Hi there! My name is Marlee and I’m a lifestyle portrait and pet photographer based in Upstate NY.
As a child, life consisted of my dad with a giant camcorder on his shoulder and my mom with a camera in her hands. I was doomed to be a model... but instead, I fell into a life of capturing my surroundings. I started taking photography seriously in high school and that passion continued into my time at RIT and afterwards as a Media Producer at Fisher-Price. That’s right, I can handle crying babies and I can build any toy without instructions.
But I wanted something more. I wanted to get personal. Capturing a newborn pooping on a brand new dad, a dog in mid sneeze, or a couple gasping for air after laughing at one of my awesome jokes. These moments need to be captured, remembered, and cherished.
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand” - Ansel Adams
And that’s where you come in!
I love meeting new people and dogs (…mostly dogs) and telling their stories through photography.
Marlee & Me Photography started with rescue dogs. Shelter animals are more likely to be rescued/adopted if they have amazing profile pictures that show their personality. I volunteered my time to several local rescues and have met/snuggled/photographed over 75 dogs and cats.
This passion has evolved into taking photos of pets, children, and families.
And I love all of it.
Marlee did a maternity shoot for us to capture a moment we didn't want to forget. She picked the absolute perfect location and ideas for photos since we had no clue what we really wanted! We got the photos so quickly and they came out better then I could have imagined! Thank you Marlee for getting us our first photos with our baby boy!
— Gabrielle C.
Finding homes for so many animals in need can be so overwhelming and also endless. Marlee's photography has brought out the beauty in each and every one of our dogs and cats. Some are timid, some are scarred and some are just defeated. But thanks to Marlee, they all looked beautiful and full of life. We can definitely attribute many of our adoptions to Marlee's photography. She brings out what everyone wants to see. We can't thank her enough for helping us and we highly recommend her services to everyone. You won't regret it!
Marlee is fantastic to work with! Very flexible in her bookings, works with the family to find the perfect time. Came early to scout "perfect" locations. Quick turn around of the photos... loved the sneak peak teasers! And the photos were amazing. I usually dislike having my picture taken, but I loved everyone she did! Thank you Marlee for capturing my family's photos and creating some very fun memories of that day!
— Colleen W.