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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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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 […]

Newborn and Maternity

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 […]


One of the things I love about being a photographer is that I spend quite a bit of time getting to know my clients.  I get to photograph many of my clients through multiple stages of life, as their family grows and they reach new personal and professional milestones. I thought it might be fun […]

About Me

For many of my senior clients and families, the fall seems to be the most common time of year to think about scheduling senior portraits. But did you know that the best time to book your senior photo session is the summer before you start your senior year?? Crazy right? Actually, not really!  Here are just […]


One of the things I enjoy most about my job as a senior photographer in Cle Elum, is getting to know what my senior clients are passionate about. Growing up in the Central Cascades, it’s rare to meet a senior that doesn’t have a love for the great outdoors. Niko Bennet is no exception. A […]


When I sat down with Rosie’s family at our senior photo consultation our goal was to create a senior photography experience with multiple sessions during the different seasons. We traveled all over the Central Cascades throughout the year chasing cherry blossoms in Zillah, wildflowers in Ellensburg and taking advantage of the snow in Cle Elum […]


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? […]