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

MINI SESSIONS

The family photos you've always wanted.   

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 want of my own crew -warm, funny, beautiful.

 The full session has a relaxed pace and gives time for candid, documentary images -plus space for the possibly shifting moods of babies and children.  We will do some ‘gently posed' images, but for the most part I let the kids (and adults) be themselves, free of restrictions. 

RATES:
$300 for 2 hour family session in Boulder and surrounding areas.  
Includes:
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..

I am so looking forward to meeting you all!




FULL SESSIONS

Perfect for the times we are living in, I am extending my fall mini sessions into 2021.  Covid safe, outside, 25 minutes.   They are easy, fun and a beautiful reminder of what is most important in life:  your favorite people.  I wear a mask, you wear your smiles!

Please visit the blog  or instagram to see examples from recent mini sessions.  It's everything from lovely posed images to candid shots.  I can get a lot in during 25 minutes!  :)

RATES:
$250 for a 25 minute session in Boulder, Louisville, Longmont, and Lafayette.

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..


family photography

"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!


For the mini sessions, we choose one location -either your home or a nice outdoor space in Boulder County.  We'll talk about what would work best for you.

For two hour sessions, we can go to two locations. I love starting at your home and then ending at a pretty outdoor space. I get to a place of trust much faster with the kids at your home than if I was a stranger that walked up to you at a park with a camera, plus the images immediately have context. I love seeing our older photos at the house we no longer live in -so do my kids.  It really tells a story.  And no!  Your house DOES NOT need to be a Dwell magazine spread.  It's great as it is -really. 

After hanging out at home, we can choose an activity you like to do together. For example: drive to a park nearby, walk around the neighborhood, grab an ice cream, etc..  

WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

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.