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Marianne Wiest is an amazing photographer and just an all around great person too. I'm so glad we trusted her with capturing our special day. She does a remarkable job of not only capturing images but emotions as well. She made us all feel so at ease and we had so much fun with her and Bethannie. I can't recommend her enough!

by Catherine Rauh on Marianne Wiest Photography
The Best Decision You Will Make!

I LOVE Marianne because from the moment I met her, I felt so comfortable around her. She has the most welcoming and inviting personality that makes being in front of her camera so comfortable. Choosing her as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made. When I saw her on my wedding day, I had so much peace because I had full trust in her and her ability to capture every moment. Every time I communicated with Marianne, it felt like I was talking to a close friend or family member. She is quick to respond to emails, so enthusiastic about answering any questions, and she just cares about her clients. I felt so cared for by her throughout the entire process. Not only was she incredible, but her little sister Beth Anne is just as amazing! I met Beth Anne on the day of our wedding because she was Marianne

by Kayla McAnally on Marianne Wiest Photography
Uhhh-mazing is an Understatement

Marianne is a seriously talented photographer and on top of that a wonderful person to be around. She knows how to make you look your best and gives you confidence that what she is seeing through the lens is spectacular- and guess what? It is!!! When you get your pictures back you will be in awe and finally see what she was excited about. It's apparent in her energy and excitement that she loves her job and its apparent in her work that she is a true artist. Best money I spent on the entire wedding was hiring not hesitate to book her. You will be one of the many that eagerly writes a rave review once you get your pictures back.

by Maura Lynch Dahlman on Marianne Wiest Photography
Incredible Photographer!

Marianne was without a doubt one of the best decisions we made throughout the entire wedding process. Immediately upon meeting her we felt at ease! She is creative, professional, and so much fun to work with. She got to know us as a couple and knew how important it was to capture the love we have for Montana in all our photos. She is incredibly intuitive with photography and it carries through in all of her work. Because of her we can look back at so many moments of our incredible day. If you are considering a wedding photographer I would absolutely recommend Marianne without reservation!

by Traci Vitarelli on Marianne Wiest Photography

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Marianne! She was instrumental in nearly all aspects of our elopement day at Glacier National Park. Not only was she our photographer, she was also our assistant with referrals for a pastor, salon and dinner after the ceremony. We took her recommendations to heart and they all exceeded our expectations! We would not have changed one aspect of those details! She is fun, light-hearted and went above and beyond to capture beautiful images during our photo session. Every photograph is absolutely stunning! It is a wonderful bonus to have the photo gallery on CD, as we are able to memorialize those moments in any way we choose. Our photo options are endless! Northwest Montana is fortunate to have such a talented photograph in its midst! We highly recommend Marianne Wiest Photography for all photographic occasions! ~ Traci and Ron Vitarelli (Marlborough, CT)

by Meagan Hash on Marianne Wiest Photography

We could not have made a better decision in working Marianne for both our engagement photos and as our wedding photographer. Marianne took the time to get to know us as a couple which made the whole experience so much fun and very comfortable. She was so accommodating with us when I wanted to do our engagement photos at our family property and she truly captured our joy. Her experience was so valuable to us and she made everything go so smoothly during the wedding and all the photos. Everyone loved working with her - her passion and excitement is infectious! Marianne captures the moments and landscape beauty that you want to relive over and over again; I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done!

by Jes Stugelmayer on Marianne Wiest Photography

Marianne is simply amazing at her job. A consummate professional, she was always available by email and phone. On top of that, she met with me in-person prior to my event to talk me through the process. Her advice stems from years of experience and the guide she provided was invaluable.Her outgoing, energetic personality is part of what makes her a great wedding photographer. She was able to tame rambunctious toddlers for photos and kept all the adults laughing during the portrait session after the ceremony. Marianne makes herself aware of your unique family situation and goes above and beyond to accommodate it.All of that aside, she has the ability to capture moments the way you want them to be remembered - the three seconds that the light broke through the clouds, the stolen glances during dinner, the ring bearer sneaking frosting from the cake, the wistful moment between a mother and son.If you want truly breathtaking photos, hire Marianne. I can't say enough good things about her, but I don/t really need to. Her work speaks for itself.

