An immersive & intimate photography experience for folks who want to capture their life in this moment in time—for exactly what it is—so it can live on forever

FOR FAMILY & COUPLES WHO WANT MORE IN PHOTOS -
THIS IS FOR YOU:

So much of life today has become about doing more, striving for better, and moving faster.

But this philosophy and way of living just isn’t for everyone.


There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with the traditional way of living, loving, and being—there can be a lot of beauty found here, too! But, I can’t help but feel more drawn to the folks who reject the status quo and live life in their own way.

Just like the movies, I believe all good things in life should NOT be rushed: delicious meals, deep conversation, and especially love.

The love you and your partner share is unlike anyone else’s. It’s an experience nobody else will ever fully understand except for the two of you.

Your wedding day should be a unique experience that you two share together, doing exactly what you want to do. No stress, no pressure, no obligations. Just the two of you, celebrating your love.

This is why I love intimate weddings and elopements—because they’re all about authentic experiences focused on who you are at your core as a couple.

Slow. Steady. Intentional. Beautifully them.

There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with the traditional way of living, loving, and being—there can be a lot of beauty found here, too! But, I can’t help but feel more drawn to the folks who reject the status quo and live life in their own way.


Your wedding day is just that—ONE day. (Or, maybe a weekend, if you do things differently 😉). Marriage is so much more than the day you say, “I do.” And there’s still SO much life to be lived and captured after that one, magical day.

Why? Because it’s not just about the love you share with your partner—it’s also your love for your friends, family, pets, hobbies, and yourself.

That’s what I’m here to capture for you.

But what comes after the wedding?

Whether it be your wedding day or “just another day” at home, there are tons of small, seemingly insignificant moments that go unseen and forgotten by most. Which is a shame, really, because these are often the moments that make up our lives. Without them, we would be incomplete.

I consider photography my superpower. It allows me to stop time for all kinds of people. Those celebrating huge milestones, like your wedding, and those just going about their daily lives.

Hey, friend! I’m Mary, a photographer who’s passionate about finding beauty in unexpected places.

Capturing your life is an absolute dream and honor. Let’s co-create magic together!!


From celebrating huge milestones to simply wanting to find magic in the mundane, time is scarce and fleeting. Life doesn’t start or stop with the words “I do.” As incredible as marriage is, your life is worth documenting outside of it, too.

 There’s SO much beauty to be found in the stereotypical “boring” or “unforgettable” moments, because it’s often these that make up the story of our lives.

Because it’s not just your wedding day that deserves to be preserved for life in photographers—it’s your everyday life, too. 

This is not a traditional photo session.
This is more than that.

  • 2-day session (8 hours on day 1 and 4 hours the following day) in your home and up to 3 sentimental locations of your choosing (e.g. your favorite coffee shop, downtown, nearby lake, picnic in the park, etc.)
  • 150+ high resolution photos uploaded in a professional gallery.
  • Mix of digital & 35mm film photos. Film print photos will be mailed or hand-delivered to you.
  • Sneak peek: 1 week. Full gallery turnaround: 5 weeks
  • *Travel fee info: Travel fees are waived within Kentucky, Ohio, & Indiana. Contact me for more details if my travel requires a flight/overnight stay.

ONE MORE DAY
$1500

PACKAGE 1

  • An entire day (up to eight hours) in your home and 2 sentimental locations of your choosing (e.g. your favorite coffee shop, downtown, nearby lake, picnic in the park, etc.)
  • 100+ high resolution photos uploaded in a professional gallery.
  • Mix of digital & 35mm film photos. Film print photos will be mailed or hand-delivered to you.
  • Sneak peek: 1 week. Full gallery turnaround: 5 weeks
  • *Travel fee info: Travel fees are waived within Kentucky, Ohio, & Indiana. Contact me for more details if my travel requires a flight/overnight stay.

