Wedding and Elopement Photographer
Serving Kentucky and Beyond

And that experience should be exactly what you and your partner want it to be—not what anyone else wants it to be.

But of course, capturing the day with dreamy photography that captures the unique energy and love you and your partner have for each other is really special, too!

I believe there are so many other ways to get married other than the traditional wedding. Intimate weddings and elopements allow you to truly make your wedding exactly what you want it to be.

Intimate weddings & elopements are just as (if not more) special than traditional weddings.

Your wedding day is about more than a ceremony & photos:
it’s an entire experience.

Bringing love stories to life with intentional & meaningful photography experiences.

Your love story deserves to be celebrated in a way that feels comforting and is unique– even when it may be different from the traditional way. Your vision & love story are so valid and supported here.

You're environmentally conscious and you want to minimize waste

You may not have the ideal relationship with your family 

You believe all good things in life are not rushed and you love moving with intention

You want more options to get married beyond the wedding traditions

You enjoy the most intimate part of your relationship to be held tightly and treasured privately

You crave freedom from obligations, people’s expectations and judgment

You want your wedding day to be fully about you and your partner (& your closest ones)

You desire ease when planning your wedding experience

Because traditional weddings are not made for all couples especially if you resonate with any of the following statements:

Why nontraditional wedding/elopement?

Personal & intimate

As unique as you & your love story

A true reflection of who you are as a couple & individuals

All about you & only you!

This is exactly the kind of experience I’d love to provide you as your photographer!

You deserve a wedding day that is…

As your photographer, I promise to capture your intimate wedding or elopement by:

1. Capturing your unique essence, without harming your humanity or the environment

2. Putting your needs & your vision first every step of the process

3. Encouraging you to be comfortable to show up as you are & never putting you in a box

4. Being mindful to do everything with intention, from planning your session to curating your day & editing your gallery

I feel the luckiest person alive to do this work for you and I'll never take it for granted.

As your photographer, I promise to capture your intimate wedding or elopement by:

  1. Capturing your unique essence, without harming your humanity or the environment
  2. Putting your needs & your vision first every step of the process
  3. Encouraging you to be comfortable to show up as you are & never putting you in a box
  4. Being mindful to do everything with intention, from planning your session to curating your day & editing your gallery

I feel the luckiest person alive to do this work for you and I'll never take it for granted.

Hello! I'm Mary, a photographer passionate about living intentionally & embracing your uniqueness.

(Even if it’s against the norm!) 

Intimate Wedding & Photography Experiences

Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding with a small guest list, or a private elopement with just the two of you, I believe in delivering the same, stress-free, memorable experience for you as possible and making sure your custom vision really comes to life.

In summary: if you need it for your day, I will find a way to make it happen.

Unlimited access to me for consultation via email, phone call and/or video call

All travel fees included

Unlimited download of your photos

Professional online gallery of high resolution photos to share with family & friends

1 week sneak peeks; 6 weeks full gallery turnaround

60+ page planning guide; vendor and activity recommendations 

35mm film photos

Permit assistance & location scouting

Customized timeline based on your vision & unique personalities

Photography coverage based on your needs

Beyond photographing your special day, all of my photo packages include:

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For couples tying the knot locally & regionally, I’m always down for a quick road trip to anywhere in Kentucky, Ohio, & Indiana! Four packages are available for these locations ranging from 4 to 10 hours of photography coverages.

Made for couples getting married in Kentucky, Ohio, & Indiana.

REGIONAL

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Getting married outside of the Midwest? Say no more—I’m in! I absolutely love capturing intimate weddings and elopements all across the United States. Four packages are available for anywhere in the country, ranging from 6 to 12 hours of photography coverages.

For couples getting married anywhere in the U.S.

NATIONAL

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That’s right—I’m more than happy to travel internationally for your wedding or elopement! I’ve got my passport ready to go to capture your special day in the destination of your choosing. Three packages are available for anywhere in the world, ranging from a full day to two days of photography coverages.

For couples getting married anywhere worldwide!

DESTINATION

Note: Effective January 1, 2023 all services in Kentucky are required to collect 6% sales tax. The sales tax is not reflected in the above pricing.

Capturing your love story would be an absolute dream.

Interested in having me capture your day?

