Changes! (a new logo, city, haircut… lots of photos!)

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Sometimes good things happen all at once.  And sometimes it’s more like one good thing leads to another.  That’s been my last year.  It’s been wonderful and changing.

First of all, I have recently moved to Winnipeg!  I’m excited about the opportunities that will come from being here including new clients, new locations and being closer to our families.

I am sad to have left Vancouver where I’ve lived for the last 6 years… it’s the place where I started Imaging by Marlis.  I am so happy that I’ve met many wonderful people over the years!  In the next few months, I hope to connect with you again – photo-trips are being planned for June and October 2014!

With this new move, Imaging by Marlis is changing to Marlis Funk Photography.  The new website,, will be ready (soon!).  The new logo was designed by Christina of Paperclip Creative (love it!).


With a new look for the business, I got a new haircut and a new headshot by Tegan McMartin.  I’m in love with my photos!  (See Tegan’s post –> here)

Marlis_by_Tegan_McMartin030 png Marlis_by_Tegan_McMartin010-11_pngThis move is partly to do with an amazing event from last summer… I got married!  The wedding took place at Tinkers Places in Nestor Falls, Ontario (a beautiful fishing lodge near Lake of the Woods with amazing food and people).

It was wonderful.

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This was followed by a trip to Newfoundland – a place I’ve wanted to visit for years and years.  I can’t describe how much I love it there.

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With so much happening, I haven’t been blogging very often.  I hope you have seen a bit of what’s going on from the Facebook page or from Twitter, but if you’ve fallen behind, then here is a peek into what has been happening:

Lots of Portraits and “Character Portraits”/headshots!

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With the arrival of spring in Vancouver, we made our way east to Winnipeg.

_MMH4051-pngAnd there we go… Thanks for some fascinating years, Vancouver.

I look forward to new and exciting adventures!
See you at :)

© Marlis Funk 2014





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Spring Portrait Sessions – The “Vancouver Special”

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Spring is my favourite season in Vancouver.  The blossoms get me every time – all that colour and beauty after weeks of rain… I love it!

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Perfect time to announce a NEW type of portrait session at a great price!  The “Vancouver Special” – short and sweet 30 minute portrait sessions in Vancouver.  These are perfect for photos with a friend, an anniversary portrait or playtime with the kids!

The “Vancouver Special” sessions will be held on April 5 & 6, 2014 and are only $125+tax.  The session includes an online gallery, 5×7 archival print + the corresponding digital file and save 10% on all products.

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It’s a good time to book a session!  Contact me at marlis [at] imagingbymarlis[dot]com or use the Contact Form.

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Space is limited!  Contact me at marlis [at] imagingbymarlis[dot]com or use the Contact Form.

Hooray for Spring!  

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©Marlis Funk 2014

Want more information about portraits?  Contact Marlis HERE

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Helloooooo Headshot! | Vancouver Portrait Photographer

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Hellooooooo Headshot!  What a great time to update yours!  I’ve got a fabulous thing going here – it’s BIRTHDAY MONTH so all headshot/’character portrait’ sessions have a $35 savings!

That’s right!  Book your session in March and get a fancy-pants, brand spankin’-new portrait/online profile/headshot/picture-to-print-and-put-on-the-fridge.

Well here we go!  Click —-HERE—- and send me your contact info so we can get this started.

Helloooooo Headshots!

So what’s involved with a headshot session, you ask?

Well, it includes a consultation, photography time and a password-protected online gallery to choose your image.  Book a one-location + one-retouched digital file session in March for $165 (reg. $200) or a two-location + three-retouched digital files session for $265 (reg. $300).

And BIRTHDAY MONTH magic goes even farther!  Save $35 on each additional print-ready digital file!  That’s right – in March, all high resolution, ready-to-print digital files from headshot sessions are $60 (reg. $95).

So don’t delay – I’m not getting any younger!  Contact Marlis at 604.836.9209 and let’s do this.

©Marlis Funk 2014

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Leano Family at Campbell Valley Park | Vancouver Portrait Photography

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It was such a treat to photograph this family of seven.  They were so fun and didn’t seem to mind the cool January temperatures.  We met at Campbell Valley Park in Langley and played around in the fog.  I love the images we created!  Here are a few of my favourites.

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I loved that these guys had such a laugh together!


I posted the “full-power” group hug in the [Preview] as well.

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I love this tree!


