Mist of Morning Photography Mist of Morning Photography

About

"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.

I started taking pictures as a means of remembering. As a middle schooler, I carried a camera with me everywhere I went and insisted on photographing everything. By the end of high school, I had collected upwards of twenty film cameras along with a deep love for documenting life. Making portraits came naturally as a part of that process, and eventually, so did wedding photography when my dad remarried in 2013 and asked me to be their photographer. There was something about watching somebody I love rediscover a new beginning in marriage that drew me in that day. I became interested in finding & capturing that connection of souls, and that joy - at their wedding, and then at every wedding after that.
My now husband Conor joined the team as my assistant & second-shooter 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 beautifully capture emotions and genuine interactions between people. 
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 tell 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.

-Psalm 144:4