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

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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 […]

Family photos at the lake are as close to guaranteed success as you can get. Getting everyone in the same place is nearly impossible, but coupled with a relaxing setting… Adirondack family photos just became easier. I first photographed this lovely family when Jackie + Pete were married in Rochester New York a few years […]

One year after their wedding day, Ali and Zach dressed up once more. She slipped into her delicate Sarah Janks gown – that still fit perfectly – and Zach wore a linen suit, a more casual look to his wedding attire. An anniversary session was something they knew they wanted to do, for reasons important […]

Not everyone is good at celebrating anniversaries. You could include me on that list. The thing is, it only takes a few small decisions to make them memorable and meaningful. I think we can all take some cues from Ali and Zach on how to celebrate them well. I had the privilege of photographing a […]

White Sands, New Mexico is a special place. I visited for the first time in elementary school, when we drove down with family from Albuquerque on one of our frequent trips to see them. Coming back was something I always wanted to do, especially to take pictures. I finally did last month, and I love […]

Little Lucy arrived and changed everything. That’s what babies do. Life looks different with one by your side and it’s an amazing thing to watch another person grow and see your family take shape. It is especially beautiful when that family is started with a couples whose wedding you photographed. It really doesn’t get any […]