ENTIRE DAY EXPERIENCE
$1100

PACKAGE 2

  • Up to 3 hours at a sentimental location of your choosing (e.g. your favorite coffee shop, downtown, nearby lake, picnic in the park, etc.)
  • 60+ high resolution photos uploaded in a professional gallery.
  • Full gallery turnaround: 5 weeks
  • *Travel fee info: No travel fees for locations within 45 minutes of the Greater Cincinnati areas. Travel within 3 hours drive from the Greater Cincinnati areas cost additional $100. Contact me for more details if my travel requires a flight/overnight stay.

SHORT DAY EXPERIENCE
$600 & travel fee*

PACKAGE 3

Are you ready to stop time and savor the moment?

You’ll receive your final gallery of images 5 weeks (by the latest) after the day of your photo session. The images are yours to use however you’d like!

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Get Your Gallery

YAY! It’s shooting day! We’ll meet at your sentimental locations of choice at the agreed-upon time and get to capturing your authentic selves. Come as you are—I’ll take care of the rest!

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OUR CO-CREATE MAGIC SESSION BEGINS!

Once everything’s signed, sealed, & delivered, I’ll send you a questionnaire to understand your vision for your photoshoot. I offer a final consultation call closer to the date to finalize the details.

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Questionnaires & Planning

I'll send over your contract & invoice for the 50% retainer to reserve your date!

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Book Your Date & Sign Your Contract

I’m happy to set up a vibe check call to discuss your vision, however, this is optional. I answer my emails quickly so you can ask any questions you may have via email.

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Schedule a Vibe Check Call (Optional)

I’m so honored to do this special session for you! Contact me directly to reserve your date. I’ll contact you back within 2 business days to get you set up!

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Get in Touch!

My goal is to make the entire process as simple and stress-free as possible for you, so you can actually enjoy the planning process of our co-creating magic session.

THE PROCESS

“Mary ensured my needs and wants were met every step of the way. She reached out to see what kind of vibe I wanted to capture for my photoshoot, scouted the perfect place for a backdrop & made me feel at ease. She puts a lot of work into making sure her clients are comfortable and captured authentically. The end result were photos that felt very *me*. I'm usually a bit nervous in front of the camera but Mary made the experience fun & relaxing. It was confidence-boosting!”

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Mackenzie

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."

Kind word:

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."

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Where real life becomes frozen in time...

When we slow down to enjoy the present moment for exactly what it is, we’re practicing living more mindfully and intentionally with ourselves and our loved ones. Take a peek at some of my favorite moments I’ve been able to pause for my clients, so they can relive them for years to come!


QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

Absolutely! Contact me directly to ask for my travel fees outside the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area. Overnight travel fee is waived if you allow me to stay overnight at your place.

This offer is for anyone but not limited to the following:
— couples without children.
— couples with children.
— couples who are expecting a child.
— couples with their pet children.
— couples with extended family members who live with them.
— and those who want a good self documentary portrait (you're important too)

Great question! This is NOT an all-day photoshoot where I tell you to pose every hour. Our session together will be spent enjoying yourself, exploring and having a good time that feels right for you.

These are examples on how we can potentially fill our time together:
— Doing things that you want and also doing routine things to you: playing music, dancing, writing, doing arts, etc.
— Having a cozy home session and making something magical in your backyard.
— Going on dates to new places or any meaningful locations to you.
— Feeling like you’re the main character of your own movie (because you are) while having me document the whole thing.

Anything real. Anything creative. Anything mundane. Anything that you want - I want our session to feel nostalgic for years to come.




I will be more likely to be available on weekdays (Monday - Thursday) as I have limited availability on weekends (Friday - Sunday). Stopping Time can be booked on weekdays at anytime but can only be booked on weekends within three months of booking’s date due to wedding schedules. 

A non-refundable retainer of 50% is due to reserve your session. After that, the remaining balance will be due a month before your session date. However, I’m happy to discuss other payment plan options if needed. Accessibility is very important to me!

Let's stop time & savor the moment of your magical life.
You, Here, Now.

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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.