It’s free with no obligation to hire
Hired 3 times
8 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
Mon - Sat
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Mary does an excellent job at taking photos. she's dedicated to knowing what the customer wants and likes and how to take the photo to where its a memorable shot.Nov 10, 2015
Mary took photos of my horse and me for publication in a national horse magazine in recognition of a national rider achievement award I received in dressage. Mary has an artistic flare in setting up shots with backgrounds, natural settings and natural light. She enjoyed working with the horse including active shots. She was very patient in setting up shots with a very impatient horse. She was very pleasant and flexible to work with. She was on-time for our appointment and very professional. She has good camera equipment and a very professional website for viewing the proofs and selecting the preferred photos.Jan 28, 2015Mary O. Photography & Design's reply
Thank you Jane! It was a pleasure working with you and your horse. The relationship image you chose for the publication was exactly the perfect image.
Mary did our wedding and engagement photos, and we couldn't be happier with the results! We really felt that the engagement photos reflected our personalities and relationship perfectly, and the photos of the wedding, which was at night and outdoors, came out so well! I would definitely work with her again, and I recommend her to anyone who's looking for professional photos of any event.Jan 24, 2015Mary O. Photography & Design's reply
I love that you guys really got into the vintage/arcade theme of your engagement pictures and the shifted so nicely to the soft romance of the park. Your engagement and Wedding really were a blast to shoot. I've never been to a wedding with quite the flair and weaponry but it suited you and it came out beautiful. Can't imagine it will be long before we are scheduling another session.
Mary was very professional and the quality of the completed product is beautiful. I am very happy I found her and would definitely recommend her to family and friends. Thank you for all your help Mary.Jan 25, 2018VerifiedMary O. Photography & Design's reply
I was so excited about this project! I loved getting to know you and being able to restore your father's 50 year old senior portrait and archivally frame it. I was even able to restore the original artist's signature! It is now preserved for the future and it was my pleasure. Now future generations will be able to share that memory and know their family history.
Mary is down to earth and she knows what to look for when it comes down down taking that priceless family moment. I personally recommend anyone to utilize Mary Oakes for any priceless moment. She is one in a million thank you so much Mary.Jan 24, 2015Mary O. Photography & Design's reply
Capturing the images of you flirting with your wife was a real treat! I look forward to working with you both in the future.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We offer a LUXURY photography experience that is once in a lifetime. With Mary O. you are working with a full-time professional photographer and her team of stylists, and artists to get a one-of-a-kind portrait session that you will cherish for the rest of your life. We offer several session options to create the perfect photographic art that is specially designed for your space. This can include a wall portrait, an heirloom album and digital negatives that you would like to preserve for generations. The Session Retainer formally books your portrait appointment and covers the pre-session consultation in person or by phone, your portrait session, post-session processing and preparation of your images and a private viewing/ordering appointment at our studio. It does not include any prints or products. Clients may purchase products via “Create A Collection” or A La Carte. -Session Retainer is due at time of booking to secure your place on our calendar and is nonrefundable. -An additional fee is required for groups of 5 or more. -For sessions 20 miles outside of our studio a travel fee is required. -For your convenience, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Prices are subject to change without notice. Current pricing will be honored for thirty days for sessions that are booked with the retainer fee. Special promotional discounts or other offers cannot be combined. -Mary is routinely commissioned for work outside her area and will gladly travel for on-location sessions. Please inquire for more information.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We begin with the end in mind. Before we shoot any images, we need a plan for how they will be displayed in your home. Creating a plan and shooting for that plan results in a session that makes magic. The entire portrait process takes place in several different meetings with us. The Pre-Session Consultation, the Shoot, the Preview & Ordering Appointment and Delivery. So, how do you want to display your images? Knowing the answer helps us create a plan for your session, shoot it in the best possible way to reach our end-goal, and show you images that thrill you to no end. Mary O. loves to take her time with their clients in order to create a natural, relaxed and fun portrait experience! So, be prepared for a slower pace and extra attention. That way, you can make a ton of changes in locations, set-ups, wardrobe, hair and makeup so that you can have plenty of variety for your portraits and products!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Mary O. is a college trained photographer. A graduate of Schreiner University, studied darkroom, digital imaging, advanced photographic processing. Her research project on the psychological impact of portrait art in the home on the development of children has lead her to make print work her specialty. She also trained at Texas School of Professional Photography where she learned the business of portrait art and continues her training through mentorships under Master Photographers from around the nation including Lyndsay Adler, William Branson III and Julia Kellher.