Marie Sales – Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer
Hey Y’all! I’m Marie!
As you can probably tell from my greeting, I was not born and raised in Pittsburgh! I have actually lived all over the U.S. and call Pittsburgh my home nowadays! So who am I in a nutshell? I’m a wife, a mom to 3 furbabies, a master in the kitchen, makeup addict, and a lover of the beauty of the world around us!
My passion is to create magazine style portraits for the everyday woman. For many years I have had a passion for hair & makeup, so much so, that I went to school for it but I truly found my deep passion for it when I became a photographer. As a photographer, I now combine all 3 passions to give my clients a model for the day experience which includes hair, makeup, wardrobe styling, and a custom photoshoot. I love to see my clients light up when they are being pampered. It’s not everyday you have a team of people catering to you, right? But throughout the whole process, my style is to get to know you and capture the true essence of who you are. I want to show the world how amazing you are, through portraits!
A Session with Marie
What’s a session like with me? Well, it’s first and foremost going to be the session you want because I want to know how YOU want to be photographed, with who, and what your style is. Before your photoshoot, we will meet and discuss all the details so I can plan a custom session just for you from the wardrobe to how you want your hair and makeup, and the day of, I will have it mapped out. Everyone gets nervous about posing and it’s totally OK if you are, but guess what? You don’t have to be! I will pose you and guide you the whole way. We’ll laugh and have fun the whole time! After your photoshoot, I will invite you back to have your reveal where you will be able to view your final retouched images and select the ones you love!
What inspires me in photography?
I love to connect with my clients. I love to find out their story. What drives them, what they love, what makes them who they are. That connection is what helps me create beautiful photographs and capture their true self.
Also, being a student of Sue Bryce, I’m very much inspired by the work she creates and the beauty/glamour industry. I enjoy learning new styles & techniques so I can bring that experience back to my clients. In September of 2018, I was awarded Bronze merits 6 times in the contemporary, creative, and teen/senior categories.
I’d love the opportunity to take the best portrait you have seen of yourself.