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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday


This grey, yellow & denim combo is a wonderful mix of bright & comfortable!  Squeeze this look in before the chill of Fall takes over :)

Check out these looks and more at Old Navy, Gap & Piperlime.

Call or e-mail Mary @ Mary Bea Photography today to book your holiday family photo session before it's too late!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Family Session | Huddart Park, Woodside, CA

Surprise!!!


Check out this adorable family/maternity session from up at the gorgeous Huddart Park in Woodside.


This little princess just can't wait to be a big sister!


...and she's all smiles :)





Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday


Looking towards Fall in this week's Wardrobe Wednesday...or California weather anytime of year, ha.  The key here is layers, while it serves the great purpose of keeping you warm it also adds dimensionality to your photos as well as changing up your looks by incorporating the layers for some  of the photos and leaving them by the way-side in others.  These looks and so many more can be found this week at The Gap...psst 30% right now too!

The Fall schedule is filling up fast for family sessions so be sure to book yours before it's too late!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Engagement Session | Carmel

I could not be more thrilled for these two!  We spent the early evening twilight hours running from one majestic spot to another.  The beautiful greenery and nature that surrounds them in these images truly expresses their shared love (okay...maybe he loves it a bit more than her...) of the outdoors but it also illustrates the rustic chic vibe that their wedding is sure to exude! 

Here are just a few of my favorites, enjoy!

xo, mary



  










Sunday, August 24, 2014

Portraits of a Family | Garrison, NY




I had the honor and privilege of meeting my newest nephew last week and to photograph all of my little ones!  It's hard to believe that MY sister has five kids, but here you have it.  All wonderful and special in their own way with beautiful personalities that shine through to make this great big family.

 
This is one of my favorite photos from the weekend because you can see the pure joy on both my niece's face as well as my Mom's (who just couldn't resist picking up this hilarious princess costume for her while out running errands.)  Being the only girl is this big family of boys she is our Mom's little princess!





Now this handsome fellow has a bit of growing up to do yet but he is a lucky guy to get to grow up with this fun & ever loving brood!  Welcome to the family Graham! xo, Aunt Mary


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday


Here at Mary Bea Photography we've been receiving a lot of inquiries lately from ladies looking for head shots!  Making this week's Wardrobe Wednesday choice an easy one.  We are focusing on you lovely ladies.  

This look is the perfect mix vintage chic, animal print and best of all fun!  I love the play on animal print here, making it green - using sunglasses as an accessory can also be really fun and playful.  Also, that necklace is only $38 and the dress only $16, I may need to go shopping!

For these looks at so many more visit Bloomingdales (necklace), Ann Taylor (shoes), Oasap (leopard dress) and ASOS (sunglasses).

If you're looking for an updated head shot call or e-mail Mary Bea today!



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday


So, last week I was lucky enough to get to spend tons of time with my youngest niece & nephew!  In addition to splashing around in the water and spending an entire day at the zoo, we did what girls do best, we went shopping :)

To say that my niece (the youngest and only girl in a family with three older bro's) is a true girly girl is an understatement!  We walked into the Crew Cuts outlet and she was off.  The complaints of being tired and hot went out the window, in came her sweet little voice saying, 'Is this mine Mary?', 'Can I have this?'.  A born shopper apparently...

Together we picked out the adorable blue t-shirt dress pictured above (comfy and yet oh-so sophisticated) - with that great statement necklace built in I am thinking it might be the perfect dress for her to wear to our Rehearsal Dinner in the Fall!  For the record she wore the dress straight out of the dressing room!



My nephew had his eye on something too...do you think you can spot which item it was?  Leave your answer in the comments below!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday


This week's Wardrobe Wednesday is about a splash of color!  It's a great mix of pattern & punch.  Keep the majority in a monochrome palette and let your little one stand out.

Summer is a wonderful time to do your family photos while everyone is home before school revs up again in the Fall.  If you are interested in doing a family photo session, look no further!  
Contact Mary Bea Photography today.

You can find these great looks and so many more at Old Navy & Gap right now.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday

Wardrobe Wednesday


How chic is this look?  It would work great for a senior session!

Pair white jeans with shades of tan/pink top it off with a jean shirt and some sweet accessories, you will be the star of any photo session!

Get these looks & more from Levi, Madewell and Neiman Marcus.

Do you know a sweet senior looking for a shoot?  Contact us here.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Father's Day Special | Mountain View, CA


Who is the special Dad in your life?

Is he goofy?  Is he sweet or silly?  Maybe he's serious...or a total love bug.  If he is a wonderful Dad, I can guarantee you one thing, he LOVES his kids!

Whoever he is I bet you want to give him something extra special this Father's Day!  Look no  further!  Book a photo session with Mary Bea Photography before June 15th and receive a FREE 5x7 framed image with any package.



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday


Happy Wardrobe Wednesady everybody!  This week we are totally blues & greens.  Two things that I love about this look are 1) boat shoes!  Obviously, I just think they are great casual but put together look.  2)  The dress for Mom, the royal blue would be flattering on nearly every skin tone and the style is forgiving and form fitting all at once!

Thanks to I Adore Your Style for this weeks outfit inspiration.

You can find these looks and more at Old Navy and Shop Ruche.

