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Mary Anna Photography Blog

Wedding and Engagement Portraits from Harrisonburg & Beyond

Fall Washington & Lee Engagement Session

Fall Washington & Lee Engagement Session

I can’t tell you how sweet this engagement session was for me. I’ve known this bride since she was 8 and I was so excited, not only meet her fiance but, to have the honor of capturing their engagement pictures! She had contacted me a month earlier to see if I would...

Guide to stunning Detail Shots

Guide to stunning Detail Shots

I love detail shots. Simple. Elegant. A serene pause in the hustle and bustle of wedding days to recognize all the little touches that otherwise might have gotten overlooked. Detail shots have become a staple in wedding photography, and with good reason. Detail shots...

Melrose Caverns Winter Wedding

Melrose Caverns Winter Wedding

When I arrived at Melrose caverns' farmhouse there was a mist and quite peace over the Shenandoah Valley. The drive up from Harrisonburg was lined with the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stepping into the farmhouse I was greeted with the love and laughter that should surround...

Cross Keys Barn Wedding Venue

Cross Keys Barn Wedding Venue

Probably one of the biggest choices that couples face when planning their wedding is choosing the venue. The venue is so important as it sets the overall mood and course of your wedding day. accommodations, space, availability and cost are all resting on your venue....

One Eleven South Main Wedding Venue

One Eleven South Main Wedding Venue

Probably one of the biggest choices that couples face when planning their wedding is choosing the venue. The venue is so important as it sets the overall mood and course of your wedding day. accommodations, space, availability and cost are all resting on your venue....

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...

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.