"I do not have enough words to express exactly how much I love this lady and her skills! We have shot together more 10 times over the last 6 years and each shoot has been better then the last. Her warmth, humor, and kindness put me at ease every time! And her crazy skills with the camera make even this non model feel beautiful. I can't recommend Marilee and her work enough! If you are looking for a fun shoot that feels more like girls playing dress up which results in truly beautiful images then this is the photographer you want to book with!"
"I was concerned I would be terrible and Marilee would be annoyed with me. Marilee is so sweet and you can tell she loves what she does. She made me feel so comfortable and worked with me to get the best shots. Marilee is an amazing talented beautiful human! Getting dressed up and my hair and make up done. Plus Marilee is fun to talk to! Also taking myself out of my comfort zone. Marilee really helped me feel comfortable. YOU HAVE TO DO THIS!!! Marilee is fantastic!"
"I have worked with Marilee on multiple occasions and she has become one of my favorite photographers. She is professional and very comfortable to work with. The photos always come out sunning and beautiful and her hair and makeup skills on top of her photography is incredible! One of the most talented women to work with. Highly recommend her!"
"I'm just a regular gal. I'm a 37 year old, stay at home with 3 kiddos. I've never done ANYTHING like this. The last time I had my photos done was for my wedding. I came across Marilee on Instagram and loved her photos. I thought, I should have done this 10 years ago before my body was ravaged by pregnancy and age. Then, I thought, I don't want to be 47 wishing I just did it 10 years prior. Haha! So, I booked it. Showed up nervous at Marilees house. She was so sweet and warm. We went up to her beauty area. She has a TON of things to choose from. Whether you want to be fully clothed in a fancy dress or scantily clad in pin-up style lingerie she's got a ton of sizes. I was worried about what she had to offer so I brought a suitcase full of my own options and wore nothing I brought. Not even my own shoes. She did my hair and makeup and then it was time to shoot. She gave me a lot of posing instructions. Since I has never done anything like this, I still felt a little awkward. But, that was just my own fault. Ha! I got my proofs and was very nervous to see them. She sent 5 retouched photos and I couldn't believe my eyes! She actually got some really great photos. She also let's you see all the other raw photos and there were some real awkward looking photos. So, the fact that she was able to shoot my awkward self and get some great shots was so impressive! I can't wait to do it again. So, if you're just a regular gal like me and are on the fence about doing it, just do it! You're in great hands with Marilee."
"I had a wonderful time. Marilee is the best!! I was a little worried about only photoing once before with another photographer but she makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable. I loved that she took her time and got more shots than she really needed. She is awesome. And I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to photo. I also love that she gives you photos that are touched up and then also lets you look through all of the photos if u would like to get more retouched. I will definitely be photoing with her again!!
"Marilee is the most brilliant, kind, patient, and humorous lovely lady I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with! She walks you through everything while doing hair and makeup (and she can even provide wardrobe! ), and helps coach you through posing during the shoot! The amount of confidence she helped me feel was impowering and is brought back anytime I look at the photos. I can’t wait to work with her again!"
"I absolutely LOVED shooting with Marilee! The entire process was so much fun! We did a hot rod shoot together & it was one of the best experiences ever. When I saw the final images I was amazed by her work! I will definitely be shooting with Marilee again!"
I never have a concern when I’m working with Marilee! She is amazing! Everything was probably my favorite but the fact that Marilee takes the time to get to know you is what’s beat! I would say that, Marilee gives you a once in a life time experience and that she’ll make you feel like a Queen for a day!
"I've been working with Marilee for a year now over several pinup photoshoots, and she is a dream to work with--she's an absolute wizard with hair and makeup, and is a knock-out stylist and set designer! I feel like a queen for a day when I shoot with her--her studio is warm and inviting, her wardrobe is to die for, and she's so delightful to interact with! Marilee is very easy-going and will make your feel relaxed and comfortable during the whole shoot, and is wonderful with giving direction if you're new to posing on camera. Her communication before/during/after the shoot was prompt and crystal clear. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
"I shot with Marilee a couple months ago and had the best time! I looked phenomenal and felt amazing every step of the way. The finished product is to die for! I look forward to working with her again, hopefully sooner than later."
"I have had the pleaser of working with Marilee on a couple occasions. She is so amazing and will make you feel beautiful from the inside and out. She does a great job with hair and make up and her wardrobe for shoots is massive and so much fun to play around with. She is so creative and always has amazing ideas to share. I highly recommend purchasing glamour shots from Marilee."
"I have shot with Marilee several times over the years and it has always been a pleasant experience. Not only is she talented professionally but has a wonderful personality to match. She always comes prepared and tended to anything I needed. Her customer service also extends well after the shoot is over. Anytime I need a quality shoot and a positive experience, I know I can rely on Marilee to meet those needs!"
"I've had the absolute pleasure of doing four shoots with Marilee, and I already have number five booked! Why? Because it is so much fun that I can't wait to go back! Before my first shoot I was really worried about feeling silly or shy, but I never did, mainly because from the moment I met Marilee I felt at ease. Imagine playing dress up and fashion model with your best friend. Marilee really makes you feel pampered while she transforms you, her hair and makeup skills alone are incredible. While shooting the first time I felt nervous, but Marilee patiently guides you and coaches you on posing. After all the fun you wait patiently for your pictures only to be blown away by how incredible Marilee made you look!I recommend to all my friends to try having some glamour shots with Marilee done, whether the pictures are for you or your partner, the experience alone is worth having :)!"
