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Be curious about everything

    I’m Mary, and I’m so happy you’re here!

Hey

The world needs who you were made to be

fun facts

Right off the bat there are a few (or like 10) things you should know about me… 

My sweet escape will always be out of cell range with my husband exploring somewhere new with our pup and a hammock.


1.

I cry at every wedding I shoot. I’m a sucker for love and without fail I tear up during every father-daughter dance.


2.

I was raised by a healthy momma and go crazy for things like kombucha, salmon & carrots from the garden.


3.

I have 14 nieces and nephews (and counting). Being an aunt is one of my favorite things.


4.

I attended college in downtown Chicago. It’s where I met my husband and consumed way too much deep dish pizza.


5.

My husband and I have a goal of visiting every national park.


6.

I love Jesus with all of my heart, soul and mind. He sets the foundation for my life, marriage and business, and it’s because of Him that I get to do what I love.


7.

I spent most of Middle School & High School in Manila, Philippines as a Missionary kid. It’s where I ate a bat (yes, you heard that right), when I learned how to drive a manual transmission, and where I tried balut for the last time (look it up if you don’t know what that is, but not if you have a weak stomach).


8.

I met Beyonce in the Taiwan airport. I didn’t have paper so she signed my volleyball trophy (which now sits in a trophy case in the Philippines).


9.

I was raised in Northern Michigan and will always be a die-hard Detroit Lions fan…and yes, our unborn kids will be too (no matter what my husband has to say).


10.

As you know, I’m a photographer.

And while that’s definitely one of my favorite titles, there are many more that describe me, many more that influence the personality and passion you’ll encounter throughout this friendship.

I'm an adventurer, bride, wife, & storyteller

...just to name a few.

I’ve traveled to more than 20 countries, lived on 3 continents, and would quickly jump at any chance to get outside and explore a new place. I’d rather go camping in the woods or be outside hiking than lounging at all-inclusive resort or catching rides at Disneyland (sorry to all my CA friends). If you feel the same way, we’re gonna get along VERY well! There’s nothing I love more than photographing people in beautiful places around the world. You’ll find me outside, with mud on my boots, snarls in my wind whipped hair and camera in hand – let’s go explore together! 

I’m an Adventurer

i'm also a bride ⟼

Ya feelin’ it? Let’s do this thing!

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list

Ya feelin’ it? Let’s do this thing!

My approach to a wedding day is shaped from my personal experience as a bride and continues to develop with every wedding and couple I have the honor of photographing. The way I respond to things on a wedding day are because I’ve been on the other side of the camera. I know what it’s like to have my dad walk me down the aisle or how special those vowed words are to hear. I know about the nerves, anticipation and joy you experience when getting married. And outside of the memories, photographs are the only thing that tells the story of those experiences and in-between moments. That’s why I’m so passionate about weddings and capturing your day well. 

I’m a Bride

i'm also a WIFE ⟼

That guy making me smile is my husband Kory. We met at Bible college in Chicago, and I knew I was going to marry him just 2 months after I met him. Now we have been married nearly 6 years and have a 1 ½ year old child named Xena who has four legs and loves to play fetch (and no, she is not named after the 1990’s comic). Kory is one of those people who is so good at everything that it’s almost annoying (but really it’s great). He is a pastor, a chaplain, a mountain biker, a surfer, a builder and fixer of anything and the most caring person to ever walk the planet. But more importantly, he is my best friend and a huge part of me. He brings so much love, joy, encouragement and adventure to my life, and our marriage has shaped the way I photograph love.

I’M A WIFE.

Ya feelin’ it? Let’s do this thing!

i'm also a STORYTELLER ⟼

I have found the one whom my soul loves

this one's my favorite

The moment I picked up my first camera was the moment I began telling stories. For me, that was the point of it. I knew that my experiences would far out match the words I could use to describe them, and I didn’t want to forget one moment. So I photographed them, and I haven’t stopped since. I’m passionate about moments, and I believe that photographs are a timeless way to hold onto the memories we never want to forget. Photographs tell a narrative of our lives, from the small in-between moments to the big life changing ones – like your wedding day. 

YA FEELIN' IT? LET'S DO THIS

I’m a Storyteller.

Now that you know a bit more about me

I can't wait to get to know more about you and your love story.

it's your turn!

Contact me and let's become friends