Mary Colleen Photo

PRICING

Mary Colleen Grier is a lifestyle & documentary photographer based in Madison, Alabama and Huntsville, Alabama. She is available for family, maternity, newborn, senior, and child photography. 

SESSION INFORMATION & PRICING

I love stories. Long before I knew what I was doing with a camera, I shared my own life stories with words and photos on my personal blog throughout my late teens and early twenties. When my husband invested in a “real” camera for me nearly six years ago, it became my medium for storytelling. As much as I love to write, sometimes a single image can say much more than any combination of words.

I call myself a storytelling photographer because I strive to create more than a perfectly posed photo to hang above your mantle. Don’t get me wrong, I love a classic portrait and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a few framed around my house. Let’s be real, though. Life is about 5% perfect and 95% boring/meme worthy.

If your life is anything like mine, most of it is spent doing pretty ordinary things. Yes, I’ve done some incredible stuff and visited amazing places but most days involve rushed mornings trying to get kids ready for school while managing to put myself halfway together just to bareeeely make it to work before 8 a.m.  I’m at that point in life where my perfect Friday night includes a brand-new Dateline episode, pizza delivery and falling asleep in the recliner by 9pm with my toddler. And, I LOVE it.

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life is not the mountaintops...it's the walking in between & I like you walking next to me...

The in-between is where life happens. I learned the hard way how important the simple things are when my son was born four months early. There I was, a first-time mom and I wasn’t allowed to change my son’s diaper for two weeks (much less hold him). Guess who LOVES diaper changes? This girl. In our house, we celebrate the little things.

So, when I approach your session, what I do is this: I send you a form to complete before your session with questions about who you are and what you like to do as a family. Yes, this helps me get to know you and learn what’s important to you but it also gets YOU thinking about what matters in life RIGHT NOW that you don’t want to forget. Because my end goal is this: Forty years from now, I want these photos to instantly take you back to the place in life that you’re at right now…to remember how your baby played with your necklace or how you loved your third-grader’s toothless smile. Think about what really matters…that’s the story I want to share (and, don’t worry, we’ll take a photo for the mantle, too).

I offer three collections, listed below. To book a session, a minimum purchase of Collection I is required. Three to four weeks after your session, I'll deliver your online gallery of proofs, and you can choose to upgrade to Collection II or II if you'd like.  

Click HERE to see a portfolio of some recent favorites from client sessions.  

Ready to book or need a little more information? Fill out the contact form HERE and I'll touch base with you within 24 hours. 

collection 1

60-90 minute session

Online proofing gallery of 30+ images

5 images of your choice available for digital download w/ print release

collection II

60-90 minute session

Online proofing gallery of 30+ images

15 images of your choice available for digital download w/ print release

4x6 deep matte print of each photo

collection III

60-90 minute session

Online proofing gallery of 30+ images

All edited images available for digital download w/ print release

4x6 deep matte print of each photo & wooden keepsake box

Mary Colleen Photography is a licensed business in the City of Madison, AL. Sales tax of 9% will be added to all collection prices. Travel fee may apply for sessions more than 25 miles from 35758. 

Pricing, collections/packages/details, and availability is subject to change without notice.