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testimonials

There is simply no other photographer out there who can capture photographs of your family - no matter the age of your kids, pets or mood!  Our family of four, plus our 12 year old black lab, couldn't enjoy our day any more than we did with Mary Catherine!  The end products were simply incredible.  And what's even more hard to believe, is that the weather couldn't be more dismal...but you'd never know it from our photos or from our moods at the time!  We started the day arguing among the 4 of us...which is typical.  But the moment we connected with the sparkling and fabulous persona of Mary Catherine, we couldn't help but feel the "warm and fuzzies", making it super easy to enjoy our shoot!  And that lead to beyond exceptional photos.  I am thrilled to recommend Mary Catherine Photography to anyone and can't wait to schedule our next session!!! - Debbie

My family has wanted all of us to have pictures together for quite some time but could never find a time, place, or person that worked for us... that was until we discovered Mary Catherine! Mary Catherine was very flexible with what we wanted but made sure to check the lighting and help find our best angles. Now my family has the most beautiful pictures and it was such a fun and easy experience. M.C. is able to go with the flow and definitely knows what she is doing behind the lens. I highly recommend her for any photos you may need! - Erin

Mary Catherine is a joy to work with. Her bright and cheerful personality has a wonderful way of putting everyone one at ease, and she has fantastic ideas for getting restless little ones to cooperate. Her suggestion to bring a book ended up being the best photo we've ever gotten of our two girls together. Mary Catherine takes fabulous family photographs that you will treasure for years to come. Highly recommended! - Allison W.

I can't say enough great things about Mary Catherine Photography. Mary has taken our engagement pictures and our gender reveal pictures and not only have we ended up with beautiful photos each time that we'll treasure, but we have a great time together. Mary not only knows how to plan a great photo shoot and give great direction (super important for getting a great final product), but she also makes the photo shoot a really fun time! We basically consider Mary our family photographer, and we would not have it any other way! - Jessica

Mary Catherine caught the best photos of our family during our fall session. The last photos we have all together were our newborn session, and I desperately wanted photos of my family with me in them too! She was fabulous wrangling our very active 2 year old, keeping him entertained and laughing, and was willing to run around with him (chase him) to get great, natural shots. 

 

She came with a shot list ready, knew how to capture the light just right and was totally game to go "off script" when we needed to mix it up to keep my kiddo busy. Mary Catherine had great suggestions of potential locations for our session and also great ideas for props and activities to really capture our spirit. 

 

Our pictures are beautiful, she had a fast turn around with proofs and I have already recommended her to friends. I would highly recommend Mary Catherine and plan to use her again! - Lauren

Mary Catherine is very thoughtful and creative when deciding where and how to shoot her pictures. She is so comfortable behind the camera that it is easy to feel confident in posing for her. Could not be happier with her work. Highly recommend. - Deanna

We did the mini session at the Christmas tree farm and were so pleased with how our pictures came out! Our two year old was very comfortable with Mary Catherine and she got some great smiles out of him. It was easy and fun, and we love our Christmas cards. Her editing is top notch too!       - Kate

Mary Catherine is great and easy to work with!

 

When I initially scheduled our photo shoot, I was a little nervous that the location she chose was going to be a disaster based on the site's Yelp reviews. But MC assured me that she had scouted the location and made it easy for us to get to the location, check in around the other people in the public area, and had the photo shoot location all set up when we arrived.

 

I was especially appreciative that she was very accommodating in fitting my family in for our holiday photos in between our busy Saturday soccer schedule, and things went incredibly smoothly thanks to her professionalism and ability to help my kids refocus and get through the shoot, even when they would rather be playing.

 

After the shoot, she sent the proofs over to us incredibly quickly so we could decide which ones we wanted to choose.

 

In some, it was a great experience. Mary Catherine was wonderful to work with and our photos turned out awesome. Thanks! - Patti

Mary Catherine first took our engagement photos five years ago. In those photos she captured our love- us as a couple and as individuals, genuine laughs and smiles, secrete little looks making us feel like rock stars. Since then we have trusted her to document all of our life changing moments, two pregnancies, a family photo shoot and both newborn baby shoots at home.

 

Every time we are blown away at how she so quickly calms are nerves in front of the camera - even our two year old. Then she works her magic and gets that shot you go in hoping for, freezing that moment in time.

