"A common mistake entrepreneurs make is they don't embrace storytelling in their business. Consumers want to know the person that is behind the business."
BEHIND THE BRAND
HELLO, I AM DOMINIQUE MARIE.
IF YOU LIKE RAW, INTIMATE & SOULFUL PHOTOS, I'M THE PHOTOGRAPHER.
I AM 30-SOMETHING-YEAR-OLD WITH AN ADVENTUROUS, WANDERLUST, AND OLD SOUL. I AM CURRENTLY LIVING IN THE SMALLEST STATE IN THE U.S.: LITTLE OLE' RHODE ISLAND, BUT MY SOUL CALLS FOR MORE TRAVELING AND ADVENTURES.
SOME OF MY TOP FAVORITE THINGS WOULD BE ADVENTURES, YOGA, MUSIC, READING, BUFFALO CHICKEN WITH BLEU CHEESE, CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES (OR ANYTHING REALLY...haha), AND INDIVIDUALS WHO TRUST ME TO CAPTURE THEIR STORY.
CAPTURING AUTHENTIC LOVE, RAW EMOTIONS, INTIMACY, AND BEAUTY FUELS MY SOUL AND MOVES THE WORLD BENEATH MY FEET.
MY SOUL WAS CALLED TO PICK UP A CAMERA.
I DIDN'T HAVE THE COURAGE TO START BUILDING MY BRAND UNTIL I HAD MY SON, AVERY. I WAS OBSESSED WITH CAPTURING ALL HIS FIRST MOMENTS.
IN 2017, THAT IS WHEN I FELT INSPIRED TO PUT MYSELF OUT THERE.
PHOTOGRAPHY FUELS MY SOUL AND MOVES THE WORLD BENEATH MY FEET. I DON'T WANT YOU TO RELIVE YOUR WEDDING DAY OR SESSION. I WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO FEEL THE EMOTIONS CAPTURED IN THE IMAGES. THE EMOTION COULD BE LOVE, DESIRE, HAPPINESS, SADNESS, AND THE MESSINESS LIFE GIVES US.
ALL OF THIS INSPIRES ME TO CREATE-COULD BE WRITING, PAINTING, AND PHOTOGRAPHING ALL THE RAW, INTIMATE MOMENTS.
I TRULY HAVE THE BEST JOB EVER: TO BE CHOSEN TO CAPTURE ONE'S SPECIAL DAY, DOCUMENTING A WOMAN'S JOURNEY INTO MOTHERHOOD, CAPTURING A BABY BEING WELCOMED TO EARTH-SIDE, and EMPOWERING ONE TO SEE HOW FIERCE THEY TRULY ARE-this is something I do not take lightly and means the world to me.
I AM JUST AS PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING YOU TELL YOUR STORY AS I AM ABOUT CAPTURING THE EMOTIONS WITHIN.
THERE IS A FIRE BURNING WITHIN MY SOUL THAT CAN NOT BE TAMED.
PHOTOGRAPHY HAS CAUSED ME TO BREAK DOWN WALLS I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO BREAK. PHOTOGRAPHY HAS LED ME TO PLACES I WOULD NEVER THINK I WOULD REACH. I HAVE MET AND BUILT RELATIONSHIPS WITH MANY SOULS- CREATING SOUL-NOURISHING FRIENDSHIPS THROUGHOUT THIS JOURNEY. I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO SHOW AND FEEL EMOTIONS WITHOUT BEING ASHAMED. THE PLACES I HAVE GONE TO HELPED ME CONNECT TO THINGS MY SOUL HAS BEEN YEARNING FOR. SOME EXAMPLES WOULD BE YOGA, MEDITATION, AND SOUND HEALING.
MY LIFE HAS NEVER BEEN RICHER, AND I DO NOT MEAN FINANCIALLY-I HAVE LEARNED TO SOFTEN AND SHOW PEOPLE WHO I AM AUTHENTICALLY. I HAVE GRATITUDE FOR THIS GIFT OF BEING AN ARTIST.
I AM A LIGHT WORKER. I WANT TO UPLIFT, EMPOWER, AND INSPIRE EVERY SOUL I ENCOUNTER. I WANT TO INSPIRE INDIVIDUALS OUT THERE TO SPEAK THEIR TRUTH, SET BOUNDARIES, HEAL THEIR TRAUMAS, LEARN TO NAVIGATE THROUGH EMOTIONS, AND BUILD THE LIFE THEY DESIRE.
THERE WAS A TIME I WAS HESITANT TO SHARE PARTS OF ME BECAUSE I DIDN'T THINK PEOPLE WOULD LIKE ME. I REALIZED THAT HIDING MYSELF AND WHO I AM WAS ONLY HURTING ME BECAUSE I WASN'T LIVING TO MY HIGHEST SELF.
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I THOUGHT GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE WAS A BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT, BUT MY BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT WAS BEING ABLE TO GO AFTER WHAT FUELS MY SOUL.
I DON'T WANT TO POSE YOU, AND I WANT TO HELP YOU BREAK DOWN WALLS, CONNECT, AND SHOW THE RAWEST AND MOST INTIMATE MOMENTS OF YOU, YOUR LOVE STORY, AND YOUR FAMILY.
I AM A MOTHER, TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHER, ARTIST, MEDITATION COACH, HAIR GURU, AND HUMAN BEING THAT IS OBSESSED WITH STORYTELLING, ADVENTURE, TRAVEL, AND THOSE RAW, INTIMATE MOMENTS.
IF WE END UP WORKING TOGETHER, WE WILL MOST LIKELY END UP US BEING BEST FRIENDS. LET'S GO OUT FOR A SMOOTHIE, COFFEE, AND EVEN A DRINK TO DISCUSS ALL THE DETAILS OF YOUR SESSION.
I AM DOMINIQUE, AND I CAN NOT WAIT TO MEET YOU.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO WHEN I AM TRAVELING...
LITTLE LOVE NOTES
ARIELLE + BUDDY
Dominique is an outstanding individual & creative who shows true passion for her work & ensuring she delivers for her clients! She is super personable and very talented at her craft. My husband & I hired her for our very first maternity shoot in which she exceeded our expectations. She creates the magic. She captured one of the most intimate & special moments of my & husband life. There’s not enough words to say how truly grateful we are to her for doing so!