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My Own

My boys.   The reason I picked up my first SLR, and then decided to make the investment, then the huge learning curve, more investments, workshop after workshop, hours of practice, studying, seminars, forums, did I mention (more equipment investments?)….it’s been a wild ride.   As much as I love photography, learning, practicing, creating,  I need to focus on what is important in life right now and that is my family.  My #1 job is, always was, and will always be to be the best mom I could be to my two beautiful boys and a good wife to my husband (who by the way is one of the best dads out there and I love him so much)  It breaks my heart when my boys refer to me as ‘in her office working’.  They are only young once and I need to be there for them.

I will continue to blog, photograph what I love and create photographic art – MY way!  Not as a means to make money, but to fulfill my desires to create art and document my family. My terms, My art, My time.  I have to be a little selfish right now and I apologize for that.  In a few years, once the babies are a little older, maybe I will work more for a profit.  Not right now though.  It has to be about my family.

I will continue to take sessions, but on a very limited basis.  You may contact me for details and  availability.

Thanks!

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  • Ginny Felch - Mary…when such beautiful images come straight from the heart, it’s really important to stay tuned to what makes your heart sing! Sometimes the ego comes in and moves one away from modest and true “work” or creations. I so admire you for paying attention to those voices inside. Your love for your boys, your family and your life just shines through your imagery.

    Thank you for all you have done for and with me!

    Love, Ginny

  • Ginny Felch - Mary…when such beautiful images come straight from the heart, it’s really important to stay tuned to what makes your heart sing! Sometimes the ego comes in and moves one away from modest and true “work” or creations. I so admire you for paying attention to those voices inside. Your love for your boys, your family and your life just shines through your imagery.

    Thank you for all you have done for and with me!

    Love, Ginny

  • JodyM - Mary, I LOVE this post and it’s something I’ve been struggling with too. Seriously–I can’t believe how much this sounds like me. I’m thinking of doing the same. I’m trying to figure out how can I shoot just for the love of it. I really don’t want to just take any session. I also adore these photos. Your boys are so sweet. BTW, I have very similar butterfly nets.

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