nice to meet you!

There is something that connects us, that brought you hear and brings us together : we both value art and appreciate beauty in this world. It could be in the form of moments, relationships, or nature. We want to capture it and hold on because we know how things change. We both have a compass that guides us through life, and we find true north when we celebrate love.

I work with 15 couples a year because I want to create a custom experience. I see the time and effort you are putting into your celebration, and this isn't about one day, This is about the story of your life and love, and what you will share with future generations. I have the privilege of working couples for multiple years and being the photographer they rely on to document all of life's moments, so for many this is just the beginning.

11 years of wedding photography with 221 couples documented.

hi I'm 
Mary dougherty

based in new york and traveling nationwide

where I have traveled

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 on up to 5 different cameras and that includes medium format film and digital images. My aesthetic is grounded in film, since it 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 print box with a set of proofs to hold, share, display. I think photographs should not just live in online but in your home. 

film/digital

heirlooms

photography for people who value art

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

i shoot 15 weddings a year

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

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