Mary Boyden Photography


location: Portland, The Dalles, OR

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phone: (512) 578-9571

willing to travel: Yes

prices from: $2,300-$8,000.

about us
Oh hello! I'm Mary. I'm an extroverted introvert, an Ennegram 4, and lover of coffee (duh). I love becoming friends with my clients and hearing all about your story, your dreams, and I wanna hear all about your wedding plans! On your wedding day I become so much more than a photographer. I basically become a bridesmaid and your personal cheerleader! I'll be scouting the best locations, helping you stay on time, calming you down if things get stressful, cheering you on when you're happy, making sure you have time to eat and drink. I love collaborating with fun, laid-back couples. I'm all about those folks who want to do somethin' weird to show off their true personalties. Combining my editorial and journalism with a smooth Fine Art finish is my specialty. I can't wait to have some fun with you!

our approach / working with us
My photography is bright and airy, colorful and artistic. I want your images to be timeless. Always accurate to what the day actually looked like, with a little extra pop of color. I love making people feel relaxed, confident and joyful in front of the camera. I choose my backgrounds based on not only what makes a good photo, but also that it's enjoyable. Bride + Groom portraits with a breathtaking view-where you can be totally alone for a minute. Family photos in a spot not too far from the ceremony, that's in the shade and on level ground, so grandma doesn't have to walk too far. My photography is much more than the actual photos. It's also about your experience. I'm dedicated to caring for you in every way I can.

why we love weddings
Weddings are the best. First- there's the people. YOUR people! I get to meet so many of them and hear their amazing stories about you. The whole day is truly so full of joy and it makes me feel all bubbly inside. Second- my background in journalism as I capture authentic images bursting with emotion. I love encouraging people and helping them feel confident. I love watching my couples fall in love all over again at the altar. I love being a cheerleader for them on the biggest day of their life. I love capturing it all and turning it into a wedding album that I know generations to come will hold and remember how much you loved each other. Creating personal, meaningful art is truly an honor.

our travel policy
YES PLEASE, LET'S TRAVEL THE WORLD! I customize all my destination packages to include the full wedding day, an after session, and a second shooter. I'll do the research to figure out how much plane tickets, transportation and hotel rates will be, and we go from there!

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