Fresh.Romantic.VibrantMary Anna Photography
I am a Harrisonburg based wedding photographer, friend to anyone, lover of old books, believer, wife to my high school sweetheart and also mom to four sweet little ones.
I specialize in capturing authentic emotion and joyful moments. My portraits are true to life and masterfully edited. So that years after your wedding day, you can show future generations your wedding day captured in all it’s beauty and grace.
Photographer & Dreamer
A SHENANDOAH VALLEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN HARRISONBURG VIRGINIA
MARY ANNA PHOTOGRAPHY JOYFULLY SERVES CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA WEDDINGS
Frequently Asked Questions
The Wedding Experience
Your wedding day is a big experience from start to finish and of course your photography is a huge part of that so shouldn’t it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? I think so!
As a wedding photographer my goal is to, not only capture once in a lifetime memories for my clients, but also to create a fun experience they will never forget. My first priority as a wedding photographer is to make couples feel comfortable and relaxed during their time in front of the camera. The results are clear when you see the genuinely joy and emotion in the images.
Wedding Day Timeline
Because I’ve photographed so many weddings, I know what will make for GOOD wedding pictures compared to what will make for GORGEOUS wedding portraits. That’s why in addition to photography I also offer complimentary timeline assistance. I want to help you seamlessly weave those dreamy portrait times, quiet moments and stunning detail shots into the bustle of a wedding day.
This is typically the first time you’ll be in front of my camera. I’ll get to see how you two interact and I will teach you to pose. I create a fun experience that captures natural, candid moments that look good and feel good… and in no time, you will both be pros with my natural posing system.
Couples typically walk into their session feeling awkward and nervous and that’s ok!! I am an expert at teaching you how to look beautiful and confident in front of the camera. By the end of the session I often hear couples remark to each other, “Wow! we’re really good at posing!!”
You’re Welcome!! 🙂
My Shooting Style
Vibrant, Fresh, Romantic.
Every photographer should have a consistent style that they produce in their work. I love creamy skin tones and beautiful soft light. I like bright true to life images and try to keep my colors true to their natural hue.
I try to keep my background simple and not distracting so all attention is on you. My specialty is capturing simple beauty and elegant moments so that you can remember them always.
Delivery & Sharing
After your wedding, I will share some highlights from your wedding day by posting a highlight album for you to share with all your friends!!
The full online gallery will follow shortly after, typically 2 months. Your wedding day captured in beautifully edited photographs. HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of them! They are yours to download and use as you like. You can also share the gallery with your family and friends and then they can download their favorite moments too!
You can download your gallery and order prints/ canvas directly from my website or you can use your own photo lab if you prefer. There are no print or sharing limitations imposed on your images.
Keepsake Wedding Album
It’s been said that this generation will be the most photographed generation, but with the least photographs.
A keepsake wedding album is an upgrade to my wedding package that I highly recommend to all my brides. I will be your design artist and will work with you to create beautiful album spreads of all of your favorite photos.
My linen albums of made from fine Japanese silk and the binding is lay-flat style with each spread folded, not cut, in the center. Handcrafted and elegant, this album is printed on archive quality paper that will showcase your wedding day moments with the same hue and vibrance when your grandchildren open it up, as it did on your first anniversary.
What Brides Are Saying…
“Mary did an amazing job with my engagement photography and then blew me away later with my wedding photography. She captured the atmosphere of my wedding and also the joy in everyone’s faces. Overall, she was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her.”
“Mary is great! She’s done our engagement photography, wedding photography, maternity photography and also newborn photography. Moreover, she has exceeded our expectations every time! She does an amazing job at capturing each moment & also makes taking pictures fun, easy and worry free! Because of this, I will definitely be choosing Mary for any future photo sessions!”
“Mary managed to find beauty on one of the rainiest days of the year and also thought of bringing umbrellas for me and the groom– which afterwards ended up being some of my favorite photos! Mary’s Wedding photography is high quality and her posing strategies are fun and also delightful. She truly captured the happy spirit of the day.”
Closed on Sundays