A little bit about me... in 2001 I received a Master’s Degree in occupational therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. I spent 17 years working as a pediatric occupational therapist. During that time I was able to teach parents how to safely handle the most fragile of babies and to facilitate development in children with a variety of special needs.

My daughter was born in August 2008 (8.08). A few years later our family added a little boy with a head full of curly hair and the most beautiful big brown eyes you’ve ever seen. I got my first real camera the day my daughter was born and I quickly fell in love with photography. I wanted to remember absolutely everything about these two little people and I wanted to remember every detail exactly as I was seeing it unfold.

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I'm Mary!

About Me

Presence Over Perfection

 Capturing Your Family In The Moment
  Photography Sessions Customized for each family

What's Important

Over the years photography has truly become therapy for me. As most any mom will tell you, parenthood isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s overwhelming and exhausting and frustrating and scary. In the midst of all of the craziness, photography helps me to focus on the beauty of parenting and childhood. I’m not taking photos of the kids when they’re fighting, the dirt they track onto my freshly washed floors, or the insanely large stacks of laundry accumulating on our hallway floor. Rather, I’m taking photos of the concentration on their faces as they learn a new sport. I’m taking photos of them as they learn how to flip pancakes on the griddle, as they climb their favorite trees, and as they laugh with their friends.

These photos force me to look at their innocence and focus on the pure absolute beauty of childhood. That’s what I love doing for my clients as well. I love the quote “The days are long, but the years are short.” I want to help you look over the trials and stresses of the long days of parenthood and focus on the details of your children that you’ll want to remember as the years pass by.

My Approach

Meet the Team

Kirsten (assistant)

Nicole (Assistant)

Heather (Assistant)

I often wonder what potential clients think when they see that I work out of my in home studio. I wonder if they have concerns about going into a complete stranger’s home – especially with their brand new babies! I thought it might be a good idea to take you on a little tour to let you know what you’ll be walking into.

My family’s own most recent “newborns” were also photographed here in the studio. You might see my husband bringing the dogs downstairs to go for a walk, but the pets won’t be joining us at all during your session.

The Studio