As your photographer, it’s super important to me that I never put you and your partner into a box of who you think you’re supposed to be in front of the camera, or how other couples look on their wedding day.
It’s super important to me that the couples I work with do the same for me.
I am a human first before I am a photographer. I’m a business-owner, but I am a part of my business. I want to make my business personal because it freaking is. There’s more to me than my camera. I’m a cat mom and a travel enthusiast. I love plants, pop culture, proud enneagram 7, a nurturing soul, a big idea visionary, and I’m a jokester through and through.
For me to best serve you as your photographer, I need to tend to and honor my full scope of humanity first and foremost.
This is why I care so much about people whom I get to photograph: because it’s personal, and you deserve a photo experience that is unique to you.
I’m committed to honoring the full scope of humanity in my business:
both yours, and my own.
In a world where everything is about moving faster, getting ahead, and always striving for more, I like to shake things up a bit by living as intentionally as possible.
So much of life goes missed, unrecognized, or underappreciated when we focus on moving as quickly as possible. And truthfully, I’m not here for it.
There’s something so beautiful about slowing down to move with intention and refusing to rush through experiences. I believe your wedding day should be the same: time for you and your person to slow down and embrace your love for what it is: meaningful, playful, and uniquely YOU.
I'm a photographer who’s a big fan of living intentionally & EmbRACING YOUR UNIQUENESS.
Capturing your unique essence, without harming your humanity or the environment
Putting your needs & your vision first every step of the process
Encouraging you to be comfortable to show up as you are & never putting you in a box
Being mindful to do everything with intention, from planning your session to curating your day & editing your gallery
As your photographer, I promise to capture your intimate wedding or elopement by…
Here are some fun & quirky details about me!
…I’d want to be a veterinarian. My next goal in life to become a consistent foster cat parent. Folks have told me that they got a cat because of me - what can I say, I can be persuasive, ha.
If I weren’t a photographer…
my second foster kitty!
I'm a proud first generation immigrant! I used to grew up in Indonesia for the first 15 years of my life! This is where I met my current partner aka the love of my life, actually.
I grew up in Indonesia
I grew up in Bali too!
Speaking of meeting my partner, we have been in long distance relationship for years now! He's the most perfect person for me and he's the "calm" to my chaotic self. We got engaged last year in a coziest dinner party with 25 close friends!
My love story in 3 sentences
photo from our intimate engagement party :)
I personally don't like counting how many countries I've been to at whatever age I am in because qualities matter more than quantities. This is why I prefer longer duration , at least two weeks, when travelling abroad.
My Travel Style
I hiked the Acatenango Volcano in Guatemeala
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines! Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!" - Not Mark Twain, but H. Jackson Brown Jr.'s 1991 book called P.S. I Love You.
A quote I live by is…
I have SO many interests and hobbies! I love watching movies and performing arts; travelling; playing Sudoku; pilates; and researching about slow fashion/slow living lifestyle. I pick up new hobbies here and there.
My interests are...
I am still working on newsletter topics & all the good stuff...but in the meantime, you're officially in the list! Expect an email from me in 2024!
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Mary Andrikus is a Kentucky & destination wedding, elopement & family photographer. Mary strives to create photography experience that you can relax into.
Mary believes that Black Lives matter and always; all bodies are beautiful; and LGBTQ+ individuals should have the right to respect and full equality. Mary does not and shall not discriminate folks of any race, body size, ability, gender identity, creed, sexual orientation, age, religions and national origin.