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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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The idea of starting a wedding planning business began 24 hours after Sarah St. Laurent experienced her own fairytale wedding. There was something about the way the day felt magical that made Sarah want to turn it into a career. When starting your own business there are so many exciting aspects: choosing a name, creating […]

Personal Branding

The month of May is known for a few things. For starters, there’s the old adage “April showers bring May flowers.” Reminding us that May is a time for renewal and growth. Of course, May is also known for Mother’s Day. For some of us, both of these bring happy thoughts. But for many others, Mother’s […]


When Kristin Jeffries contacted me for updated personal branding photography she knew that she wanted her photos to be different from your standard headshot. If you’ve ever obtained a mortgage you know that it requires an immense amount of paperwork and numbers are everything. It can also be a stressful experience for the average home […]

Personal Branding

Think about the last time you had a job interview or met up with a potential client or business partner. How much time and care did you spend getting ready for your meeting? You probably put some effort into carefully selecting your clothing, your hair (and maybe your makeup). That’s because as business people we […]

Personal Branding

Justin and Jessica have perhaps one of the most unique engagement stories I have heard. He lives in Oklahoma and she lives in Florida. By chance, they met on a skydiving adventure and immediately bonded over their combined interested in aviation.  She is a flight attendant and he has his private pilot’s license. Honestly, what are […]

Engagement Sessions

If you have found yourself on this page, it’s likely that you’ve inquired about booking a portrait session with me.  The very first step in our process is a pre-consultation at my Cle Elum photography studio.  Come on in, have some coffee, and let’s plan!  If you are not available to meet in person before your […]


Photographers all begin their journeys in different ways, for different reasons.  I think my passion for photography, in part, came from losing my parents early in life. I doubt that when my mother passed away she realized that my most prized possession would become a collection of family photographs dating back to the mid-1800s.  Every […]

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