c-marni-mutrux-meistrell.jpgMarni Mutrux Meistrell has nurtured her love for photography for over two decades, starting out as a photographer’s assistant in the pre-digital age. She went on to have a career in art, showing her oil paintings in Boston, Oregon and throughout California. In 2012, Marni became the woman behind Love and Duck Fat, a food blog dedicated to her love of healthy cooking and adventurous eating. Now based in Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico, Marni has returned to photography once again. She works with natural light exclusively, and does not use a flash or reflectors, capturing the magic of light in fleeting moments.

Marni is a full-time web marketer, wife, and mother… making her one busy woman! If you would like to work with Marni on your next photography project, please contact her.

Because I feel honored to be able to participate in the lives of my clients, my job is to capture the magic and joy of a moment in the most authentic way–unobtrusively, honestly, joyfully. Geared towards distinctive clientele, my approach delivers a combination of timeless elegance coupled with a contemporary, fresh style. I approach each session with a new perspective and fun attitude, knowing that time is precious and fleeting. Focusing on an editorial style of photography, I limit the number of posed and staged photographs, instead highlighting natural movement and light. My goal is to capture individuality, in an uncomplicated way.


Solo Shows and Gallery Representation

2009    The Artist’s Alley, San Francisco, CA
2009    57th Street Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008    Haub Gallery, Paso Robles, CA
2008    “Turn up the Volume”, Villicana Gallery, Paso Robles, CA
2008    “Room with a View”, The Vine Gallery, Paso Robles, CA
2008    Villicana Gallery, Paso Robles, CA
2007    Silverstone Tasting Room, Paso Robles, CA
2007    Jameson’s, Eugene, OR
2004    Winfisky Gallery, Salem, MA

Group Exhibitions:

2009    “The All Gurlz Show”, Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito, CA
2009    “All Medium-All Nude Show”, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007    “Colors of Autumn” Paso Robles Art Assoc., Templeton, CA
2007    “Marian Devotion” Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
2007    “12 Who Walked the Line” Dwellinart, San Luis Obispo, CA
2007    “Random Fortune” The Executive Gallery/Art Zero, San Luis Obispo, CA
2007    “The Women’s Show” Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
2007    “Salon des Refusés” New Zone Gallery, Eugene, OR
2007    Indigo Gallery, Eugene, OR
2007    “The Blue Show”, Museum of Unfine Art, Eugene, OR
2005    Galant Gallery, Salem, MA
2004    Marblehead Art Association, Marblehead MA
2002-2004 “Group Shows” Winfisky Gallery, Salem, MA.

Fine Art Festivals:

2009    Marin Art Festival, Marin, CA
2009    Saratoga Art Festival, Saratoga, CA
2009    Southwest Art Festival, Indio, CA
2008    Danville Art in the Park, Danville, CA
2008    Sacramento Fall Arts Festival, Sacramento, CA
2008    31st annual Pasadena Fall Art Festival, Pasadena, CA
2008    Old Town San Diego Art Festival, San Diego, CA
2008    Artwalk by the Bay, San Diego, CA
2008    Art in the Park, Shell Beach, CA


2008      “Best of 2008”, The New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA
2008    “Hobnob Your Way Downtown”, The New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA
2008    “A Palette Full of Color and a Pocketful of Stones”, The New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA
2008    “The Lowbrow Art Sale”, by Josh Creep, San Francisco Weekly
2008    “I Want to Decorate My Home”, The Eclectic Studio Blog
2007    “Hot Dates”, The New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA
2007    “Central Coast Living “, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, CA
2007    World Artist Network Magazine, March
2007    Monovita Magazine, April


2007    Forrest Doud Award Winner, “Colors of Autumn” Castoro Cellars, Templeton, CA
2007    Best in Show, “Random Fortune” The Executive Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
2007    Best in Show (The Dig), The Executive Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
2003    Presidential Arts Scholarship