Best of Zola 2023

Erienne + Austin

Where do I even begin with Mary Rose, I seriously wish I could give her so many more stars than 5. If you’re on the hunt for a wedding photographer please stop searching and book Mary now!! She was truly such a dream to work with. My husband and I booked her for our engagement session and our wedding day. From our very first meeting I knew she was the photographer for us. She is so personable, knowledgeable, and even better fun! She listened to all of our wants and needs and gave us so many wonderful suggestions on how to make our dream even better. Our engagement session took place in our home and she made the drive out the Indiana to make sure we had what we wanted. She spent the entire wedding day with us and made sure she captured every shot we asked for even they weren’t the traditionally wedding photo. She made our entire wedding party feel so comfortable and made the day so great! Her edits were amazing and her photos were a dream. For us our photo’s were the top priority for our wedding and she went above and beyond for us. Her communication was fantastic before and after the wedding. Receiving all of our photos/albums was such an easy process. There was no crazy download process or complications, our album site is so easy to use. She answered every email I sent within a timely manner even after our wedding. I seriously can’t say enough wonderful things about her. We 100% will be using Mary in the future for any family pictures!!

Will + Amy

From the moment we met Mary Rose we knew we had to have her be part of our wedding day. Mary Rose’s work speaks for itself, every photo is breathtaking. We truly could not be happier with our photos from our engagement shoot and wedding day. We’re able to relive our special day with our wedding album included in her package. Not only are her photos beautiful, but Mary Rose herself is incredible. She was so fun to work with and keeps your day moving seamlessly. We were effected by Covid as many have been, Mary Rose was beyond flexible, patient, and understanding. Book her now!

Kelsey + Steve

Mary Rose is THE BEST. She shot both engagement photos and our wedding day for us, and was an absolute pleasure both times. My husband and I aren’t quite naturals in front of the camera, so having someone calming and fun, who could also give good direction, was really important to us. Mary Rose is exactly that. She’s both laid back and enthusiastic, she gives you direction but doesn’t stage too much. And what you get is some amazing photos! We LOVED all of our photos, and really appreciated how much she listened to what we wanted for the day. A big thank you to Mary Rose!!

Paige + Matt

5 stars is truly not enough for Mary Rose! She was absolutely incredible to work with and I cannot recommend her enough. From start to finish, Mary Rose went above and beyond what is expected from a photographer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and patient with us throughout the process. Seeing the sneak peak of our wedding day photos made my jaw drop and I am so happy she perfectly captured our wedding day. We cannot thank you enough!

Brett + Rachel

If you’re looking for fantastic photos and a wonderful person to work with, Mary Rose is the one. From our first interaction, she was accommodating of our ideas while providing inspiration and guidance along the way. Mary Rose is the most organized photographer I’ve ever met and on our wedding day she made things so easy for us. She makes it comfortable and seamless to shoot with her and had us at ease throughout the entire process. We absolutely loved working with her both for our engagement and wedding photos, and highly recommend her to anyone. Even our guests and bridal party remarked at how wonderful she was and the photos we received the next day are remarkably stunning. 10/10 would recommend and look forward to working with Mary Rose again in the future.

Danielle + Joey

I cant say enough good things about Mary!!! 5 stars doesn’t even come close to describing how amazing she is. From the start she has been nothing short of incredible. We booked Mary for our wedding pretty much as soon as we got engaged. I wanted to make sure I had the best of the best photographer and we DEFINITELY did. She kept me so calm through the entire day and the weeks leading up to it. She made sure I didn’t feel rushed, she kept everything running smoothly, even when it was pouring down rain and we had to delay our outdoor photos she kept the mood light and didn’t make me stress at all. The whole day flew by but I can guarantee she captured every moment beautifully. I would blindly trust Mary to photograph any event. Seriously, you need Mary for your wedding! We absolutely love her!

Connor + Molly

Mary Rose is the absolute best!!!!!! I received so many compliments from my family and friends regarding the photo quality and her overall vibe at the wedding. My bridal party raved about her personality and she made everyone feel 100% comfortable. She did an amazing job navigating a variety of personalities and ensuring we got the photos we wanted. The timeline flowed seamlessly! Not to mention I received my edited photos soooo quickly! I received all my photos within a month from my wedding. I can not recommend Mary Rose enough. Book Mary Rose it will be the best decision you make in the vendor selection process!!!!

TJ + Morgan

Mary Rose was AMAZING! I am so in love with my wedding photos!! She has been so great to work with since first meeting with her, everything was very organized and she made the process very easy. She kept us on our timeline throughout the day and captured the best moments from our wedding!! I would highly recommend her to anyone!!

Sean + Sara

Book Mary Rose right now. From our engagement shoot to wedding photos, she is a miracle worker. Mary Rose turned our rainy (partially outdoor) wedding into a dream, not only producing amazing photos but also incorporating umbrellas in almost every picture due to the weather. She’s amazing to work with, based on he work and personality alike!My husband and I asked for a photographer and received a Wonder Woman out of Mary Rose.

Pete + Lauren

Mary Rose was excellent to work with from our first meeting to our wedding day and then some! She knows what she is talking about when it comes to the timeline the day of and worked well with all of our other vendors. She made my not so thrilled husband feel comfortable in front of the camera. Our photos (engagement & wedding) are beautiful and truly capture us. The quality of her work and her products are wonderful, I almost feel like I shouldn’t touch our wedding album it is so pretty! We could not be more thankful for her work, we are so happy we chose to work with her!

