Marilyn Lamoreux

“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.” ~Henri Cartier-Bresson

As a photographer I explore the magical, mysterious, and wonderful aspects of everyday life through the lens of my camera. My goal is to reveal beauty, grace, joy, and ordinary miracles in my photographs.

My fine art photographs have been exhibited in several Minneapolis area coffee shops, Edina Art Center, One Yoga Studio, First Universalist Church in Minneapolis, and Unity Church St. Paul. I have also created a photo book called Wild Altars which is available on

After a 25 year career as a software engineer in the Minneapolis area, I picked up my camera full-time and began refining my photographic skills and artistry through making countless photographs of people and places and attending many photography workshops and classes.

My fine art photography is an exercise in marrying my ongoing meditation practice with photography. Listening and seeing with my heart, I work to reveal the true essence of the scenes, people and objects that I photograph.

I believe that Beauty is everywhere

Most of all, I believe that beauty is everywhere—in photography and my own life. All I need to do is look for it.

I live with my husband Jon, and cat Gracie in Plymouth, MN. I spend as much time gazing at the world in wonder as I do looking through the lens of my camera.  You can also find me cooking healthy food, writing in my blog, visiting grandchildren, participating in women’s groups, and reading. Things I cannot live without include a strong cup of Darjeeling tea every morning, a  bit of dark chocolate every once in a while, and good friends and family who light up my life.

To make a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life.” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Marilyn Lamoreux