The MSP Engagement Experience

The MSP Engagement Experience


Hi! I’m Mariko. I’m a photographer specializing in luxury wedding photography. When I’m not running my full time wedding business you can find me chasing my three kids and miniature schnauzer. I love going new places and I’m willing to travel all over.

Throughout my 3 years of shooting weddings, I’ve received quite a few complaints from brides whom I’ve never met before. They would approach me with something like ” OMG I booked a photographer and after our engagement session, I realized we’re not a good fit for each other. But now I am stuck in a contract with them.”  I’ve always felt so bad for these sweet brides because photography is not something you want to be unhappy with on your wedding day! 

That’s when I decided to create a system that allows me to work together before having to make that big decision of booking your photographer.  I am proud to say 90% of brides who tried us out, have booked me for their wedding. The difference is, this time they KNOW for sure that they won’t be disappointed on their wedding day!! 

Hi! I’m Mariko. I’m a photographer specializing in luxury wedding photography. When I’m not running my full time wedding business you can find me chasing my three kids and miniature schnauzer. I love going new places and I’m willing to travel all over.

Throughout my 3 years of shooting weddings, I’ve received quite a few complaints from brides whom I’ve never met before. They would approach me with something like ” OMG I booked a photographer and after our engagement session, I realized we’re not a good fit for each other. But now I am stuck in a contract with them.”  I’ve always felt so bad for these sweet brides because photography is not something you want to be unhappy with on your wedding day! 

That’s when I decided to create a system that allows me to work together before having to make that big decision of booking your photographer.  I am proud to say 90% of brides who tried us out, have booked me for their wedding. The difference is, this time they KNOW for sure that they won’t be disappointed on their wedding day!! 

Kind words from past couples

Mariko is the absolute best! I found her by chance and it’s been one of my life’s greatest blessings! She is easy to work with, flexible, dependable, and extremely talented! She will help you every step of the way from clothes, location, to poses. I will cherish my engagement and wedding photos for the rest of my life.”

Anna + Clayton

Mariko was absolutely amazing! From engagements, to bridals, to day of pictures. We were both super nervous for engagements and she helped loosen us up. I highly recommend anyone looking for a photographer to look no further. Mariko is amazing at what to does and we couldn’t have asked for more!

couple walking and laughing at Rosedown plantation

Samantha + Jeremy

Mariko was professional and had a wonderful personality. She was so easy to work with and laugh with as we did our engagement photos. We felt so comfortable and knew we were in great hands! Our photos came out amazing and we cannot thank her enough. I highly recommend her and her work. Truly a joyful experience!

man kissing woman's forehead under unbrellas

Amy + David

The Process

I’m a natural, candid photographers (like a paparazzi, without the big ugly flash and way less pushy).  I focus on documenting YOU.  Who you are, what you enjoy together, the little quirks that make your love strong.  The very first step to planning your engagement experience is to schedule a phone call to get to know you.  This is a 15 minute meet & greet to learn more about what your visions are for your photographs. 

After we chat on the phone I will follow up with you in an email and send over what’s included in the engagement session as well as my available dates for the shoot.  You will also receive a complimentary style guide that will walk you through choosing your outfits! 

During the session I will make work to make you feel as laid back and comfortable as possible. Think of it as, the two of you hanging out together, laughing,  playing, and loving on each other. And I’m there in the background, documenting it all. 

After the session we will set up an online web chat meeting to go over your images, pick out your free goodies, as well as answer any of your questions you have about my wedding packages.  You will be offered the opportunity to purchase any additional products or digitals from your session if you’d like. When you choose me for your wedding, the entire engagement session is gifted to you! 

The Process

I’m a natural, candid photographers (like a paparazzi, without the big ugly flash and way less pushy).  I focus on documenting YOU.  Who you are, what you enjoy together, the little quirks that make your love strong.  The very first step to planning your engagement experience is to schedule a phone call to get to know you.  This is a 15 minute meet & greet to learn more about what your visions are for your photographs. 

After we chat on the phone I will follow up with you in an email and send over what’s included in the engagement session as well as my available dates for the shoot.  You will also receive a complimentary style guide that will walk you through choosing your outfits! 

During the session I will make work to make you feel as laid back and comfortable as possible. Think of it as, the two of you hanging out together, laughing,  playing, and loving on each other. And I’m there in the background, documenting it all. 

After the session we will set up an online web chat meeting to go over your images, pick out your free goodies, as well as answer any of your questions you have about my wedding packages.  You will be offered the opportunity to purchase any additional products or digitals from your session if you’d like. When you choose me for your wedding, the entire engagement session is gifted to you! 


What’s Included


I HOUR SESSION W/ MARIKO
UP TO 2 OUTFITS
COMPLIMENTARY STYLE GUIDE
(1) 11X14 PRINT
15% OFF ANY WEDDING PACKAGE

$100  refundable deposit required to secure a date for your shoot
**All sales will be determined at reveal session
***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of 60 miles. Ask for details.

Thank You

Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of your wedding planning! If you’re interested in working with me, the next step is to set up a time to chat and to reserve your session time! Send me an email @ [email protected]



Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of your wedding planning! If you’re interested in working with me, the next step is to set up a time to chat and to reserve your session time! Send me an email @ [email protected]