Marni Wishart Photography

Houston Photographer

As a Film Photographer with an eye on enduring authenticity, my purpose is to create images that when you look back 50 years from now, you will still see the truth and power of your love in them.

I believe that real, profound, and abiding meaning in our photographs is not simply a product of artistry — rather, it is the emotion embodied within them. The comfort of being yourselves when you are together, the experiences that bring you together, the way you are magically transported back to the exact emotions of a moment when you see your photographs ... these are the things that transform and elevate your memories, and the things that really matter.

Along with my clients, I value connection. As your photographer, I celebrate that we don't just work together, we document the most important relationships and events of your life! Your memories will forever be seen (literally and figuratively) through my lens, so let's make sure we are a great fit!

My Style

I craft elegant imagery for clients who share a love of art, design, nature, and adventure — all while traveling this big, beautiful planet! I currently call Houston, Texas home and find rich inspiration in the vast and varied destinations I photograph.

Marni

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Marni Wishart Photography

Houston Photographer

As a Film Photographer with an eye on enduring authenticity, my purpose is to create images that when you look back 50 years from now, you will still see the truth and power of your love in them.

I believe that real, profound, and abiding meaning in our photographs is not simply a product of artistry — rather, it is the emotion embodied within them. The comfort of being yourselves when you are together, the experiences that bring you together, the way you are magically transported back to the exact emotions of a moment when you see your photographs ... these are the things that transform and elevate your memories, and the things that really matter.

Along with my clients, I value connection. As your photographer, I celebrate that we don't just work together, we document the most important relationships and events of your life! Your memories will forever be seen (literally and figuratively) through my lens, so let's make sure we are a great fit!

My Style

I craft elegant imagery for clients who share a love of art, design, nature, and adventure — all while traveling this big, beautiful planet! I currently call Houston, Texas home and find rich inspiration in the vast and varied destinations I photograph.

Marni


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… relaxing with my family. If the weather is nice, then sunning myself by the pool or, even better on the beach, it's definitely my happy place. 

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… my summer abroad in France as a college student. As an art major, it was a dream come true to paint in fields of giant sunflowers, to soak up the rich architectural history all around me, and to see - for the first time in person - all the famous works of art I had studied. (Second to that, let me throw in Kaua’i just a few years ago with my family! The.most.beautiful.place! I nearly cried when it was time to leave).

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… at the moment (because I really want to see the whole world, but I am pacing myself!!) is Italy! When asked if I have been to Italy, I often reply that I’ve had lunch in Italy, which sounds kind of funny - as if I traveled all that distance just for lunch. I mean, who wouldn’t, right? The rest of the story is that we were driving through the Alps and wound up on the Italian side in a tiny little town where we found delicious eats for our “hangry" selves, then it was back to the road. This summer, I will be traveling through cities and towns all over Italy -both for work and for play. Of course, I am going for photography and I’m excited about the collaborations I have lined up, but it’s also a bit of a family history trip where we will be visiting the town that bears my grandfather’s name. A name that was lost to our family for close to 100 years after an untimely death, an adoption under a foster name, and to top it off - the courthouse holding the records burning down. Maybe we will find some long lost distant cousins! 

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… the people it brings into my life — the glimpse it gives me of how other people love one another. While it can be easy to think love can be categorised … romantic love, parental love, sibling love, puppy love, etc.… I find that each couple and each family has their own truly unique way of showing love and that is inspiring to me. In a world full of bad news, the good news is right here with us — surrounding us and, by contrast, just not getting front page headlines. I consider it a gift to be one who witnesses on behalf of love in its myriad of forms. 

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD DO … what I was before this job: an artist, an educator — enjoying my niche amongst the halls of art museums. It’s a life I never thought I would leave, but mommy-hood has a way of diverting your path. Of course, if I had to choose a new life altogether… running a juice hut on a tropical island sounds really dreamy. 

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE… to focus on one another and forget about feeling the pressure to please everyone. There is no other day in your life that is more truly all about you than your wedding day, so soak it in - do the things that make the two of you the happiest, make your wedding day about the things that matter to you! Also, by all means, invest in beautiful photographs! 

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… we have some serious “team spirit” as I like to call it! Not originally from Texas, I can say there is just something so amazing and contagious about loving and appreciating where you live, which Texas has in spades. It also seems the Houston alligator population is a little less aggressive than their Floridian cousins.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… a place that always has amazing, warm weather. I love sunshine and nice weather. I would never tire of summer! Somebody, please, tell me where that place exists! 

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? I don’t know if I could choose just one. I love so many movies! I grew up going to double features with my parents (and sometimes we would stay for another double feature to make a day of it!). I'm named after a movie (Marnie, which is spelled differently than my name, but my Mom swears by her life that when she saw it in the theater it was spelled Marni), and my own little family has carried on our generational love of movies. A few in the line up of my eclectic favorites: mostly anything by Baz Luhrman, Elf (hahahaha, I can quote the entire movie), Enchanted, Say Anything, pretty much all of John Hughes’ movies - we have been bonding with our two teenagers re-watching all of these this past year, along with lesser known flicks like Brick. I also love The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Pride.Prejudice.Zombies, Elizabethtown, Knight and Day, and who doesn’t love The Notebook? Somebody stop me here, I could go on for days. I gave up scary movies because they creep me out too much, and too much “action scene” sequence and cgi make my eyes glaze over. I appreciate a movie about “feeeeelings.”

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS…  I’m a self-proclaimed açaí bowl aficionado - I go out of my way to find them wherever I travel. Blue Bowl in Los Angeles and Juicewell in Houston are my top two so far. Also, the Buddha bowl style "I am Humble" Bowl at Cafe Gratitude is my little piece of Heaven. I have to admit, when a wedding has a fruit tray and an undressed salad, I am beside myself with joy!

THE PETS I OWN ARE… an outdoor kitty, Lucky. I have a terrible allergy, but Lucky is always keeping us company sitting in the window flower box.