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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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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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

Cassie and Vince Glondo are a devoutly Catholic family with deep roots in Cle Elum. When I first met them, they had three children: Gracie, Dominic, and Gianna. Cassie was also expecting a fourth baby, due November 9, 2017, but as her pregnancy progressed it became clear that the baby would be arriving well before […]

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 […]

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 […]