meet mary

So you're probably wondering how I started, what makes me different and if you would share your guac with me. Too soon? Let's start here : I like being photographed just as much as you, which is only if it goes well. I want it to feel effortless, not forced; I want real moments, not posed ones; and most of all I want to enjoy the experience. 

It didn't take long for me to discover that the intersection of relationships + creating art was where I wanted to be. Stepping into your story and telling it in an authentic way will always be my passion.

I have spent 10 years as a photographer refining my process and creating images that resonate with digital + film cameras. I take my laid back personality and achiever spirit to change the way you are photographed. 




You want to look back and feel. 

mary dougherty creates beautiful photographs of natural moments for creative people who love.

see where i've traveled for weddings

new york city

based in the adirondacks + travel includes

i've shot as far as australia and as close as your backyard

detroit

rochester

buffalo

portland

cape cod

philadelphia

naples

chicago

pittsburgh

bozeman

marfa

new orleans

new orleans

I shoot on approximately 4 different cameras and that includes medium format film and digital images. Film captures light like no other, and has a timeless beauty that will never go out of style.



I choose to give every wedding client a beautiful handmade walnut print box with a set of proofs. I think having something you can hold, share, display and live with is important.

film/digital

heirlooms

i like the real thing

i shoot 15 weddings a year

in new york + beyond. let's make sure you are one of them

inquire now

I love life in the mountains &
RAISING KIDS IN THE ADIRONDACKS

COFFEE + BAGELS 
searching every city to find them

TANGIBLE IS BETTER THAN DIGITAL &
HEIRLOOMS TELL YOUR STORY

i LOVE EVERY DANCE PARTY &
THINK YOU FEEL THE SAME

i love the way art intersects all areas of life