The beginnings of a
photographer & Filmmaker
I originally wanted to become a fashion designer, but discovered the beauty of photography during my junior year of high school when I took a photography class for the first time. My early influences in fashion paved the way to my photography style hoping to connect fashion and art in the most beautiful way possible. With the camera, I want to tell a story through the world I conceptualize in still photographs as well as short films. My love for creating films stem from substituting classes in college. Rather than taking alternative printing or other similar classes, I was allowed to substitute my upper level courses with film classes in order to refine my craft as a photographer. I love to create a different world in her art and ever since I took Intro to Film class, I knew I found my 2nd passion. Since then, I knew I found my true calling.
Aside from the camera, my other love is color hair! I've tried a bunch of different colors with the exception of green and blue. My hair color might be different every time you see me, so be sure to guess what color I'll show up with at the shoot!
did you know?
nikon fan dream come true
A lot of my photographer and filmmaker friends shoot with Canon and Sony, but I've stayed loyal to Nikon. I initially shot with the Nikon D700 and by the time I upgraded to the D7200, I was adamant on continuing with this brand forever. I've tried both Canon and Sony, but for some reason I would still bounce back to Nikon. A while back, I had the sudden opportunity to photo assist on a secretive Nikon photoshoot. I didn't know what that shoot was for, but just the mention of Nikon and I was sold. Not only was I able to assist on the shoot, I even had the opportunity to fill in as a model when one of them had flight issues and couldn't make it that morning. Lo and behold, I was somehow lucky enough to model with the new Nikon z50 that was set to release that fall! The stars aligned and I was blessed with the opportunity to model AGAIN for the z50 Travel Kits a few months later. Talk about dream come true! <3
Brandon & Ciera
“We had the privilege of having Mary do our maternity and newborn pictures. Her work was miraculous. She took our vision and made it into memories that we will cherish forever.”