Photo by: Justine Montigny
When I photograph your wedding, I want to photograph what it felt like not just how it looked. I want to create timeless images that will allow you to relive the experience. What Iʼm after are the candid moments that add up to tell your story. Although I will give you plenty of direction for portraits, what Iʼm looking for is nuance and genuine emotion. After over a decade of shooting weddings I’ve gotten pretty good at making people feel comfortable in front of a camera and that usually does the trick.
I also photograph a lot more than weddings. If you are curious to see some of my other work you can find it here.


If you think we might be a good fit, shoot me an email and start a conversation. If you are planning something outside of Washington don’t let that hold you back! I’m always happy to travel and find inspiration in all sorts of places.

E-MAIL: MARY@MARYKALHOR.COM



Questions + Answers



Did you study photography?


I have a BA in photography but more importantly my mother is a photographer so I grew up in a house with a darkroom and a revolving collection of photobooks on the coffee table. She taught photography for many years and I’ve basically been her student my whole life. 

What steps do I need to take to book you?


I ask for a standard contract with a retainer for 40% of the total cost. 

How much will it cost?


Couples spend $5400 on average with a variety of options. Engagement and portrait sessions start at $750. I also offer hourly rates for elopements.

Do you travel?


Whenever I get the chance! The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful backdrop but I’m always looking to shoot in new places. Just let me know exactly where you are planning your wedding and I will let you know what my travel fee would be to cover the expenses.

When will I get to see my photos?


I typically deliver images 6-8 weeks from your wedding date. Summer weddings are usually closer to the 8 week mark and portraits usually take between 2-4 weeks. I know how hard it can be to wait so I always make sure to give you a couple previews within a week while the feeling is still fresh.

Do you shoot film?


Yes! I learned on film and spent many years printing in a darkroom- I even worked at a photolab. These days I primaraily shoot digital but love film and deliver a mix of both.