You don't have a lot of experience taking pictures but you don't want a wedding that's just a photoshoot. If you could just eliminate half of the questions you are asking about scheduling your day and know it would flow smoothly you would.
Over the past 10 years and 200 weddings I have refined the process of creating images that resonate. I take my laid back personality and achiever spirit to change the way you are photographed and deliver natural, beautiful images.
deposit is in, the date is all yours!
review Mary's 80 page wedding guide
get ready for 1 of 3 planning phone calls
shoot a pre-wedding session
look gorgeous + have fun taking pictures
details come together + are captured
your schedule flows, there is enough time for everything
family photos are a breeze - we've planned it
previews! share on social for the most likes
in 6-8 weeks read the blog post + view gallery
order prints for that wall you never decorated
album design - this handmade book will tell your story + become an heirloom
When it comes down to it, photography is about feeling. You want to look back and see the way you loved. You want to see how your guests laughed and every detail came together. You want images that actually tell your story - because this is a story you will pass down through generations.
My process looks a little like this :
At the start of wedding planning, my husband and I each chose the one "ingredient" most important to each of us; mine was photography. I was particular about our memories being captured candidly and naturally, knowing we were anything but a natural in front of the camera. Our saving grace was Mary!
At many points on our wedding day I didn't even realize she was there (because that's the point when capturing real moments, right?!) One of the best wedding investments we made.
My husband and I are anything but naturals in front of the camera and dreaded the idea of posing for uncomfortable photos taking up too much of the day.
Upon receiving them, we were blown away by the gorgeous portraits and all the little candid moments and details that she captured - these were the memories we really wanted to be able to look back on and are so grateful to have them in this way.
Our multi-day Indian wedding had so many moving parts, I needed a photographer I could trust to be flexible and keep up with the fast pace. Mary handled last-minutes schedule changes and all the chaos calmly and seamlessly.
Even 5 minutes of shooting produced the most amazing images - like the one of us here! I could not be happier with the way she photographed our story - in fact we already planned another shoot.
I never thought taking engagement photos before our wedding would be as helpful as it was. We arrived a bit unsure of how things would go, but was it amazing to see how Mary worked and we loved our pictures! They are completely different from our wedding day and we were prepared, knowing how it would feel to be photographed.
When the wedding day came, we completely trusted her - in fact 4 of our close friends and family booked her - and we keep recommending her because we know her style is classic, beautiful and candid.
See our work + your beautiful stories told on the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Grey Likes, Brooklyn Bride, My Wedding Magazine, The Knot, The Today Show, Cottage Hill, and more. Here are a few favorite features :
I live in the Adirondacks (think winter Olympics / Lake Placid) and love it! Mountain life is perfect for us, but so is escaping to the city. Travel is included in most packages,
Weddings are finished in 6-8 weeks and ready to view online, but they will also be sent in a handmade box with proof prints.
Yes! Get in touch and I would love to share a full wedding that is similar to what you are planning.
Yes! I shoot elopements, anniversary sessions and intimate weddings. I would love to write a custom package up.
Every image delivered to you will be edited so that your final library will have the same consistent style. All film + digital images are corrected for color and contrast.
You will receive a full library of digital images and have license to print, share and archive your images! You will also be gifted a handmade print box with a limited set of proofs.
Custom wedding albums are handmade and printed on archival photographic paper. These become family heirlooms; they go through a careful design + approval process with you so they are just right.
Most of the time I do have a second photographer working with me - but I have a few options depending on the type of wedding you are planning. I can help you decide if it's necessary.