I am a documentary wedding, elopement and lifestyle photographer and I get inspired by love, adventure and beautiful light! I'll be your professional third wheeler (aka additional bridesmaid / cheerleader / pep talker, nerve calmer and joke teller) and photo ninja. I love to serve quirky, fun and adventurous couples who enjoy life to the fullest. Your wedding day is the start to a new adventure together and I would love to capture all the feels.
Besides being your photographer, I'm also here to make the wedding experience as stress free as possible. I don't believe in arriving on the day, shooting photos and then disappearing into the night ;) I believe it should be about a great experience from start to finish!
My approach is very personal and I enjoy being more than just another service provider (read we'll be friends!) Regardless of the amount of input you need, I am here for you - Not sure how to craft a wedding day order of events, I've got your back! Undecided on how to celebrate your reception under the stars, I'm here with all the know-how regarding lighting. Family politics? Don't stress, I don't choose sides, but I'll ensure weird vibes are left at the door. Shy in front of the camera? I know the feeling and can assure you, you'll get comfy real soon and look like a goddess while enjoying your celebration.
If this is speaking to your soul, GREAT! Let's talk about what the experience with Marli Koen Photography entails;
Every wedding celebration is unique and in my opinion require a customised fit. To make budgeting easier, all my quotes include all travel and accommodation (WHOOP WHOOP!) i.e no additional invoices when you are on Honeymoon; what you see is what you get - YES PLEASE!
As a starting point I provide you with the 3 of the most popular options. If you have a non-traditional celebration in mind, that's cool too! I love to document traditional and non-traditional celebrations ;)
Get in touch here and we can start planning your dream day!
Starting at R 25 950 for 8 hours of coverage
+ 2 photographers
Cape Town is probably one of the prettiest cities in the world, so I'm onboard with escaping wedding stress and eloping in Africa ;) This can entail just the two of you or your nearest and dearest to share in your joy. I ADORE this city and know of a few secret spots to say your vows. I'll make sure bubbles and awesome vibes are included.
So let's get chatting and plan your adventurous vows in Africa!
Starting at R 15 000 for 3 hours of coverage
I am obsessed with sunset adventures! Pack a backpack with snacks and bubbles and let's adventure on a hike somewhere magical. I'll be your third wheel friend, tagging along to document all the goodness - for engagements, anniversaries or just because you want to update you photos on the Gram - I'm all in to tell your story!
Get in touch here and we can start planning an epic afternoon adventure!
Starting at R 3 950 for 1 hour of coverage
MARLI !!! You're our GIRL! We want YOU!!
Hold my phone while I run around my house in sheer excitement! EEEEEKKKKK! The process of booking me is pretty easy! Get in touch via my Enquiry Form (don't leave out any details, the more I know the better service I can provide) and I'll be in touch within 24 hours with all the info you'll need.
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!