Danielle & Wes
" Marla and her team are without a doubt phenomenal. "
"Marla and her team are without a doubt phenomenal! We had both our engagement and wedding photos done by Marla. The best decision we made was hiring CakeKnife for our wedding photography. The photos are all absolutely stunning and she makes you feel completely comfortable during shoots. She is an incredible photographer and grasps emotions and people unbelievably well, my jaw dropped when I saw all of our photos -- our families and friends are almost as obsessed as we are. I am so glad that we chose this team, there is no one I would rather be there to capture our day! Planning a wedding in 2020 wasn't the most fun as we all know, but Marla was always there for us with any changes we had to make and had the best ideas to help with any situation. We had a smaller wedding due to COVID and she captured the most beautiful photos of every part of the short day all while helping everyone stay organized and on time. This is the photography team everyone needs to capture their wedding! We love our photos and the scrapbook she offers is to die for, it's stunning in every way and is our favorite thing we have from our wedding day. Bottom line: Hire CakeKnife. This is the team you want!"
Kelli & Matt
" The photos are absolutely stunning. "
"My husband and I were planning a wedding at the Dunafon Castle and had to cancel because of the pandemic. We decided that we would just elope somewhere but we still wanted to work with CakeKnife because of all the great things that we'd heard. Marla was super flexible with our change of plans. She even suggested some possible locations, helped us search for Airbnb's, and went to Buena Vista the day before we arrived to scope things out. We ended up taking ceremony pictures at the Airbnb and then we went to Twin Lakes for portraits (Marla's awesome idea). The photos are absolutely stunning. We were so happy to have such awesome pictures to share with our friends and family members who couldn't be there to celebrate with us. Marla and Beau did an amazing job capturing the day and they were also super fun and chill people to work with!"
Erika & Robby
"Marla went above and beyond..."
“I knew when I saw Marla’s portfolio I was going to be happy with how my wedding pictures would come out. But I didn’t realize HOW happy. Marla went above and beyond to capture everything we wanted and more. All of our guests were very impressed with her professionalism and direction. She really helped a typically stressful day not be stressful at all! I highly recommend her for any shoot that needs a true professional! I will definitely be using Marla in the future for family shoots. She is truly extraordinary!”
Kelli & Joshua
"She is a master of lighting."
"I cannot sing Marla’s praises enough! My husband and I were recently married in Colorado and the photography was very important to me as I want to capture these moments forever. As a professional cheerleader, I have worked with many photographers and wanted to ensure we had the best of the best for our wedding. Wow, did we ever! The talent and eye Marla has, her quality of work, dedication and generosity are unmatched. There is literally not a single bad shot. She is a master of lighting (which was especially important when it rained part of the day) and she has an eye for the most precious, sweet moments that we may have missed noticing in the moment! Her team and her are fun, supportive and incredibly easy to work with. They make everyone feel comfortable and at ease. When the images came in after the wedding (also extremely prompt and professional) my husband and I were blown away! Her photos are gorgeous and the focus, lighting, colors and genuine emotion captured make us feel like we are right back there. I honestly couldn’t imagine our wedding without her and her team. So very thankful to have worked with CakeKnife Photographer and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for outstanding photos and a professional, kind, genuine team!"
Micheline & Chip
"...she really is a master of the craft."
"I decided to go with CakeKnife Photography because I have known the photographer and her work for sometime. I am a massive fan of her work and she has a wonderful eye. She also happens to be an extremely amazing human being. She is so much fun to have around, and sort of has the gravitational pull about her. She can really command chaos! Looking back I wish I could have recommended CakeKnife for more weddings, she really is a master of the craft, and if you have the chance to book her for your wedding do it, you definitely won’t regret it. I still have people texting me about how lovely and talented she is from my wedding guests."
Sarah & Derek
"I truly believe Marla is not just a photographer, she is an artist."
