Creative portrait photographer & educator based in Salt Lake City
My name is Marina and I’m a creative portrait photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I moved here in 2018 from Florida with my fiancé, Mason and our pup, Copper. Utah’s incredible landscape is what stole our hearts - clearly, it’s perfect for photography!
Over 10 years ago, my grandfather gave me his old film cameras and taught me how to use them. I fell in love with taking photos as a child and ended up studying photography in college. I started booking photo sessions while still in school - I offered a variety of services including graduations, engagements, weddings, and portraits. Then I eventually discovered creative portrait and fashion photography and absolutely fell in love.
When the pandemic hit, I turned to self portraits in my home for the first time. I shared my process online and realized there was a huge need for photography education; I began creating guides, presets, courses, and communities to teach others what I've learned over the years. Now, education is the main driving force of my business! I'm so passionate about connecting with photographers around the world to build a community of supportive, creative individuals.