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Thunderstorms in Cape May gave us the most beautiful sky for Alexandra + Mike’s engagement session. See our favorites shot on film.

This Rochester engagement took place downtown and at the couple’s historic home. The home of Kodak, this New York city has never looked better.

HELLO, I'm
MARY DOUGHERTY

A mountain dwelling, city loving photographer who built a destination photography business in the smallest towns you have never heard of. 

You want natural imagery, that will not go out of style, and most of all looks beautiful and real. That's where I come in. Over a decade of experience allows my trained eye to capture just the right moment. Together we will create photographs that allow you to be present, not posed. 

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Documenting more than just one day makes sense when people are traveling from around the world to spend a few days with you. Take a look 

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The best thing about capturing your portrait is getting a glimpse into life as it is - the everyday and notable moments you want to remember.

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Learning from others is one of the best places to start, and if nothing else realize you have been doing it right all along. See how I built my business

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We know that before photographing your day, you have to plan it. That's why we are sharing six real wedding timelines to give you a head start.

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Our couples want to enjoy their wedding and make sure their guests to do the same. As a result the images we like to create are natural and real.