About Me

Hello! My name is Marlo, and I am a female photographer and retouch artist based in Chicago, IL. In 2016, I started photographing at local anime conventions as a hobby because I wanted to be a safe and dependable photographer for my peers - in my locality, there also weren't many female photographers, let alone LGBT photographers, so I wanted to fill that gap and offer to my services to all kinds of people from all different walks of life.

After graduating college at the end of 2016, I started working at a photography studio in 2017, where I stayed honing and growing my photography skills until 2019. At the end of 2019, I made the decision to go freelance with my photography business, and focus on building my clientele. Now, I currently host shoot events around the Chicagoland area, travel to photograph at conventions, and offer my services locally at any time.

My number one focus is on making my clients feel safe, heard, and confident in their shoots - I aspire to inspire self love and confidence in my clients. This was my mission statement at the start of my career, and what is still at the core of everything that I do today!

Want to purchase my presets? Book a mentorship session? Check out my shop!


Yuki Ayase

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"Marlo is a very talented, dependable, casual, and down-to-earth photographer whom you would want for your next cosplay shoot (and beyond)! If you are a cosplayer looking for a photographer, especially if this is your first time hiring one and nervous about it, look no further! I have only had good experiences with her, more than 10 times! Highly recommended!"

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