I’m Mariko

(That’s pronounced Mah-Re-Ko. Emphasis on the “Mah”. Like Mario with a K!)

Hey! Hey!

I’m a Baton Rouge wedding photographer for the couple that wants not only beautiful photos, but an experience to match.

I’m just someone who was always artsy, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. I was convinced I was bound to be a scientist. I was all about the marine biology life. But then I realized that being creative made me the happiest. 

(I’m not only a wedding photographer, I am a mother of three. Three?!?! Yup. As if that wasn’t enough I also have two pups. )

I genuinely can’t believe that I get invited to be a part of such a huge life event in my couple’s lives. I’m so honored and grateful.

But why weddings? The answer’s easy. Love, happiness, celebration, and cake. Because who doesn’t love cake? (Ok, my husband doesn’t love cake. But that just means more for everyone else.) I help make sure this all important day is one you can look back on and remember. I’m a hopeless romantic with a serious love for a good rom-com. Being a part of one of the big milestones in a couple’s life is such an amazing feeling.

Something that I realized was that in the sea of wedding photographers was that everyone offers a variation of the same thing. And what they offer seems more focused on the photographer’s needs rather than the couple. So I decided that I needed to put my couple’s needs first.

My mission is to make your wedding about you! I can’t wait to make that happen for you, friend. I create an experience unique to each couple’s needs.

So we might be friends if you love Star Wars and Harry Potter (I’m a Ravenclaw). We’ll totally get along is you love The Office (raise your hand if you ugly cried at Jim and Pam’s wedding). We can definitely be besties if you have a love for superheroes (I’m Team Marvel but I won’t hold it against you if you’re Team DC), sci-fi, and even a princess or two.

I have a weakness for icees/slushees (I’m all about that frozen drink life) and Japanese food. I’m also obsessed with musicals. You’ll most likely find me on the couch with a warm blanket and a book. Especially on rainy days.

Ready to learn how I can make your wedding unique to your needs? Fill out the form below. I’d love to chat with you.

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