I’d seriously be honored! Submit an inquiry today and let’s bring your vision to life.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing intentional, playful couples bring their dream wedding or elopement to life. These special days always seem to fly by way faster than we’d like, so being able to capture all the moments—big and small—during your day means the world to me!!

You’ll receive your final gallery of images 6 weeks (by the latest) after your wedding day, as well as your roll of 35mm film, if one is included in your package. The images are yours to use however you’d like!

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Get Your Gallery

YAY! It’s your wedding day aka it's your special day.  I'll show up and ready to capture your love story intentionally. Come as you are—I’ll take care of the rest!

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WEDDING Day!!!

I’ll send you an initial questionnaire and Client Guide to support you in wedding planning process. You'll have unlimited access to me. Weeks prior the wedding, I'll send you a second questionnaire to finalize the details! 

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Questionnaires & Planning

If we both walk away from our vibe check call feeling like it’s a good fit, I’ll send over your contract & invoice for the $1500 retainer to reserve your date!

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Book Your Date & Sign Your Contract

Once I receive your inquiry, I’ll contact you within 2 business days to schedule a vibe check call to open up a conversation, discuss your wedding vision and make sure I’m the best fit for you. I don't do sales call, ever.

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Schedule a Vibe Check Call

I’m so honored to be a part of your special day! Contact me directly to reserve your date. I take a limited number of weddings per year - I do this so I can give more time and the best experience for you.

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Get in Touch!

From booking to the big day, my goal is to make the entire process as simple and stress-free as possible for you and your partner, so you can ACTUALLY enjoy the wedding planning process.

THE PROCESS

Dee

"Mary was the perfect photographer for my wedding! She was so professional and took special care to clarify our aesthetic preferences. Everything she did had a personal touch, including delivering prints of the film photos herself! I can't recommend her enough and am so happy with how my photos turned out."

What my couples say to have me as their photographer:

Kylie

"Mary is sweet, professional, *talented* and her eye for special moments was oh so spot on. Our wedding was so lovingly encapsulated in rich, skillfully designed and lovingly captured pictures. Moments between friends and family and the details and the excitement and the joy- everything all came rushing back. Mary blew me away and I really hope you get to experience that 'wow' moment just like we did."

What my couples say to have me as their photographer:

QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

I’m located in Northern Kentucky, but will travel anywhere! My packages include all travel fees to make this process easy for you.

I’m all about intentional, mindful photography that truly captures the essence of each couple. Slowing down to capture moments is really important to me, too. You’ll NEVER see me rushing you through your big day! I love film photography & I incorporate at least one roll of film in most of my packages!

Yessss, I absolutely love the planning process! I'm always available to help with planning, vendor recommendations, and anything else you may need! You’ll also have full access to me on your wedding/elopement day or weekend. You can also access planning resources HERE.

Yes! A non-refundable retainer of $1000 is due to reserve your date. After that, the remaining balance will be broken down into two payments: 50% is due 6 months prior your wedding's date and the final 50% payment is due one month prior your wedding's date.  However, I’m happy to discuss other payment plan options on our initial calls if needed. Accessibility is very important to me!

I’ll send you sneak peeks within one week of your wedding or elopement, and you’ll get the full gallery back within six weeks.

When you receive your digital gallery, you can purchase prints, albums, and more right on the site. I work with a professional print lab to make this process super easy for you.

Booking is super easy! Just visit my Contact page to complete the questionnaire and I'll get back to you within 2 business days. We’ll then chat on the phone, video call, or email, and make sure we’re a good fit for each other before you officially book.

TRAVEL INFO

If you book in any of the below locations & times, you will get discounted local pricing!

August-September 2022
  • Bali, Indonesia
October 2022
  • Nashville, Tennessee

P.S. You can still book outside these listed destinations as I travel everywhere!

Other travel dates:

I am based in Kentucky/Cincinnati area and these are the locations I typically serve:

Location offerings:

Are you ready to have your one-of-a-kind love captured and preserved for lifetime?

Mary Andrikus is a Kentucky & Southeast Asian photographer for nontraditional weddings, elopement and family stories in documentary style. Mary Andrikus captures moments to be preserved for lifetime and finds beauty in unexpected places.

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.