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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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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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]