Testimonials

Reviews for Mary Bell Photography

Kind Words From Clients

“My husband and I have nothing but praise for Mary and her exceptional work. We met her in person for the first time on the day of our wedding, but leading up to that point, her communication was impeccable. Every random question or concern I had was promptly answered. When we finally got to meet, it was like meeting back up with a lifelong friend just to “hang out” and have fun shooting photos. She’s got a laid back, fun personality and having her with us on our special day, felt like she was one of our closest friends there to celebrate with us. She has an eye for some spectacular shots and her editing skills are AMAZING. The turn around time on our final photos was so quick and the beauty of each shot left us and our family/friends breathless. Not to sound cheesy, but she is THAT good! We’re so happy with how everything turned out and while we can say for certain that we have a photographer we’d turn to in a heartbeat and HIGHLY recommend...we also feel as though we’ve made a friend in the process. We’re both so happy we stumbled upon her site and portfolio during our search for a photographer. She completely blew our expectations out of the water. Thanks again for everything, Mary!”
— Annely + Johnathan
“We are so grateful to Mary Bell. She provided us with the most beautiful engagement and wedding photos (and a very large number of them) at such an affordable price. And she had them ready quite a lot faster than we expected. Not only that, but she’s an awesome person to work with and made the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. I’m not very good in front of the camera and she made us both feel comfortable and relaxed. Mary is a very talented photographer and has a love for art, which shows in her pictures. You can feel the person behind the camera. And she captured all the important moments in our wedding beautifully, without us even noticing her. We only had her as the photographer, no second photographer, and she managed to capture many incredible and precious moments that we will all treasure forever. We couldn’t have chosen a better person to photograph our wedding!” 
— Natalia + Pablo
“First of all, wow! What an amazing experience. I have had many photo shoots, both by myself and with my husband. The ones with my husband being the more difficult ones, but with Mary it was a whole different experience completely. She had us both laughing and feeling easy within moments of meeting her. The point of the shoot was to capture classy yet sexy couple photos, so as you can imagine my husbands face when I told him to take his shirt off. With how comfortable he felt he only protested a little bit. The finished product I received was breath taking and blew away all my expectations. Now I can look at them and not only appreciate how perfect they are, but also remember the truly fun experience with Mary Bell.”
— Alexis
“Mary is PHENOMENAL!! So down to earth; great to converse with, but her character and talent exude all in how she expresses through each photo she takes and then edits! What an eye she has! I had the opportunity to be connected to Mary Bell by a mutual friend. And through that mutual friend, came another friend that had hired Mary to do her engagement and wedding. Mary, thank you so much for your artistic eye and allowing Kyle to be our silly, no serious moment- selves. Thank you again for introducing us to new friends and teaching us a whole new side of photography that I never knew about and its beauty. Thank you again for your grace and your level-headedness. You bring ease to a room but also can create something extraordinary. We appreciate Mary and Mary Bell Photography so much!”
— Maria + Kyle
“My husband and I are so glad we found Mary Bell. We had been looking at various photographers for months leading up to our wedding but were not able to find any within our budget. We were worried we would be forced to sacrifice getting good pictures for the sake of our budget until a friend recommended Mary Bell. After looking through some of her galleries, it was clear to us that her work was more than on par with photographers well out of our price range. It seemed too good to be true! Fast forward to our wedding day—Mary showed up that morning to take some “getting ready” pictures and I was already fairly stressed out because my tiara had gotten stuck in my hair lol! She told me not worry, that we had plenty of time, and proceeded to take some incredibly gorgeous shots of my mom and bridesmaids trying to extricate the tiara from my hair!! Once we solved that problem, the rest of the day went incredibly smoothly, and Mary and her friend, Nate, were so much fun to work with. It was a cold, winter day and were really just planning on getting inside shots. But once we arrived at the reception venue, Mary had found some beautiful evergreen trees outside to take some portraits in front of. They turned out to be my favorite pictures from the whole wedding. The moments Mary captured that day were so special—she has an eye for beauty and intimacy. Looking back at those photos, she turned some very ordinary looking places and moments into stunning works of art and imbued magic and beauty into every photo. I am so happy we will have these beautiful pictures forever, and I can’t wait to order our photo album.”
— Sarah + Mark