When I first began photography I decided to have a few contests hoping to gain experience, try to build some sort of a portfolio, & possibly clients. I say some sort because I was literally shooting anything I could get my hands on but I wanted to shoot actual people! Right before I launched my first contest I was contacted by a friend who is also a photographer; she wanted to book me to shoot her & her husband in their wedding attire for their 5th year anniversary! I didn’t feel comfortable charging her since I was just starting & was still trying to figure out my camera settings! So I told her about my contest & to my surprise she joined! She was able to get the most people to LIKE my page & vote for her! We agreed to have her shoot later that year on her anniversary!
Fast forward many months & here we are… Let me introduce you to the lovely couple Marina & Josh who have been happily married for 5 years! They are the perfect yin & yang! She has a spunky personality & he is such an easygoing guy he’s happy to stand back & let her shine. I was totally intimidated to shoot another photographer but once we got past the first few clicks we were grooving with each other! Marina’s inner model came out & she rocked it! Josh was pretty nervous in the beginning but he became a total GQ model! Their passion & love for each other was so real & I think it shows in their photos! Cheers to many more strong years of marriage!
You can totally get lost in those beautiful blue eyes!!!
Can you say fierce!!
Lovin the wind blown hair!!
A nice stroll on the beach turned into a cold dip in the water!
And they lived Happily Ever After!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.