KELVIN + MICHELLE

'Marli is a true artist and I promise she will make your dreams come true.'

It was definitely love at first sight when I first came across Marli's work and choosing her to be our pre-wedding photographer was hands down one of the best decisions Kelvin and I have ever made. Marli is super sweet, caring, beyond talented and most importantly, super fun to work with! The whole session with her was like having the best catch up with our dear old friend, enjoyable and full of laughters. The way she captured every moment was unique and her attention to details made everything turned out to be SO perfect. We have never felt so touched by looking at our own photos. Marli is a true artist and I promise she will make your dreams come true. Thanks again my dear, you shared one of the most adventurous journey with us and you will always be at a very special place in our hearts. See you soon!

THOMAS + ALI

Marli, came in on the day and put us both at ease and it was a very relaxed/ documentary style photo shoot. My husband does NOT like photos, and even he enjoyed it. 

Marli was amazing to work with from our first contact, which was through a Whattsapp call as we live in Australia, right up to our wedding day, when we met her. The photos are incredible. It was also really nice to get a few of our photos during the week after our wedding. That way we could share our amazing day with everyone, soon after the wedding. We ran a little late on the night too and she kindly stayed and waited until she had gotten all the noteworthy photos, which we really appreciated. 
 

She was superb! Thank you Marli!

TOM + MADELEINE

"Every part of working with Marli was exceptional...No question went unanswered, every detail was covered and her organization was amazing."

After seeing her photos, I knew I wanted our wedding to be captured through her eyes. Her aesthetic, a dreamy combination of a subtle, slightly moody ambiance mixed with quirky, honest realness. I swooned over her warmth and relaxed tone when emailing back and forth, and was floored by her thoughtfulness when it came to her offering.

We skipped the engagement shoot and I was worried that this would mean Tom and I felt uncomfortable on our wedding day, without any practice in front of the camera as a couple, but Marli and Nadine were SO relaxed, SO happy, and gave us the perfect amount of direction during the golden hour and family shoots that it felt like we'd both been born to model.

They noticed and captured every detail and floated around effortlessly. After our wedding, the first look photos came so quickly and we and our families got to relive the wedding again! Now, more than ever, these photos serve as an incredible reminder of our wedding, with all of our friends and family together in real life! The photos are SO beautiful, working with Marli was an absolute dream and I really really mean that.

Thank you so much Marli! Our wedding would not have been the same without you and I mean that from the bottom of my heart!

JD + MARIKE

Marli is absolutely amazing! Her attention to detail is incredible!

She was able to capture so much emotion in our engagement and wedding photos. When we look at our photos we relive each moment and not just see a picture. Not only is her work on a next level, her way of working with people is on point. She makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and you laugh non-stop! She goes the extra mile so she can capture the perfect shot. So if you want a fun and adventurous photographer who delivers phenomenal work, don't even look further! I would highly recommend Marli!

SIMON + IMOGEN

"She had the most incredible energy on the wedding day which only helped to make us feel more relaxed and confident."

We could not recommend Marli as a wedding photographer more. Our wedding photos are nothing short of spectacular! Marli's amazing handle of light and her ability to capture a moment was what attracted us to her in the first place and her delivery was even better than we could have imagined. The photos are breathtaking and we get so many compliments. But more importantly I want to talk about Marli herself. She was a joy to work with from start to finish. While her skill was what made us reach out to her in the first place it was her enthusiasm and positivism that made us sign with her. And throughout the process that positive energy never wavered for a second. She had the most incredible energy on the wedding day which only helped to make us feel more relaxed and confident. I have enjoyed this same enthusiasm in Marli even after the wedding as we received our early sneak peak, our edited photos and eventually our printed album. Thank you Marli for documenting our special day so beautifully and I really look forward to our future working together.

GREG + STORM

"Her unique attention to detail and all the helpful advice that she gave us really made our day the biggest success."

