Mary Kalhor
 

A Little About Me

 
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For me, photography is a passion not a career. It’s what drives me and I feel so grateful that I have been able to make a living from it.

 
 
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Hi, I'm Mary!

I am a photographer with an interest in music and art. I consider myself a feminist and a non-conformist but don’t get the wrong idea–I don’t take myself too seriously and know how to have a good laugh. I’m also sort of obsessed with my cat. I have an insatiable sweet tooth so it’s pretty lucky that I spend most of my weekends photographing weddings with the promise of cake. I’m based in Seattle but I’m usually happiest on the road exploring new places so don’t hesitate to inquire if your wedding is anywhere else.

When I photograph your wedding, I want to photograph what it felt like not how it looked.


I want to create timeless images that will allow you to relive the experience. What I’m after are the candid moments that add up to tell your story. Even when it comes to portraits although I will give you plenty of direction, what I’m looking for is nuance and genuine emotion.

Being a wedding photographer is about a lot more than taking pictures.  I’m here to help you through it. I’ll fluff your dress, make sure you are hydrated, wrangle the family, and hopefully make you laugh while I’m at it.


Cover Photo by Caroline Walker Evans

 

Being hired as a wedding photographer is an invitation into someone’s private world and I want my photographs to provide a glimpse into that world. 

 

REVIEWS


 

Amy & Dan

Finding the right photographer was the most important piece in my wedding planning. I wanted someone who took incredible photos, but also captured the emotion of the day - not just a stylized shoot. After shopping around, I found Mary and I was so happy I did. 

You can feel the excitement, laughter, and love through each image she captures. Her editing is flawless, the images were delivered quickly, and she was super flexible on getting a second shooter for us. 

She is also a super fun person! If we lived in Seattle, I would hope to hang out with her often as friends. It was great to have her relaxed and confident attitude throughout the day. She had us laughing and feeling so comfortable in front of the camera. The wedding party and our families both loved having her capture the day and told us multiple times afterward. 

The images bring us so much joy to look over. I can hear the laughs, feel the nerves, and almost hear the music while I look through them. Mary put together a beautiful story of our day - and I'm so grateful for every image. I'm able to relive the magic every time I look through them.

I highly recommend Mary and her work for your special day too.  :)

 

 

Rachel and Joe

Mary was absolutely incredible! Her overall vibe is very laid-back and chill, but she was not shy about giving clear directions to make sure everyone looked their best. Family photos (the worst part of every wedding) went so smoothly thanks to Mary. She kept us on schedule throughout the day and put everyone at ease. She's still working on editing our photos, but I've absolutely loved what we've seen so far. Hiring Mary was one of the best decisions we made and I would do it again without hesitation. She's the best!

 

 

Fiona and Tucker

Mary has a lot of personality and was a dream to work with! If I had any questions leading up to the wedding, she was always quick to respond and she even took an afternoon to explore the venue with me. When it came to the event, she was present, professional, fun, and put us all at ease! She made my husband and I feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is no easy feat. What I've seen of the pictures so far are beyond my wildest expectations. She captured everything I remember feeling that day. I can't recommend her highly enough!

 

 

Ciara and Gavin

Mary was amazing to work with, from start to finish! Her website is beautiful, and made me feel like she would really be able to capture our personalities and the heart of our wedding (spoiler alert: she did). We met her for lunch before booking, and she was so warm and friendly that locking her in was an obvious choice. Email communication was always easy and prompt. She provided a form a couple weeks before the wedding for a shot list, which made it easy to share what we needed.

On the day of, Mary and her second shooter were warm, friendly, professional, and all-around awesome. They were on time, kept things rolling, and were easy-going and fun. We really enjoyed having them both be part of our day, not just as professionals, but as people. About a month after, I emailed her to find out when we'd get to see the photos. She gave us an estimate of 6-8 weeks, and they were delivered right on time, exactly 1 day after our 8 week anniversary. As hoped, they are absolutely beautiful, and truly reflect who we are and what our day was all about.

 

 

Lauren and Jon

I can't say enough great things about Mary! I knew I wanted her to be our wedding photographer from the start because she did my sister's wedding (which turned out amazing), so I was so happy to find out that she was willing to travel to Palm Springs for our big day! From start to finish, she was so great to work with. Not only was the experience fantastic, but the pictures are so beautiful. We love Mary and will be calling her again for our next photography needs!