 

We love her photography and her as she is a very talented and humble photographer who is kind and passionate about her work and getting that shot for your family. - Tiffany

Mary Catherine took many great pictures of my Siberian Husky, Athena, and me.  I hate getting my picture taken and she made me feel very comfortable and have fun.  She also captured Athena's personality. - Berta

Book with MC and get the very best from your photo session. She has world-class, mad photo skills, perfected while working at Nat Geo. Oh, we have her shooting a private party as well! - Charlie

Mary Catherine was incredible to work with! Her fantastic personality put everyone at ease from the beginning and made the afternoon so much fun. Her ability to capture who each of us really is in her photography is amazing! We will absolutely use her again for any future needs! - Shannon

We worked with Mary Catherine for some engagement photos and came back a few years later for our anniversary. We can't wait to do a shoot with our baby because...Mary Catherine makes us so comfortable and relaxed! Photos looks great because the quality is there, but more importantly, you can feel and look your best due to the fun and low-key tone Mary Catherine sets from the beginning. She is very accommodating to requests for poses, locations, etc. and really lets you be part of the process. Proofs are turned around quickly and she is always highly responsive for any needs. It's been a blast marking our major life events with a photo session with Mary Catherine and it's a tradition we're looking forward to continuing. - Amy

We worked with Mary Catherine for some engagement photos and came back a few years later for our anniversary. We can't wait to do a shoot with our baby because...Mary Catherine makes us so comfortable and relaxed! Photos looks great because the quality is there, but more importantly, you can feel and look your best due to the fun and low-key tone Mary Catherine sets from the beginning. She is very accommodating to requests for poses, locations, etc. and really lets you be part of the process. Proofs are turned around quickly and she is always highly responsive for any needs. It's been a blast marking our major life events with a photo session with Mary Catherine and it's a tradition we're looking forward to continuing. - Amy

I have always been extremely reluctant to have pictures taken of me.  I always get anxious thinking about how awkward will I look if I was in this position or that position, which side is my best side (according to my mom it's both sides and every woman who has ever laid their eyes on me is now in love), what am I suppose to be doing with my hands!!!!!  Well I'm now at that point in my career where my headshot on LinkedIn can no longer be me holding a bird on a popsicle stick wearing a hat that hasn't been washed since I returned from Ramadi (which is now 8 years ago, so it's super dirty). 

 

Enter Mary Catherine Photography!

 

After having a short conversation with Mary Catherine (MC) about the purpose of the photos and how they will be used, she instantly subdued my normal anxiety attack.  MC was absolutely on top of every concern I had.  What position should I stand in?  Don't worry because MC came prepared with a visual aide of multiple positions to try.  What do I do with my hands?  Don't worry because MC has multiple answers to that as well.  Which side is my best side?  Well it turns out my mom was right about that one.

 

By the end of the hour, we had over 200 photos for me to choose from and believe me it was very difficult to choose just one!  As I scrolled through the options it was very clear to me that it wasn't the technical expertise of the photography that made these photos come out better than before.  It was MC making me feel more relaxed than I ever have while having my photo taken.  

 

Thank you Mary Catherine Photography.  I look forward to future shoots with the family and will always be grateful for the veteran discount you offer. - Spencer

Mary Catherine is amazing!! She took our engagement photos and kept us laughing and relaxed all afternoon. We had planned to do them in Old Town, but when we got there many of the streets were flooded from a recent rain storm. But MC wasn’t fazed — she had a back up plan! Our photos turned out beautiful and we have a wonderful memory from our engagement session. - Allison N.

I can’t say enough great things about Mary Catherine's pictures! It was our first time taking holiday pictures at a farm. My kids are usually hard to get pictures of or even take them. Mary Catherine captured happiness as it happens every day. She captured the love of a sister and brother and their silliness too! I can only say that I am in love with the amazing pictures she took. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Thank you so much Mary Catherine for a wonderful experience and amazing pictures. - Ana

We love our family photos taken by the sweet and talented Mary Catherine! I most appreciated the fact that she came prepared with lots of ideas, poses, and shots she wanted to take. MC was patient with our spirited 3yo and got some great natural shots of him. She was super prompt about getting our images to us, and I feel like she charged a very reasonable price. Highly recommend! - Jaime

I absolutely love MC’s work!! She did my engagement photos and they turned out beautiful! She made us feel so comfortable while taking the photos she was really able to get us to relax so she could capture the real us. We will always have her as our go to photographer! - Amber

Wow! Our family just had a mini-shoot with Mary Catherine a few days ago, and we have such fabulous photos! It makes me happy each time I look through them. We hadn't had a family portrait taken of the four of us in 11 years, and she was wonderful putting us at ease. Besides loving the photos, we had a great time with Mary Catherine during the shoot. - Jocelyn