Hello, I'm Holli Margell.
I started as a kid with a Polaroid camera, always watching my Grandpa with his big, fancy film cameras. Flash forward to college, and I fell in love even more deeply with photography through film and dark room experiences watching the magic happen. A short stint in Photojournalism came next, then I ventured into Weddings and family portraits.
Native Light Photography started in 2015 after I decided to focus on serving the business community in the Seattle area. The name is in honor of my Native American heritage as a registered member of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. It also reflects my style of photography - to emulate the native environment. At times that's bright and formal in the studio, at other times, you'll see a very natural light look and feel.
When I'm not photographing amazing people and businesses, I spend my time adventuring with my husband, and helping our two kids grow into amazing young adults or relaxing with our two cats.
“Holli was outstanding to work with! My business partner and I needed headshots for our website and since we were clueless on lighting, background, poses, all of it...we turned to Holli. Holli's grasp of the intricacies and nuances to what makes a great photo really highlight her dedication to her craft. Everything from scouting our location to suggesting colors to wear to selecting final photos - she led us gracefully down each path.”
“Holli is SO wonderful to work with!!! She knows her stuff and puts everything in the best light -- literally.”
—Keri D., Marketing Manager
“Holli was amazing to work with! She made me feel so comfortable being in front of the camera and gave me a lot of guidance to get the best shots. Loved my headshots and the natural lighting. Would absolutely recommend her.”
“How many times can I say it? WOW! I love them.”
—Seahurst Home Inspection
“Holli had a concept and brought it to life for my website. I love my new photos and highly recommend her.”
—Cami Shields MacNamara
“We have had the pleasure of working with Holli for our new website launching soon. Very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to communicate our needs with. Cost was very reasonable for what we needed and how we needed the photos to be shot. I will definitely be calling Holli again as my business grows with employees and changes. Thank you again!”
—Landing Auto Service
“Holli was the perfect choice for our office headshots. Our team would be the first to admit that we typically freeze up in these situations, but Holli put us at ease and made us all look amazing and natural. She is truly an expert and thinks outside the box to get the perfect shot. You won't be disappointed if you choose Native Light!”
—Geoff J., West Seattle Smile Co.