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Mary Maletzke

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If you're into photos that feel as real as you are, you want your memories made to last, and heirloom artwork for your walls, keep scrolling, I can't wait to meet you. 

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Kristina Ribellia contacted me for professional branding photos that could reflect the body of her new online platform, Western Water Market. Kristina came to the Kittitas Valley from Seattle in 1999 to attend Central Washington University and never went back.  Like so many of us who call the Central Cascades home, she fell in love […]

Let me introduce you to Maddie Hegg, a senior at Cle Elum Roslyn High School class of 2020. Maddie moved to Cle Elum from Tacoma, at the beginning of her freshman year. Maddie is not only a great student, but an incredibly talented musician. She is in both the band and jazz band at the […]

For over 100 years, Cle Elum Bakery has been a staple on 1st street. Each morning the smells of freshly baked bread and coffee waft in and out of its doors as locals stop by on their way to work. For over 70 of those years, the bakery has been owned by The Osmonovich family […]

If there are two individuals who thoroughly embody the spirit of the Central Cascades, it’s Lisa and Jared Bronkema. Both educators, they moved to Cle Elum nearly a decade ago and quickly ingrained themselves in our community. Lisa is an outstanding educator and has taught both of my kids. She also has a great sense […]

One of the best feelings as a photographer is getting a client who is excited for the all inclusive, full senior portrait experience. When Val contacted me about senior portraits for her daughter Mesha, she was most excited about the experience. “I appreciated how much the entire experience was all inclusive; from arranging for hair […]

As I sit here in our local Cle Elum Bakery (sipping the coffee that was waiting for me before I even walked in the door) I look ahead to one of the busiest weeks of the year for many of us business owners. In the weeks leading up to this, it was easy to get […]

If you have followed my photography journey for any length of time, you will have noticed my deep love and appreciation for printed artwork. It’s for this and numerous other reasons, that I say Wendie Kelly is the type of client every photographer dreams about. Wendie first contacted me about scheduling family portraits in Cle […]

It’s November in Cle Elum and that means we’re right in the middle of the busy season for photographers! Our schedules are jam-packed with families coming together to update their annual portraits. While our days may be chaos and coffee courses through our veins, this is also the highlight of our entire year. I get […]

Those first few weeks with a new baby are so precious. It’s incredible to think about how much your newborn will change in the coming weeks, months and years ahead. It’s one of the reasons newborn photography is so special to me. Why? Because I know that 5, 10, or 20 years from now, the […]

The senior year is a bittersweet moment for many parents. It’s filled with so many lasts in your child’s life at the same time they’re preparing for so many firsts. As parents, we are going through a lot these things for the very first time, too! Which is why I put together this helpful guide […]