Marion was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1964 to German-Swiss parents and was raised bilingual in German and Spanish.
From an early age Marion was fascinated with photographic cameras and their capabilities of capturing a moment in time that could be printed and displayed for generations to come. By the age of 6 she received her own first camera, a Holga she used for many years photographing her friends and family. She loved helping her friends look their best, which she accomplished by secretly digging into her mother’s closet of accessories and makeup.
Marion was in college studying Education and Arts when she was offered a part-time opportunity to model. From there, she quickly became the photographer's and the wardrobe coordinator's assistant in editorial stories for a fashion magazine in Buenos Aires. She discovered that her passion laid in helping the model look and feel her best. Her natural gift of connecting with women and understanding their needs and fears had a powerful impact in the photographs. In 1988 Marion moved to the US where she pursued her career as a photographer. She graduated from the New York Institute of Photography and later attended 3 years of courses in fine art photography at the Gibbs Museum in Charleston, SC. There she discovered her passion for the dark room and printing. In the mid 90's, Marion started her own business as a freelance photographer. She has worked as an editorial, commercial, and advertising photographer for national companies and magazines and has traveled all over the country and Canada to fulfill her assignments.
She has also participated in countless charity events donating her time and photography in the US and worldwide.
Marion strongly believes that the technical aspect of lighting and camera controls are a given for any professional photographer, but what sets Marion apart is her caring approach to people's needs, desires and comfort zones. Marion's experience and expertise, combined with her fun, outgoing and caring personality, culminate in remarkable photographs that reveal a person's true beauty and soul.
Bachelor Graduate in Education & Arts completed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1986.
Masters Degree in The Teaching of a Foreign Language , completed in Germany in 1987.
Completed a one year Scholarship in the Study of Children’s Books Writing andIllustrating in Germany, 1987.
Fluent in German, Spanish, English and some French.
Attended three years of Photographic Art Classes at the Gibbs Museum in Charleston, SC.
Graduated from New York Institute of Photography in 2002.
Raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Immigrated to the USA in 1988 and a USA Citizen since 1998.
Photography for two Political Campaigns, including brochures, magazine, Billboards in SC.
Fashion ads and displays for local merchants in SC.
Ads and display art for Service Company in SC.
Photography for International Men’s Clothing Catalog.
Photography for Fight against Leukemia, “No Hair, No cares” Campaign.
Photography for the American Cancer Society, Florida.
Corporate Photography for the Eye Surgery-Center, Gainesville, FL
Editorial Photography for Discovery Girls Magazine
Advertising Photography for Build a Bear Company.
Display Photography for Millhopper Montessori School, FL.
Corporate Photography for Bang Networks, San Francisco, CA.
Corporate Photography for Blue Oak Capital, Palo Alto, CA
Corporate Photography for Trammel Crow Company, San Jose, CA.
Brochure for Warner Interior Design Firm, San Mateo, CA.
Photography and Logo Design for Rohe-Haberstich Insurance Broker, B.A. Argentina.
Stanford Sailing Department, CA.
Girl Scout Cookies, ABC Bakers/Interbake Foods
Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County
MSS Corporation, Redwood Shores, CA
The Let them Hear Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.
The California Ear Institute, CA.
Las Lomitas District School, Menlo / Atherton, CA.
The Stanford Sailing Team, CA.
Borland, Cupertino, CA.
Lu-Lu’s on the Alameda Restaurant, Menlo Park, CA
Over a 100 Books for private events and families.
ver 90 Models Portfolios / Comp Cards.
35 mm Photography, Film & Digital
Medium Format Photography, Film & Digital
Scanning, Editing, Processing & Printing of Images
Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe In Design, Final Cut Pro
Extensive Black & White Darkroom Experience
Computer literate in both Windows & Macintosh Platforms
hotographer, Video Editor & Animation Creator
APA Professional Member, keeping updated with the latest in digital photography through their many Seminars and Workshops.
NAPP Professional Member.
Award of Excellence presented by Charleston County Public Library.
Charleston’s County Public Library Photo Contest’s Second Place.
Photography Award from Today’s Photographer Magazine.
Award of Excellence given by Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Serbin
Janine, Marion's daughter, is Marion's assistant photographer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Arizona. Janine handles all scheduling and billing, and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please visit the Contact page to get in touch with her.