Virginia Beach Family Photographer

Photographs are one of the few tangible memories from Motherhood's fleeting moments.
My purpose is to capture some of these moments and make your life feel just a touch more beautiful in the chaos.

As a Virginia Beach Family Photographer I love to serve Mothers from their 1st precious experience of Motherhood
and each new moment and little one who enters your Motherhood journey.

From Location, styling your family, making sure you, Mama, feel beautiful, to getting your portraits printed
and in your hands, I take care of all the beautiful details! 

lifestyle family, newborn, & Maternity Photography

Book Your Session Today!

Virginia Beach Family Photographer

I'm Mary,

I wasn't in the photographs...
I was always behind the camera capturing the candid family moments on vacations, or organizing group photos at special family events. Unless I asked someone to snap a quick photo with me in it, the only memory of me from the moments were that I took the photographs. 

The Full Story »


I love all things family and capturing those moments of connection, to uplift and preserve family life, is my why.

Williamsburg Family Photographer

Virginia Beach Newborn Photographer

Virginia Beach Maternity Photographer

Virginia Beach Family Photography Portfolio

A Sandbridge Maternity Session

"I recently had a maternity session with Mary and it was the greatest experience! She is so friendly, outgoing, and she makes you feel so comfortable. She was attentive and made sure we got all the shots we wanted and more. Not to mention the pictures are amazing, I am obsessed with our gallery! I would recommend Mary Eleanor Photography for any of your photo session needs she’s amazing!"

 I am obsessed with our gallery!"

"not to mention,


A Norfolk Botanical Gardens Session

"I feel so beautiful in those pictures!!! Thank you so much Mary!!!!"

Thank you so much Mary!"

"I feel so beautiful...


A Pleasure House Point Maternity Session

"Mary was phenomenal to work with! She was professional, communicative, and so incredibly sweet. Our four-year-old did not want to participate in photos at all the evening of our shoot yet. Somehow Mary still managed to capture so many beautiful moments. We will cherish forever."

"so many beautiful moments We will cherish forever."

"Mary managed to capture"

SARAH & Josh

From session planning, styling assistance, access to client wardrobe for Mama & a seamless session;
to portrait selection and artwork creation for your home.

I believe a house becomes a home when your portraits are on the walls and little hands can turn the pages of the heirloom albums on the table!

"A bespoke session experience,
guided with care and expertise, capturing the beauty of your story."

I offer a full service Virginia Beach Family Photography experience and guide you through every step.

Let's start Planning!

I put the finishing touches on your portraits & you choose an online gallery or in-person ordering for digital selection and artwork ordering.

Post Session


Next, we get together in person or via zoom with our favorite coffees and chat about what you are looking for and start planning.

Coffee Consult


I will send you an email with all of the details.  If I sound like just the Virginia Beach Family Photographer you were hoping for we will schedule your session.

Check your Email


fill out the contact form here!

If you are looking for a beautiful Photography experience, that takes the planning off your list,



Welcome! Enter your email,
join the Signature Newsletter & get my Tips to Elevate your Cellphone Photos!

Keep in Touch

* indicates required

Intuit Mailchimp