"Marla was outstanding! I chose her to photograph our wedding after noticing her use of lighting in her work. We are thrilled with our choice! On our wedding day Marla was so comfortable to be around, her fun energy helped bring energy to us while being photographed and she was very professional. Her whole team that she brought was wonderful as well and captured amazing moments like a hummingbird with a bouquet. They even took short instagram videos of behind the scenes on our wedding day, that we were so grateful to be able to watch, including a bit of our first look! The day after our wedding when I received our first sneak peek photo, I knew that they all were going to be magic! Our photos look like they belong in a magazine or on a movie cover! She brought to life our fairytale wedding in photographs! I am still amazed by her quality of work! We have been really impressed how quickly she edited our photos and gave us access to our gallery. She has been outstanding to work even after the wedding by quickly responding to any questions we have. After sharing some of our photos people have been requesting her information because they are such a higher quality then many wedding photographers. I truly believe Marla is not just a photographer, she is an artist."
Chrissy & Jon
"The photos take my breath away and she has a talent like I have never seen before!"
"When marla moved from LA to Colorado I continued to follow her journey with CakeKnife on Facebook. Every photo was more beautiful than the last. She actually made me feel something for the couples she photographed….even if they were strangers to me. Her ability to capture a moment in the most beautiful way makes her a true artist. I knew when I got married one day she was going to be my first choice. So happy she made the trip to Austin to be part of my special day. The photos take my breath away and she has a talent like I have never seen before! Thank you Marla for capturing each moment in such a magical way. You will be hearing from us when we have a vow renewal!"
Taylor & Scott
"She truly captured all of the beauty and magic of our wedding."
"Marla and her team were incredible!!! She was our photographer for our August 2019 wedding and we could not be more happy with the results. She and her team created the most gorgeous, dynamic photos of our event. She truly captured all of the beauty and magic of our wedding. We are so happy to have had these memories captured so flawlessly, we will cherish these photos forever more."
Dahlia & Christopher
"Amazing photos and superb customer service!"
"Today marks the one-year wedding anniversary for my wife and I. Marla and her team were wonderful! Reliving our beautiful day through the pictures is exactly what we wanted. Amazing photos and superb customer service! She also sent us a nice wooden usb with our images on them which was a nice touch. They were very knowledgeable and professional throughout the whole experience. She and her staff gave pointers on how to make the images turn out better. Thank you so much for everything. We are sure to cherish our captured memories forever."
Joisan & Brandon
"She is professional and fun to work with."
"Not only did Marla capture our wedding day but also our engagement photos. She is so professional and fun to work with. I LOVE looking at all of my photos that she took because they remind us what was happening at that moment. Marla was so helpful that day also with me being so anxious and working with making all the family feel special during the photos. Recommend her for weddings and anything else. Also get the wedding album she makes because it is STUNNING!"
Haley & Danny
"Her ability to use lighting and her gregarious personality is outstanding."
"Marla’s work speaks for itself. Her ability to use lighting and her gregarious personality is outstanding. While she is a wildly talented photographer, I choose Marla because she is a storyteller. Our wedding photos tell the story of our day. When I am old and grey, and my memories have faded, I will look at my album and see my 16 year old brother stealing a drink and being caught by my Dad. I’ll see my mom’s nervous excitement during the vows and his Dad’s hidden tears. Marla captured my day flawlessly, capturing the vast range of emotions that everyone experienced."
Abby & Steve
"She put us at ease and we had fun every step of the way."
“Marla did the most amazing job photographing our wedding! Our pictures are absolutely stunning. She beautifully captured both the warmth and magic of the day. She put us at ease and we had fun every step of the way. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. We look forward to having her capture special moments in the future!”
Ashley & Vince
"Marla and her team were hands down so easy to work with..."
"The 6-foot beautiful soul that stands behind the lenses captures some of the most beautiful moments of life! Having the right person is crucial for one of the most important days of your life! Marla and her team were hands down so easy to work with and worth every penny spent! She's given us memories that will last a lifetime. We could not be more pleased with her work and her turn around time was so quick! Our wedding day will forever be remembered!"
Bianca & Jorel
"... I knew I could not have anyone else photograph my wedding."
"When visiting the venue we ultimately got married at I came across one of Marla's wedding albums. Her expert use of light really elevates and captures such precious moments beautifully and I knew I could not have anyone else photograph my wedding. Beyond that Marla and her team are beyond kind and professional and have great communication. If you want the best shots for the best day of your life. Look no further than CakeKnife Photography."
