Who is Marie Vanderpool?
I’ve been a photographer for a few years now and I’ve found my best and most fulfilling work is the work that makes a difference in the lives of those I capture and the world around me. My best work is one from a foundation of co-creating. I love Adventure Elopements because I value adventure deeply in my life. I go to great extents to explore this world and the mountains of this earth. I love hiking and backpacking most- it’s a form of active meditation.
I value a true connection and nurturing a friendship with my clients. I've found the clients that I took the time and effort to build a true connection with, those are the clients that end up with the most beautiful and meaningful portraits. I think you can have all of the tools and knowledge to take an incredible picture, but to truly capture a human soul you need to have a connection. I capture more than photos- I capture memories and the true essence that makes you and your relationship beautiful.
At 18 I watched my grieving father use photos as a way to heal and reminisce on the beautiful life he shared with my dearly missed mother. I noticed the photos he always grabbed were the photos taken on our family vacations to the Rocky Mountains or to Lake Superior in Minnesota- he cried and healed over the beautiful memories they shared- not the perfectly posed photos, the photos with memories engrained within holding depth and irreplaceable value. I want to give my clients a gift of beautiful memories where they felt completely themselves- at home in the mountains and exploring this world they love. I hope my clients look at their portraits and relive the fun and the mushy moments in-between years down the road in the happiest and darkest days of their lives.
I try my best to be nothing but a source of love and encouragement for my clients. I'll never show up as though I’m gracing you with my presence, you are wholeheartedly gracing me with yours and making my photography dreams a reality. It’s something I don’t take lightly and why I encourage my clients to dream fiercely- I want you to realize the most magically adventurous day of your life.
To give my clients this experience, I only take on a small number of weddings a year. Success to me doesn’t look like booking 50 + weddings a year- it’s making a difference in my client’s lives and never making them feel as though I’m too busy for them.
If you’re interested in hiring a photographer based off price- I’m not for you.
If you’re interested in a photographer who only captures the surface level or perfection- I’m not for you
If you’re looking for a photographer who will show up as your friend, guiding, educating, and capturing the most incredible adventure of your life- lets talk