!ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Debbie Mayes - This is super inspiring…love all the colors and this couple is super cute too ;)ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2011 - 5:52 pm

    Joshua Gull - Awesome session Marianne. I love how you really went a long way towards incorporating the lines, signs, murals, and colors of the environment into the shoot. It really brings the images to life and shows your creative eye. Big fan of your work.ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2011 - 10:38 pm

    John Patrick - Urban sweetness and a great funk vibe going on .. I can dig it!ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2011 - 11:04 pm

    otto - love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2011 - 2:14 am

    Matthew Mead - You can really see how much love this couple has for each other, awesome work!ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2011 - 12:35 pm

    alexbee - I love how well you work in cities. I am inspired by how you use lines & the urban environment! I can’t even figure out which shot is my favorite. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    sarah - i love the photos of them against the colorful backgrounds. really, really gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2011 - 9:59 pm

    Jean Mazac - So FUN, bright, fresh! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2011 - 10:42 am

    Leo Druker - Love it – they seem like such a fun couple and you captured that so well :)ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2011 - 5:55 pm

    Sarah Rominger - Oh wow, these are so amazing! You were able to find some awesome locations… and with such vibrant colors! You did an absolutely beautiful job of capturing this couple :)ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2011 - 6:14 pm

    Jakob - The one of them in front of the big artwork is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2011 - 7:13 pm

    Heather Elizabeth - THE COLORS! This location is fabulous. Such a great set of images. :)ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2011 - 8:06 pm

    Lyn Ismael-Bennett - Love that photo of them in front of the mural! And they just look so adorable together!ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2011 - 8:14 pm

    Ben Tomlin - You definitely rocked this one! colour & composition spot on!ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2011 - 8:23 pm

    sam hurd - totally awesome set! love the bold colors :)ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2011 - 9:03 am

    Leah Muse - The red stairwell! Love the locations you picked, so full of color! Awesome job capturing the couple so at ease.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2011 - 9:55 pm

    Shell Bailey - Love these! The colours are amazing, and the couple looks like so much fun! The whole set is so happy.ReplyCancel

  • February 28, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    Heather - I adore that first shot where they’re sitting on the stoop!ReplyCancel

  • March 18, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    Sheryl Ginsberg - What beautiful pictures! I haven’t seen Ari in several years, what a lovely young woman she has become! See you at the wedding!ReplyCancel

  • March 18, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    Sheryl Ginsberg - Great pix! Can’t wait to see the kids in person; haven’t seen Ari for years…she’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

I am excited to share this super fun wedding with you! Ryan and Charlotte got married out in Santa Barbara at the gorgeous Unitarian Society Chapel and then headed over to the Rockwood Women’s Club for their gorgeous reception. Rockwood Women’s Club is a really great location and I was stoked to have shot there.

  • January 19, 2011 - 12:40 am

    Sally - What a beautiful couple – and I love her bouquet!! Gorgeous work! :)ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 12:48 am

    Az - These are class!
    Such a great looking couple too.ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 1:53 am

    Kyle - Haha, I love the bottom left one of the guy dancing, he looks like he’s having so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 7:50 am

    Jamie m Swanson - What a truly beautiful bride! I love the portrait of them by the stone wall (him looking into the camera, her eyes closed leaning into him) with the bouquet on the wall. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 8:37 am

    Tina - Amazing! The Bride and Groom are so cute together! Love your work :)ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 11:25 am

    Leah Muse - Gorgeous! Love how you posed the wedding party.ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 1:13 pm

    Dariusz Czepiel - You really showed the positive emotions, great story !ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 1:53 pm

    Emily Porter - Beautiful set of photos. I love the detail shots and the bridal party shots especially!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 3:55 pm

    Shyann - Marianne, these are beyond fabulous!! How freaking awesome. Love love, well, every shot really. You blew this one away.. nice job! Seriously, I can’t pick a favorite, I went back up and tired.. I love them all!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    adam houseman - What a gorgeous set of images. They look great together. You did a great job capturing some seriously nice moments. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Jakob - Classy and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2011 - 10:14 pm

    Drew W - So good, Marianne. I love the portraits out by the trees!ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    John Patrick - A LIVE band – that rocks! Your work is very cool – I’m feeling it.ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2011 - 7:13 pm

    Dallas Wedding Photographer - Such beautiful and cheerful images.ReplyCancel