Marlene has had a camera in hand since high school, photographing all things breathing. She began to take it more seriously in her 30's after the birth of her second child. Having children brought a sense of urgency to her image making, when she realized how few images she had as an infant and onward as a child. She strives to connect with her subject, and bring out the qualities that sometimes become hidden through life's happenings. Her clients rave about her ability to capture the true essence of childhood and the beauty of the moment. Marlene specializes in Maternity(prenatal or pregnancy), Family, Newborn(and Maternity), and Boudoir photography. She has been a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada since 2007 and has become Nationally Accredited in Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Canine, Portrait, Environmental Portrait and Child Portrait. All content is copyright Painted Light Photography.