Maralise is the Art Director of Segullah and an experienced family and wedding photographer. She also creates layered masterpieces out of photos taken in her home in Vienna, Austria. You can check out her blog here (she’s a fantastic writer) and her gallery here. Be prepared to fall in love.
Last year, when I was planning/dreaming about our trip to Europe, Maralise offered her home in Vienna to my family (she was planning to be in Salt Lake at the time). It was one of the miracles that made our entire trip possible. And later, when my mother died, and I asked if my dad could stay there too she replied, “It would be a privilege.”
Her art-filled, funky, comfortable home was a refuge when we needed it most. Loaning your private space to someone isn’t like lending out a lawn mower; it invites the visitor into every corner of your life. It’s an amazing act of humility and generosity.
These photos were taken in downtown Salt Lake City just days after we came home from Europe.
I can’t claim credit for these brilliant locations.
Mara and her hubby had the vision; I just clicked the shutter.
While working on these I told Mara that I felt a bit guilty staring at her husband’s face for so long.
the last shot of the day and one of my favorites