Behind the Lens


My name is Marina and I'm a girl with curls, living on Long Island. I have two adorable boys, a really cute husband, 8 chickens and 1 beta fish named Top.




I'm a photographer, flamenco dancer, potter, gardener and a former Art teacher. I knit and cook and diy stuff too. I love dreaming and wishing but all in all, I'm content. I make the best of all we've got and feel like our family has created a warm, inviting home.


A camera was shoved in my hands when I was a young girl. I was lucky to have a Father who loved to shoot. We had a darkroom and he taught me how to develop and print. I loved it then and now it has evolved into something amazing. I work in my in-home digital darkroom and shoot on location and create images that families cherish forever.


I can't tell you how important it is to get in front of the camera. Yeah, I get need to lose 10 pounds, buy the perfect outfit, you've got a pimple, yada yada yada.

You won't regret it. You will have these photos forever and so will your kids and family. You will print them and put them in albums to open up in years to come. They WILL put a smile on your face. You will hang them up on your walls and make your house a home.

(The shots you see here on this page were taken by Joy Prouty from Wildflowers Photography.)