Meet 

Welcome friends! I’m Mary Sarah and yes, I do go by both names. I am a wedding, high school senior, and maternity photographer in the Frederick, MD area but photograph anywhere in the DMV and beyond.  I'm bilingual, have seen every episode of "This is Us" and "Parks & Rec" and am always down for a good adventure!  I am also a hopeless romantic and tear up every time Mr. Darcy says, “You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you.”  I was blessed to grow up as a pastor’s child (and as the oldest of seven!) and have my wonderful parents to thank for my relationship with Christ. I was also blessed with a fairy tale soulmate named Brent, who swept me off my feet in high school and married me 7 years later. We have two children, Savannah who is 2 1/2 and Carson who just turned 6 months.

jesus follower, travel enthusiast, pride and prejudice lover. married to high school sweetheart and mama to two. passionate about marriage, giving back, photography, and dark chocolate.

my photography journey >

Mary Sarah

If we’re honest, I think we’ve all had a dream that seemed so impossible, so illogical that you felt foolish admitting it out loud. For me, that dream was becoming a wedding photographer. I was 22, had just graduated from Salisbury University with a teaching degree, and I was filling substitute posts trying to land a teaching position. In the midst of that, I had just married Brent and had an incredible experience with my wedding photographer. After my wedding I remember thinking, “how fun would it be to photograph weddings for a living??” The plan was to sell my wedding dress to fund a camera, but when I burst into tears after trying it on ‘one last time,’ Brent quickly agreed that I should keep my dress AND buy a camera (told ya he’s a keeper!). One year later, we had saved up enough money to purchase my first Nikon. I devoured one online photography class after the next, and practiced non-stop on anyone who was willing. As I started to learn more I remember telling Brent, “Maybe one day… you know…. three or four years down the road, I’ll photograph a wedding.” I felt nervous even voicing my desire because it seemed so unattainable, but less than a year and a half after purchasing my first camera I was photographing my first wedding! Now, six years later, I am a full time wedding and high school senior photographer and Brent is my second shooter. I can’t believe how blessed I am to be doing what I love alongside the love of my life. It has definitely been a crazy, challenging journey, but I’m so thankful that I didn’t let my fears prevent me from stepping out in faith and pursuing my dream!

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Fun Facts

Brent was my first boyfriend, and I was his first girlfriend! We met at a week-long christian summer camp when we were 15 and 17 and have been together ever since! We were also long distance for the entire seven years that we dated.

Fun Facts

My greatest weakness in life is dark chocolate with raspberry...
and mac n cheese...
and nacho cheese doritos...
and miniature Reese's cups...
and French macarons...
and gourmet cupcakes...
and...

Fun Facts

I am bilingual!  I majored in Spanish and studied abroad in Ecuador. I have been to 8 Spanish speaking countries (Peru was my favorite) and I love traveling and exploring new destinations. Guatemala is next on my bucket list of Spanish speaking countries I'd like to visit. 

Fun Facts

I can’t decide if I’d rather visit Narnia, Middle Earth or Hogwarts. I’m still waiting on my Hogwarts admission letter.

Fun Facts

I love trick-or-treating. Like a lot. I might have gone almost every year until I turned 27. Now that I have a kids I totally use them as my excuse to go again. I don’t even eat the candy, I just like the trick-or-treating.

Fun Facts

I have paraglided and rappelled down waterfalls in the Andes Mountains but I’m afraid to walk on storm grates. 

Fun Facts

When I am home with Savannah & Carson, my life is a musical. I sing about as much as I talk and have written multiple songs for my kids. If photography doesn’t work out I’m thinking of pursuing a career in composing annoyingly catchy children’s jingles.

Fun Facts

I can sing with my mouth closed. I am particularly gifted at singing “Jesus Loves Me.”
America's Got Talent, here I come!

Fun Facts

The weirdest food I’ve eaten is guinea pig followed by chicken feet soup and then frog legs. Incidentally, I prefer all of them to mushrooms.

