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    Our story…

    Marcella is the owner and lead photographer of Marcella Treybig Photography. She works with a close network of professional photographers as associate photographers and an awesome office assistant named Christie.

    " I have always had a talent and drive to create art. From oil painting, drawing, building and photographing, I love it all. I followed my biggest passion, photography, to college at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara California.

    After I photographed my first wedding in 2006, I knew I found what I wast meant to do in life. I love the feeling of giving you lasting, artistic memories of your wedding that you can look back on and cherish for a lifetime. I give each and every client the personal attentive care they need and deserve. I truly value the time, energy and effort you have put into making your wedding day uniquely yours! My goal is to make it one you keep looking back on time and time again with that same blissful feeling you felt on your wedding day.

    Southern California is the place I call home. I serve all of the LA area - Orange County - San Diego areas! I accept a limited number of destination weddings per year, travel rates apply to destination weddings.

    Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have."

    Congratulations! -Marcella

Narda and Danny really made this engagement session awesome with their passionate love for one another and hilariously silly sense of humor. I was able to take a much more hands off approach then normal, because these two were so comfortable in front of the camera.  At times I felt like I wasn’t even there, but capturing glimpses into their personal life – on a date, spending the day in each others arms and making each other blissfully happy.

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  • Dani - March 26, 2015 - 8:20 AM

    Super adorable!! They look nuts happy!

  • Lauren Swann - March 26, 2015 - 8:39 AM

    Aww! They look like such a sweet couple!!

  • Renee - March 26, 2015 - 9:19 AM

    Wow, what a cool tree + setting for this pretty engagement session!

  • Michael and Carina - March 26, 2015 - 9:36 AM

    So creative and playful!! Love these and your creative use of the environment!

  • Caitlin - March 26, 2015 - 12:13 PM

    these are so awesome! love those last casual shots of them in the bar! so cute!

  • Emily - March 26, 2015 - 12:28 PM

    Gorgeous light and what a fun couple! They look so happy together.

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  • Renee - March 25, 2015 - 7:51 AM

    They look like such a fun couple.. that last image… so much fun!

  • Krista A. Jones - March 25, 2015 - 7:58 AM

    Those shots on the pier are amazing! Samantha and Ben look like they have so much fun together :)

  • Lauren Swann - March 25, 2015 - 8:43 AM

    Such a cute session!

  • Natalie - March 25, 2015 - 9:16 AM

    Such a sweet session! I love her skirt!

  • Dani - March 25, 2015 - 9:18 AM

    So cute!! They look like they are a ton of fun!

  • Caitlin - March 25, 2015 - 12:15 PM

    such a pretty session around downtown annapolis! they look so happy!

Like so many guys, Ethan was not a fan of having his picture taken. We decided on an abbreviated version of the full engagement session (mini session: 1/2 the session time, one location, and one outfit) to make things as painless as possible for him while still getting the camera time and pictures Amelia wanted. Oh the things men will do for the women they love! I think Amelia and I eventually wore him down into letting loose and forgetting the camera was even there for some authentic smiles and genuine natural poses. Guys! It’s not as scary as you think. I promise. You might even say “it was fun” after it’s over – I’m happy to say it happens all the time!!!:D

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  • Caitlin - March 23, 2015 - 2:37 PM

    these are gorgeous! one of my favorite sessions of yours! :)

  • Renee - March 23, 2015 - 4:56 PM

    I visited this park for the first time ever today and I love it! I even love it more thru your eyes + during the spring!! Beautiful session!

Hi again! This is my last family post for awhile. If you’d like to see more, click back to this weeks previous posts (or click Birth, Christmas, Olivia).

Today I am ending my personal post streak on my blog with the booming Tidal Basin and Cherry Blossom posts I’ve had going for the last few weeks, in celebration of the coming Spring season. As a mother I can not tell you how important it has been for me to set aside the time and money it takes to have professional family photographs taken. I have always valued great photographs, and wanted to be in the photos with my family, actively engaging and not just behind the camera. We do that on a daily basis with our iPhones anyway! You do not truly realize how important these images are until time has passed you by and you are wondering where the time went… and then you can’t believe that was YOU only a few years ago either.

About this time last year (April 2014) our birth photographer, Sarah Culver, captured precious memories of our little family. Olivia had just turned 1 year old, and we were celebrating our wedding anniversary as well that month.

We chose to have our session at sunrise at the Tidal Basin during peak Cherry Blossom season because… well.. I love flowers. This place is a slice of heaven for a person like me, and is just so surreal with all the flower filled trees and petals drifting to the floor creating this lovely mosaic of pink on the ground. It’s also very iconic to Washington, DC and I wanted to have some clear documentation of location at this point in our lives together since my husband is in the military and relocation is in the future.

If you missed my recent engagement session blog posts in this area click below to check them out:

** All photographs taken by Sarah Culver : http://sarahculver.com **

Thank you Sarah! XO

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  • Caitlin - March 20, 2015 - 7:30 AM

    these are adorable!! your daughter is so perfect and smiley :)

  • Renee - March 20, 2015 - 8:22 AM

    So pretty! Love these shots of your family!

  • Lauren C - March 20, 2015 - 9:31 AM

    Your daughter is crazy cute!! :)

  • Christa Rae - March 20, 2015 - 11:36 AM

    Such a beautiful family! Oh my goodness I love the cherry blossom trees so much!

  • Anna - March 20, 2015 - 12:16 PM

    what a lovely spot for family photos! you have a beautiful family and these photos show just how much love you have for each other. <3

  • Anna Marie Arpasi - March 20, 2015 - 12:33 PM

    what a beautiful family! Your daughter is sooo cute!!

  • Natalie Franke - March 20, 2015 - 2:55 PM

    How sweet are these images! Ahhhh! I’m in love with your cute family! Beautiful images!

I am so happy to finally be blogging these family portraits taken by Sarah Culver of our little family! I have printed all of them, because I feel like prints are the best way to preserve them for future generations, theres something nostalgic about holding a photo in your hands. Then I made a few larger prints to frame in our home:)

We took these photos around our home since the weather outside had already gotten pretty cold. I didn’t want our little baby to be miserable – I always say “you can’t photo shop miserable.” Since I knew we would do them around our home I decided to do a little pre planning and create something holiday-ish, hence the pinecone ribbon wall, for our holiday cards. I also knew I wanted a clean white ‘bright’ look for our spare bedroom, so I purchased a new comforter, we needed a new one anyway! perfect excuse to dress up our home a bit.

The dress Olivia is wearing was one that my Mother-in-law gave me during Olivia’s baby shower, it’s made from her old wedding dress. So cute!

** All photographs taken by Sarah Culver : http://sarahculver.com **

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  • Dani - March 19, 2015 - 8:34 AM

    These are all so darling, I am so glad you shared all of them!

  • Kate Ann - March 19, 2015 - 10:35 AM

    These are amazing!! I can feel the joy and laughter! Sarah did a wonderful job!

  • Marisa - March 19, 2015 - 10:44 AM

    Oh my! The nose to nose image with your daughter and pup. How precious! They are all so sweet.

  • Caitlin - March 19, 2015 - 11:00 AM

    omg- those pics on the bed are my absolute favorite- sooo perfect!!!

  • Lauren Swann - March 19, 2015 - 12:35 PM

    Cute portraits!!!!

  • Renee - March 19, 2015 - 2:12 PM

    You guys are too cute! Love this session!

  • Kat - March 19, 2015 - 2:17 PM

    That little wooden camera is just adorable! Absolutely love your little one’s expressive eyes too.

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