Kashiea & Brad
"There are so many wonderful things that I can say about Marla that I don't even know where to begin."
"There are so many wonderful things that I can say about Marla that I don't even know where to begin. My husband and I live in Colorado but got married in Tennessee. I interviewed several photographers that were local and none compared to Marla. Marla and I scheduled our phone conversation after a few emails about location and venue. Marla was the only one to bring up the fact that our ceremony location's architecture was dark and that we would need special lighting to make our photos look great. After her attention to detail on this I knew we would pay whatever we needed to to get her to Tennessee. Marla's coaching not only on the lighting but throughout the wedding planning was priceless! I needed someone like her to figure out what I wanted... and what I didn't know I needed when it came to our wedding photos. Her direction at our wedding made all of us so comfortable that we now have the most fun, romantic, beautiful, hilarious wedding photos and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out! Marla will be our forever photographer and I am already looking forward to her taking future family photos!"
Abby & Eric
"We trusted her implicitly and we are OVER THE MOON with the results."
"Marla is an exceptional photographer and person. This summer, Marla traveled to a small island off the coast of Maine to do our engagement shoot. Before the shoot she was incredibly communicative and open to our ideas / wants. The day of the shoot came and she was calm, professional and excited! She created a wonderful atmosphere that allowed my fiancé and I to just enjoy and be in the moment. She gave the perfect amount of direction and feedback so we felt confident every step of the way. We trusted her implicitly and we are OVER THE MOON with the results. Not only did she capture this location that has always been of utmost importance to me but she made us look gorgeous! It was everything we wanted it to be and more (I mean that honestly, I thought it would be great but she BLEW OUR MINDS) The images are romantic, dramatic and iconic. Marla and the CakeKnife team are simply fantastic. We will be forever grateful to Marla for the epic photoshoot."
Alex & Becky
"She kept it fun, yet was always the consummate professional..."
"Marla was referred to us by a colleague for our wedding, and she was the first photographer we looked at. As the groom and amateur photographer, I couldn't care less about colors or flowers, I wanted the best photographer we could find. We kept coming back to Marla's work, looking at other photographer's sites (which of course have their best work), and finding no one that could even come close to matching Marla's quality and vision. I was sold just from the website – her lighting, poses, colors, and composition were second to none, but it was important that my (now) wife got along with her. Marla took the time to sit down with us and discuss more than just photography, she wanted to get to know us, let us get to know her, and make sure it would be a good fit (in addition to explaining the process and timeline and other business stuff). My wife loved her, and we hired her on the spot not only for our wedding, but two engagement shoots. Her work speaks for itself, but we are more than thrilled with our photos, and the time spent with her was also a blast. She kept it fun, yet was always the consummate professional, did well at being invisible when you didn't want a photographer in your face, and wrangling people for a photo when necessary. Our friends and family loved her, and I don't think the wedding day could have gone better, making spur-of-the-moment decisions when the rain came during photos that turned out to be some of our favorite shots. Her communication was perfect, and timing was, if anything, delayed by us. The biggest problem was narrowing down the photos to be included in the album – we couldn't decide because they were all that good – and she told the story of our wedding perfectly. We were lucky to have Marla, I promise you will be thrilled with your decision to hire her."
Jenna & Zack
"Marla has a unique eye that helped create the most amazing images!"
"Marla and her team photographed our wedding, and they completely exceeded our expectations! Marla has a unique eye that helped create the most amazing images! She was prepared for every different type of weather that day, and when it started raining, during our portrait session, she even had an umbrella for us to use. The pictures in the rain, with the umbrella, turned out to be our favorite pictures! If you want an awesome photographer, and incredible pictures, use CakeKnife!"
Anna & Omar
"We felt like she was one of the group..."
“One of the most important decisions that has to be made for your wedding day is what photographer to go with. The photographer is in charge of capturing those special moments and truly putting together an amazing time line of your special day. I was referred to CakeKnife Photography by my makeup artist who had personal experience with this company with her own wedding. I looked at her pictures and photo album and fell in love with the creativity of the photos, the use of lighting unlike the traditional wedding photographer, and the way she really captured the moment.Upon speaking with Marla for a consult prior to booking, I felt very comfortable with her and she was very thorough in asking me what exactly we wanted.
