Hey momma!

Look at you rockin' motherhood with your messy hair bun, coffee in hand, enjoying every single wild second with those kiddos (or at least trying to, on the rough days). I'm SO freakin' proud of you!

Now... you need ME, another momma, who understands how important those fleeting moments are, with a camera in hand, so we can tell your family's story for generations to come.

My name is Mary. Thanks for stopping by, I'm so glad you're here!

I'm a joyful, peace-filled Lifestyle & Documentary Photographer serving the Oklahoma City Metro Area since 2005 and recently relocated to Enid, OK.

I'm a mama to 5 beautiful humans, adopted & biological, tweens to young adults. I'm here to show you that your calling as a mom matters deeply to your kids! On those days when things are tough, and you're too tired to see it on your own, I want you to be able to look at your portraits and see the sweetness of your precious little family.

Beautiful brides,

Hey girl, hey! I'm so excited you're here!!!

I specialize in intimate weddings and elopements. Of all things I love most - deep conversations, 80's music & a great Oklahoma thunderstorm - the outdoors & photographing "love" tie for my favorite. It's such a privilege that I get to do what I love THE MOST!

The couples that are the best match for me are the ones who crave adventure, who confess that other people's wedding expectations of them are literally their worst nightmare, who desire less stress, and who maybe already had wedding #1 and realized that isn't what they want this time around!

I'm an empath. I literally feel your joy & your pain. This is my nemesis. This is also what allows me to take the emotive pictures that hang on my clients walls. Capturing emotions is one of the most important parts of my work.

I put my heart & soul into my photography and I firmly believe that photography is one of the greatest investments a family can make. I have lost dearly loved ones, including my 16 year old nephew Trey in 2020. Memories and PICTURES are all we have left. For this reason, if you love my photography but price is an issue, contact me, I want to work with you!

Just in case you're curious:

  • Enneagram 2 & 7, ENFP, words of affirmation & quality time
  • I love Jesus, people, kindness, & adoption
  • I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with my best friend and fiancé, Lijah
  • My kids are the most amazing humans
  • Some of them battle mental health disorders. They are warriors!
  • Music, nutty chocolate, plants, & sunshine make me happy
  • Being outdoors in nature nourishes my soul
  • I love adventures
  • I love deep conversations
  • I'm a naturally minded minimalist
  • I have failed miserably the last few years, but by God's grace, I am forgiven and striving to be a better version of myself
  • I am completely undeserving of HIS constant love
  • I believe there is nothing stronger than human connection

Thank you for browsing through my website. I hope we get to meet someday!


The Leinens

Mary has the artistic eye to see the final product like no other during the photo shoot. She also has vivid, simple backdrop ideas which highlight the family-not the backdrop. Her ability to get natural smiles and capture the love between families is unmatched. Photography is an investment and there are no returns. Therefore, I would only trust Lifestyle Photography by Mary with the precious task of capturing my family in photo! I have utilized her expertise for over thirteen years!