About this Vendor

Romantic & Editorial meets Candid Photojournalism

Award winning, international wedding photographer who blends photojournalistic moments with an editorial influence and hopeless obsession with beautiful light. Marlies focuses on emotional, candid moments as well as the romantic beauty of your wedding day, resulting in timeless compositions with no moment wasted! Proud winner of Best of The Knot 2017!


Photo + Video Styles

Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing


Contact Info

Southern California + Worldwide (310) 963-6542

Reviewed on 10/18/2016 Hannah S

Book. Her. Now! But seriously, we couldn't have been happier with Marlies as our photographer this past July! We had looked at several other photographer's work and even met with a few before deciding that Marlies was hands down the best fit for our style and wedding. She... Read More instantly made us feel comfortable, as if we were old friends, and we knew we were in good hands. We could already tell just by how hard she was working on our wedding day that we were going to have amazing photos... what we didn't realize was just how many photos were going to be incredible! We not only got dozens of beautiful "framable" images, but we also got a beautiful album full of gorgeous photos that she designed (the Rustic Leather album was to die!) that truly told the story of our day. If you are looking for a mix of both candid/fun photos as well as natural, romantic shots (that don't feel cheesy) then you have to work with Marlies! We couldn't recommend her any more!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Brianna T

I think I might love Marlies as much as I love my new hubby! But seriously, we recently received our wedding photos and I can't you how happy we are!! She shot everything from us getting ready to our crazy end-of-night dancing, and we are thrilled with how amazing our photos... Read More from the entire day came out. She quickly made friends with our bridal party, learning everyone's names (not sure how she did that!) and taking fun (but never cheesy) shots of us all. She kept me and my husband laughing and natural when we did our couple portraits, and knew just how to wrangle the (rather large) family for our family photos. We received a personal webpage that was super organized with all of our images, and we could download and share everything with our family right from there! We truly felt like Marlies was not only talented and professional, but also like a new member of the family!!

2016-11-18T13:54:46 Response from the vendor

Thanks Briana! I'm hope Josh doesn't mind sharing your affections! I'm so happy I was able to document your wedding and also make new friends along the way!! It means so much that you are thrilled with the photos! I can't wait to share your... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Rachel S

If you want both incredible photographs as well as an incredible human then you need to book Marlies! I have worked with several photographers in the industry and Marlies's work should not only cost double what she is charging, but her work stands the test of time. She will make... Read More you feel relaxed, comfortable, you will actually have fun taking photos on your wedding day! You can tell she is extremely passionate about what she does and it shows in our wedding photographs. Marlies went beyond what we were hoping for on our wedding day and she caught so many little moments throughout the day as well as tons of romantic shots! If you want the best of the best, Marlies will not disappoint!!! Thanks so much for being such a special part of our day, Marlies :)

Reviewed on 11/18/2016 Rich W

Marlies is amazing and so easy to work with. She was very professional and everything was done in a timely manner. We are extremely happy with the photos from our wedding. We wish we lived closer so we could have her take photos of all our special occasions! I would highly... Read More recommend her

2016-11-18T11:37:50 Response from the vendor

Hi Lauren + Rich! Thank you so much for your kind words :) Your day couldn't have been more perfect! I also wish New Jersey wasn't so far away so that we could not only shoot together again, but grab dinner sometime! Wishing you and... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/18/2016 Rich W

Marlies is amazing and so easy to work with. She was very professional and everything was done in a timely manner. We are extremely happy with the photos from our wedding. We wish we lived closer so we could have her take photos of all our special occasions! I would highly... Read More recommend her

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Justin C

Marlies is spectacular! She brought such a positive energy to our wedding day, and we were so grateful that we hired her. My wife and I wanted a mix of photojournalistic shots but also some more classic looking photos, and Marlies knew exactly what we were looking for and... Read More couldn't have done a better job! She is truly an artist when it comes to finding good lighting, and her attitude made us have fun and feel relaxed, trusting that she'd make us look good and also show the real energy of the day. We honestly can't recommend her highly enough, and she is gifted at what she does.

