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Mary Anna Photography Blog

Wedding and Engagement Portraits from Harrisonburg & Beyond

Online Listings

Online Listings

There's so much more to having a business these days than just learning you craft and doing it well. An online presence is of utmost importance to make sure clients can find you and request your business services. Not only must you keep up with social media sites,...

8 Tips for Amazing Wedding Portraits

8 Tips for Amazing Wedding Portraits

Do you want amazing wedding portraits? I think we all know the answer to that question. Brides today understand the value of wedding photography because they know that their photos will last forever. Their love story forever immortalized in beautiful images. Today I’m...

Dance Room Collective Engagement Session

Dance Room Collective Engagement Session

Phillip and Erin’s engagement session was unique for me in many ways. Phillip and I met as friends and fellow business owners. Not only is he a social partnership & club dance instructor at The Dance Room Collective in Harrisonburg but he owns and founded the...

Megan + Joel

Megan + Joel

Driving to the Piedmont Country club I had my wipers on full speed. I drove slowly so as not to miss my turn. My expectations were high as I made the long drive. This wedding was very exciting for me because it included travel. I love new places. Today I was in...

Heirloom Wedding Albums

Heirloom Wedding Albums

I’m a firm believer that your wedding photos were not meant for just a computer screen. It's been said that this will be the most photographed generation. And the one with the least photographs. I believe something meaningful happens when we sit together with those we...

Margaret + Sean

Margaret + Sean

I love it when the bride and groom add unique touches of their personality throughout their wedding day. Margaret is an artist, she can take a simple lump of clay and turn it into something beautiful. Sean is a runner. Marathons, charity races, you name it. He's...

Holly + Tyler

Holly + Tyler

Holly's wedding took place on the beautiful grounds of The Virginia School for The Deaf and Blind in Staunton, VA. The campus was simply beautiful. I love the character in historic buildings. Beautiful white columns, sprawling staircases and two story doors are...

Kate + Tyler- Engagement

Kate + Tyler- Engagement

"Let's meet at a local brewery" Kate suggested as we were planning our consult, she suggested Brother's Craft Brewery. This was something new for me, but it was a great idea, so I quickly agreed. During our initial conversation I discovered the bond she had with this...

Sarah + Nathan- Engagement

Sarah + Nathan- Engagement

Sarah and Nathan's love story starts where all true romance begins... with ice cream! They meet at a local favorite Kline's Dairy Bar. They had instant chemistry and the rest is history. When I met them for the consult it felt like I was being reunited with old...

Lindsey + Steven Engagement

Lindsey + Steven Engagement

My phone buzzed. It was the Lindsey, "What do you think about the weather tonight?" It's an important question for a natural light engagement session. We didn't see any rain outside, so we decided to go for it and see what happened. Lindsey had just had her hair...

Hello

I’m Mary

I am a Harrisonburg wedding photographer, friend to anyone, lover of old books, believer, wife to my high school sweetheart and also a mom to four sweet little ones.

Whenever I photograph a wedding it is my greatest pleasure to share in the joy of your wedding day and then give you back all the moments exquisitely captured. So that later on, you can remember your wedding in all it’s beauty and grace.