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Hi there! My name is Celess (my middle name is Marie thus where Simply Marie came from). I am a photographer based in Greenville, SC. I love what I do, and I have a passion for capturing everyone's story! I was born and raised in the Midwest and a graduate from the U of M. I have always had a love for art and design and the beach, so I moved to Charleston, SC in 2013. There I created a photography company from the ground up with my business partner at the time. I recently moved to Greenville, SC to support my hubs and his new job (and to be closer to the mountains)! I may be new to the Greenville, SC area, but I'm not new to photography! I'm excited to see what this next chapter of my life has to offer, and to capture some fresh new photos for you in this beautiful city!



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my love story


Meet my husband, Jordan! Since this is my about me section, it's pretty important you know this dude. He's a pretty big part of my life... he's my whole world, really. #cuethesappymusic


Jordan and I met our freshman year in college and have been inseparable since. We are best friends. Like.. the kind of best friends who are complete goofballs together and make eachother better people and all that. Some of our superpower couple abilities include mind reading, having a similar love for trying new cuisine and tea, and generally being on the same page about most everything (except movies). I just haven't figured out how to get him to watch Hallmark movies with me yet. Someday you guys. 



There's a likely chance you'll see Jordan assisting me at a shoot, carrying my equipment and giving me fun ideas for posing. What you don't see is that he's my partner in crime behind-the-scenes! We are a team in everything we do, and that is just another reason why I love what I do every day!

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I'm a Midwestern girl with a heart torn between the mountains and the ocean! I say "you guys," love hiking, prefer the NFL (Go Pack Go), and am in LOVE with the southern climate!

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