About Me

aboutme2Hello!  My name is Marian Heinkel. I am a professional photographer and the owner of Photography By Marian. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Jon, since 1986 and we have four wonderful children: Sharilyn (with husband Nick and baby Everleigh), Tyler, Jonathan, and Camryn. I have lived in the Willow Glen/Almaden area of San Jose, California my whole life.

Photography has been a passion for as long as I can remember. I have been documenting my life through pictures since I was a child. In 2003, after being a stay at home mom for fifteen years, I decided to go back to school and earn a photography degree. I graduated in 2008 from De Anza with an AA degree in Digital Photography and a certificate in Professional Photography.

I have always been the “go to” person if a friend or family member needed pictures done, and I was volunteering and giving my work away for many years. Finally in 2006, I decided it was time to start getting paid for my art and I officially started my own photography business. I began doing Holiday Portrait and Greeting Card specials for my family, friends and referrals and it has grown from there.

aboutme1I have worked with several schools in my community and I am proud to say that I always give a percentage of my sales back to the schools; whether I am taking school pictures or headshots for a performing arts group, I always give back.

Since my business is built on referrals, I also offer referral rewards to my customers.

Please contact me for more information. Please go to my Photography By Marian Facebook page and “like” it to keep up to date on my specials.