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Welcome to an expression of creativity: where each frame tells a story, each click captures an inspired moment, and every picture paints a treasured memory. Embark on a journey through visual wedding narratives, intricate photo compositions, heartfelt personal projects, and delightful glimpses into the tapestry of this creative life.

Whether you're a fellow artist seeking inspiration, a couple in search of the perfect storyteller for your special celebration, or simply a soul drawn to the beauty of film photography--please feel welcome to explore, engage, and be inspired by a simply splendid perspective.

Musings of a photographic artist

I’m Marla
Sprinkled throughout this journey are the little joys, moments of inspiration, and snippets of life that add color to our human experience. Join me as we embrace the beauty of imperfect perfection, the magic of a beautiful moment, and the endless possibilities of creativity.

Mike and Erin live in Colorado, but were recently in Portland for a friend’s wedding with the added intention of putting together details for their own wedding next year! They were absolutely positive that their pictures would be the worst I’ve ever had to take because of their self-professed unphotogenic natures. I laughed, they laughed–but […]

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  I had the pleasure of meeting Max and Megan in June and even though our session time together was short, it was such a pleasure getting to photograph them! Thank you Max and Megan, you two are just the cutest!! Images made using a Contax 645 and Kodak Portra 800 film. Marla Cyree of […]

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Contax 645 with Fuji 400H and Kodak Portra 400 film. Marla Cyree of Simply Splendid specializes in film photography in Portland, Oregon as an engagement and wedding photographer.

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