Stopping time, for just a little while, and documenting
precious moments for you to love and keep forever.
What an amazing gift to have,
years down the road,
when the memory of the moment has all but disappeared.
Words from a beautiful friend and client~
" I have known Marlene for 15 years, and have had the privilege of witnessing the metamorphosis of her career in photography. From her very first photos of my children, I was impressed with her natural talent and creativity--and I continue to be amazed over and over at the beautiful moments she captures with such perfection. Recently I celebrated a very joyous life event, and Marlene was there to stop time with her camera.... As I look through the photos, seeing the emotions, interactions, and memories of the day preserved as if by magic--once again I am amazed at her gift, and it strikes me just how important photos are in our lives. They enable us to travel back in time, to strengthen memories and relive emotions. Photos allow us to freeze a moment in time that we wish to remember forever. Marlene once told me if she won the lottery she would continue her photography and shoot for free--because she believes so strongly in the importance of preserving memories....and then I knew it isn't just her talent that makes her photographs touch our hearts ~ Marlene's own heart & soul shine through the beauty of Painted Light Photography. ♥ "
I specialize in authentic, natural moments that make everyone look good. It's a portrait, and it's an experience. I am located in Lacombe Alberta, and I have this AMAZING task of capturing and preserving LIFE for YOU!! I can't wait to meet you! xoxo Marlene
P.S. This beautiful image of me was created in my studio by Bonnie Hoskin of Traditions Photography located in Bentley Alberta. Edited and Painted by me.
"It all started with the realization that the number of my own baby photos could be counted on one hand. Not having any photos of my mother and I as a baby, I often wonder where they went or if they ever existed. I know I'm not alone. . . I know many people who have nothing for pictures as a child. I realized not too long ago, this is exactly why I am so moved when I have certain subjects in front of my lens. It is allowing me to create something I never had. This creation may not be OF me but I assure you, it's as much FOR me as it is for YOU. ~ thank you so much for inviting me into your world, for letting me tell your story. . . THIS is my WHY~ xoxo"
Marlene 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, Child,Graduation and Boudoir photography. She is a multi award winning member of the Professional Photographers of Canada since 2007, and has received National Accreditations in Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Canine, Portrait, Environmental Portrait and Child Portrait. In March of 2019 she achieved her Craftsman of Photographic Arts designation.
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