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







A Blush and gray wedding looks good any day, but the combination of finger lakes ease and creamy images on film that really make it shine. It was so beautiful, with a ceremony under a canopy of trees and a dance the night away party. It all took place at Emerson Park Pavilion, a favorite […]

It was pretty simple. An elegant, black and white loft wedding in Syracuse is what Matt and Andrea were planning. The thing is, if you have ever planned a wedding you know it isn’t that simple. There are a million different decisions to be made that will make up what you experience as your wedding […]

It was summer in New York, which felt more like spring for those coming from Savannah. Today they were preparing for their Buffalo wedding but years ago that was where they met. Two northerners adjusting to life in the south found each other with the help of friends. While they approached that first date with […]

Sitting on the edge of the water in Canandaigua, New York is the Inn on the Lake. Perfectly situated to take in the views and a short drive from Rochester makes it an ideal location for a wedding. With the summer sun shining and a breeze blowing (or at times a strong wind) the day […]

The Bowery Hotel in Manhattan’s lower east side has a remarkable space. It is full of windows and natural light, opening to a beautiful terrace and subsequent views, and it has an enclosed room with a space that feels all together intimate. I came to photograph the rehearsal dinner of Peter and Jessica and reunite […]

Their happiness is contagious. I think that’s how love is suppose to be. It should spill out and effect everyone around you, inviting them to see the world through your eyes and share your joy. Erin and Will’s Buffalo Indie Wedding was like that. It didn’t matter that Erin had lost her voice, because like […]