I was recently a bride myself (9.23.22!) so being on the other side of things really gave me a new perspective and allowed me to understand what experiences are most important to couples when working with wedding vendors. I’m not sure if you realize it at this point or not, but your photographer is the vendor you spend the most time with on your big day — you’re spending a LOT of moolah —you deserve someone to be there for you in the exact way you need.

I’m Mallory!

Aka your curly headed hype woman

I’ve been photographing weddings in the midwest for the past 7 years, but will happily travel wherever you are cause adventure + exploring new places is my greatest inspiration.

For me, I always strive to be a calming + positive presence. In life in general, but especially in the chaos + stress of a wedding day.

Being a natural empath, I pick up on others feelings pretty easily (this is both a blessing and a curse - hah!) so I’m always playing on those emotions with my imagery as well using that intuition to be your support person as the day plays out. Need me to pocket your lipstick for the day? I got you. Want a glass of water before you head down the aisle? I’m already one step ahead of you. I pride myself in being much more than someone there to take your photos – I’ll be there to guide you, cheer you on, and remind you to breathe. 

You only get this moment once. Allow yourself to be present in every second of your wedding day knowing you have found a photographer you can trust to preserve it. 

How I found myself here

If you’re wondering if I always thought photography was my calling, the short answer is no. 

When I was a junior in high-school, I won an art contest that my teacher basically forced me to enter. It was a basket weaving of all things.. And to my surprise, I won. Part of the prize was a free class of my choice at Kendall, our local art college – and this is where I fell in love with the darkroom. Developing film was just as exciting as taking the photos and I believe learning film first was the reason why picking up a digital camera came so naturally to me.

(Photography is such a personal thing – I think it’s only appropriate that I get a little vulnerable with you, so that you can share your story with me.)

While I’ve always been pulled to do creative things, I came from the generation of “if you don’t go to college, you won’t be successful” so I never really saw photography being a viable career option. At 18 and barely out of highschool, I became pregnant with my first daughter. I worked a lot of really crappy jobs + I missed out on a lot of those early years struggling to make ends meet as a single mom.

It wasn’t until I had my second daughter in 2013 that I picked up my camera again. I began taking photos of my girls + posting them to social media when I started getting inquiries from friends + family to do theirs, too. What started as a fun hobby, quickly blossomed into an all-consuming passion. In 2015 I started my business shooting families and by 2017 I was shooting weddings of my own. 

Fast forward to now, I’m living the life I always dreamed of. Traveling often, camping with my little family every chance we get, and waking up everyday so incredibly grateful for the hardships that brought me here.

Some of my favorite things:

True crime
TV + Podcasts

Candles on
rainy days

Anything that gets
my adrenaline pumping


the dollar section
in Target

Camping + Hiking 
(The UP is my happy place!)