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Mary Maletzke




Whether I’m stretched out under the Milky Way on a summer evening, having my daily coffee at the historic Cle Elum Bakery, or at the rodeo with family, I live for this American West. If you're into photography designed to hang on your wall forever and you want your memories made to last, keep scrolling, I can't wait to meet you. 

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Hi, I'm Mary Maletzke

Luxury photographer in
Cle Elum, WA

I specialize in timeless, fine art photography and my passion is combining traditional and lifestyle portraiture while photographing families, seniors, maternity and branding clients in Cle Elum, Washington and surrounding areas. 

what I'm known for:

Savoring memories is part of my heritage. I am blessed to have photographs of my ancestors dating back to the mid-1800s. After losing my mother, these printed photographs are the keepsakes I treasure most. She documented our life and legacy and cultivated my love of history and photography for many years. Her portraits take me back in time for a short, sweet, moment; they are a gift I have learned to appreciate so much.

20 years ago, I arrived in the PNW and just a few short years ago moved to the Central Cascades. In my heart, this little spot in the Cascades has been home forever. 


Mary Maletzke Photography is a luxury family and personal branding photographer based in Cle Elum, Washington. Mary serves Cle Elum, and it's surrounding areas and specializes in an exclusive full service  photography experience starting with session planning, styling and locations, and ending with creating heirloom quality fine art for families to enjoy for generations to come.

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Specialing in an Exclusive

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We believe in heirlooms.

what makes us different

When you book your session with Mary Maletzke, you can expect a luxury photography experience. From beginning to end I'll guide you towards planning your dream portraits, wedding photography or branding session and helping you select how you will display them in your home.

Do you want a custom experience like this for your family?

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The images Mary created far exceeded anything we imagined. My family was initially nervous - Mary and her assistant set us at ease and brought out the best in us! We could not be happier with her absolute professionalism, level of preparedness, and ability to deliver outstanding work. I can't wait to display our album and hang these images on our walls!

 I can't wait to display our album and hang these images on our walls!


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 A birth of a child, a graduation, an engagement, a family event, or a special moment in time to remember. It is in the art of capturing these moments, that a photographer takes the business of photography, and builds it into a business of memories. That is exactly what Mary Maletzke Photography does. We had the pleasure of working with Mary on our engagement and wedding photos. From the first conversations of what we invisioned our photos to look like, through the intimate settings for the pictures, to the final edited photo... Mary was by our side throughout the entire process. The end result was a final presentation that brought tears to our eyes. Mary's professionalism, knowledge, calm demeanor, creative mindset and education, were the key ingredients that made our photography experience one that will last forever. We are reminded of this every time we see Mary's photographs on the walls of our home. 

"Life is about capturing the moments in time that change us forever.


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Cle Elum, WA

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