I'm Mary! I'm glad you're here and I'm so excited to work with you!
A little about me... I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska! Alaska is home for me and probably always will be. I spent most of my early life exploring the state, and living in close proximity to nature with an emphasis on subsistence living. Most recently, I have lived in a lovely, cozy, 1995 Airstream B190 camper van, with my partner Phillip, since 2016! We travel as much as we can (professional lives allowing), and it fuels my passion for conscious living, transient life and constant exploration. Because my work is very seasonal in Alaska, and mostly confined to the warmer months, you can usually assume I'm off exploring somewhere outdoors in my winter "off-season." I backcountry + downhill ski, climb, road bike, mountain bike, hike... etc etc. If I'm not inside working on your photos, I'm probably either shooting them or doing something active outside!
In 2019 I received my Bachelors of Fine Art with concentrations in Photography and Ceramics. I love art of all mediums, though creating art centering people, lifestyle, fashion, and artistic documentation and have always been my forte. Photography really holds my heart because of the emotional pull of documenting life's most tender moments, but also the opportunity to create uniquely captivating imagery within those moments. I also have strong interests in fashion and editorial photography as well, and elements of that shine through my work. Being able to create artful photographs for people has been one of my greatest successes and sources of happiness, and I wouldn't trade my job for any other.
Where am I? You may wonder... since I live in a van I'm kind of all over the place! Currently, I call my home base Anchorage, Alaska, but I'm really all over the entire South Central area.
We will work great together if you love getting outside in the open air and natural light, aren't afraid to let your hair blow in the wind, get a little dirty, or hike a few minutes for the perfect location! Each shoot is unique, and I strive to create a beautiful product that is representative of my clients and models, with a touch of fine art.
~ ALL are welcome here ~
Anchorage/MatSu Valley & wherever you are!