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 […]

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 […]

This Vermont wedding at the West Mountain Inn was all about the experience. Being together for the weekend, celebrating time with family and friends, and of course sharing in the joy of Meg + Chris. I don’t think it could have gone any better, and will keep looking back on this wedding as one of […]

Meg + Chris planned the wedding weekend of my dreams. I’m serious! If I could have a Vermont wedding complete with swimming at the local quarry and running a 5k the morning of I totally would. With wedding guests staying at Barrows House in Dorset, Vermont and the celebration at the nearby West Mountain Inn […]

What do you wear to your rehearsal dinner? At the Barrows House – in Dorset Vermont – Meg and Chris hosted a casual bbq with rehearsal dinner style that matched. Meg wore a boho Anthropologie dress with side cut outs that she looked stunning in and Chris complimented her perfectly in a red button up […]

elegant gold Inns of Aurora wedding The wedding of Sara and John was years in the making. That’s not to say that someone was dreaming up plans from the beginning – quite the opposite – they spent over a decade together before deciding that marriage was for them. They planned an elegant gold Inns of Aurora wedding […]