hello!

I'm Marla Cyree
and my camera
is my paintbrush.

I feel fortunate this endeavor allows me to create beauty in the world just the way I envision it in my mind. To me it's imperfect perfection, an etheral dream, a collection of simplistically beautiful moments and it's utterly amazing to be able to capture it all in image form.

I've always been wildly creative And Even Though my high school art teacher told me I would never be an artist,

My talents may not be particularly remarkable within the more traditional visual arts, but my creative heart burst wide open when I started studying film photography in my early 20's.  The love I found in those early years has only deepened and grown since that early time when I was learning everything I could about light and exposure.  Today, I'm so proud to call myself a photographic artist.  My camera is my paintbrush and it is an incredible joy to share such a special part of myself with my clients!

Curating AND CULTIVATING BEAUTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SUPER POWER.

I named my business from my favorite quote. I've kept is close to my heart since I was a young teenage girl and if you'd ever like to hear the story, I'd be honored to tell it to you.

"All thing SPLENDID have been achieved by those who dared believe something inside them was superior to circumstance."

- Bruce Barton

FUN, RANDOM
LIFE FACTS

NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF

01

I met my husband when I was 12. We were always good friends but we didn't start dating until we were in our 30's.

02

For those who follow personality typing, I'm an Enneagram 9, an INFJ, and my CVI is innovator/banker.

03

When asked about hobbies or what I most enjoy, people often laugh when I say eating and drinking.  But it's just soooooo true!

04

I am wildly passionate about beautiful flowers.  I'm an avid gardener and I'm enamored with english roses and other delicately petalled specialty flowers.

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

THE QUIZ

Favorite indulgence

Finely crafted food & beverage

FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION

Italy is always a good idea

Guilty pleasure

Haribo sour gummy bears & luxury cosmetics

alternate universe job:

Art therapist

MOST BEAUTIFUL place I've been:

Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada

drink of choice

Starbucks Chai Tea, I will never turn one down!

can't live without

A really cozy bed with quality linens

usually craving

Warm sun on my skin with a gentle breeze

beach vs mountains

Big fan of nature in general.

favorite show to binge

The Crown & other British period-shows

In a nutshell,

It delights me to no end to make honoring connections with clients who appreciate working with a photographer who embodies these ideals.  On the business side, working with me is not purely transactional--it's actually quite personal.  Though of course our collaborative efforts and intentions in working together are creating beautiful, vibrant, heirloom images; it's just as important that clients receive a beautiful, vibrant, and caring photography experience as well.  Emotive images require vulnerability and trust, feelings which must be earned. Curating a thoughtful, customized photography experience makes all the difference in reaching that space together.


I'm as calm and thoughtful as they come.
Kindness and generosity are my life currencies.
Quality of relationship is incredibly important to me.
How people feel when we are together is equally as valuable.

Stunning pictures are the silver lining.

Getting down to business

Instagram

My relationship with social media is definitely a work in progress, but recent work can be found at:

@SIMPLY.SPLENDID