I'm Marla Thach, a 20-something year old who is determined to document all of life's raw beauty. Based in the Northern Virginia area but always up for adventure. I believe wholeheartedly in enjoying the simplicity of life, doing what scares you the most, exploring, and laughing with the ones you love.

My photography is centered around the idea that this is your life and you don't want to forget these moments or days. The best days. Those smiles, those tears. The candid moments, the highs and lows in your life. It's all worth remembering. I love seeing the little quirks that make up a person, a couple, a family. By natural light and discovering gorgeous locations, I strive to capture people just as they are, those unique details are what create the best photos.


You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the places you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
— Ansel Adams


Photos courtesy of Dustin Jeffrey