by Devon Hartstein on Marianne Wiest Photography

One of the best decisions I made for my wedding was booking Marianne as my photographer. She is so much fun and full of energy! She was very easy to work with, super flexible, and incredibly talented. She even helped make my groom (who HATES pictures) enjoy the process. She is also very fast in getting our pictures to us! (No waiting months and months here!) I've only seen the sneak peak so far and I cannot wait to see the rest. But even better -- when I asked her to fast track a photo for me so I could send it as a thank you gift, I had it almost immediately! We had so much fun with her and would book her again in a minute! Thank you for being such a fun part of our wedding and capturing everything so beautifully!

by Mikaela and Nathan Schlosser on Marianne Wiest Photography

We absolutely loved every minute of working with Marianne! From talking with me while planning, meeting us before our wedding, and making sure we all felt comfortable and at ease while taking our pictures, we could not have asked for a better photographer. Marianne does a great job of capturing the moment beautifully and you can see the passion she has for her work by the ways she becomes excited about the different scenery and lighting for pictures. I can not thank Marianne enough for her talent on capturing our wedding day so perfectly!

by Jim & Tia Black on Marianne Wiest Photography

Marianne was amazing overall. She made the extra effort to get all the excellent photos. She was also like a ghost, sneaking in and out and getting great shots. She also made us and our bridal party feel very comfortable. We have been getting RAVE reviews on all of her photos from our wedding. Thank you so much Marianne!!!!

by Mandy Dawson on Marianne Wiest Photography
The Best!

Marianne is absolutely wonderful to work with. She makes everyone feel at ease even if you are uncomfortable in front of the camera. We had some wind and rain on our wedding day that had me a little concerned, but Marianne stayed super calm and we ended up with some amazing pictures.

by Kelly Dreier on Marianne Wiest Photography

Marianne was wonderful to work with. She captured so many wonderful moments from our wedding. Marianne was an outstanding help in the planning process, as we were not from Montana, and was great at working with us to get all the pictures we wanted. Marianne's experience shows, as she positioned herself at the right time through out the day. She was also great at quickly getting our pictures back to us for our reception back at home. We would highly recommend this talented photographer! Thank you Marianne for everything!!!

by Allye Anderson on Marianne Wiest Photography
Love Her!

So, this is extremely delayed, but is in need of being written. My husband and I were married this last summer, and hired Marianne to capture our special day. She is A-MA-ZING! I found Marianne, by googling for local photagraphers. I could not have been more pleased. Not only does she take stunning photos, she is a hoot to be around. When I called her up it was like talking to an old friend I hadn't seen in years. Then we finally got meet her on our wedding day, and she was outstanding! I honestly could not stop laughing. She captured every special moment, any poses I wanted, and then came up with great ideas all on her own. If you are on the fence about her, don't be. You will not be disappointed in any way, shape, or form. Thank you again Marianne!

by Vanesha Hoerner on Marianne Wiest Photography

Marianne was absolutely spectacular! She captured our day so beautifully. The first time I got to watch our wedding slideshow I sat in the Costco parking lot and cried. Her pictures make me re-live our special day whenever I look at them and bring back all the emotions and magic of the day. Marianne thank you so much for your energy, talent, and enthusiasm it was so comfortable and easy to work with you and you made us look fabulous!

by Hanna Cattron on Marianne Wiest Photography
Beautiful, Creative, Amazing Photography!!!