Don't forgot to visit my site before Father's Day on 6/15 to receive a FREE desktop photo frame with ever package purchase!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday


Do you have a pro photo session coming up?  Be it head shots or family what have you.  This look is deliciously Spring.  Maybe you don't have a photo session in the near future but are just looking for a fresh new Spring look!  As many of you know, pink is my #1, it doesn't even matter the shade I JUST LOVE it!!  So this look to me, is perfectly feminine & Spring.  The shoes add such a great accent splash of color to tie it all together.  

Are you yourself a pink hater or a pink lover?  Would this look work for you, why or why not?

Head over to ShopRouche to get this look & so much more.  If you are looking for beautiful Spring photos jump over to my site, NOW! Just kidding...kinda :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Father & Son | Mountain View, CA

I had so much fun running around with this Father & Son pair last week at Shoreline Park.  Such a fun memory to have with Father's Day now just around the corner!




What is your favorite Father's Day memory?  Let me know by commenting below!

Have you picked out that perfect gift for the special Dad in your life?  It's not too late to give him the timeless gift of capturing your little one's smiles!  Call or e-mail me for more info.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday


Loving these Spring looks for family.  Casual yet coordinated, which is my favorite kind of style!  I can't say it enough but patterns are NOT your enemy when it comes to photos, that is unless they are everywhere!  Mixing some solids in with a few patterns within a coordinating color scheme really brings a look to life!  These looks at more an be found at Old Navy & Shop Rouche.  Thanks to I Adore Your Style for this latest style inspiration!

Have you booked your Spring family portrait yet?  These beautiful blooms will be gone before you know it!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Two Great Causes

Raffle ticket, anyone?




This past weekend I had the true honor & pleasure of photographing and attending two wonderful events.  The first was The Main Event, Samaritan House's annual gala benefit.  This was my second year volunteering with Samaritan House, an amazing organization that supports San Mateo County, and photographing The Main Event.  Each year it gets better and better and it was a beautiful night of great people giving to a wonderful cause.  To top it off it was their 40th Anniversary!
Dessert Dash Table

Founder John Kelley & Staff Member.
U.S. Rep Jackie Speier bestowing honors upon Samaritan House & Board President

Following this great event, was yet another great event down in Los Gatos where I had the privilege of photographing an event with Khen Rinpoche, Founder of the Siddartha School.  He travels the world teaching and sharing his wisdom with the world.  He gave a talk on attachment, shared his humor with us and guided a beautiful meditation.  Here are some shots from this once in a lifetime event.




               



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday

I have a little boy shoot coming up this weekend, so I thought this was the perfect subject for this week's Wardrobe Wednesday!



How to dress your young boy for a photo session?  Hats are always a fun edition to a shoot.  Guaranteed they will not be on their heads the WHOLE time but they do work as a fun prop, whether they are being thrown in the air or used for hide & seek!  The color scheme for this outfit is also just so fun & bright for the amazing summer like weather we are having right now!

Thanks to I Adore Your Style for the inspiration & all parts of this adorable outfit can be found at Old Navy.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Save The Date

Hello!Lucky custom Save the Date card
This whole wedding thing is starting to feel quite real!  And I am getting excited!  Save The Date cards started going out last week and we have been getting such positive feedback from our friends & family.  Many of whom said this was by far the best Save the Date they have ever seen! It wouldn't have been possible without the wonderful work of Hello!Lucky Stationary.  Eunice & Sabrina have been an absolute blast to work with and I can't wait to start designing our invitations with them!

little details
My favorite detail from the Save The Dates was our personalized stamp from Zazzle and photo by the amazingly talented & fun Mark Davidson!



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday


This palette of peachy pinks & bluesy blues gives just enough contrast while still complementing one another quite nicely creating a lovely look for family photos.

This week's great looks for your next family photo shoot come from Banana Republic (currently offering 40% off their great looks until April 21st!) & the Gap.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Special

Grab your eggs and put them in your basket because Easter is right around the corner!

As a present for you this tax season we are offering our adorable Easter themed sessions at an amazing 50% off if you book before Tax Day April 15th!

Book now, before it's too late!


Some happy Easter kiddies

Every year I looked forward to the Easter egg hunt at my grandparent's house!  We'd get all dressed up, wear our Easter hats and share our Easter basket goodies with cousins, then we'd trample through the yard to see who could find the most eggs!  

What is your favorite Easter memory?  Leave your answer in the comments below!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wardrobe Wednesday


This color combo of grays, blues & pinks makes for a gorgeous family ensemble when taking photos!  I think the little boy vest is my favorite little piece!  You can add or take away from this look in any possible way you can image and it is still going to be a lovely cohesive look.

You can find these looks and so many more at Old Navy & Shop Rouche.  Thanks to I Adore Your Style for this wonderful outfit inspiration!

It's Almost Easter


The last time I dyed Easter eggs I drizzled rubber cement on them before putting them in the dye.  Afterwards, once dry I peeled the rubber cement away and got the awesome eggs above.  

This year I felt inspired to go glittery (see below)!  I am in LOVE!  I don't see a reason to ever decorate Easter eggs any other way again!  I am also ready to put glitter on everything, it is dangerous :)  Stay tuned, I may just get more crafty as the week goes on!

Comment to let me know your favorite way to dye eggs!


For more Easter egg dying ideas check out these sites below:
  • http://thegirlinspired.com/2014/03/glitter-easter-eggs/
  • http://www.domestifluff.com/2009/04/how-to-make-sparkly-dot-easter-eggs/
  • http://www.rd.com/slideshows/homemade-easter-egg-dye/
  • http://www.livescience.com/44258-easter-eggs-natural-dyes.html