"Mist" - brief, momentary happenings; a fleeting breath
Hello, I'm Natalie Malis, it's so lovely to meet you! I am a portrait & wedding photographer based in Seattle.
My husband Conor & I met in 2009, which was around the same time that I began pursuing photography. Creating & documenting my surroundings was a means of remembering life in Hawaii, and making portraits came naturally as a part of that process. Wedding photography came into the picture in 2013 when my dad remarried and asked me to capture their big day. Something about watching someone I love rediscover a new beginning in marriage brought forth a spark in me to find & capture the connection of the two souls behind every wedding. Conor joined my team in 2015, and we have since shot weddings on the Hawaiian islands, in the Pacific Northwest, & along the east coast, including New York City where I studied photography at NYU for four years.
I approach every shoot as a story teller, with a fine art + journalistic perspective, to capture beautiful details as well as the intimate experiences & unique relationships between my clients and their loved ones.
I fully believe that memories deserve to be documented authentically & passed down to future generations. Time is so fleeting, and at the end of the day, whether it's after the wedding celebration has come to a close, or you've just sent your baby off to college, photographs are the only thing you carry with you to remember this life. That is why I'm here - maker of family heirlooms and record keeper of the intimate & celebratory moments. I want to do your story justice, so that you will remember your wedding day, & your first pregnancy, & your crazy, growing family - and so that your kids, grandkids, & great grandkids will know about you, and your love, and where they came from.
I specialize in portraiture, elopements, & weddings locally in Seattle, Washington and the PNW, but am also available for destination weddings anywhere! I am endlessly grateful to have the opportunity to photograph people & love, and I cannot wait to hear your story.
"O Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him? Man is like a mere breath; his days are like a passing shadow."