Wedding photos should look as good as they felt. It doesn’t matter if you’re “not photogenic” or if you’ve “never done this before.” I’m here to teach you how to create amazing portraits, ensuring you leave echoing my previous clients’ sentiments: “Wow, that session was really fun!” I don’t “luck” into beautiful images. My locations are expertly chosen. My poses are crafted to fit your personality. My edit is timeless and true to life.
The secret to my photos is life- they’re bright & sun-kissed, they have joy and emotion but most importantly they capture the strongest human emotion: Love. Allow me give you a return ticket to the most enchanting time in your life. Shoot me an inquiry and lets start planning magic.
Our Wedding Style Is:
We believe that wedding photos should be timeless. Your wedding portraits are a legacy that will be cherished for a lifetime.
We love creamy skin tones and beautiful soft light. Our edit is bright and true to life. Our goal is to keep our colors true to their natural hue. We focus on clean simple backgrounds so all attention is on you. Our specialty is capturing simple beauty and real moments so that you can remember them for generations to come.
Our Personality Is:
We are happy and joyful because those are the images we love to create. Every laugh starts behind the camera. Whether it’s Mary’s jokes or Ben eating a dandelion to make the flower girl giggle. We don’t hold back when it comes to creating joy and laughter for our clients.
What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:
My business started with a simple missions: Wedding photos should look as good as they felt. It doesn’t matter if you’re “not photogenic” or if you’ve “never done this before.” I’m here to teach you how to pose, and to get you to say (like my other clients) “Wow, that session was really fun!” I don’t “luck” into beautiful images. My locations are expertly chosen. My poses are hand crafted to fit your personality. My edit is timeless and true to life.
The secret key to my photos is life- they’re bright & sun-kissed, there’s joy and emotion but most importantly they communicate the strongest human emotion: Love. Allow me give you a return ticket to the most enchanting time in your life. Shoot me an inquiry and lets start planning magic.
We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:
Stop for a moment and consider: there is no other event in your life that you will give so much for in time and effort. This is a day where you know once in a lifetime memories are being created.
Weddings are a day when food is shared and drinks flow freely. It’s a day when tears come quickly and laughter lingers in every conversation… But it goes further than that. Weddings are where relationships are honored and new bonds are formed. Everyone leaves a wedding day changed forever.
We love capturing wedding day memories because we know these aren’t just beautiful pictures they’ll bring you back to the same joy and gladness you felt the day you were married.
What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:
Gorgeous photos are only the beginning of what we offer:
1. We value lasting relationships with our clients. Having a heart for genuine friendships with my clients positively impacts your portraits in many different ways. You want more than just beautiful portraits. You want someone who knows your love story and captures your real emotions. That’s why we prioritize getting to know you throughout the planning process. Then when we arrive on your wedding day, it will be a relief to feel like a friend arrived and not just a hired vendor.
2. We equip our brides to craft the wedding of their dreams. Because I’ve photographed so many weddings, I know what will make for GOOD wedding days and what will make for GORGEOUS wedding days. That’s why in addition to photography I send weekly wedding tips straight to your email. We cover everything from engagement portraits, to veil choices to exits. We even craft a custom timeline with each of our brides.
3. We capture emotion-filled, expertly posed images. One of the main reasons that our clients love their photos is because they love how they look in them. We help people feel natural and confident in front of our cameras. I teach clients how to pose for their body type and create couple interactions that look beautiful, easy, and natural on camera. I love showing clients the back of my camera in session to prove how amazing their portraits are. I have clients going from “We’ve never done this before” to “Wow! We should become models” by the end of their session!
One Thing Most Couples Would Be Surprised to Know About Us Is:
Summer of 2021 was the first time I’d ever seen the Gulf of Mexico! It’s been on my bucket list for years now but something always came up. I went for the first time last summer and I am in love! I’ve always enjoyed the beach but after going to the Gulf I feel like I’ve finally found my favorite place. Please give me all the cliché wall plaques!
One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:
My favorite “tourist” locations are typically well off the beaten path. No crowds, no lines! Whether it’s kayaking in the gulf or a natural spring, walking through a nature preserve, or watching the sunset through a veil of Spanish moss. I’m entranced with the beauty of nature all around us.
Our complete wedding day experience with full-day coverage is $3,200.
Many couples select a custom heirloom album for a total investment of $3,800.
Our work has been published in places like Virginia Living Magazine, United with Love, Style Me Pretty, Carats & Cakes, Weddings chicks, and others but my most gratifying awards have been my brides tearing up upon seeing their wedding day photos
Special Offer for Marry Me Tampa Bay Readers:
Complimentary engagement session
Meet Mary Neiman
I married my high school sweetheart (and second shooter) right out of college. I’m so thankful to say he’s still my favorite person after many years of marriage! I do photography part time and love my day job: raising four fantastic little people. Before Florida, I lived in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, one of the prettiest places on the east coast. I spent years hiking the peaks of the Blueridge mountains and counting the days till spring buds, then apple season than the first snow. Anticipating the ever-changing beauty.
Now I’m loving the Florida sun, palm trees, and “cool” winter days. You’ll always find me planning a dinner party or a day trip with friends. Wherever life takes me, I’ve found the most fulfillment is found in connecting with others and I feel most contented when my home is filled to the brim with guests. That’s why I love being a photographer. I get to serve and connect with kind and interesting people.
Mary Anna Photography Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.
I looked for a photographer with a light and airy style who could provide timeless wedding photos. Mary Anna Photography was amazing, and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. You spend most of your day with your photographers, so it's really important to choose a photographer who you feel comfortable around. Mary and her husband were so wonderful to work with, and she took such amazing photos. They have the gift of finding the perfect shot and making every photo so unique and special.
Her photography style matched exactly what we were looking for. Mary is extremely talented and really captured our day perfectly! She provided us with our engagement pictures to ease us into the process, which was really helpful for my husband and me as we were both a bit nervous about posing for pictures. They really went out of their way to make the day special, not just for us but for our friends and family as well.