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"Working with Mara is convenient and professional. She was always available to discuss our needs and listened to our opinions and ideas, even when I got a little “Type A”.  She is easy going, even when the flow of the wedding got a little crazy and we are already discussing working with her again." -Kayla

"Mara is an excellent photographer.  We felt like she was a part of the family. She was very professional, courteous, and polite. She is excellent at what she does!! I would recommend her and I will use her for another upcoming event!!  Thanks Mara for doing an excellent job in covering our wedding!!!" -Hope

"Mara, I just wanted to Thank You again for the great job you did at our wedding reception.  You really came through for us at the last minute, after our original photographer informed us 2 days prior to our event that she was unable to make it.  The pictures you took were beautiful, and you were very gracious, accommodating and easy to work with.  My husband and I appreciated your efforts and would definitely recommend you to anyone in need of a good photographer!!" -Terri

"My fiancé and I were so pleased with our experience during the engagement session with Mara. My fiancé and I currently live in Boston but are getting married in the Washington DC area. Mara was so accommodating, creative, flexible and funny. When she first called to introduce herself and to hear some of our ideas, she was very professional and open to hearing our vision. Two days before we were about to travel to DC Mara called to let us know that it was going to rain on the day we selected. She was really flexible about changing the date, time and location. We were fortunate to have her as our photographer. On the day of our engagement session, we were late after being rerouted several times by our GPS. We called Mara to explain that we were running late and she was very understanding to our tardiness. Once we arrived, I was frustrated due to the late arrival but Mara welcomed us with a smile and a few jokes to lighten the mood. The session went well and the pictures came out amazing. We highly recommend her to future brides and grooms and anyone seeking a great photographer. Thanks Mara!" -Jordan

"Mara got a lot of great shots and was very creative when lighting wasn't favorable. We are pleased with the quality of photos from out daughter's wedding. She was punctual, didn't miss any important moments of the wedding/reception. I also appreciated how she interviewed us beforehand about what we wanted, asked for sample pictures of what we were going for, and stayed in touch until the big day." -Alexis

"It was a pleasure to have worked with Mara for our wedding. When we had our engagement photo shoot, it was awesome. We had no doubt she will do a fantastic job during our wedding. Mara is a great photographer with an open mind. She is receptive to new ideas and always wanted to do what will make her clients happy.

We had a great time with her on our wedding day. She cooperated with our large guests and attended to all our requests. Mara made sure that our day was a memorable one. Even though we had our native dialect spoken during some parts of our wedding ceremony, she embraced it with joy and worked very well around it. We look forward to seeing our final pictures. We hope to work with you again in the future. Thank you soo much for everything Mara. We had soo much fun with you." -Adwoa

"I recently used Mara to take the photos at my wedding.  She showed up early and got straight to work taking pictures of us all getting ready and I was so happy when she was able to get some great pictures of me with my dogs while I was in my dress.  She was always willing to work with what I wanted and got the shots that were needed even though we ran short on time.  Mara was able to think quickly when it was still raining after the ceremony and found new places to take the pictures and they turned out great!!!! I am very happy with Mara and all of the pictures that she took and I would recommend her." -Jodi

"First of all we must say wow after reviewing our wedding photos. We saw an example of what Mara was bringing to the table with our engagement pictures. Our wedding photos are flawless and we have received nothing but compliments. We are able to relive our wonderful day just from the photos we see. Every single photo whether portrait-like or candid has us eager to frame them all over our home. Throughout the night and next day we received compliments about Mara and the biggest was she was not blocking the way of events, which they felt a lot of photographers do during a wedding. She allowed us to voice our opinion on photos we would like capture and best of all was we felt comfortable with her. She incorporated some of our wedding props with our rings, vows and etc, which we loved. We look back at photos and make comments about the perfect angle and how happy we were that she captured such a photo that we did not realize until now would be such an important memory to us.  If it were our choice we would have Mara photograph all our future life events, she truly is a one of a kind photographer and knows what she is doing." -Niecy

"Mara did an amazing job on my engagement photos! They were absolutely stunning! I was crying before the shoot but you could not even tell! She very calm and knows how to pose you. I highly recommend Mara to do your engagement photos and wedding :)." -Mary

"Mara did amazing work for our engagement and wedding photography! Her quality and professionalism is impeccable. Highly recommend. xoxo" -Danielle

"Mara was great!!! My pictures were fantastic and came out really well." -Christopher

"Mara was amazing with my husband and I from the start. We went to an open house at The Pros where they had many different vendors for video, photography, deejay. etc. When meeting the vendors as well as looking over their work, we thought Mara stood out by the gorgeous photos she took but also how personable she was. We selected a package that included both engagement and wedding photos and Mara was to be our photographer for both. Both my husband and I were pretty clueless at the time about photos "What should we do? wear? Where should we do it? etc" flooding poor Mara with questions. She however, gave us clear direction as to each and every aspect of what we needed to worry about as well as what we needed to communicate to her (like time, location etc.) At the engagement shoot, she made us feel at ease, which is difficult for two people who hate being in front of a camera. And our shoot was not a run-of-the-mill shoot. We (probably I) decided to be ambitious and request the session be split up between 3 different locations all in a couple mile radius, telling a story, if you will :) . Mara didn't stress us about time, though these were busy places with limited parking during rush hour. In fact, at times when I was looking at the clock, anxious, Mara, completely professional, was more interested in making sure the shots were great. As a result, it turned out beautifully, more so that I could've imagined. I know this review is long and I am almost done, but I couldn't leave without speaking about the wedding. Mara was fantastic under pressure, and having to rally a large wedding party and even larger groups for family photos, she never once showed if she was frustrated with us. Though young, she managed to have an air of authority to keep everyone organized and on task. The shots at the wedding, just like at the engagement shoot, were thoughtful, creative, poignant, just outstanding. I can't say enough about Mara and highly recommend her!!" -Kelsey

