Meet Malise

Everyone knows we can't get enough of Malise Gardiner Gary's photos. Not only is she a creative genius, she's incredibly sweet and easy to work with. Everyone around here is so over-the-moon when she shows up with her camera.  

We applaud aspiring young professionals and are impressed with Malise's tenacity in staying true to herself while delivering images that capture special moments in the most unique + artsy ways.  

Lately we've had tons of inquiries about the girl we like to call "the darling of LCLA professional photography." Of course we caught up with Malise to talk about everything from her favorite lunch spot to the mantra she lives by. We also got to raid her MacBook to find a few of her favorite shots to share with the most amazing fitness community around.....enjoy! 

So Malise...

Climb or Sprint?  Sprint

Fave place to capture your ahhhamzing images?  My parents house, not only do I feel at home, it's a gorgeous back drop for any occasion + I get to spend time with 2 of the coolest people out there. 

What do you remember most about your 1st Ride at Roll?  Well, I thought it would be easy.....

Coffee, Green Machine or both? Both, definitely. 

Songs on repeat?  Haha.  Currently switch between Rhianna to KLOVE.

Mantra you live by? Be Soft. Do not the world make you hard.  Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the world may disagree you still believe it to be a wonderous place. 

Hometown? Lafayette

What's your favorite memory of your's & Andrew's recent wedding?  I loved it all so much. I still go over every detail in my mind but my current fave is our first dance.  My cousins sang "How Long Will I Love You" by Elle Goulding.  It was so special and still gives me chills. 

Circumstances by which you turn your phone off?  Always when Andrew comes home at night. He's definitely my #1 and I think it's important to be intentional in relationships, especially as newlyweds.  

How do you stay calm under fire? I'm almost never calm. This may sound strange but my energy is my motivator. I pray a lot. 

Photographer goals? Destination weddings 

Healthy go-to snack? A fresh squeezed juice blend from Roll Juicery, of course.  Every 12 oz bottle has approximately 2-3lbs of raw fruits & vegetables (I know, I sound like Ms. Jackie :)

Daily uniform? A Malise Gardiner Photography shirt with leggings. Every. Day.  LOL it's a real uniform. 

Fave lunch spot? Pronia's 

Be sure to follow Malise on IG: @malise_gardiner_photography and fb: Malise Gardiner Photography