I'm an outdoor + wedding photographer based in Boulder, Colorado and Sacramento, California. I travel frequently, so if your wedding is somewhere else, chances are I could still make it!
I grew up in Japan, before moving to beautiful Boulder, Colorado in my teen years. My parents were avid travelers, so I've spent much of my life exploring the world. From exploring all these places, I wanted to capture all the beauty I was witnessing, which is when I picked up a camera. Throughout the years I grew to love honest moments between people more than anything, which is what led me photographing weddings. I love traveling, art, music, dancing, and wine. You can usually find me rock climbing, hiking, and camping out in the wild with my boyfriend.
Photography is my absolute passion- I couldn't imagine doing anything else with my life. I have a photojournalistic style- I like to be a fly on the wall, and capture those honest, fleeting moments that you don't expect to see again. While I won't pose you stiffly, I'll guide you so we can capture the best possible photos. I strive to capture all the emotions of your day and capture the true feeling of your wedding day, so that when you look back on your photos you're transported back to the best day of your life. There's nothing more important to me than trust between us.
Can't wait to meet you.
Photo: Mike Thurk
"I could write a novel about why you should choose Mary to photograph events. Mary's photos of our engagement and wedding are the GREATEST gift we received. When we first received the wedding album, I texted her this: MARY I AM BALLING FROM HAPPINESS ON MY COUCH RIGHT NOW. I feel as if I can't adequately put into words just how talented she is. Her photos are bursting with emotion. She captures the in-between moments with beyond perfect timing. She is a brilliant artist and paints the picture of your wedding day as beautiful and intimate as is possible through photos. Not only is her work unparalleled (I have many family and friends who are also photographers that continue to rave about her work), but she is a complete joy to work with! She is fun, yet calm on a day when that's what you need most. It was pouring rain at our outdoor wedding and she made it a wonderful adventure for us! Seriously - it was the best decision we made to choose Mary as our photographer and I am confident it will be yours too!" - Amanda Lane
"Mary was such as pleasure to work with! She is an incredibly talented photographer. She directed the family shots well and gave us good direction in the portrait session of just the two of us. She captured so many incredible moments of the day. We highly recommend her!!! She also took really good care of us... she gave us her own snack and water after the session! Really cannot get a better photographer and a kinder person to work with. She rocks." - Theodore Eccleston
"Mary Mecklenburg did such an amazing job on our wedding. My friends keep commenting on how great our pictures are and I couldn't agree more. When she shared the final product with us, we spent the day flipping through the photos and reliving the best day of our lives. The pictures turned out better than I ever could've imagined. Mary took into consideration everything we asked for and really customized her photos to our personalities and requests. She was also a joy to work with--professional yet laid back. I STRONGLY recommend hiring her for your next event." - Rachel Dane
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