"I have used Marilee’s services several times over the years, and can vouch that she is amazing in many different capacities! I started out doing some pin up portraits with her which were SO fun. I’d never done anything like that before and she made me feel so comfortable and beautiful. When I started my real estate career I asked if she’d be willing to photograph my listings and what do you know, those photos are phenomenal too. I recently did my maternity shoot with her and I cannot even tell you how many compliments I have received. Marilee is laid back, relaxed and fun to work with while also having extreme attention to detail. This girl knows what she’s doing and you are sure to be happy with her work."
“My very 1st time EVER modeling for camera. Amazingly fun experience! Marilee makes you feel so comfortable, and helps you with poses! I didn't know what to do, and she helped and made it so fun! I'll definitely do it again!!
Okay, my 2nd shoot was incredible!!!! Marilee is phenomenal! & I am doing a 3rd shoot next week!!!! Can NOT wait!!!
I can't wait to put together this portfolio, & I'm entering a pinup competition in summer, THANKS to Marilee & Goldie Golden!
Third and fourth shoots were amazing, too!! Marilee is so dang good at her job!!!”
I cannot be specific with what my favorite part was about the experience, because the whole experience was great and it was such a pleasure to shoot will Marilee. I love her dog too. I would tell a friend that if they want to feel glam and done up and just have a fun time, set up a shoot.
"Marilee did a great job! She is really good at what she does. Not only did the pictures turn out great, but working with her was so much fun, and the hair and makeup was beautiful.
I was definitely nervous about the shoot but she has so much personality and is so helpful on posing and ideas she made it a comfortable environment. So much so, I went back and did a second shoot just because!"
"Marilee is a true delight to work with. She has been photographing my family for years. Each time we work with her the results are flawless, she truly captures exactly what we are looking for in every image. She makes us feel so comfotable and our toddler loves her. I highly recommend Marilee for any photographing needs and I cant wait to work with her again! :)"
Creating photo content for burlesque promotion that has a similar look to what I have already. This most definitely did not come true! The look and feel of what was created looked nothing like anything I've done before!
The new-to-me wardrobe, the amazing hair and makeup talent that happened, the chatting with the photographer before the shoot begins. All that good stuff that happens before stepping in front of the camera.
It was such a positive experience, from start to finish. I think everyone deserves beautiful photos at least once in their lifetime. I was made completely comfortable by Marilee, and really enjoyed the hands on help with all of the pre-shoot preparation! No need to stress about makeup and hair, she's got you covered. The shoot itself is great with posing direction too which is always nice.
"Awesome experience! Marilee is the best, she makes you feel super comfortable. Worth every penny."
"The concepts are always well thought out. The execution is exactly what she says and shes fast and on point! Not to mention one of the nicest people on the planet. She makes you fell so comfortable so there's no way you won't get a great photo...or 10!'
"Marilee was wonderful, made me feel comfortable and coached me posing when I was completely at a loss on what to do. She was super positive to me about my fears and concerns and provided me with a lovely experience. Marilee also was willing to Work in my theme and brought my vision to life. She has been super responsive in the completion phases as well, and I will absolutely work with her again."
"I’ve worked with Marilee a couple times now and each time is a great experience! Marilee makes you feel comfortable & beautiful throughout the whole process! I would highly recommend!"
I was a little nervous at first about doing a pin-up shoot, I wasn't sure if I would be able to pose as naturally as the models in Vintage Magazines, But Marilee was such a fun photography coach I was amazed at how my pictures came out! Oh so Classy!
Marilee's style and wardrobe selection was so gorgeous and classic. There was plenty of different styles to choose from. And the deluxe studio experience is a must do if you want the best quality in Pin-up glamour!
When it comes to Vintage Glamour and Pin-up, Miss Marilee works magic! what a wonderful experience I had on gorgeous photo shoot sets...Getting all dolled up was such a relaxing and fun way to welcome in my Halloween birthday this year! Flirty and 30 never looked so good! xoxo Thanks for Everything Miss Marilee!
“In 2010 I re-entered modeling. I was instantly fascinated with the pin-up culture and the ladies who were driving the community. The first photographer I wanted to work with was Marilee. It was with her and because of her that my career took off. I basically owe my success to Marilee and I will forever be grateful. xoxo”
"Marilee is absolutely fantastic to work with! I was a bit anxious about the process being a bit awkward and she made sure to put nerves to rest. Not only did she make me look glamorous, she made me feel invincible!
My finished photos were even more fabulous than I imagined they would be! I’m super happy with my experience and the outcome of my photo session with Marilee. I can’t wait to book another session!"
"I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your work with my shoot. I love the images and you made a small town regular girl feel so glamourous. You were amazing to work with and I so loved incorporating the story line idea you had of a diva being stranded in the desert by the plane. You are a very creative artist and I adored working with you. I hope I get the chance to do it again."
"Marilee has been an awesome photographer to work with through the years; I’ve done a number of photoshoots with her and each time I felt more comfortable and confident in front of the camera; thanks to her posing coaching and support. I highly recommend Marilee to Anyone interested in retro pin up photography."
“Just did my first (ever) pinup shoot with Marilee and I was pleasantly surprised. I just had to write a review even before I see my photos! She is welcoming, encouraging and talented! When I saw the set she had prepared just from my email and idea I GASPED! It was SO cute and even better than I had imagined. The time in front of the camera was a little awkward for me, but Marilee is so good at coaching that I was able to let some of my inner pinup shine! Thank you for an awesome time and I might be addicted! ***Update*** The pictures are amazing!!!! Can't wait to surprise my boyfriend with them!”