My Story ...

Thank you for being interested in getting to know me. I am originally from Venezuela and came to the US in 2001 to live my American dream. I really wanted to learn English as a second language (Spanish is my native language), so I decided to leave everything behind and come to the US. The situation in my home country was getting really bad, so I decided to stay in the US and continue my education. I worked very hard ... at one point holding three jobs while studying, but I was committed to accomplishing my other dream, to have a Master's Degree. It came true. I earned an MBA, and a few years later I earned a second degree with a Master of Project Management. After graduating, I had wonderful corporate experiences where I met most of my friends.

Life gave me the chance to meet my soulmate through an Online dating site and believe it or not, it worked perfectly for us! We have been happily married for over 10 years and have two amazing little girls. Being a mom has been the most incredible blessing I have had.

After a few years, I realized that photography was my true passion, my obsession, my life! My girls became my inspiration and models. Then, I had another dream, to become a great photographer, artist, and entrepreneur. I wanted to serve people by capturing their special stories, their emotions and expressions, and the most important moments of their lives. So, that is how I started my new dream, Heartfelt Photography, LLC, in Ohio.

Marvella S. Duarte Coon

My Values:

Integrity, high ethics, and respect for others are some of my stronger values. Reliability, commitment, and embracing others are additional values I follow. As a professional, I also value creativity and versatility, because each and every client's story is different, and so should be their sessions. I value life in general, my family, friends, my clients, and nature.

I value quality vs. quantity!

I value community vs. competition!


Everyone is different, right? I am a unique artist that visualizes sessions based on what the clients' want, and that is how I recommend specific locations. I genuinely care about my clients and try to customize the perfect session for them. I go beyond what is expected to offer them the best service and products. I take the time to put extra love and dedication into every single image when I do my RETOUCHING process. I consider my style to be heartfelt, versatile, and timeless. I am also bilingual (Spanish is my native language), allowing me to communicate better and serve more people.

Fun Facts:

Another passion of mine is traveling. I have been in 36 countries and I absolutely love meeting people and discovering new cultures. I am totally obsessed with Japan and I can't wait to go there!

I don't like peanut butter at all, but I had to eat a spoonful of it when I became a US citizen many years ago ... It was not by choice, but a friend's wish. As you can see, I love my friends!

I have been a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters for over 12 years and I love it!

What my clients appreciate!

What my clients appreciate!

Ask the following questions:

"Do you appreciate art and high quality products?
Do you want to have a great experience, feel relaxed, and have fun?
Are you looking to have unique and amazing memories that will bring you happiness and success?
If you say YES to all, I am your photographer! Let me serve you and make your photography dreams come true!"


Enchanting Family Story

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"My husband and I cannot say enough about our experience with Marve capturing our family's different personalities all within a photo. Not only is she extremely professional but she truly has a genuine love and takes pride in providing her clients with the best photos and experience. She puts her heart and soul into photography and it's exemplified in our photos ... We definitely recommend Marve if you're looking for priceless photos and a sweet/kind soul behind the camera."

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"Photography is the story I fail to put into words."

—Destin Sparks

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Heartfelt Memories

You will have an amazing experience with us! Let me serve you and create heartfelt memories together!

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