Lifestyle Photographer

An Anthropologie Inspired Home in Chickasaw Gardens | Lifestyle | Destination Wedding Photographer

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Lifestyle. This word has many meanings, but in the photography world, lifestyle is a type of photography. For example, Lifestyle family photography is a style that documents candid, unposed moments. These sort of sessions can also be quite “styled” as well! They can happen outdoors or indoors, however, I personally love shooting lifestyle family sessions in a family’s home.

Lifestyle photography is also capturing still images and details that speak of “style” and “design”. I absolutely love creating with lifestyle photography. I love the fine details that tell a deeper story and all those images put together tell one lovely story. My sweet friend AK (Anna Katherine), lives in one of the most beautiful and oldest neighborhoods in Memphis — about 10 minutes from me. Her home is stunning, full of old character and personality. She has gorgeous taste and has decorated her home in the most lovely way. She gave me a tour of her home this past week and I was in awe. Her style along with the style and character of the home go compliment each other perfectly. I felt like I had stepped into an Anthropologie magazine. AK has beautiful plants in every corner of her home, which is no surprise, since she has her own floral and event business. Photographing her home was so good for my heart and creativity — and so is her friendship in my life. <3

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Emily Loeffelman blog | Lifestyle

Let me introduce you to Emily and her adorable family of boys! Meet Jacob, Asher, Max and their pup, Melvin. They seriously are the sweetest and I was so excited when Emily reached out to me and asked me to come shoot a Lifestyle session for them! They moved from North Dakota and built a beautiful abode just south of Memphis. It is gorgeous! Emily and I recently connected over Instagram and we quickly bonded over photography, blogging and having cute little boys! We quickly discovered that we have several mutual friends from different friend groups located all over the country! Talk about a small world! I'm happy our lives collided and we became friends! 

We have a few outings planned over the summer, so be sure to tag along via our Instagrams (Mary) (Emily) and blogs! Ps: Go follow Emily's blog, she is an inspiration! :) 

xoxo,

Mary Kate

Nao & Daniel | Engagement

"I sank into the sea
Wrapped in piano strings
Few words could open me
But you knew them all."  
Author Unknown 

 

Nao and Daniel's engagement session is one of my favorites to date. I love feeling the raw, beautiful emotion they embrace between each other in these images. Also, rooftops...*heart eyes*  They are one of the sweetest couples I know, full of grace, joy and love for people, life, their Savior and each other. God has given them so many incredible talents and gifts, to name one: Both Nao and Daniel are incredibly accomplished musicians and band members in the band, You the Few. It is a privilege to be apart of this beautiful moment in their lives and it is so exciting to see where God will take them as husband and wife. 

I cannot wait for their vineyard wedding just outside St. Louis this August! It is going to be beautifully unique and express exactly who they are as a couple. :) 

XOXO, 

MK