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Sabrina M

Love her! We felt so fortunate to have hired Marlies as our wedding photographer. Not only was she an absolute sweetheart, our photos came out incredible from start to finish! She truly went above and beyond from the very beginning, and we felt like we had an instant friend in... Read More the wedding industry. Both our engagement photos and wedding photos looked amazing, and we can't wait to see the album she will be putting together for us as part of our collection! Don't wait to book her, you will be so happy you did!!

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Vanessa M

After thoroughly considering several wedding photographers, we knew M. Hart Photography was the best choice for us and what we wanted for our wedding day. Marlies was there for us from the start, and caught all of the best "in-between" moments as well as tons of beautiful... Read More portraits and all of the important details that we requested. She blended in with our crazy/rowdy groomsmen, keeping them tamed but also laughing along with them, and she also gracefully handled a those "over-bearing" family members with ease! From our engagement session, to our last photo of the night, she made us feel completely cared for and comfortable. Our wedding album turned out beautifully and the only complaint was that we had the hardest time choosing our favorite pics! We are so grateful that we had Marlies shoot our wedding and you will truly be lucky to have her capture your day!!!

2016-11-18T13:58:09 Response from the vendor

Vanessa! Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so deeply honored that you chose me to capture your day. Hope you both are enjoying your fabulous new home... and hopefully new additions to your family very soon! All the best, Marlies

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Abigail D

Marlies was the best! We were beyond happy with both her personalized touches throughout the wedding process as well as the amazing photos that she captured of our day! She made us feel like instant friends and put us both totally at ease, never forcing us into awkward or... Read More unnatural poses, and allowed us to be completely ourselves, but also gave us the guidance we needed to make us look amazing! If you are questioning whether to hire Marlies, stop all of your doubts and trust us that she will put her whole heart and soul into making your wedding photos stellar and more than you could ever hope for!

Reviewed on 10/19/2016 Anna S

Amazing photographer, with a professional and calm presence. I'm so glad we chose Marlies to capture our special day. Her positive and calm nature helped everyone to relax and be themselves in front of the camera! Capturing moments that otherwise would have been lost in time.... Read More Thank you Marlies! - The Slavins.

2016-11-18T14:00:17 Response from the vendor

Anna! What can I say!! You and Kyle are a dream couple!! You are truly soulmates, and I absolutely loved being a part of your day! I hope to meet up for another happy hour very soon!! Much love, Marlies

Reviewed on 10/19/2016 Margaret O

Marlies was excellent! She has a great attitude and is a very skilled photographer. She listened very carefully to what I wanted in my photos (candid, authentic, some traditional portraits, some more artistic poses) and delivered on everything. Her photos came out beautiful and... Read More are very accessible on her site at no additional charge for downloading (great for the family). Marlies is also wonderful at "marshaling the forces" for those trickier family portrait wedding shots. I have received numerous compliments on my engagement and wedding photos (Marlies did them both) and I am always happy to recommend her. If you hire Marlies, you'll be comforted to know that your photographer is experienced, and talented, and will add no stress to your big day!

2016-11-02T16:53:05 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Margaret for your kind words! I feel so lucky to have been a part of your wedding day! You and Carson are a beautiful couple and I look forward to lots of updates as your family continues to grow!!! All the... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/18/2016 Katarina K

We are so pleased with our choice of Marlies Hartmann as our wedding photographer! She made a significant part of our special day worry free and truly memorable. Her artistic detail combined with focused attention to what was important to us resulted in captured moments better... Read More than we hoped for!

2016-11-18T14:05:06 Response from the vendor

Katarina! Thank you for allowing me to capture your PERFECT wedding day! I'm so glad to know that I was able to exceed your expectations, and look forward to watching your family continue to grow! Much love to you and Daniel (and of course sweet... Read Less Read More

Meet The Owner

Marlies Hartmann

Hi! I'm Marlies, an international photographer based in Los Angeles who loves to travel. I truly believe I have the greatest job in the world - capturing real-life stories of crazy, passionate, wild love. When I'm not chasing moments, I am likely chasing my 7-year-old mini-me around the beach or making sinfully "healthy" desserts. My style is romantic, timeless, and full of candid moments. I am always laughing and energetic, with a gypsy spirit, creative eye, and obsession with beautiful light. I personally respond to all inquiries so please don't hesitate to reach out!