Marianne is an amazing photographer that is willing to go above and beyond! Our wedding photos were absolutely amazing and she has a great eye for lighting. She was able to capture so many moments that we didn't see. She photographed all the details that allow you to relive the day over and over! We never felt rushed and she listened to our ideas and made them better! She has great energy and enthusiasm and makes you feel so comfortable. We highly recommend Marianne for her skill, creativity, and enthusiasm. Thank you so much!! Travis & Hanna Cattron

by Madison and Caleb Deitz on Marianne Wiest Photography
May 24th, 2014

Marianne is completely amazing. From the moment we sat down with her to discuss our wedding, we loved her. Actually, I'm pretty sure Marianne was more excited about our wedding than we were! She has such enthusiasm and impeccable timing. On our wedding day not once did we feel like she was pulling us away or taking too long. She was perfect! Every picture we're happy with and we're so grateful for the moments that she captured that we didn't even witness! We're so happy and grateful to have had Marianne capture our day to look back upon forever.

by Kate French on Marianne Wiest Photography

Beautiful pictures, professional and great results! We had so much fun with Marianne when we hired her to do our wedding pictures. She got every beautiful moment of our wedding and really captured the feel of the day.

by Tom and Erin Askin on Marianne Wiest Photography

She was absolutely amazing!! Marianne was very professional got the job done quickly yet was extremely efficient. She was patient and took into consideration all our requests for photos. Marianne was so very kind whenever a family member had a last minute request for a photo. Her angelic smile and energy got everyone around her so pumped to be on the other side of the lens. She made the experience that much better overall. The photos she took were breathtaking. She has a talent for capturing special moments!She has given us a memories to physically hold on to for the rest of our lives. We would recommend her to ANYONE. We can't wait to work with her again. Thank you Marianne for having such a kind spirit and making someone's special day just that much better for being there!

by Taylor and Lynae Grant on Marianne Wiest Photography
From a photographers perspective

Being a commercial photographer from Seattle the task of choosing a photographer for our wedding was a daunting task and was always the first question people asked me when hearing I was engaged. Marianne was a dream come true in changing this daunting task to a checked off item from our pre-wedding list. From the initial email to contact Marianne, to taking the pictures of our massive family group, to finalizing the bill it was a total pleasure working with Marianne. My wife and I lived in Seattle and were planning our wedding in Big Fork which already added a level of difficulty because of the distance and time difference. With so many other things on our plate Marianne made it so easy to choose exactly what sort of coverage we wanted for our wedding and reception so that our time could be dedicated to working on other plans. We didn

by Karissa Olsen on Marianne Wiest Photography
So Wonderful!

I cannot even begin to find the words to describe how wonderful Marianne was during the whole process of our wedding! From the first phone call I was delighted, and as we began to plan her tips helped so much. She put all of us at ease in front of the camera, and her attention to detail has resulted in gorgeous photo after gorgeous photo. On top of the wonderful work is her wonderful personality! She truly makes you feel like YOU are the most beautiful bride ever, your groom is the most handsome man, and your wedding the most wonderful she has ever seen! Add to that awesome pictures and customer service away from the wedding, and you can't beat her! If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn't make a different choice! Thank you so much!

by Kate Nyormoi on Marianne Wiest Photography

There are no words that can describe the incredible photos that Marianne captured of our wedding. Photo after photo, just a flow of gorgeous pictures and special moments. Marianne's work far exceeded our expectations and besides that we had a blast with her! She put us at ease in front of the camera and made the whole experience fun. She even pulled us away for a few sunset pictures, which we were reluctant to leave the party, but are so thankful we did as the photos are purely breath taking! Thank you!!!

words cannot express...

Marianne is so talented and her pictures are truly amazing. I am so happy with how things turned out. I'm so grateful that we found her and booked her. She was so fun and easy to work with. She made it seem like we weren't in a photoshoot at all, just a bunch of friends hanging out. The results are spectacular. Marianne really cares about her clients and her profession and it shows in her work. Can't say enough GOOD about her!

by Taylor Miller on Marianne Wiest Photography
Unbelievably Spectacular!!

