A Note From Mariellen

A_Us_TRU_2755_5Thanks for stopping by …

TruYou Photography and Design
offers on-location portrait photography in the
Cedar Rapids/Marion, IA area
as well as in-home studio photography in Marion.

Whether photographing teens in an outdoor urban or country setting, or children, babies or newborns in my in-home studio
or at a local park, my goal is to capture
the “True You” and help you and your family members shine.
I describe my photography style as comfortable and relaxed
with a little bit of fun in the mix.
My goal is for you to truly enjoy your session and for us
to make amazing portraits together.

This blog is an opportunity for me to showcase the beauty of my clients.

A little bit about me …

I love fashion and styling you and your family for a shoot. But I, myself, am pretty much fashion-less.  

“Elf” is my favorite movie.

Chocolate is one of my best friends. And one of my biggest enemies.

Sometimes (most times) I am so excited after a photo shoot that I literally cannot get home fast enough to download them onto the computer and start playing with/processing them.

When a client says “can we try this?” I love that, and when we do try it, and they rock the shot I love my job even more!

Accessories are a necessity. I firmly believe it. Rose-colored glasses are one of my favorites.

She probably won’t believe this but I tried really hard not to embarrass my daughter when she was in junior high/high school. I was not always successful.

I am a tough cookie. But only for so long; then I crumble. I think I want a cookie.

I firmly believe the following statement:
Life is what you make of it.

If you connect in any way to the above statements and appreciate the effort that goes into custom portrait photography I want to be your photographer. I do. I’m serious. Call me. Email me. Let’s set something up. I promise we’ll have fun and create amazing images together.

Also, I appreciate you stopping by my blog. Sign up if you would like to receive an update every time this blog is – well – updated. And I appreciate your comments as well!

If you have any questions, please email me at info@truyouphoto.com. And don’t forget to visit my website at www.truyouphoto.com.

Thanks for visiting!


3 thoughts on “A Note From Mariellen

  1. I just love the photos you took of my son for his Senior potraits….they captured the qualities in him that I adore….Thank you!!!! Laurie

  2. Mariellen is an outstanding photographer. My husband and I had her take anniversary and maternity photos. She did a great job of making my maternity session fun and the photos were absolutely beautiful. She also shot newborn and three month photos for our daughter that are simply priceless, she captured images that we will cherish always. We look forward to using her amazing photography and design skills for years to come. Thanks, Mariellen!

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