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.
The Crowder family lives a couple of hours southeast of Cle Elum in Kennewick, Washington. But when they had a family gathering at Suncadia Resort, they decided it was the perfect opportunity to reach out to a senior photographer in Suncadia. They ultimately decided to have senior photos and add family portraits as well.
Meigan wanted a session that was unique. And, the natural beauty of this area’s mountains, evergreens, and wildflowers seemed like the perfect fit. It was important to her mom Beth to hire a professional photographer. After all, their last family portraits were more than 5 years ago.
“We have some small prints from that session but have not previously hung wall art of our family. I initially had no intention of wall art, but then I saw the photos in your office/studio. I could suddenly envision the exact place in my house to hang it, and was even able to decide on the best size to print it. The investment is 100% worth it – realizing that my girls are heading somewhere different. We will continue to gather as a family but in this next stage of their lives but this opportunity for photos may not present itself again for a long time.”
Meigan will graduate from South Ridge High School with the Class of 2022. She is still exploring her plans for life after high school. She has several interests in the medical field and will take the first few semesters of college to explore those further. Whatever Meigan decides upon, she is sure to be successful. We carefully chose the locations for her senior session to allow Meigan’s natural personality and style shine through. In addition, we wanted to highlight the different aspects of the area’s unique beauty.
“What I appreciated about these photos was that even in an unfamiliar setting, despite the fact that Meigan didn’t know you, you were able to draw out her natural smile and demeanor. It makes me tear up a little bit. When I think of Meigan she doesn’t give herself enough credit -sweet, helpful, loyal, well liked by her teachers, well rounded student and person.”
Photographing such a sweet high school senior and her family was such a pleasure. I’m already looking forward to her sister Kate’s senior photos next year. Thank you for choosing me to be your Suncadia senior photographer!
Mary Maletzke Photography
MARY MALETZKE PHOTOGRAPHY IS A LUXURY FAMILY & PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING CLE ELUM, Ellensburg, SUNCADIA, (AND BEYOND!)
We SPECIALIZE IN AN EXCLUSIVE FULL SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE beginning WITH SESSION PLANNING, STYLING AND LOCATIONS, AND CONCLUDES WITH THE CREATION OF HEIRLOOM QUALITY FINE ART FOR FAMILIES TO ENJOY IN THEIR HOME FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
So beautiful! ❤️
Working with the Crowder girls was a true joy!
We loved every minute of working with Mary. She captured Meigan beautifully. Can’t wait to return next year for my younger daughters Senior photos. ❤️
Thank you so much, Beth! I was my honor. And, I am already looking forward to a second round of senior photos as well!
Beautiful photos of a beautiful young lady.
Wishing her well in her new adventure and that the Lord keeps His angles about her.