"I would recommend Mara for any event. She was very professional and took great pictures!" -Rosita

"Mara was our wedding photographer.  She was always there to communicate about our expectations and she made sure that the shots we wanted were taken. She was well organized in photographing our busy wedding day. Whenever guests were taking pictures with us with their phones or cameras, Mara was there to take pictures of us as well. She was full of energy and knew how to get people to pose their best. When the pictures came out we were happy with them. I am glad that the happy memories of our wedding were captured forever through her photography." -Prasanna

"It was a great pleasure to have Mara photograph our wedding on June 8th, 2014. My wife and I got married on a Sunday morning in our hometown, Baltimore, MD. The day was clear and we couldn't have asked for nicer weather. We were very impressed by Mara's abilities as a photographer and as an artist, especially when we took family photos in the shadow of a building, against a backlit view of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. With Mara's technical knowhow and an eye for detail, the pictures that morning came out absolutely perfect. After the morning shots we had a wonderful ceremony and reception. The photos captured every moment that we had hoped would be captured. There were photos of family, candid shots of us (the groom and bride), and some great action shots of all the ensuing fun. We highly recommend Mara for all her skill and creative expertise." -Elliott

"Our photographer Mara did a fantastic job! She was so nice and friendly, yet professional. She listened to our needs and took the photos that meant the most to us. Thanks to her we have beautiful memories from beginning to end of our wedding!" -Sophia

"If you’re looking for a professional photographer, chances are you can find one anywhere. What you cannot find as easily, is a professional photographer who seems to be having as much fun as you are. It doesn’t take long to realize Mara loves what she does, and that she does an awesome job at it. Along with her passion, Mara has a broad professional spectrum that allows for a creative, unique, one-of-a- kind experience.  My wife and I hired Mara to take our engagement photos and also for our wedding day. We cannot express enough what an amazing job she did.  Before the wedding day Mara takes time to discuss what photos are important to you and ensures that you get exactly what you want.  During the wedding day she is able to capture everything without even seeming like she is there.  Her attention to detail and keen eye for a photo opportunity produces beautiful pictures that you will treasure for a lifetime.  We would recommend her to anyone!

Thank you so much Mara!" - Rob

"Mara is an amazing photographer!  She is very easy to work with and continues to work around our hectic work schedules. We were always able to contact her when we had any questions or comments and she would always respond promptly! She is very professional, kind, and understanding. Her work also displays the same amazing attributes, the pictures are beautifully captured and she always finds a way to capture those special moments that we feel everyone must see. At her photography shoots she always made us feel comfortable with different poses, she would make us laugh when she knew we felt awkward, and continued to think of new ways to improve our poses and our initial ideas. All in all, Mara is a wonderful photographer, she has a great personality, awesome ideas, and spectacular work! We are sure that we will continue to use her for future endeavors and tell others about her work as well! Thanks Mara!" -Nicole

"We loved Mara and we hope to have her again for the wedding day. She was so fun to be around and the pictures are amazing. We love them and so does our family. Thank you for your help! We have really enjoyed working with you Mara." -Lindsay

"Mara was absolutely perfect! This was for a surprise engagement at a local outdoor ice skating rink. She made me so comfortable ironing out the fine details for the perfect shot! Mara was very professional, accommodating, and organized throughout the entire process. The pictures came out more stunning than I could have ever imagined!"-Ben

"When we first decided to attend a showcase to look for photographer we had a person of interest that we wanted to check out. When we actually visited the showcase that’s we came across Mara. Mara’s personality alone is what attracted us to her. Mara seemed to be very into the whole wedding theme and very excited to talk about people’s weddings and ideas. Mara is the only photographer we came across who didn’t see photography as just a job but a as an interest, a hobby, a piece of art. That’s exactly what we were looking for, someone who is going to take the time and put in the effort to make our pictures beautiful and give us the best results you could ever imagine. After talking with Mara for a few minutes and looking over her galleries we were sold, 100%. We didn’t even waste our time looking into any other photographers after meeting with Mara. We had a huge wedding party (Bride, Groom, 7 Groomsmen, 7 Bridesmaids, 2 Ring Bearers, Flower Girl, and both sets of parents); and we thought going into this we would have some issues with getting people in line to get those perfect pictures but Mara stepped up to the plate, took on the challenge and captured every moment we could ever ask for. Taking the wedding pictures were stress free and so much easier than we thought it would be because Mara wasn’t scared to take on any of our request and she took charge when needed, she even laid on the ground to get the angles needed to capture great pictures. I could not have asked for a better photographer who was so into what they do and made it fun for everybody. You can tell that Mara took the time to make every single picture look the best it could have possibly looked. I would recommend Mara to anybody in the world because that’s how confidence we are that she will make every photo stand out better than any other photographer can." -Denny  

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