The tough part about this glorious fog and damp weather is that it is not nice for shoes…

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And thanks to Belle Ancell for the assist :)


Are you interested in having your own Family Portrait created?  Contact Marlis and let’s go!

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Vancouver Wedding Portraits in January!


I love the couples that decide they want to create wedding photographs outside… in January. Bravery mixed with a bit of adventure and maybe a dash of crazy.  :)  My kind of portrait session!

Tatiane & Frederic currently call Vancouver home.  They requested we create the images in one of their favourite places – Sunset Beach in West End Vancouver.  They showed me where they used to play volleyball and hang out by the logs.  Connection of love and place.

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Playfulness =  moving around to keep warm!

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Running off to the sunset…

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Before we had this glorious Vancouver sunset, we stopped by the Sun Yat-Sen Gardens in Gastown.   I love the pop of colour and the beauty of the gardens.

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Interested in Wedding Photography or an “In Love” Portrait Session?  Contact Marlis for more info!

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Meeting my Nephew | Family Photography


I travelled to Swift Current a few weeks back to meet my nephew.  When I arrived he was 5 days old.  I fell in love with him instantly.  It was nice to be home then so I could bond a little with him and hang out with my two year old niece.  She’s got a lot going on, being two and whatnot.  :)

I love being an Aunt.  It’s the best.

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My niece was getting used to having a new baby brother.  She was able to fit in hugs and kisses in between all the other fun things!

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Bath time = Fun time!

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Chasing the “Moon Racoons”…

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It was nice to be back in the land of the Big Sky!

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Interested in a family portrait session?  Contact Marlis by clicking HERE!

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Wedding Portraits at Sunset Beach [Preview] | Vancouver Wedding Photographer

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Couples that are ready to create wedding portraits in January are adventurous and brave in my mind.  Tatiane & Frederic were just that – and they wanted to have fun too!

Frederic & Tatiane were married recently in a small intimate gathering.  Tatiane followed the forecast closely and found a day with good weather.  We crossed our fingers, kept a jacket close and had some fun in the Chinese Gardens and then on Sunset Beach in Vancouver.

Here’s a little preview of some of our beach photos (full blog post in a few weeks!).  Thanks to Kendra for the assist.


Contact Marlis for more information about Wedding Portraits and to inquire about 2014 and 2015 Wedding Photography Packages!

© Marlis Funk 2014

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Fun family photos in the fog [Preview] | Vancouver Portrait Photography

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I was hoping for sunshine… at least no rain or snow… and got fog.  That didn’t deter our family portrait session on Saturday!  Everyone was out with full smiles and put up with the wet grass and cool winter temperatures.  This family of seven was such a delight to work with.

Here’s a little preview from the session on Saturday (full blog post to follow in a few weeks!).  Thanks to Belle Ancell for the assist (and this image).

Here I am!  Giving directions for the fun: 

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More fun!  The Group Hug: FULL POWER.

I was pleasantly surprised at how the siblings interpreted my directions for GROUP HUG!  It was full on, ending up on the ground.  WOW!  I had to ask that the next group hug would be at 1/4 power in order to get a ‘hugging’ image with all the faces showing. :)

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This is just a preview!  More to come soon.

Contact Marlis (click HERE) to find out more about booking a family portrait session!

©Imaging by Marlis 2014


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Happy First Anniversary Rosemin & Abdul! | Vancouver Wedding Photography

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A year ago yesterday, Abdul and Rosemin were married at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby.  Their wedding was a colourful and sweet event, and I was honoured to have shared the day with the couple and their families!

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The Ismaili Centre is a beautiful place.  The symmetry was amazing!  Inside there were ‘internal minarets’, which were fun to photograph in.  I love to create interesting and unique portraits in the middle of all the excitement of a wedding day.

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The Ceremony was special – full of blessings, wisdom and laughter.  Some of the ceremony was only heard by the eight people at the front of the room (and me… what an honour!).

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I loved all the colours!

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©Imaging by Marlis

Contact Marlis for more information on Wedding Photography.

(Thanks to Caelie for the assist that day!)

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Fresh and Fun Fall Portraits! | Vancouver Portrait Photographer


It seems the blog has been relatively quiet in the last while.  Lots has been happening but if you’re not following my facebook page, twitter feed or Google+ then you might have missed things!

(Go ahead, click the links and HIGH FIVE me by liking & following!)

It’s been a little crazy over here creating portraits & getting them to my lovely clients so they can share them with family & friends over the holidays.  So to help you catch up, here’s a few of my favs from the fall!

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