Boulder, Colorado Family and Portrait Photographer

Hello! I'm a Boulder, Colorado family and portrait photographer. 
You guys are perfect as you are. Let me show you the love, silliness, and joy that I see in your family. 
  


Boulder, Colorado
Portrait Photographer

INVESTMENT

FAQS

BOULDER FAMILY MINI SESSIONS

Your life now.  A session that tells the story of who your family is during this brief moment in time.

My goal is to create photographs that show how you naturally interact and connect with each other. 
I want to give you the family photos that I cherish of my own crew -warm, funny, beautiful, messy and real.

The "In the Life" session is me following along with your regular family day.  Whether it's making pancakes at home, taking a trip to the park, changing a diaper, or taking a bath.  It's the regular-ness of your normal day that I find beautiful and important to document.  These are images that your family will treasure and whose value only increases as the years go by.

We can do a few ‘gently posed' images, but for the majority of the session the kids (and adults) will just go about with their regular, wonderful day.

RATES:
$300 for 2-3 hour family session in Boulder and surrounding areas.  
Includes:
An 8x10 Print and two 5x7 prints of your favorite image.
A slideshow set to music (get the tissues ready!)
A gallery for ordering prints, digital files, and albums.
Please contact me for a free consultation and to receive full pricing for prints, files, etc..





"IN the LIFE" SESSIONs

Perfect for the times we are living in, I am extending my fall mini sessions into 2021.  Covid safe, outside, 20 minutes.   They are easy, fun and a beautiful reminder of what is most important in life:  your favorite people.  

The mini sessions are mostly posed with a few fun candids thrown in.  The mini sessions are also great for when you have family come to town and would 
love updated photos with your parents, siblings, etc..

Mini sessions are offered on weekday afternoons in Boulder.

RATES:
$250 for a 20 minute session in Boulder -I have some great spots you can choose from.  

Includes:
5 High Resolution Digital files
A gallery for ordering prints and additional digital files.  

Please contact me for a free consultation and to receive full pricing for prints, files, etc..


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BOULDER One hour FAMILY session

The one hour session is a blend of the documentary session (above) and mini session (below).
We can make the focus on candid, documentary style shots or on posed family images.  It's up to you! 
I can also do a blend of the two -we can take ten minutes at the start for some family posed shots and then just let you guys play/explore/cuddle for the rest of the time.

We can do the session at your home or in one of my favorite spots around Boulder, chosen for it's background and light. 
You can choose from mountains to lakes and streams!

RATES:
$150 for an hour session in Boulder 
Includes:
One 8x10 and two 5x7 prints of your favorite image.
A slideshow set to music.
A gallery for ordering prints and additional digital files.  

Please contact me for a free consultation and to receive full pricing for prints, files, etc..


I offer three types of family portrait sessions:
In the Life sessions, a  one hour blend of candid & posed, and the mini sessions. 

My aim for all three is to show the connections within your family and create images that you will look at years from now and think "Yes, that was who we were."  Even my mini sessions are relaxed, cozy, and real.  No stiff smiles or poses.  I've been photographing families for over 15 years and know lots of ways to loosen the group up and also how to fade in the background so you have the space to be present with your family and while I document the wonderful realness of it all....!

"She has a beautiful way of capturing human emotion. We were fortunate enough to have Mary take our family portraits once again and I am couldn't be happier with my photographs.

My kids are not patient and warm up slowly to strangers, Mary is so calm, grounded and welcoming that she had my kids playfully posing for her the minute she started. Thank you for the beautiful photograph memories I will cherish forever."  

-Marie & Family

"Mary has an extraordinary eye and expresses her work in a consistent and beautiful showcase of photographs that can easily be printed and used for a coffee table book or printed for a single image to enjoy on the wall.

Over the years, our kids have loved working with Mary which has allowed her to capture natural expressions and moments that no one else would be able to find in our kids."   

-Barrie & Family

"We're lucky enough to have many photos of our kids taken by Mary -- she's not only a brilliant photographer, she's an excellent person and a joy to be around.

Can't recommend highly enough!"


-Mark & Family

I believe there is incredible value seeing images of all of you together. It’s a daily reminder for everyone in the family of what is important in life. I love having a big family picture in the kitchen (we live our lives there). We also keep family albums on the coffee table in the living room -my kids are always looking through them and yes, it feels much more special than scrolling through the phone!  

Your family photographs only increase in value as time marches on, kids get bigger and life changes. I know this from my own experience -our family photos are more important than any piece of clothing, electronic, etc.. So yes, you are doing a great thing by having your family photos taken.

WHY SHOULD WE HAVE OUR FAMILY PHOTOS TAKEN?

FAQS...

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING FAMILIES?

I have been a professional photographer for 15 years and before that, I taught elementary school for 7 years -so I am very comfortable with kids. I'm also a mom myself and relate to all that goes into raising a family. :)

WHAT'S YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

My family photography style is documentary, candid and warm. I'm always on the lookout for moments that show the special connections between your family. 




HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR DIGITAL FILES, PRINTS, and ALBUMS?

Shoot me an email, telling me what type of session you are interested in and I'll send you all the details!


BUT I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT/FIND GOOD OUTFITS/REDESIGN MY HOME/WAIT UNTIL MY KIDS ARE OLDER/I SHOULD HAVE DONE IT WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER, ETC ETC

You are all perfect as you are.  Truly.  You are here together on this planet, you love each other, and that is what these sessions are about. 

These photos are for you to look back on in ten years and get a feeling of what life was like at this point with your family -it’s not for a magazine article. I love REAL LIFE in family photos. I love my son’s messy room from our own family photo shoot years ago. I love his crying face in some of the pictures. That room and those little boy tears are gone from our life now so these photos are so precious to me.  

WHAT'S THE PROCESS FOR BOOKING A SESSION?

If you'd like to chat on the phone first, we can absolutely do that.  I'd love to hear about your family!

We can also just email to set a date & time and then I’ll send you a portrait agreement online where you pay the session fee to hold your date.