Wedding, lifestyle and brand photographer Mary Dougherty lives in the Adirondacks and documents thoughtful, natural moments for creative people and couples in love.







Cross country moves, months apart in deployment and a chance to document and celebrate each detail of their wedding preparation lead to photographing this Rochester bridal shower. Abby’s day with family and friends at RocBrainery was beautiful. I always feel honored to be a part of wedding stories in documenting and telling them. When a […]

This Dumbo engagement session finally gets to see the world – just in time for their Hudson valley wedding. I love getting back into blogging. Ashley and Jason live in London but relocated from New York. We captured their Dumbo engagement session during one of their visits home. Most of the couples I work with […]

These Lake Placid newborn photos are not like anything you’ve seen before. You guys!! I’m so excited to be in this new space (look at that website) and as a lake placid newborn photographer sharing once again on my blog. First things first, take a look at these in home newborn photos and tell me […]

The Finger Lakes are home to several amazing venues, and a Sonnenberg Gardens wedding is definitely one of them. In the much loved town of Canandaigua the gardens are quietly tucked away with close access to everything. It was a place Jaclyn new about for years and was an obvious choice for a wedding back […]

In Sodus Point, on the shores of Lake Ontario, I created some frames of Melissa and Daniel. These images celebrate their engagement and a place close to their hearts. It’s not just the escape from the city and into nature, but the family roots that run so deep. There is history here – from the […]

You’re engaged and the date is set so it’s not just a “yes!” and the most beautiful ring you have worn but a countdown to a real date. You probably had a few hurdles to get to this point in the planning, and it feels good to move on to more of the fun stuff. […]