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Fabulous Friday July :: Maryland Family Portrait Photographer

Sessions with Mary :: Clipper Mill Location

We are loving these sessions.  They are so much fun and so many new faces entering our doors with beautiful families.  All of them so wonderful and unique.  I really do feel so grateful for having you all in my life.  And I count my blessings everyday that I found my path.  The best part is that I can share it and hopefully put a smile in your heart.

So, here’s a sneak peak from July.

Our next $50 Friday is August 17th at our Clipper Mill Location from 9-2:30pm! We have a couple spots still open.

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Lil’ Josephine Drama Queen :: Maryland Family & Newborn Photographer

Life Stages Sessions with Mary

Clipper Mill Studio :: Baltimore


At 6.5 weeks, little Josephine ruled the show at the studio.  She loved the limelight and made sure I got all her best angles.  “Ms. Gardella”, she said, “I’m ready for my close-up.” Jennings, her older brother, was smitten on his sis and she took full advantage of it.  All he had to do was get near her and she would bring out her best smile.  What an adorable duo.

I can’t wait for Stage 2 in November.  Just wait until you see how much she changes in just a few short months.  Mind boggling.

Thanks Catherine & Will for coming out to the studio to share you beautiful growing family with me.  xoxoxo.

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Fabulous Friday Replay :: Maryland Family Portrait Photographer

Sessions with Mary :: Clipper Mill

We’ve had a fantastic summer at Clipper Mill!  Thank you to all the wonderful families who’ve walked through our doors.  We love your life!  We thrive on your crazy chaos & your personalities & most importantly, your love!

Here’s a sneak peak from our $50 Fab in June – more to come!


Next $50 Fabulous Friday is August 17th!  Stay tuned for details.  We’re doing something special!

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Katie & Josh :: A DC Wedding at the Ronald Reagan Building

Weddings with Mary :: Washington, DC

Katie & Josh are best friends. They laugh a lot together.  They make each other happy.  They have a dog that doesn’t sit (haha, inside joke).  They are surrounded by lots of lovin’ from family and friends.  They are funny, kind, smart, and giving.  What a great combo.  They have much happiness ahead of them.  I can tell.  Even with all the bumps & bruises that marriage can carry with it, they will will survive holding on tight with laughter in their breath.

So, cheers Katie & Josh, to you.  I wish you eternal lovin’ & laughter.  All us married folks always have a tip or two to give.  Mine is listen, really listen to each other.  Kiss a lot. Touch. Laugh. Be there with open arms when the other feels like crap.


This beautiful wedding was coordinated by Lauren McWilliams at ATrendy Wedding and was held at the Ronald Reagan Building, one of my favorite venues.

Make-up by one of my favorite gals, Amie Decker Beauty

Florist: Greenworks Florist

Cupcakes: Bakeshop of Arlington

Lighting: John Farr Lighting

Invitations & Wedding Day Products :  Haute Papier & Heather Bianchi Design

Dress: Hannelore’s

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

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