Brooklyn Family Photography | Julian’s Family

It seems like not too long ago, and I was photographing Lauren and Ian’s beautiful backyard wedding. But time flies when you’re busy with kids!  Lauren and Ian have a sweet little boy of their own now, and I recently got to photograph him in their home in Brooklyn, NYC.  It was so fun to catch up with them and to meet baby Julian. That first year of babyhood goes by so quickly (and yet so slowly at times!), so it was a privilege to capture these fleeting moments in their life together as a family.

Here are a few of my favorites from this documentary family session.


Purebudget - The best family photographs should not have any outside distractions to them. The easiest way to ensure that the frame filled with family. This will be the center of attention to the faces of family members..

Milla - Mary, wonderful job! Seriously! I haven’t checked my reader in ages but just opened it up and saw this amazing session. You captured some incredible, creative moments (my favorite it #6!). Great job, friend!

Lindsay - These are great pictures of this adorable family!

Virginia Newborn Photography | Baby Aidan

Finally, finally I got to meet baby Aidan. It’s been a wonderful joy to be able to capture some of the biggest events in Alexis’ and Brendan’s life, and it was so fun to see them as new parents enjoying sweet little Aidan last week for his newborn photo session.  And I couldn’t have asked for a more cooperative subject! Aidan was a very content little newborn, and we managed to get photos of him both asleep and awake.

A big congratulations to Alexis and Brendan, and I look forward to watching their little family grow up.

Jefferson Memorial Wedding Photography | Megan and Wes

With the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument in the background, Megan and Wes exchanged personal vows and celebrated their marriage with an intimate gathering of family and friends.  After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Lincoln restaurant.  If you’re going to have a DC wedding, this is the way to do it!

I so enjoyed capturing the joy and beauty of Megan and Wes’ wedding–it was a rare moment when they weren’t both grinning from ear to ear.  A big congratulations to Megan and Wes! Here are a few of my favorites photos from their day.

Christina Montemurro - Beautiful photos, Mary! These two have some pretty infectious smiles. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a groom smile so wide!

Virginia Maternity Photography | Alexis and Brendan

When I relocated from Pittsburgh several years ago, one of the hardest things was saying goodbye to friends and so many wonderful photography clients (often the same thing in my book!).  I’ve watched from a distance many wedding couples move on to have babies, and it’s been sad to miss out on documenting that next stage of their lives.

So, I have especially loved getting to reconnect with a few wedding couples who live in the area (or happen to come down for a visit!). This was the case this last Saturday when I met up with Alexis and Brendan for their maternity photo session at Occoquan Regional Park in Virginia.  I am so excited for them as they are about to enter a wonderful (and crazy) stage of life, and I’m glad we could make the session work before baby arrived! These two have such an awesome story together, and I’m sure it will only get better as they become parents.

Here are a few of my favorites from their maternity session.

Denver Engagement Photographer - Very pretty shots! Great work.