The Legacy of Light: Marie Nimtz and Marie June Photography

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Eleni Owens

In the glow of old black and white family portraits, the legacy of her grandmother June found its way into Marie’s heart. This isn’t just the story of Marie June Photography; it’s a tale interwoven with familial bonds, creative awakening, and a leap of faith into the world of entrepreneurship.

Marie Nimtz’s journey into photography was not a sudden revelation but a growing ember fueled by her love for capturing the essence of moments. Initially, it was the candid snapshots of her children’s transition from playful innocence to young adulthood that sparked her interest. “I found myself more and more behind the lens, trying to preserve the fleeting moments,” she recalls. It wasn’t until January 2023 that Marie transformed her passion into a tangible business, marking the birth of Marie June Photography.

What sets Marie apart in a saturated industry isn’t just her dedication to client satisfaction but her unique approach to capturing life’s milestones. From scouting picturesque, on-location shots to the intimate moments of a child’s third birthday, Marie crafts stories through her lens. “I want my clients to look back at their photos and feel the joy of that moment, preserved forever,” she explains.

However, Marie’s path wasn’t without its hurdles. The challenge of building a brand from the ground up, especially without a studio, pushed her to innovate and embrace the world as her backdrop. Her resilience paid off when she delivered her first gallery to a client, a moment of validation that fueled her drive to persevere.

A defining moment came during a particularly challenging assignment—a three-year-old’s birthday photo shoot, where expectations were sky-high. With a bubble machine in one hand and her camera in the other, Marie navigated the day with patience and creativity. The result? Overwhelming approval from both the meticulous grandmother and the mother proved Marie’s ability to exceed expectations.

Looking forward, Marie aspires to continue growing her clientele and exploring the boundless potential of photography. Each click of the shutter is a step toward the future Marie dreams of. “My goal is to ease some of that stress, hear my clients’ thoughts and ideas, and document those cherished times,” she states.

Marie’s venture into Marie June Photography is a tribute to her grandmother, June. Born on her grandmother’s birthday, Marie infuses her work with the same positive impact that June had on those around her. “I want to leave a legacy of joy and captured moments that speak beyond words,” Marie reflects.

In a serendipitous twist, Marie’s expertise came to the magazine’s rescue during a last-minute photography need. Her exceptional talent, previously witnessed during a photo session with my very own family, made her an obvious choice. Marie’s ability to connect with her subjects and extract the beauty of the moment in her photographs speaks volumes of her skill and dedication.

In closing, Marie offers a piece of advice that mirrors her journey: “Take a leap of faith. You never know what the future holds, but it’s always worth finding out.” With her camera in hand and her grandmother’s legacy in her heart, Marie Nimtz is not just capturing images; she’s crafting a story of resilience, creativity, and the enduring power of love.

For those moved by Marie’s story and eager to see her work or reach out for a session, visit her website here: or follow Marie June Photography on Facebook.

This narrative was crafted in the spirit of Marie’s interview, weaving together insights and stories shared by her. While direct quotations are inspired by our conversations, they reflect the essence of Marie’s experiences and the profound impact of her grandmother’s legacy on her work.

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