Welcome to Kari & Mari Photography. Our goal, as photographers, is to provide images that will create emotions and a powerful impact with lasting memories.
Nothing could give us more pleasure than to capture the essence of a person or a place in a photograph. We are looking forward to the opportunity of meeting you and be able to provide you with our services, artistic and technical knowledge.
We serve the area of South Florida and specialize in photographing the following events: - Fashion - Maternity - Engagement - Weddings - Family portraits - Children On-site - Individual portraits - Composite Cards
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My name is Mariela. I was born in Cuba and as a young girl I came to Miami where I have been living ever since. As a college student, I took an interest and graduated in Fashion Design and worked in the fashion industry for several years.
Working in the fashion world was my first exposure to photography which I fell in love with and after some time I began to seriously pursue what is now my passion. For several years, I have taken photography classes and Photoshop classes at the Miami Dade College and at the Photo Art Academy. I'm also a member of two prestigious Photography Clubs in the Miami area where very often I have submitted pieces for Critiques by jurors and also have participated in several photography exhibitions.
I'm truly fascinated with photography because every photo is a piece of art to me, a way to stop time and be able to relate to that moment.
I came into the photography field when I was a teenager. At that moment, Canon has just put out into the market the revolutionary A-1 Model, film camera, and I was starting my studies in Architecture. I developed a passion for taking photos of the interaction amount volume and space, buildings, their surroundings as well as people whom lived in them.
Since 2007, I started to take classes at Miami Dade College CE in the new digital photography field as well as some black and white photography. This decision was a life change experience for me. It is my passion again. Nowadays, I have decided to take credit classes in order to create my own style. I am taking photography as well as graphic and web design classes.
Photography is an art in which today you can be very creative. I am not a journalist, and I consider manipulation as a tool to create my on style. I love to capture natural expression, which are the base for my inspiration. I feel that expressions, feelings and light are the main ingredients of a great picture.
I belong to three photography clubs in Miami Dade and Broward county. I had received several awards such as First Place in Open team Category in 2008 Third Place in Open Category in 2010 at International Shutterbug; Best of Show Picture June 2010 and Best Fun Print of Year 2010 - 2011 at Kendall Camera Club and other awards at Pembroke Pines Camera.
I have participate in various exhibitions at Glass Gallery, Doral Gallery, Weston Library, Pines Library, New Professions Technical Institute Gallery, Wynwood Design District. etc.