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Mary Maletzke

Photography Journal

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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When it comes to creating gorgeous family portraits, what you’re wearing is just as important as all the other details such as: lighting, location, and posing. But when it comes to selecting outfits for family photos it can feel like an overwhelming experience. Should everyone match? What colors work best? How much is too much? […]


Matthew Lundh is a father and husband who wears many hats: Small business owner of a digital creative agency, Cle Elum Planning Commissioner, Rotarian, board member, entrepreneur, and church volunteer. But if you were to spend any amount of time with Matthew you would quickly realize that all of the hats he wears have a […]

Personal Branding

Sarah actually reached out to me because someone in a Cle Elum Facebook group had asked for a local photographer and a number of amazing people recommended me. One of the greatest gifts to a photographer is being recommended by clients and friends! At the time Sarah was looking for business portraits for her real […]


As a photography mentor, I am often asked what is in my camera bag and I’m always more than happy to share! It’s fun to peek inside another photographers bag and maybe even get new ideas for gear. But I also feel like it’s important to remember that at the end of the day, it isn’t […]


    I was honored to first photograph Patti Gomes during her maternity portraits about a year ago, and then more recently her daughter’s newborn portraits. So I was exceptionally excited to work with her again during her personal branding photography session. My goal for her business portraits was to showcase the many hats she […]

Personal Branding

When I partnered with the historic Cle Elum Bakery on a Commercial Photography project I had no idea what was in store for me. Spending hours surrounded by the aroma of freshly baked loaves of french bread, donuts, and pastries was a true test of willpower and endurance. A few good pastries were lost forever […]

Commercial Photography

Chloe is a senior at Cle Elum Roslyn High School, class of 2019. She came to me to for her senior portraits and she was so much fun to work with. I loved her sense of style and instantly knew she needed an urban, edgy vibe for at least some of her portraits. For her senior photos, we […]


I can’t imagine what was going through the minds of Karter Larimer’s parents when he was born at just 2lbs 4 ozs. I can’t imagine the combination of fear and joy they faced the first time they looked at their newborn. What it was like while they watched him spend the first 77 days of […]


  Every once in a while I get to meet a senior that I wish I had known when I was in high school. Riley McDaniel is one of those girls that you just know is going places in the world while holding onto all the right values. During her senior photography session, I wanted […]


I first met Melissa Bergren when she chose me to photograph her business portraits for her work as a mortgage lender for Evergreen Home loans out of Ellensburg and Cle Elum. We had a wonderful time at her session and I got to know what a genuinely nice person Melissa was! She’s the type of woman […]