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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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Let me introduce you to Maddie Hegg, a senior at Cle Elum Roslyn High School class of 2020. Maddie moved to Cle Elum from Tacoma, at the beginning of her freshman year. Maddie is not only a great student, but an incredibly talented musician. She is in both the band and jazz band at the […]

One of the best feelings as a photographer is getting a client who is excited for the all inclusive, full senior portrait experience. When Val contacted me about senior portraits for her daughter Mesha, she was most excited about the experience. “I appreciated how much the entire experience was all inclusive; from arranging for hair […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Senior portraits are about celebrating a life stage – for many of you, your entire senior year is filled with milestones. Each one worth noting and celebrating in many ways, including a senior photography session. Your senior year is about being on the cusp of something great – your future! But your senior picture session […]