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About me

I am a family photographer in the Baltimore area.  I have loved taking pictures ever since I was a little girl--my first camera was a Kodak with the disc-shaped film, and I remember getting so excited to take it to the little hut in the grocery store parking lot to get developed! 


The passion continued to grow, and now I feel honored to be able to capture these moments in time you have with your families--because I know how fast it goes! 

Behind the Lens

What people say

"I was lucky to work with Marian on our family holiday photos last year, and it was such great experience. She worked with me to identify a perfect location that gave us the urban look and feel I was going for and lots of different shot options that always felt unique and interesting. Marian was able to quickly identify how to keep each of our kids engaged in the session (not an easy task for the wide age gap of 7 and 2 years old) and was able to capture each of their personalities perfectly. When I received the images, there may have been tears. I will always treasure these beautiful photos and hope to work with her again in the future!"

-Lauren H.

"We have worked with Marian Gunther Photography many times to capture some of the most important moments in our daughter's life that we can cherish forever. Besides her talent, she had such patience with our little one. The pictures were amazing and captured her personality in every shot." 

-Christi L.

"Marian is a gifted photographer and was able to capture beautiful moments after our second baby was born. During our session our two year old kept running off and she couldn't have been more patient and calm. She is amazing with small children and even brought some props she thought would tie in nicely with our theme. She takes her time so you don't feel rushed and was extremely accommodating. I highly recommend her for any occasion where you want to someone to take their time and capture your life events."

-Melissa D.

"Creative, passionate, personable and professional are all words I would use to describe Marian's approach to her business and her clients. Once we decided that it was time to have our pictures taken together as a family it wasn't a hard decision to hire Marian as our photographer. She has an excitement about it that's hard to describe and I knew that she would take great care of us.  She scouted a beautiful location, staged a lot of the shots and even recommended props that we should use in some of the photographs. This was important to us because we were announcing that we were pregnant with a baby girl so we wanted everything to be just right.


Marian made our entire family comfortable throughout the entire process which is a difficult feat with a pregnant lady, a two year old boy and his 10 year old brother. She made us all  laugh and had a positive attitude during the entire session.  When we saw final images, we were thrilled and I couldn't have imagined a better outcome. Can't wait to work with her again!"

-Kelly S.

My family and I had the privilege of working with Marian at a beach family photo shoot. She was impressive from the very first contact regarding the photo shoot. She was extremely helpful with everything from helping us choose our outfits, to knowing the perfect time of day in order to optimize the best lighting -to doing her homework before hand to scope out the most perfect spots for the perfect beach backdrops. Marian is extremely professional, prompt and is a perfectionist in the product that she delivers. She was very easy to work with and has such a natural calmness about her that allowed my family to feel so comfortable during the photo shoot which in return allowed her to perfectly capture the unique personalities of each of my children. We were so impressed with the final product and had a hard time choosing between all of the amazing moments she captured of us as we were simply just being us -walking and playing on the beach. She has a true eye for photography and is a natural talent all while being laid back and easy to work with. We will most certainly be using her again!! She is amazing at what she does and has a true talent for capturing true candid moments during the shoot :) thank you so much Marian for such a wonderful experience!

-Kristie K.

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