who is Mary

"I'm just a girl with a camera living in nashville with her husband, 3 kids and a passion to capture real & authentic moments."

Whether working in the commercial space, photographing a wedding or family session, my goal always remains the same. Capturing the fleeting moments that you see as simply ordinary to tell the bigger story for you to remember years to come.
It is through authentic connections that lead to me truly preserving time as I chase your little kiddos around the backyard capturing their sweet giggles, innocent faces & heartfelt candid moments. I believe it will be these images that will be treasured by future generation.

My mission

YES, we grab that shot first, but it's in those "rolling on the floor" or "chasing your little sister" moments where we document the essence and innocence of where your story is right now. To create raw emotion, we have to give it permission to live freely. 

With over 10 years in the industry, I have streamlined my processes to allow me to dive deep into building connections with my clients and making them feel comfortable and confident. I don't expect my clients to show up dressed to the nines just to grab a traditional "everyone look here" portrait.


recent press

Turkish-t, client

"I almost hate to tell anyone, MC is my hidden gem. Her natural, carefree style, has been instrumental in helping tell our story so organically. She has an innate ability to see the story before its told and to capture it while its being lived. The real story telling is portrayed in her beautiful finished products. She has been a true gift to us"

Alabaster Walnut designs, client

"It was obvious that Mary has a keen eye and great technical skills. We have utilized her on several sessions and she always blows us away with her imagery. The icing on the cake is how quickly she gets the finished product back. She has made the booking process so easy and efficient through her website. Mary Craven’s easygoing demeanor takes the stress out of the process and I always look forward to the next shoot because it is like getting together with a friend. ."

Red leaf interiors, client

"Mary Craven is magical. Whether she is photographing my family or my work, she always captures more than just a picture. She captures a feeling. She captures the story. Her crisp, clean aesthetic and love of natural light make every photo feel dreamy. 
She is an absolute joy to work with, making our shoots always easy and fun. Thank you Mary for always delivering the most beautiful and timeless photos."

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