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Every laugh. Every tear. Every dorky moment and giggle.
Every step of your important day will be special.
And i will always be there, to press the button, to capture it all.
Hi! I'm Mary. i love my husband Will, big waves in the ocean, traveling, fluffy pups, wedding cakes, taking photos and to meet new people!
Now, you also can get a chance to know me better, with reading A BUNCH of random stuff about me, that probably not that important to ya. But i will tell you anyways!
I am russian. Yup, that's me! Yes, i can understand everything that you say! Fun fact: you would've never guessed where i'm from by my accent :) You can check yourself!
I've met a bear. Like a REAL bear in the woods. I was 6. That was scary.
Speaking of scary. I LOVE horrors! I'm always watching them with only one eye open, cause they scary, right?
By age 21, i traveled more than 15 countries.
I started as a fashion photographer, when i was only 16.
But, as i grew up, my friends started to getting married, and hiring me for their event.
That, when i realised, that i love weddings!
There's something so special about this day, that you get honor to share with a couples.
So now, when you know a lot of random things about me, let's head to what's really important.
At my couples (yes, i don't like to use term CLIENT) Big days, i'm there not just as their photographer.
If you book in with me, you get a friend, who will be there for you on the biggest day of your lives. Supporting your, guiding if needed, laughing and crying with you. Treasuring quiet and loud moments. To celebrate with you.
To say quite a few inappropriate things to make you laugh.
I will more than likely to hit dancefloor and attack your dessert table :)
Don't worry tho, i will capture every moment that counts.
I am delivering true emotions through my photography. And what inspire me? To answer that question, you have to look in the mirror. That's right. I'm getting my inspiration from the couples i work with. From their love, tenderness, jokes, hugs kisses, tickles... From seeing happiness on your face, when you getting photos. When you say " Thank you, it was fun". From all these moments.
Are you with me?
We had a lovely experience with Mary - she made us feel so comfortable and gave us gentle directions (neither my fiance nor I are good at getting our photos taken) that made it so easy. The photos we got back are stunning, and she captured a beautiful sense of joy and fun in them. I would recommend Mary in a second, she did an amazing job.
Now, let me tell you something
Why should you hire professional photographer for your wedding, when that friend with camera seems to be doing not a bad job?
You wouldn't want a person, who qualified in making shoes to perform a surgery on you, right? Before you think of anything, let me explain:
Wedding photographer- is investment in your memories.
Trust me, in 20 years, on your Wedding Day anniversary, you will want to look at your photos and smile, not feeling regret over trusting to capture one of the biggest day of your life to uncle Rob ( or cousin Becky). Wedding Photos are one of the most important photos that will be ever taken of you. Wedding photographers have a massive responsibility on their shoulders. We don't have a chance for mistake.
Sure there is some less expensive photographers, but it's usually connected with a lack of experience. It is much better to trust your wedding photos to a professional, and have one less thing to stress about on the day.
Your smiles: that's what important.
As a wedding photographer, i have my couples as biggest priority. I'm getting ready for a shoot. Supporting you on the day, putting all of me in your photos (and all of you, heh! What, not funny?). I will guide you on the day, and help you feel relaxed and just enjoy the process. I spend a lot of time editing your beautiful photos, to make YOU- happy :) Because if you are happy- i did my job well.
I will create you personal gallery, where will put everything in the right place, so that would be easier for you to find you Maid of honor drinking Rose from the bottle, or to see how your grandma hit the dancefloor with her moves :)
I know what i am doing.
In the end, i would like to mention one very important thing.
I've come a long way to be who i am today, I've been learning how to become photographer for years. I spent hours of learning, how to edit, photograph, communicate. I've watched countless tutorials and been through numerous of courses. I learned for years, how to make you Big Day easier and less stressful. How to help you pose, make you laugh.. That was my investment in my future, to create memories for you.
Anyone can press the button, sure, but it's not just about pressing it, right?
What i am trying to say is that your food will be eaten, flowers will dry out, but those moments, captured on photographs will stay with you forever.
And what about the prices?
Weddings can be stressful, aaand expensive. I've been there, i know, and i completely understand you. But what i didn't know when i was planning my wedding ( and i wish i would!)- that there is no second chance. You can't re- do the wedding. You can't replicate those moments.
So what i'm trying to say, i wish i would pay a little bit more, but do things exactly like i wanted.
I think wedding photographer it is one of the last things you should consider to tight a budget at. I've had girls reaching out to me, asking for help! They wanted to recreate their wedding photos, because the once from their special days were not what they wanted.
I know we all have budgets, but think of it as an investment in your memories.
And enjoy beautiful photos captured by a professional.
Prices starting from: 1600$
When it comes to my wedding services: i have a pre- custom packages AND personalized packages that we create with you! To find more information about personalized packages , just simply contact me through the button below, i'm sure we will find something that works for you!
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Engagements and Couple sessions
Prices starting from: 450$
If you are still thinking to book me for your wedding, but so far you need a little bit more ensuring, i have a solution for you! Engagement sessions, Together, we can create some amazing life- lasting photos for you!
Click that little button below, and fill out the form so we could start planning! :)
" Couldn't recommend Mary enough! She created Winter Wonderland for us, just as we wanted! We had so much fun! Thank you!"
- Alisa F.
How long you've been doing wedding photorgaphy?
I've been doing wedding photography for 4 years( just another reminder of how old i am lol), i've done over 50 weddings, and hundreds of other shoots. My overall photography journey been over 7 years. I currently update my new website with NEW photos, for you guys could keep up with my new work :) But if you really- really want to see some of my old work- i'll send it just to you.
You are at Central Coast, but we are somewhere else. Can we book you?
YAS! Of course :) I do travel to many different locations, states and even countries! All my packages include travel fee within 150 km from my location as well. But, don't worry. I can travel anywhere for you! If you love my work ( i'm honored, honestly), just contact me, and i'll give you correct fair.
How will i get my photos and when?
Glad you asked! I give you photos on USB stick with your edited photos, where you can find folders of each key event of the day. I can also create online gallery for you, if you'd like to share photos with your friends and family, that will be available for 1 week :) I deliver all the photos not later than 2 calendar months, but in most of the cases- MUCH- MUCH FASTER! I'll also will spoil you with preview photos withing 5 days after your wedding)
How's payment works? Do you take deposits?
We want to book you! How we can do it?
Naw, thanks! I'm really glad! Just fill out the form in "Book" section, that's the easiest way! We will chat and i will tell your everything! If you are a busy- bee and don't have time to meet me or have a phone- chat, it's OK! Still, fill out the form, and i'll send you contract, that you can fill ONLINE!
Should we do engagment photos?
My opinion ABSOLUTELY! In my vision engagement photos are really important. We can not only get to know each other better before your wedding, but also have so much fun! You'll want to look back at your "Engaged" time, trust me. It also will help you get more relaxed in front of the camera prior to your BIG day. So yeah, hundreds of times YES!
I also need videographer, flowers.. arrgh! HELP!
I got your back, friend! I have a list of AMAZING vendors for your wedding! They not sponsored! This list is purely on based on my experience! So, just let me know, if you need help!