Mariana Ziegler Photography

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Hi there! I’m Mariana some call me Mari!

I’m an adventure elopement & wedding photographer based out of the foothills of Pikes Peak in Colorado.
I specialize in intimate weddings, adventure elopements and engagements. I serve all of Colorado (especially our lovely Rocky Mountains), surrounding states and the West Coast.

I am a mountain hiking, dog loving, adventure seeking gal who loves to have fun. My family moved to from Brazil to Denver when I was was a child and I have lived in this beautiful state ever since (with the exception of my two years in Alaska!). My husband and fur babies are the lights of life and my constant adventure companions.

It is my wholehearted belief, that every love story is unique and deserves to be told in the most authentic way possible. My approach to photography is one based on building a real relationship with the couple. I want to know your history: the story of how you met, what you love most about one another, and what your hopes & dreams are for the future. Once I know more about you I will be able to really capture what you want to remember from your wedding day. As an extremely visual person, I want to tell stories through appealing visuals and words. At the end of the day I want you to feel like you have made a friend who really understands your needs and wants to capture your memories in personal and authentic way.

I really cannot wait to get to know you and make some magic!



Mariana, we (Tammy and John) thank you very much from our hearts for the wonderful photos you took at our wedding. Your attention to detail and working with us defined professionalism. We were both very appreciative of your willingness to go the extra mile made our day even more special. You will be our #1 recommendation to anyone in the area looking for the best photographer!!!! Anyone looking for a photographer, don’t miss out on the best!!!!

– Tammy and John Lewis

“I’ve worked with Mariana numerous times, and each time is such a treat. She has this aura around her that just brings out the joy in people, which is an amazing trait for a photographer! Her photos are excellent (and not the same as every other photographer), she listens to and anticipates your needs, and is extremely efficient. The woman captures *emotions* and *moods*, not just photographs. I highly, highly recommend her!”

– Chelsea Farley Busa

“My husband and I recently did a couples shoot with Mari and she was a blast to work with. Looking back on the day all I can remember was that it was a fun day exploring, no boring poses and smiles. With a few simple prompts we got to be ourselves and she captured us perfectly. We are in love with our photos!!!”

– Samantha Mathews