Victoria Marshman has always been incredibly creative. Her parents recall her sneaking out of her bed well after they put her to sleep, and finding her the next morning face down in a pile of popsicle sticks or a coloring book, exhausted after a night of building, drawing, and inventing.
Despite her creativity, Victoria Marshman was rather shy as a child. She spent a lot of time reading, and writing stories. For whatever reason, it was very hard for Victoria to connect with her peers, until around age 7, when Victoria’s parents moved from Westchester, NY to San Francisco, CA. The beautiful West Coast weather and laidback atmosphere was exactly what Victoria needed to come out of her shell. She enrolled in Reed Elementary School, and immediately began making friends. In an effort to get Victoria more involved, her parents signed her up for an after school photography program, and gifted Victoria her first camera on her 8th birthday. This is arguably the most significant moment of Victoria Marshman’s life, as she has been pursing her passion for photography ever since.
Throughout middle school and high school, Victoria Marshman maintained her imaginative side, building model airplanes with her dad, and photographing various sights in the San Francisco area. She also began playing field hockey, and volunteering at a local animal shelter. By the time Victoria was ready to apply to colleges, she knew she wanted to return to the East Coast; primarily because she had photographed almost everything to be seen on the West Coast, and was ready for a fresh environment. Victoria Marshman fell in love with the city of Boston in the 10th grade when she accompanied her father there on a business trip, she also knew she wanted to attend a big school. It made perfect sense for Victoria to apply to Boston University, and to her delight, she began her studies there in the fall of 2006.
During her time at BU, Victoria Marshman earned her Professional Photography Certificate, as well as her Bachelor’s Degree. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority, and ran the Boston Marathon all 4 years on campus. To make extra money, Victoria began taking professional headshots for various students at BU, which eventually grew into a full-blown business by the time she graduated in 2010. Victoria now owns and operates Victoria Marshman Photography in Boston, MA, specializing in headshots, family portraits, and engagement photos.
Victoria was lucky enough to marry her college sweetheart, Matthew Dunn, this past summer at Matthew’s family’s summer home in Wrinkle Point, West Dennis, MA – a private community in Cape Cod. Victoria and Matthew currently live in Boston, MA with their golden retriever and best friend, Sam. When Victoria Marshman is not taking pictures, or building model airplanes, she can be found running marathons, traveling to unique places, and volunteering.