She's a mom to two boys, aged 21 & 18. A mom to two girl dogs, aged 10 (Daisy) & 3 (Nyx). And a wife to her highschool sweetheart, of many years.
Since the start of her photography career, she has dreamed of making art for the walls of familys' homes. Her dream art mostly includes family gatherings, because it's family who is most dear to her heart. After losing both her mother (complications due to MS) in 2013, and her father (who lived to the ripe old age of 99, but suffered dimentia in the end) in 2019, documenting families has become even more important NOW, than ever to her.
Her favorite commissions are Mother and Child, Family, Graduation and Boudoir. When she's not shooting, she is working on another accreditation or print competition images, both of which are through the PPOC . As a photographer's growth is very important, these challenging outlets allow her to continually push herself to grow and learn new methods of portrait making. She also has a fondness for digital painting, which you can see on this page and scattered throughout her portfolio. (It's also how her business name came to be)
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 Senior Graduation, Figure Study, Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Canine, Portrait, Environmental Portrait, and Child Portrait. In March of 2019, she achieved her Craftsman of Photographic Arts designation.