She is kind, caring and a true artist. She truly cares for the couples she captures and goes above and beyond to make sure that your engagement and special day are beautifully captured. I could NOT imagine getting married without Marli’s helpful insight (she’s been part of many a wedding, so her tips are super helpful!) and the way in which she made our day, our timing and the whole process super fun. I consider our wedding photos one of my most prized possessions because of how magnificently they were captured.

HERMAN + DUNJA

"I really felt like we were hanging out with a friend on our wedding day."

Marli was our wedding photographer and even before we met her in person, we knew she was the right fit for our big day. We planned our wedding from abroad, which is scary at first, but Marli always offered to help in any way she could from giving us tips to helping with a timeline for the day. I really felt like we were hanging out with a friend on our wedding day. She made sure to give me some space when I was feeling nervous and overwhelmed before the ceremony. She made us feel so relaxed and gave us time to spend with our guests. She captured natural moments instead of awkward posed pictures. I would recommend Marli to any bride!

CARL + LIZAHN

"With Marli you don’t only get quality photos but also unique photos."

Have you ever met someone and immediately felt this is someone I can share a bottle of wine with on a sunny afternoon? Can you imagine that person being your wedding photographer? Look no further than Marli Koen Photography!

Marli is not only PROFESSIONAL but PERSONAL. With Marli you don’t only get QUALITY photos but also UNIQUE photos.

I can truly say Marli was our best service provider before, during and after our wedding. Thank you Marli for leaving us with the most beautiful memories. You contributed to our happiness.

NEEL + HESTER

"She made us feel comfortable while she captured those special and quiet moments."

Marli is an incredibly talented photographer and has a beautifully passionate and kind soul.

 

She is the perfect photographer.

 

She made us feel comfortable while she captured those special and quiet moments. I'd choose her again, and again, and again...​

RAFE + MELANIE

" Sometimes adding to the fun, sometimes invisible, she absolutely exceeded our expectation!" 

Mel and I are over the moon with our wedding pictures. As an Art Director by profession I work with a lot of photographers and instantly gravitated to the natural and honest style Marli captures. There's no hiding behind filters and soft blurs, just amazing light, colour management and sincere moments. The experience was that much better being put at ease (I'm a freezer). Sometimes adding to the fun, sometimes invisible, she absolutely exceeded our expectation! Do what we did, shift things around and shoot during the golden hour.

NICK + AMBER

"She took the time to get to know us as a couple and paid attention to the finest detail."

BEST decision we made! From the minute we met Marli we knew we were in the best possible hands. She is so caring and attentive in her work. The way in which she captured our wedding day went way beyond our wildest expectations and dreams. Neither of us were particularly comfortable in front of the camera but Marli put us at ease and made it so much fun. Any couple getting married would be lucky to have her capture their special day.

Marli, we cannot thank you enough for everything you did on our wedding day. We are IN love with the photos! You are so incredibly talented. You captured our day so perfectly, every time we look at our photos we are transported to the happiest day of our lives. All we can say is THANK YOU. We could not be happier.

NICO + SHELLEY

"Marli, your quiet way made the whole experience so easy, fun and natural - we never felt like we were "in front of the lens."

Nico and I couldn't be happier with our incredible wedding photos! Marli, your quiet way made the whole experience so easy, fun and natural - we never felt like we were "in front of the lens".

 

All the photographs are so wonderfully natural filled with incredible light - utterly beautiful. We really feel like you captured so many special moments; so many laughs; and so many memories that we will be able to look back on & cherish forever.

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

CHRIS + KAREN

"She managed to capture the most memorable moments of the day, some of those we had no idea were being photographed."

We couldn't have wished for more perfect photos to remember our incredible day! Marli was so friendly and relaxed, making the whole experience fun, specially for the 2 of us who were not looking forward to posing for photographs! She made us laugh and relax into it with the most amazing results. She managed to capture the most memorable moments of the day, some of those we had no idea were being photographed, making for the most beautiful wedding album! Thank you so much Marli for capturing our perfect day in the most perfect way!

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CAPE TOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Cape Town, South Africa  |  marli@marlikoen.com  |  @marlikoenphoto

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