I first worked with Mariana on a magazine shoot organized by a mutual associate. I normally let photographers also art direct since photography is an art form unto itself and I believe they should control that medium from start to finish. This process allowed Mariana to truly shine; the end photographs were so stunning we got the cover and she got herself a permanent spot (albeit when her busy schedule allows it) as my only photographer.
I run an extremely image conscious company catering to celebrity and high end clients as well as a corporate client resume that mirrors a Fortune 500 list. My sales are nearly all derived from social media and the internet, so quality images are beyond essential to my success. Even after working with her for a over a year and on over 25 shoots, the quality of her edits and art direction is always beyond my expectations. I trust her visions completely and my only feedback is that of praise.
Her turnaround is often the same day or at least week which rounds out her complete professional package. I couldn't dream of a better person to work with and I am truly blessed to work with such impressive talent. The impressive success of my business is proof of the quality of her finished product.
Scott Coppersmith, Scott Coppersmith Designs
"Sent Mariana our new amazon product, had a short discussion on the phone about what we were looking for, and she went out and made it happen. Coordinated with models and locations. Came up with great artistic ideas. Communicated regularly and then delivered outstanding work faster then I expected! I highly recommend her for any photo work you need."
Mike Tecku , Sky Home Products
"Choosing a photographer was one of the most important decisions we had to make and we made the perfect choice in Mariana Schulze she is absolutely amazing! We were looking for a photographer that could do both photojournalistic style photos and the must have family photos. Mariana did both seamlessly, she has an artful eye that captured all the moments with true emotions of that moment. She gave us all we were hoping for and much more, she exceeded all expectations. Her works speaks for itself. She captured all the love, fun and joy at our wedding and we now have incredible keepsakes of one of the most special days of our lives. Our families and friends were impressed with her on the day and couldn't stop raving about the final photos that she captured. We are ecstatic about all our photos; it was hard for us to choose what photos we wanted in our album We have no hesitations of recommending Mariana. Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and attention to detail."
Daniel and Melissa Vizzo
"We had the pleasure of working with Mariana in June 2008 for our my wedding weekend in Kona, Hawaii. She photographed our rehersal dinner cruise as well as our wedding day. We couldn't have been happier with how our photos turned out! Mariana is not only professional, but her attention to detail and eye for photographic opportunities is truly a talent. She made everyone feel comfortable in front of the lens and captured some of our most treasured moments! We especially loved the quality of her photos, as she really took her time to give us a variety of different styles and colors to choose from. Mariana became a part of our family that weekend, and we will without a doubt use her again for future special occasions!"
Michael & Sophia Shinal New York
"When I first saw Mariana's work, it was immediately evident that she has a great eye for her subject and for composition. On top of that, her manipulation of color creates a stark and rich contrast in her images, giving them a graphic and iconic quality. This makes her portrayal of people really memorable as there is a contrast between the very natural and sometimes child-like emotional qualities in her subjects faces, against the glamorous and deep colors and textures. I've had the pleasure to also work with her and gained an appreciation for her ability to put her subjects at ease and especially with children. Mariana is a fabulous photographer making great art with very minimal yet exacting techniques and I would recommend her work to anyone."
Keith Gruchala Director of Photography
"I have worked with many photographers over the years and have found Mariana to be professional, artistic, creative and enthusiastic. Her work carries warmth and integrity that shows in the images. The life experience she captures behind the camera go above and beyond any photographer or photo journalist I have worked with. I would highly recommend her for any occasion and will continue to work with her in the future."
Dr. Jenessa Nye, Ventura, CA
Mariana is like a light flashing in the night sky... you know that it can't be what you think it might... but somehow, you still feel like you've been visited by an ethereal presence that is so creative and alive, it surpasses human normalcy. Mariana has photographed my band, We Govern We more than once and I hope will continue to do so because she has this psychic ability to create just exactly what I have in my head, but with a vibrancy and an eye for detail that smooshes me every time!! Top Ten Photographers of all time? No. TOP TOP TOP MOST FAVORITEST EVEEEEEEER:)."
Anna Karakalou We Govern We
"I still remember the first time I saw Mariana's photography: she had snapped a picture of our two-year-old daughter eating a peach. I had never seen a picture of our daughter that saw what I saw in her! So natural, so beautiful. Even the peach looked extra delicious! Several months later when my mother-in-law asked for professional photos of our daughter I cringed at the thought of hiring someone in a studio to take posed pictures of her -- then my husband said, "Why don't we ask Mariana?" Of course! We spent a beautiful afternoon outside in late summer and Mariana was very gentle with our hot, distracted toddler. (And my mother-in-law was thrilled with the photos!) We now have two children and Mariana's portraits have truly captured them. She brings such energy and vision, and yet everything feels relaxed and casual. And we can't believe the gorgeous photos she gets on the way! Much love and thanks."
Siohban Mc Devitt
If we had a dollar for every person who said they cried when they saw our wedding photos. We could pay for the whole thing all over again. I never knew what people meant when they said " the way he looks at you " and " the way you look at him ".Until I got our shots back. Now I see . Mariana captured so many moments that just take my breath away. All because you're in the moment and not stoping to take a picture. That makes all the difference. And that was what I loved about her style. And eye. Such genius. She allowed us to see all the special things we missed. It's very emotional for me. And a rare gift to be able to look at that day through another set of eyes. Mariana gave us that gift and was indescribably generous across the board. Time, creativity.... And most of all Such beautiful energy . We are so thankful.
"Mariana is a creative tour de force as well as an artist accentuated by originality, rare in this digital age. She is able to blend her professional skills and techniques as a photographer with her sensitive haunting vision into a body of work that stands second next to none."
Janna Sheehan Trance Essence Nectar Perfume
"Mariana is that rare gem, an artist with a poetic eye and a super responsive team player. We have worked with Mariana for years now and her work is consistently greater and she is a joy to interact with. It's such a pleasure to be able to count on her to make the work look better, more inspired. Thank you Mariana, we love you."
Adriana Goddard, Love Heals