The day of the wedding she was very professional while at the same time so personable with my friends and family. We felt like she was one of the group which made the tiresome photo taking process that much easier. Her energy and dedication was seen through all of the images she captured. She was also very timely in her delivery of all of the wedding pictures. My friends and family love the website that she set up that allows you to log in with a password and see all of the pictures. I will definitely use CakeKnife Photography in the future when we have our first child’s baptism and I would suggest their services to anyone. Spectacular job and a pleasure to work with!”
Robyn & George
"Her organized and friendly style sold us instantly."
“As our wedding day approached, my wife and I had many recommendations on ‘what to do’ and ‘what not do’ for our special day. One of the best suggestions we received was to hire an excellent photographer. We looked at several, and we were utterly impressed with Marla’s quality and style. She sat down with us to review her approach. Her organized and friendly style sold us instantly. She visited the venue and talked with us about how she would create beautiful, timeless photos. Marla asked for our full list of photos to capture so that no special moment or person was missed. This made our wedding day seamless and perfect! Among the many outstanding photos she took was our ‘dip kiss’ entrance into the reception, a photo we proudly display in our home today to relive that unforgettable moment. We highly recommend Marla Rutherford and CakeKnife Photography. We look forward to having Marla there as our family grows.”
Aubrey & Nick
“Marla was absolutely wonderful, I cannot say enough positive things about her and her work."
“Marla was absolutely wonderful, I cannot say enough positive things about her and her work. From our initial meeting, to the engagement session all the way to the wedding she was an absolute pleasure to work with. I told my husband from the first time we saw her work that she is would make us look amazing and she did just that. Her technique, use of lights, ability to capture that perfect moment, and just overall professionalism was stellar! I am beyond pleased with our pictures and feel so blessed that we have these to look back on for a lifetime. If you are looking for someone to capture those special moments, make you feel and look beautiful and give you the greatest gift you could ask for, beautifully captured memories of your wedding, then Marla with CakeKnife Photography is you girl. Honestly, choosing to go with Marla was the best decision we made. Trust me, when the day is over and you can’t remember all of the details or even piece the day together Marla’s pictures will remind you just how magical the day was. You will be thankful that in the years to come you can look back on these photos and relive that special day over and over again!”
Erin & Ben
“I cannot even begin to describe how much I love the photos that Marla took for our wedding!"
“I cannot even begin to describe how much I love the photos that Marla took for our wedding!!! I have received so many compliments about how beautiful they are. What I loved the most, was that Marla really captured the “moments”. Those moments where people were hugging or crying happy tears or laughing together – all those things that make the day the most special. Before our wedding we had looked at several other photographers, but we ended up choosing Marla because of her professionalism, her pricing and how much it covered, and because her photos had wonderful, vibrant color. Her lighting really made all the difference, especially after our ceremony when it was getting dark and we were taking family portraits outside. I also appreciated her attention to detail. She was observant and could tell which people were extra special to my husband and I, and made sure that she took several photos of those people. She really paid attention to her surroundings, and I could see that she was visualizing in her mind which areas/poses would end up making great photos. I’m a graphic designer and I realize that people are not always able to visualize the final product when it’s in progress. We were on top of a mountain and it was cold and super windy and the bridal party was freezing. But I had faith that Marla knew what she was doing, so we put our trust in her and we all toughed it out. Marla knew that they would end up being great photos because she could see the finished product in her mind, which is the sign of a true artist. And WOW, the final photos ended up being AMAZING!! They looked like they were for a magazine and they made me feel beautiful! I would definitely recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much Marla!”
Leiah & Jay
“The only problem with picking Marla for our photographer is that we are forever ruined because we won’t use anyone else."
“The only problem with picking Marla for our photographer is that we are forever ruined because we won’t use anyone else. I’m very spoiled now and Marla is the best personality, professional, and all around an amazing human. Marla happened to be having lunch at the Monaco the day I was there visiting the venue. I do believe in fate and am so glad I found my soul mate photographer. “