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I'M MARY CATHERINE, BUT YOU CAN CALL ME MC.

I'm a Washington DC-based family, newborn, and lifestyle photographer. A visual storyteller at heart, I love capturing the spirit of people, places, and experiences. 

 

I am an adventurous gal who loves a good cross-country roadtrip. Music is my love language, especially anything by Glen Hansard. If it's light out, I'm 100% sipping on an iced coffee - even in the winter. I love my family more than life itself and consider them my biggest blessing. 

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HERE'S MY STORY...

I am originally from Southwest Florida but moved to the DC area in 2012. I came here with little to no gameplan and am completely and utterly grateful for how things turned out in the end. In my almost 8 years here, I've built life-long relationships, enjoyed many years of fun & interesting work as an employee of National Geographic, and fell in love with city life. In 2017, I quit my job at Nat Geo and spent four life-changing months roadtripping across the country. 

My roadtrip experience taught me a lot of things, but my biggest takeaway is that beautiful moments happen at the most unexpected times. And that even if you go searching for beautiful moments outside of your supposedly mundane daily life, you'll come to realize that those small, everyday moments are the ones you'll ultimately miss the most.

 

My life since has been surprising in the best way possible. What started out as a little inkling in my heart has turned into a full-blown photography business, and I can't even begin to express how thankful I am to have a job that allows me to witness and capture the beautiful memories of so many families. 

I believe that family is everything. And the moments that you share with your family - no matter how small or unimportant they seem at the time - will end up being the most meaningful and worthwhile. 

 

Life flies by in the blink of an eye. Don't wait for the big beautiful moments to start capturing life with your favorite people. 

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

here are some super fun facts about me:

I LOVE COLORADO.

Mark my words. I will live there someday. But until then, I'll just listen to a ton of John Denver and try to visit as much as possible.

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FAMILY

Family is everything. Cherish your people.

MY CORE VALUES

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GRATITUDE

Find joy in the

little things.

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FUN

Don't take yourself to seriously. Laugh a lot.

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ADVENTURE

AUTHENTICITY

CREATIVITY

Embrace the journey. Develop an unwavering zest for life.

Always be yourself. Let it guide you.

Constantly seek new ideas and approaches. Lean into your imagination.

© 2020 by Mary Catherine Photography.