mary likens

ABOUT

I'm Mary- locally grown on the Space Coast. I'm a wife to an engineer and a brand new mama to twin boys. I'd like to think I'm a cool mom. The last 6 years of my life were spent in the classroom as a local teacher. Life is WAY too short so I decided to jump into a profession which I loved. Balancing two careers was lots of fun but raising my boys and capturing memories are my full-time jobs now.

My photography journey began when I purchased my first "real camera" in high school. After years of taking photography courses, shooting engagements, family shoots, and couples for fun; I decided to take the advice of those around me and grow a business.

I understand that not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera. I tend to gravitate towards the back of the camera rather than the front myself.  This has helped me to work with clients on comfortable and natural poses that work for them. One of my main priorities (besides producing quality work) is making sure the photo experience is fun and personalized.

I find joy in what I do and would love to be there for you and capture the real, raw, and sometimes weird feelings.

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LET'S CHAT

GET TO KNOW ME

Shooting at sunrise or sunset?


This one is tough! It really depends on a few things: -Availability of the photographer AND the client -Personal preference of the client -Warmer (sunset) or cooler (sunrise) preference of the client -The time of year If I had to choose one I would choose sunset because I tend to gravitate towards the warmer side of photos.




What's in my camera bag?


I shoot with a Canon R6. Mirrorless has been a game changer! My second camera is a Canon 5D MIII. Lenses: 35mm 1.4 (This one is my jam!) 50mm 1.4 85mm 1.4 24-70 2.8




How would I describe my editing style?


The best way to describe my style would be warm and bright (ish). I love the colors that I work with BUT I try to keep images closer to natural. When you print your wedding photos, I don't wish for them to look like they have a filter overtop.




What is my favorite event to shoot?


My personal favorite would have to be weddings (even though I do love all types of sessions). I love running around to capture moments from one of your most amazing days. If you're okay with your photographer dancing across the dance floor capturing your memories, I'm your girl! But seriously, I can give you ALL of the suggestions for songs to get your guests out of their seats!




What is the ONE song that gets your guests/photographer on the dance floor every time?


I Wanna Dance With Somebody -Whitney Houston Trust me.