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Family time has
never felt so 

DOCUMENTARY-STYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE IN THE BAY AREA

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I know you wish that your babies could stay little forever

Make the most of these moments

Sometimes I feel like time is going by so fast it’s giving me whiplash, and I know all of you parents can relate. Everytime
you blink your baby is reaching a new milestone. It’s so important to hold onto these memories as they grow so one day
you’re able to remember all of the amazing moments you had raising your family. I can help to create tangible keepsakes
from the best times of your life. Trust me - one day you’ll be so happy to have them.

Sometimes I feel like time is going by so fast it’s giving me whiplash, and I know all of you parents can relate. Everytime you blink your baby is reaching a new milestone. It’s so important to hold onto these memories as they grow so one day you’re able to remember all of the amazing moments you had raising your family. I can help to create tangible keepsakes from the best times of your life. Trust me - one day you’ll be so happy to have them.

The best kinds
of photos
are candids

No “say cheese” faces here

You know what I’m talking about - those wonky smiles that come out as soon as your little ones see a camera pointed at them. You don’t need an album full of photos that have the same silly expression. Instead, imagine having family photos that feel like a reflection of your real lives. We’ll skip the awkward poses and opt for a session that unfolds organically.

SEE HOW I WORK

Maya Yereslove SAYS:

She brings wonderful energy and captures moments that give beautiful memories.

We love working with Mary! She has taken our family photos with our 2 children and dog several times in the past several years. Most recently, she photographed my daughter's Bat-Mitzvah event, and the pictures are absolutely amazing. When I told my daughter how incredible the pictures were, she replied, "Of course - it's Mary!"

BREE WALKER SAYS:

She's a true professional while being unbelievably hilarious.

Mary is an amazing photographer and all around good human. It's hard not to feel at ease around her and in front of her camera. She truly cares about her clients and it shows in the quality of her work. I now consider Mary a good friend and we love her!

JENNA LUTWIN SAYS:

Mary's level of professionalism, attention to detail and artistic eye really shine through in her work.

Mary did a great job at making us feel comfortable and more importantly, act naturally (especially my Dad who hates to be photographed). She didn’t rush us and made sure we got a variety of shots to choose from. I highly recommend Mary Bea Photography for your next shoot. I will definitely be a returning customer!

GET TO KNOW MARY

I’m a
fun-loving
mom of three
who runs on
decaf coffee

I’m Mary - an award-winning photographer with a
love for capturing your family’s true emotions. Look, I
get it - little ones aren’t little forever. I’m a mom of 3,
and sometimes all I want to do is press pause. That’s
why I’ve made it my mission to help families
authentically document their lives together. I know
it’s a big deal for you to place your trust in a
photographer, and I don’t take that lightly. I want to
get to know you and your family so I can preserve
your best memories. I love creating lasting
connections so as your family grows, I’ll be there to
capture it all.

I’m Mary - an award-winning photographer with a love for capturing your family’s true emotions. Look, I get it - little ones aren’t little forever. I’m a mom of 3, and sometimes all I want to do is press pause. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to help families authentically document their lives together. I know it’s a big deal for you to place your trust in a photographer, and I don’t take that lightly. I want to get to know you and your family so I can preserve your best memories. I love creating lasting connections so as your family grows, I’ll be there to capture it all.

GET TO KNOW ME BETTER

Super fun and comfortable
to be around.

Amazing photographer! Super fun and comfortable to be around, easy to socialize with, and the pictures turn out great.

Michelle Gajdka:

Capture your family’s milestones

View my offerings

Signature Session

This package is perfect if you’re interested in a more traditional portrait session. We can tailor your 1 hour session to suit your needs, whether you’re looking to capture your young family, newborn, or growing baby bump. I’ll guide you to ensure that your session runs smoothly so all you need to focus on is enjoying time with your family.

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Lifestyle Session

If you’re looking for documentary-style photos to capture your family’s real life, this is the perfect session for you. We’ll coordinate before your 4-6 hour session to choose some fun activities and plan out our time together. During your session, your only job is to just be you! I’ll snap candids of your adventures while you make memories with your little ones.

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Underwater
Session

This is the perfect option if you’ve got kiddos that can’t get enough of the water. My underwater photo sessions are unlike any family photos you’ve seen before. Whether they’re completely candid or more curated in nature, you’ll have unique memories that you can enjoy for years to come.

MAKE A SPLASH

Some favorite photos of family fun

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I would absolutely recommend Mary Bea Photography to families in the Bay Area who are looking to do something out of the ordinary.

Not only is Mary a spunky, energetic, and genuine human, but she is an exceptional photographer who helps make the “awkward camera shyness” fade away. My Christmas cards always get great feedback, asking how I was able to get such fun and great quality photos under water and my answer is always Mary!!

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Lindsey B. SAYS:

I will recommend her over and over!

This review is long overdue. I have used Mary 3 times now and every time she has done an amazing job. From the first time I met her I could tell she was easy to work with and would make my kids feel comfortable. She has such a warm and friendly personality. She is super patient and silly with the kids while trying to get a good picture and in my case has always succeeded. She always captures beautiful pictures and her turn around time to get your images is super impressive. 

Mary Bea photography did an excellent job of taking pictures at our annual Rock Band event for our music school. She managed to achieve our goal of capturing 60 "in the moment" portraits of our students as they performed on stage. Not an easy task as the students move around the stage because you have to be careful not to block the audience or hinder the performers, but somehow she managed with grace. I will definitely be using her service for future events.

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Michael P. SAYS:

Mary made us feel completely comfortable as if she wasn't even there while taking the photos.

Mary recently took our newborn/family photos. She was able to really capture this special time in our lives and all of the chaos that goes with it.  The pictures turned out fantastic, I couldn't be happier with how they turned out! I'd recommend Mary to anyone looking for a photographer that takes their time to get to know her subjects, that makes you feel comfortable, that is great with children of all ages, and takes great quality photos. We'll definitely be using her again!

Mary Bea photography did an excellent job of taking pictures at our annual Rock Band event for our music school. She managed to achieve our goal of capturing 60 "in the moment" portraits of our students as they performed on stage. Not an easy task as the students move around the stage because you have to be careful not to block the audience or hinder the performers, but somehow she managed with grace. I will definitely be using her service for future events.

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Nicole P. SAYS:

Mary is the best photographer I've ever worked with

She recently took our son's newborn photos which included a family photo shoot as well and the photos turned out better than I could have hoped. She was amazing not only with our newborn and placing him in different positions but also with our 18 month old and interacting with her. The best was when my newborn was starting to melt down Mary sat my toddler down and read her a book. I'll continue to use Mary as our family photographer and highly recommend her to anyone else looking for quality photos.

Let’s preserve your sweetest moments

Don’t wait for the time to pass you by

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