Contouring Tutorial with Diana Elizabeth + Mariana Marie

Contouring Tutorial with Diana Elizabeth + Mariana Marie

Diana emailed me a couple weeks back asking if I wanted to do a guest blog post for her. I was more than happy to do so. We started brain storming on what to do. I have always wanted to start doing video blog posts, and since D is a talented photographer, who better to do my FIRST one with!? Check it out! xoxo



Summer Break: Loving it

I have been loving this mini break from work, but am so excited to get back into gear come this October/November.

My husband and I are expecting our second baby in mid September. So I haven’t been taking on many gigs, due to the fact that this pregnancy has been a real kick in my butt! I was on bed rest towards the start, then was told everything was good to go. I did a few weddings in the spring… 12 between AZ and CA… and then stopped in June. I tossed in some freelance hours with Bobbi Brown and other photographers, and ended my season right in time to go back on bed rest. This time I had a 3 week stay in the hospital for preterm labor and my water broke way too early, at 30 weeks! By the grace of God, I resealed, and have been at home for the last 3 weeks. I am doing one makeup gig for a dear friend’s maternity photos, between now and when I have Henry. Which I am praying I have him in the next week or so.

It has been such a blessing that I didn’t book past June/July for any big weddings, I would of never known how to cancel on a client!

I am looking forward to working with my select brides for the upcoming wedding season. I am taking on one wedding in October, in Colorado, for my best friend who is getting hitched.

Then November I am only taking on 3 weddings. Being that I will have a new baby, I figured start small and build up to the December weddings, where I will take on 4. Starting in 2013 I am a 4 wedding a month gal. I have decided I would rather focus more personally on a select number of brides, instead of taking on 2-4 weddings a weekend.

Its great to know who I am working with, and make the bride and bridal party feel extremely cared for during their time with me. I have had weekends in the past where on a Friday- Sunday, I have literally done 6+ weddings and touched over 30 faces! It is just crazy! So my new goal is focus on intimate weddings and share those precious moments with the bride and party.

I do have slots available for photo shoot work, and wedding for 2012 and 2013. If you are interested in booking a trail, please email me at

You can check out portfolio work at my facebook page.

Thanks for keeping up with me,


Mariana Marie

FULL COVERAGE OF the Sandy Wells Shoot.
Featured over at elan photographie’s blog. Thanks!

Mariana Marie

elan photographie blog

this beauty has such a relatable story to tell and she does so through her natural talents of guitar playing and busting out a note or two.

 i had the pleasure of photographing sandy wells for her album cover within this past month and even though the tempatures were close to 10 with the windchill, we had a great time and were able to get some really fun shots.
sandy is performing LIVE after spending the last year in the recording studio producing her album on March 22nd at 7:00pm and you can find all the details by clicking here.  if you appreciate and love grass roots style country music you won’t want to miss this show!

hair and makeup: mariana marie mua

styling: elan photographie // assist by mariana marie mua

sandy’s c.d. will be released on the 22nd of March.. You can purchase it for just $5.00…

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A lovely Feature of my work, over at elan photographie’s blog. Thanks for the share, and for flying me out to CO to work with your fabulous clients! Love you, and your work.
Mariana Marie

elan photographie blog

this girl.

let me just set the stage for you.. turn on a little adele, the 19 album, picture yourself in a high-rise, brick loft with windows open and music flooding your mind.  your dressed up, you know like they did in the 50’s …. the whole nine.  you sit down in your chase lounge with your long cigarette, kitten heels and french twist hair complete with your pearl earrings to open the latest fashion mag and who do you see? this stunning face.

stephanie’s style is outstanding from the rest.

her pure heart for the lord will leave you feeling whole as she exudes love with nothing bad to say about anyone. she handles situations with grace.  eph 4:29 says, “do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who…

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Loved working with this lovely mama. Ricki is the fabulous creative mind behind LaRicki Designs. Her events are so stylish. From house parties, to formal weddings, Ricki does it all! Of course naturally when I had the chance to work with her again, I jumped on it! I love her look, in these photos captured by the professional and talented, Diana Elizabeth.

Thanks for having me beautify you for your lovely photos, Ricki!


Mariana Maire


This was beautiful wedding on the west side of town. Arrowhead, Arizona. 10 women total, including the bride. It was a long day. But I had help, from an assistant artist, Arielle. She has a company that does wedding styling, called modern vintage designs. She did a fabulous job helping out with the makeup. All the hair was done by myself, Mariana Marie.

Starting the makeup process, on the bride, Sherry.

placing Sherry’s vail

Sweet moment, between the bride and mother of the bride.

A blushing bride.

The bridal party, and the stunning party.

Thank you so much, Sherry for having Mariana Marie at your special day! It was such a pleasure to work with you and your family! I enjoyed every second of the process from trial to wedding! Happy Wedding!!!!


Mariana Marie

Blog Feature:BoHo Home and Farm

BoHo Home and Farm

For starters, The Blog is Amazing.

Caroline, and I have become great friends. She walks me through life. I am so blessed to have her apart of mine and my families life.

Her blog, BoHo Home and Farm is sweet and organic. She has created a warm space, for people to enjoy her reads. Not only is her site an active blog, but it also has a shop attached to it. You can purchase great lil gifts, and organic free range eggs, and veggies. Her Home is an actual farm located in the heart of the city of Phoenix. It is such an inviting and safe place for many. You feel that when you arrive. BoHo offers Jam and Canning classes. Caroline of course teaches them all.

So when she asked me to do her makeup for her recent photo shoot, of course I said yes!

It was all out doors in her lovely back yard farm.

The photos were taken by: the wonderful and talented Diana Elizabeth


Mariana Marie


Just a quick blurp about why Youngblood is amazing~

I recieved an email from their PR department, thanking me for the blog post.

I have NEVER had that happen. How thoughtful was that!? They are a big company and for someone to reach out to lil ol’ me and say Thank You and that my post was appreciated, is SO AWESOME!




Mariana Marie