Well, the first question that must be on your mind is how in the world do you pronounce my name? 
Don't worry - you are not the first and you won't be the last. I love my name, but I will always be talking about it!
The way I like to break it down is that it's a lot like saying 'marina' but with an 'm' instead of an 'n.' Like so:

'Mer-' (as in mermaid) + 'ee' + 'ma.' 
The long and the short of it is that I am crazy passionate about capturing genuine moments of real people.
Creating emotion-filled images and telling stories gives me the energy to keep chasing beautiful light,
to keep creating, 
and really going out of the way to do better than the last frame. I love featuring a mix of classic film-like images, B&W, and fine-art.
Every shoot and all clients bring something unique to a shoot - my job is to tie it all together through fun and creativity. There is
no better feeling than when clients are completely in love with their images and the experience of making them come to life.  
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Featured in Exquisite Weddings 2016