Creating a custom experience for sophisticated couples in Arizona, across the country and around the world.
Fueled by a deep connection to stories for as long as I can remember, I approach your wedding day with an eye for detail and passion for capturing the soul of your relationship with artful and timeless imagery.
I am honored to have my work featured in print and online in some of the wedding industry’s top editorial publications. I strive to create imagery that is beautiful enough to be in a magazine, yet meaningful enough to resonate with you and your loved ones for years to come.
You are here for the story, the photographs that stop you in your tracks and make you feel something. You yearn for an experience for your guests and heirloom images to pass on for generations.
I create a wedding gallery with a combination of posed, editorial, magazine worthy images along with the candid, emotional, and joyful moments in order to fully embody the spirit and story of your wedding day.
Paradise Valley Private Estate
Holladay, Utah Private Estate
Whitefish Lake, Montana
Portside Manor, Maine
Newport Beach, California
"Mary Claire shot our engagement photos, where she made us feel so comfortable from the start. We were beyond IMPRESSED with the engagement photos, which made us absolutely confident that we had selected the right photographer for our wedding day. We had 3 young kids in our wedding party and Mary Claire was such a natural when it came to getting them to "look"/pay attention, behave, etc. She was on time and efficient with our wedding day schedule and worked seamlessly with the videographer and other vendors. Everything about her photos is PERFECTION. She captured all the right details, poses, views, lighting, etc. We truly couldn't be HAPPIER.”
Rachel & Will
"Planning a wedding is stressful, but after the day, its over. The only thing you can take with you in the years to come are photographs. If you are someone who cares about classic, timeless, beautiful, natural photos of your wedding day - stop looking and HIRE MARY CLAIRE. We had our full wedding photos back in less than a month, amazing Polaroids that same night, and every single one of them blew us away. On top of that, she is kind, easy-going, organized, and a joy to be around. Made us both feel so relaxed and stress-free on our big day. She was the single best vendor we hired, hands down."
Kelly & Eli
"We were much more interested in candid shots, and she has the most incredible eye for capturing the most authentic, romantic moments. We could not have loved our photos more. But just as importantly, she has a wonderful personality and calming presence, and she made us feel so comfortable throughout the day. She went out of her way to accommodate our requests, and we could not recommend her more.”
Kirsten & Bryan
“I've never met someone who I would describe as being TOO GOOD at their job until I met Mary Claire. They are warm, welcoming, and make everyone feel at ease. They captured our wedding day perfectly. And now I have the impossible task of figuring out which of the 400+ photos I favorited should be in our wedding album, haha. Hire her and you won't be disappointed!”
Staci & Nate
“10/10. She captured every moment of our entire wedding day and every single photo came out fantastic. She brings a calming presence to a hectic wedding day. Her team is amazing and she is phenomenal. Book her if you are in the Scottsdale / Phoenix area!”
Jenn & Tim
“Our team has had the honor of working with Mary Claire on many weddings over the years, and a few in particular this spring. She provides so much comfort to couples as they step in front of the camera to have their love captured. She is a dream to work with on the wedding day and truly pours so much heart and creativity into the way share captures the moments of a wedding day. The recent galleries we received are some of our favorites. We are so grateful to have her as a wonderful partner on our events!”
I was honored to have Christina & Smita’s stunning and colorful coastal Maine wedding designed by Rachael Ellen Events featured in The Knot magazine in spring! They are an incredible couple – warm and gracious and beautiful inside and out. I love the way they honored their unique cultures and seamlessly incorporated elements of themselves […]