Mary Sarah's second half.
Physical therapist, second photographer, musician. lover of Muscle cars, chocolate chip cookies, and his little family. 

the most vivacious member of the family. lover of singing, DANCING, and making "dada" laugh.

the newest member of the family. lover of snuggles, car rides, and (occasionally) taking naps.

Brent

Savannah

Carson

Meet the family

Beliefs

I believe in true, no strings attached, unconditional love. I believe in the kind of love that can take your breath away, turn your world upside down, and leave you forever changed. I believe true love is steady and stands the test of time, that love requires taking risks, is worth sacrificing for and fighting for. I believe that love is not a feeling, that love does not equate to happiness, but that to love and be loved is what we all inherently long for. I believe that we love because He first loved us.

Beliefs

I believe we are called to give back, fight for social justice, and not turn a blind eye to the suffering in this world. It’s one of the many reasons I choose to donate 5% of the proceeds from every wedding to fight slavery, poverty, and hunger. 

Beliefs

I believe we are called to give back, fight for social justice, and not turn a blind eye to the suffering in this world. It’s one of the many reasons I choose to donate 5% of the proceeds from every wedding to fight slavery, poverty, and hunger.

Beliefs

I believe the greatest love story ever written is the Bible 
and the second greatest love story is 
Pride and Prejudice.

Beliefs

I believe the greatest love story ever written is the Bible and the second greatest love story is Pride and Prejudice.

Beliefs

I believe that as a photographer I am also a storyteller by capturing real and timeless moments. Moments like the tear in a father’s eye as he gives his daughter away and the look of awe on a new mom’s face as she gazes at her little one. I believe photographs serve as time capsules by freezing brief moments that we can always look back on and cherish. I believe that posed images are important but that it is the spontaneous candids that really capture who we are. I believe you can never have too many pictures of you and your loved ones. 

Beliefs

I believe that as a photographer I am also a storyteller by capturing real and timeless moments. Moments like the tear in a father’s eye as he gives his daughter away and the look of awe on a new mom’s face as she gazes at her little one. I believe photographs serve as time capsules by freezing brief moments that we can always look back on and cherish. I believe that posed images are important but that it is the spontaneous candids that really capture who we are. I believe you can never have too many pictures of you and your loved ones.

Beliefs

I believe in following your passions and not letting others put up boundaries for you. Just because someone else “can’t” do something doesn’t mean that you are bound by their limitations. So often we spend our lives saying “tomorrow” when we should seize the moment today! Carpe diem! 

Beliefs

I believe in following your passions and not letting others put up boundaries for you. Just because someone else “can’t” do something doesn’t mean that you are bound by their limitations. So often we spend our lives saying “tomorrow” when we should seize the moment today! Carpe diem!

Beliefs

I believe that we are here for a purpose,
that every person has value,
that we are created in God's image,
that we are enough,
and that we should love ourselves more. 

Beliefs

I believe that we are here for a purpose, that every person has value, that we are created in God’s image, that we are enough, and that we should love ourselves more.

Beliefs

I believe that you can never laugh too much and that
often we do not laugh enough.
I believe the greatest ab workout is a 
laugh-until-you-cry-and-almost-pee-your-pants 
belly laugh.

Beliefs

I believe that you can never laugh too much and that often we do not laugh enough. I believe the greatest ab workout is a laugh-until-you-cry-and-almost-pee-your-pants belly laugh.

Beliefs

I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God,
 that He died on the cross for my sins so that I could spend eternal life with Him, that He loves me unconditionally with a love that is deeper and truer than I could ever comprehend, and that He alone is my true knight in shining armor.

Beliefs

I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, that He died on the cross for my sins so that I could spend eternal life with Him, that He loves me unconditionally with a love that is deeper and truer than I could ever comprehend, and that He alone is my true knight in shining armor.