Rob + Rachel

Mary Rose shot our wedding in May of 2019 and she was truly amazing! I seriously cannot recommend her enough! It was a joy working with her during the entire process of planning, on the day, and even reviewing and selecting photos for our printed album. Everyone that was part of the pictures still make comments to us about how easy she was to work with on the wedding day, making everyone comfortable and making sure everyone was where they needed to be. She was timely with delivering the photos to us and everything she captured was a thousand times better that we could have ever hoped for. Do yourself a favor and book her right now!

Katsuhiko + Lauren

Mary Rose was an exceptional photographer! She was very organized, punctual, and effective at managing our photo schedule throughout our wedding day. She went above and beyond to capture the best photos and even helped out with some of our ceremony preparations. Our entire wedding party enjoyed working with her. We are thrilled with our photos and very happy with the overall experience of working with Mary Rose!

Alex + Maggie

Mary Rose is FABULOUS! She makes you feel so comfortable throughout the whole process, and especially on the big day. She has a real eye for different angles and is not afraid to spontaneously try something fun to get a cool shot. Mary Rose is fun, friendly, flexible, and worth every penny!

Brett + Suman

Mary Rose was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. She was very responsive, gave great advice, patient while we struggled with setting up times to meet and making our decisions, and absolutely amazing on our actual wedding day. She helped wrangle family members, kept us on schedule, and made my husband and I feel at ease throughout the day. I am so glad we hired her and am absolutely thrilled with our wedding pictures.

Joe + Marissa

Mary Rose is simply amazing! She took the time to speak with me multiple times before I chose her, she was very responsive every step of the way, and I loved how every call was a FaceTime with her. It felt so much more personal. My husband loved not only her but her assistant and multiple people in my family went out of their way to mention how they enjoyed Mary Rose. She took charge when I needed her to and remembered detail pictures I didn’t and listened when I needed to stress a shot or lack of shot I wanted. While I thoroughly enjoyed working with her, I wanted to wait to see our photos and album before I left a review. I am just in love with our pictures. Mary Rose did an amazing job of capturing our love and silliness all day long. She worked with me to further edit pictures and create a photo Album of our dreams. I couldn’t recommend her more! Both my siblings used the same photographer and I was expected to follow suit. I felt an instant connection to Mary Rose leading me to break tradition and I couldn’t be happier. Also, if you want any outdoor photos, you be silly to look anywhere else.

Ti + Rosa

Working with Mary Rose was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding! From the minute we met with her, we knew she was the photographer for us. Her professionalism, paired with her sweet personality, was exactly what we were looking for. Both our engagement and our wedding photos were breathtaking. It was truly amazing how beautiful our pictures came out. Mary Rose has an amazing eye and we were so pleased with the moments she captured during this important time in our lives. Through our experience, we feel like we had the pleasure of not only working with a talented photographer, but also we made a great friend through the process! You will not regret working with Mary Rose – she’s the best!

Justin + Samantha

We hired Mary Rose for our wedding last summer in Clinton, IA, and with about a year’s perspective on our experience, I cannot recommend Mary Rose highly enough.

She was absolutely incredible to work with: easy, communicative, and engaged. She gave us lots of tips beforehand, and even on the day of the wedding. Mary Rose managed to capture so many beautiful photos of us, our friends and family, but she also managed to capture the *feel* of our day pretty perfectly, taking meaningful photos and making it look effortless. Cannot recommend Mary Rose highly enough, and would gladly write another 600 words singing her praises!

Doug + Jill

I’m so happy that we chose to go with Mary Rose for our wedding day! Not only did she make us feel super comfortable but she was direct in getting all the photos we wanted. She helped us to stick to our timeline and stay on track. She was positive the whole day (even after trudging through huge unshoveled piles of snow for our first look!) She even gave suggestions for other vendors that we ended up using and LOVING! I was so pleased with our final product that I cannot say enough positive things about Mary Rose and her work!

Mike + Angela

Mary Rose is not only an amazing photographer but an amazing woman. She always reassured me, as the bride, that we were on schedule. And even if we were not, she kept me calm and was able to do on-the-second decision-making to catch back up. She had the patience to capture big family shots, which is not always an easy task. She not once complained about the cold weather we asked her to stand in for hours for pictures. She had us excited while she took our pictures with her contagious joy of capturing our day. She worked as a wedding coordinator, helping us arrange so many points of our day and keeping the other vendors updated.
My husband and I asked for a photographer and received a Wonder Woman out of Mary Rose.

Brett + Emily

Mary Rose photographed our intimate ceremony at The Haight and she was incredible! She was extremely accommodating and went above and beyond to make sure that we had all of the shots that we wanted. All of the photos turned out great and our friends and family were extremely impressed. We’d highly recommend her to anyone.

Andrew + Mary

Mary is wonderful. She got so many beautiful photos at both our engagement shoot and our wedding. She is so authentic and kind. She made us both feel so at ease and comfortable. My husband hates taking pictures and he loves the photos Mary takes and had a great time working with her. Her photos all look so natural and genuine (nothing feels stiff or posed). I recommend her to all couples!

Austin + Elizabeth

Considering this is one of THE MOST important wedding vendors you will hire… I cannot day enough about Mary!!! She is seriously INCREDIBLE!! She flew to Pawleys Island, SC for our surprise engagement (my husband set this up) and our engagement photos and then flew to Captiva Island, Fl for our wedding. Since then she has even taken family photos for us in Minnesota cause I just can’t find anyone as good as she is! Not only did she help us with posing but she also made us feel super comfortable!