capturing your love story

at every stage of life










This is me...


This is what defines me about all else -- I am a follower of Jesus!


17 years ago I said "I do!" to a wonderful godly man named Mark. He is my rock, my encourager, and my best friend.


I always dreamt of a big family, and God in his goodness has blessed us with four wonderful children.


A title I never imagined calling myself, but am so grateful to claim! I've photographed 70+ weddings and countless families.

What Clients are saying

They say word of mouth is the best form of advertising, and I agree! I have met some many wonderful brides & grooms who are referred to me by a friend or loved one. These testimonials give a glimpse into what other couples are saying about Olive Shoots Photography.

Jillian & Chris

We loved working with Marlene for our engagement shoot and our wedding! She is professional and prompt, but also so kind and fun to work with, showing us that she really cared about capturing our day - and it definitely shows in the pictures. We really appreciated how quickly she gave us the photos after the wedding and how much extra work she put in to give us some really meaningful edits! We have no regrets of hiring Marlene and would do it again in a heartbeat!

i can't wait to get to know you!

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