NEWBORN Photography

For the last five years, I’ve worked hard to create an easy and stress-free experience for my families. As part of your family session package, here’s what you can expect when you work with me:

Access to my client closet full of carefully selected dresses, so you can look and feel beautiful.  

A detailed Session Guide that answers all your FAQs from what colors and styles photograph best to how to newborn. I take the guesswork out of coordinating outfits and planning for your session. 

A gallery with a variety of shots showcasing the love and joy you have as a family. 

A private, password protected gallery, and the option to order prints through my professional print lab, so you can enjoy your photos for years to come. 


the details

Benitez Family

“ Mary is so wonderful at making both the children and parents feel comfortable and at ease.”



markham family


When their sweet little boy surprised Sarah and David by arriving two months early, we rescheduled his newborn session for a later date. I knew things had been a whirlwind since his early arrival, so I really wanted their session to be relaxed and simple, so they could enjoy the quiet moments and soak in the snuggles. The scent of lavender filled the studio and soft, calming songs played in the background as I captured their new family of three. It was truly touching to witness the love they have for their little boy and to capture this special time for their family.



Outdoor newborns sessions are so serene with the glowy light and the fresh air, and the fall foliage just adds to the splendor. I love witnessing new parent love and excitement; the kind that is so strong it can be not only seen but felt. This is how it was with Brian and Kara as I watched them hold, snuggle, and look down at their new baby girl. 


costello FAMILY

I love how perfect this family looks with the map in the background. And it was actually fitting that their family photos were with this map because that map has traveled with them to every place they’ve lived. From their first home in Chicago on Hudson Avenue where they brought their first son home, to East Ohio Street to Armour Avenue and then again when they moved from Chicago to Mason, Ohio. That map has a little piece of every one of their homes, and I couldn’t think of a more special way to document their first photos as a family of five. 



Witnessing the sibling love during this session completely melted my heart. It was beyond special to capture their brotherly bond, their secret buddy tribe, the beginning of a lifelong friendship. There were many good moments during this session, but the moments where the older brothers are holding and looking at their new playmate, those are my favorite. 

sharon woods

vennemeyer family


For investment details and availability, please send a message via the form below.   Family Sessions begin at $350.
Newborn sessions begin at $450.

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