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.
I met the Blackford family in 2015 when our daughters played club volleyball together. Madison always stood out as a consistent, hard-working player so I was honored when Candi and Roy chose me in their search for a senior photographer in Ellensburg.
Madison Blackford is a senior at Ellensburg High School, Class of 2022. Madi has played volleyball since she was 11 years old. In addition she is also an avid skier and took up the sport of golf last year. Madi also loves being outdoors whether that is paddle boarding, camping, hiking, or just spending time with her family.
As a person recovering from an eating disorder, Madi is a fighter. Recovery is neither linear nor exact. It’s an uphill climb and a conscious battle every single day. While other kids are focusing on school, and sports and boys, Madi has done all of that AND continued to work towards recovery. Inspired by her own path to wellness she would like to attend nursing school so that she can work with kids who have eating disorders. Although she has not yet decided where she will attend, she is considering Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.
“Her dad and I encourage her that the sky is the limit – she can do anything that she sets her mind to. We are so proud of the young woman that she is becoming and are amazed at the progress that she has made. Considering all that she has gone through she is a determined fighter, who takes one day at a time. She is a very smart girl and works hard for the things that she wants.”
It was important to me as a photographer to show Madison what an incredible young woman she was. I wanted to highlight her natural vivaciousness while also showing off her passion for volleyball. Candi loved allowing her to experience multiple settings that captured who she is and her personality.
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.
Oh wow! What wonderful photos – how can you capture a person’s heart and beauty – well this is how! I was going to say Maddie is a beautiful girl – because she’ll always be my second grader – but I will change that to a beautiful, wonderful young woman, who will conquer the world!
Mary~ You captured my beautiful daughter in such an amazing way! The multiple photo sessions and the ability to read her like I do! When it was a “I’m done moment!” You knew. That says so much about how invested you are in this process. The blog is perfect and speaks true to our hearts❤. We are so thankful that you were able to be with us on this part of her journey~ Words cant express how thankful we are for you! You do amazing work! I am speechless and a little teary. ❤