capturing life's biggest

(& doing it in style)

memories

moments &

capturing

life's biggest

& memories

moments

Everyone deserves to have life's biggest moments captured on camera. But photos turn into heirlooms when the moments are documented in a way that feels absolutely authentically you. No forced emotions, no fake smiles, and certainly no awkward prom-pic poses. Whether you’re dressed to the nines on the day of your wedding or rocking your worn-in Docs for the Senior photoshoot you've been planning since Freshman year, let’s capture the authentic you and have a damn good time doing it.

editorial imagery

with a fresh twist

let's snap those
make-your-momma-cry moments

capturing beautiful moments -

weddings, seniors, editorial

The greatest masterpieces are the

the laugh-so-hard-you-could-cry moments,

the

last forever.

more on the

these are the moments that should

raw and real.

warm summer kisses

and sun-kissed freckles,

the dirty white dress from a wedding spent

dance floor

than at the altar.

raw and real.

the greatest masterpieces are

the

laugh-so-hard-you-could-cry

moments, the

the

warm summer kisses

and sun-kissed

freckles, the dirty white dress from a wedding spent more on the 

dance floor

than

at the altar. these are the moments that should

last forever.

allow me to introduce myself

I'm your photo

bestie, mary

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I'm all about having a good time while shooting and love working with clients that bring the same energy. When I'm not behind the camera, I'm spending time with my hubby and lil' man, J.R. They're the reason I'm obsessed with documenting life's moments, because things just move too damn fast and I want to remember everything. 

my go-to drink

is a margarita

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Fun fact about me? I'm a master mixologist. On a night off, you'll find me slinging restaurant-quality cocktails at home. And none of that pre-made stuff (looking at you, Jose Cuervo), we're all about quality in the Shelton household.

I'm A little Boujee,

A little budget

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I like to say I'm a baddie that knows when to shop at TJ Maxx. A little Nordstrom, a little Target. Life is all about balance, right? While I'm a fan of a good sale, I know when it's important to invest in a quality product (*hint* like investing in a good photographer).

I didn't like my

wedding photos

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Kind of a bold statement, I know, but I felt like our personalities were totally missing from the pictures. On a day filled with the highest of emotions, the pictures just fell flat. Definitely a bummer, but it's one of the reasons I got into photography. I want my clients to see their photos and think, "wow, these are so ME."

seniors

not your average senior photos

Senior portrait sessions are where your Pinterest board dreams come true. We’ll collab on style and location ideas and get all the details ready for your photo session. Cut to the day of, you’ll bring all the Beyoncé energy, I’ll bring my camera, it will be great.

weddings

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KAYLA

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EMMA

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MACIE

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seniors

the best day of your life + photos to match

Every wedding package kicks off with an engagement shoot to get a chance to meet one another first. I think it’s a bad start to the relationship if we meet at the altar, if you know what I mean. From there we'll create a vision for you wedding day imagery, I’ll make some jokes, you’ll laugh, and the rest is history. I'm the best third wheel.

weddings

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CHROMA DETROIT

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THE SOMMERS

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JOSIE & BRYAN

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REALLY KIND WORDS FROM REALLY COOL CLIENTS

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"Mary was the perfect photographer for our wedding day. She was personable, professional, and took beautiful photos!"

"if you want someone that takes amazing photos and has an amazing personality, check out mary. she is a beautiful soul that has a passion for photography."

"Mary is a bubbly and talkative person with a stellar personality, not to mention the fact that she is an AMAZING photographer!"

"I loved every second of working with her, and it definitely flew by quickly. My pictures turned out even better than I had hoped for."

"Mary is such a fun and relaxed photographer. She is so good at what she does and she makes sure her clients are not only satisfied with what she’s doing but she make sure people are being true to themselves."

"She gets you out of your comfort zone for the most genuine memories and photos! 5/5 recommend she really has a passion for this and is definitely meant to be a photographer."

shoot your shot

and I'll shoot mine

Like what you see? Let's make magic and frame-worthy photos together. I'd love to be a part of capturing your vibe or big day. Reach out and let's make it happen!

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