Marianne is truly the BEST photographer I've ever met. She took amazing, unforgettable pictures that will last a lifetime!! We couldn't have asked for better photos, or for a better person to work with. She knows just what to say and knows exactly how to position you for the most incredible shots!! We highly recommend her, and will be having her take all of our future pictures!! We want to thank you once again for capturing the best day of our lives, with pictures we will be able to look at and love forever!!
Thank you!!

by Genevieve Levy on Marianne Wiest Photography

I am completely speechless! Our wedding slide-show is beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of, I could relive the most perfect day of my entire life over and over! I can't stop watching it, and it brings tears of joy to my eyes every time! Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for capturing all of these special moments for us! Words can not express how grateful I am! Having you, Marianne Wiest as our photographer was a true joy and blessing! I would keep writing more on how much I love our pictures but I want to watch the slide show again :) Thank you!

Unforgettable photography

When my husband and I got engaged last fall I knew immediately who I wanted as our photographer. Marianne shot my senior photos way back when and fell in love with her style and passion for photography. She made us all feel very comfortable and relaxed and just makes you want to laugh and enjoy having your picture taken. She was very professional and came prepared. She shot the entire day from gettin ready to driving off after the reception. She has such great ideas for poses and use of props and was very happy to take any additional ones my husband and I wanted to make sure we had. Her and her assistant Elyse were an amazing team and made us laugh the entire day. We are unbelievably pleased and excited about our photos. We will definitely be asking her to take family photos one day and will reccomend her to anyone who needs a photographer.

Amazing Photos! Highly Recommend!

We did not know who to use as our photographer, but quickly found Marianne based on recommendations and reviewing her product. Needless to say, we were lucky to have found Marianne as she did a truly amazing job in capturing our special day (start to finish, preparation through fireworks and all). Not only did she take beautiful photos and make sure we got all the traditional photos, she used her creativity and artistic eye to find unique and unstaged photos. She also accomodated any requests for photos by family and guests. Marianne's photos were absolutely stunning and beautiful. We feel as though we are reliving our special day every time we look at them. We would highly recommend Marianne to anyone!

Outdoor Wedding

Marianne did our daughter's wedding and we were thoroughly impressed. She was very professional. She came and set up and she did the work. She arrived early and stayed until after the fireworks. Not only were we, but our out of town guests were amazed that she was there until the festivities were over. She is very creative and took some really interesting shots. She was willing to take any pictures we wanted. I would highly recommend Marianne to anyone that has future photography needs. Thank You Marriane for making our daughter's wedding to special.

by Ashlea Anderson on Marianne Wiest Photography

Marrianne was wonderful to work with!!! She was peppy the whole time and was always moving, looking for the best place to take the next picture. I don't think she ever stopped saying how good we looked and moving us around to find the best angle that she wanted. She was fun and made us all feel relaxed while taking them. Right away we got to see a couple of our wedding photos on facebook, which was a nice sneak peak as to what the rest looked like. She also made a slideshow for us so even the people who were not able to make it to the wedding could look at. We got so many wonderful comments on all our photos and it is because Marrianne did such an awesome job taking them for us. And we didn't have to wait too long to get the rest of the photos from here which was really nice. She is fun to talk to and is an AWESOME photographer! :)


Words can not describe how wonderful Marianne is, she is very professional but also knows just how to use her fantastic personality to make you feel at ease. Marianne made my husband and I feel so comfortable and it was like we had known her for years, which REALLY helped with those big day nerves! Not only was Mariannes customer service amazing, but she does unforgettable work! Whenever I look at my wedding pictures I feel like I am getting a chance to see the moments that seemed to have rushed by on my wedding day all over again. Marianne has a very creative way of capturing the beauty of a single moment, and we are beyond pleased with our pictures. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer on their big day, or any day for that matter!


I would get married again (to the same man of course) just so I could have more wedding photos taken by Marianne. She is so fun, and easy to work with. She takes amazing pictures that really capture the big day. I look back at my wedding pictures and feel like I am there, reliving it, all over again! She was fun, easy to talk to, and really understood what I was looking for, for my wedding photos. She made me feel 100% comfortable in front of the camera. These photos are going to last me a lifetime, so I am so glad I went with Marianne Wiest photography. My photos are classy, and beautiful, and are unique to me, and my wedding day.

Thank you Marianne!!!