Mary Maletzke


 Wa based photographer
serving cle elum, ellensburg & Suncadia

20 years ago, I arrived in the PNW and just a few short years ago moved to the Central Cascades. In my heart, this little spot in the Cascades has been home forever. 

Savoring memories is part of my heritage. I am blessed to have photographs of my ancestors dating back to the mid-1800s. After losing my parents, these printed photographs are the keepsakes I treasure most. My parents documented our life and legacy and cultivated my love of history and photography for many years. Those portraits take me back in time for a short, sweet, moment; they are a gift I have learned to appreciate so much.

Mary Maletzke Photography




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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. But my path to becoming a photographer in Cle Elum was wide and winding, and my calling came from my family history combined with becoming a step mom to two amazing kids.

Blog Post: Meet Your Photographer, Mary Maletzke

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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 the gear that matters as much as the knowledge to use it and the eye behind the lens.


Blog Post: Whats In my camera bag

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 to share some of the things you might not learn about me during the course of our work together!

Blog Post: 15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About me

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Kristina R.

"You offer top quality and professional branding photos. Your level of care and customer service & who you are as a person makes it such an enjoyable experience. You bring life to my brand because you take the time to understand it. "

Lisa H.

"I chose you because I think you are the best in the area. You have an amazing talent and we trusted you to capture her. And we were right because they turned out amazing. Lastly, I love that you are a print photographer. So often we have our photos on our phone or computer – but print photography is a lost art."

Val w.

"The all inclusive experience is phenomenal! From make up, hair and wardrobe, to location, weather and poses, Mary's coordination, planning and execution is extraordinary. She captures more than just exceptional photos - she captures feelings, moments, and life."