What an honor it was to work with you. I shall be checking your blog religiously for endless inspiration! You are truly an amazing person, and your work is a gift to this world in need.
–Juliana Goth, Vashon Island, WA
I love your work. A friend of mine called me and said, “I just found a photographer who you are just going to love!” Your work is exceptional! It is emotive! It is pure Love! I love it! You connect with your clients, which I know is a term that is used loosely in photographer’s biographies all the time, but you are what they are trying to describe. I am just amazed and I am so honored to have seen your work.
–Erin Drallos, Photographer, Missouri
I LOVE them! You’re so good! You could make an umpa lumpa look stunning! Thanks so much. Already got compliments (From “Wow!” to the slightly disturbing “Is that really you?”). You’re a great photographer. Someone said the photo where I look out of the window reminded him of the old Dutch paintings like Rembrandt and such with the way the light is placed. There you go! Doesn’t get classier than that!!
–Ulrike Rylance, Author, Seattle
I’m almost crying.
–Susan Kingston, Seattle, WA
I love your work and that is coming from someone whose background is that of an art director – in business for 35 years. I know from the little bit of interaction with you as you take portraits that you are such a genuine person. It totally explains why your work has the impact it does. I am so impressed with your work and the work you did for us. You’re the best. I’ve NEVER just sent a photographer to a client shoot without someone from the agency there too. How’s that for trust …
–Rick Stanton, Stanton and Everybody – Seattle
Omg OMG is right! YOU are amazing and one of a kind…you have Nat and I in a puddle of tears over here! These photos. Those babies. Your eye is incomparable, Mary Grace. These are the best photos we’ve ever had. My heart can hardly take it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our family…these photos are a treasure to us. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!
I just wanted to thank you…I came to your website and started viewing the photos. I was stunned…every person…no matter their age, appearance, or facial expression was absolutely perfect…beautiful. Your work took me to the place where I could see the beauty and magnificence of the human soul once again. A priceless gift. With much gratitude…
I went through every single photographer’s website from Everett to Tacoma to find the exact look I wanted for my business website. As soon as I hit on Mary’s I knew she was exactly who I wanted. Her style is artistic but recognizable. Functional and emotional all at the same time. The shoot was extremely comfortable… and I have to say, I’ve never looked so good. I’m notoriously bad at taking photos, but she was amazing and knew exactly how to get me to pose properly. Extremely impressive on all counts.
–Matthew Johnson, Attorney, Johnson Legal Group – Seattle
Your work is beautiful. You are the only person I found online whose work really moved me. One of the things that impressed me about your work is the way each of your portraits says so much about its subject(s).
–Julie Mihalisin, Seattle
Oh wow!! And wow again and again. That is amazing! I just love that photo, as have all the folks I’ve shown it to. ‘That’s you, Nance!’ they say. Thank you so very very much Mary Grace!!
–Nancy Haver, Nancy Haver Counseling, Seattle
We are all very happy with the photos….I’ve already heard comments from individuals with our company saying they would certainly hire you for other personal events in their lives! Thank you for taking such care to get everything right the first time!
–Larry Bredehoeft, Exec VP R&D, Stratagard Risk Analytics – Seattle
The photos are beautiful. Thank you …your work is amazing!
–Tuquynh Tran, Seattle
I am so pleased with my photos! You have that essence that makes one want you to
see the light in their eyes; their soul.
–Lynda Nelson, Camano Island, WA
Thank you…they look awesome!!!
–Robin Avni, Senior Director Strategy+Communications, Allovus – Bellevue, WA
Mary Grace – what an absolutely gorgeous photo. You’re a true artist!
–Charlotte Cook, CC Strategies, CA
You made me feel great throughout our session…you have an engaging personality, a fabulous eye, do gorgeous work, and are so much fun to talk to.
–Dr. Pepper Schwartz, drpepperschwartz.com – Seattle
Wow! Those are some great pictures!!! You did a fantastic job. THANK YOU!
–Sarah Gregory, Partner – Kaliedoscope Landscapting – Seattle
Unbelievable! I like them all. You rock!
–Elaine Ethier, Seattle
Just a quick note to say how much I appreciate the amazing photos you took of our team. They turned out so well – we are all delighted! You are absolutely terrific – I look forward to working together again!
–Steve Godfrey, Creative Partner, Allovus Creative Partnerships, Bellevue, WA
Got it and I LOVE them! Thanks so much Mary Grace. I’m excited to update my marketing with them. You made it all very easy. I really appreciate. Thank you!
–Ron Pederson, Seattle
You have been exceptional to work with, and I greatly appreciate the special attention not to mention the amazingly quick turnaround!
–Leo Muller, Executive Director, Choices Education Group – Seattle
What is perfect about my life are the three beautiful portraits of my daughter looking down on me as I write this. Thank you Mary Grace for you gift with a camera, but mostly for your wide and lovely heart.
–Penny Hobson, Seattle
Fifteen years ago, Mary Grace did an outdoor photo shoot of my five year old son and me. To this day, it is my most cherished possession. If my house ever burned down (God forbid), my collage of those treasured moments would be under my arm. Thank you, Mary Grace, for capturing those priceless moments.
–Deloa Parrish, Duvall, WA
I absolutely love your work and the life that you capture in people is exactly what I am looking for.
First, let me just say…Wow! What a good job you did.
–Anne Katherine, Whidbey Island, WA
You really are a perfectionist! I Love that. It’s a beautiful thing.
I am overcome with joy and emotion. Your capture of our lives and beautiful wedding are incredible.
THANK YOU, Mary Grace!! I LOVE THEM!! Can’t wait to share these with Christina! It’ll totally make her day, as it has mine.
–Angela Hyland, Seattle
Your work is absolutely stunning!
Wonderful – really great shots and well worth every penny to remember the evening. I’m sure everyone will want at least a few of these shots for themselves!
–Kristina Udall, Seattle
Good Evening Mary Grace,
We hung the photo over the fireplace a couple weeks ago. Every time I see it from across the room I am astounded at the clarity of the image. I wanted to tell you that I am so glad you touted the virtues of the gallery printing versus regular printing on photo paper. When I picked it up form you I didn’t really see any difference between the gallery print and the smaller, regular prints. But now that they are all framed and hung, I totally do. And while I am passing along compliments, over the past three weeks bunches of my co-workers have come into my office to admire the new photos of the girls. Everyone loves them. In particular, people like how you managed to capture their respective personalities. Oh, and my mother absolutely adores the album. In sum, what I am really saying is, ‘Thank you for your excellent work!!’ I want you to know how much we appreciate it.
–Bree Urban, Seattle
Wow! You are an AMAZING ARTIST!!! We absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these photos.
–Bridget Perry, Seattle
First, let me just say that I love your work. I’ve been sitting here looking through portfolios today, and your work completely stands out. Just stunning.
–Ryan Ragona, Seattle
Thank you so very much! This is the only photograph of me that reflects how I feel. You really captured it.
–Robert Massa, Seattle
I thoroughly enjoy your work. Your sensitivity in capturing the soul of the people is especially apparent, not to mention your style. You WILL be remembered as one of the greats!
–Clarence W. Walker, Georgia
Mary Grace surpassed my expectations with the beautiful shots she delivered for my parent’s joint 80th birthday and family photo session. Having worked wih hundreds of fashion and beauty photographers over the last 35 years in advertising, I had very little hope that I would find anyone that would be able to delight me. Not only were the shots warm and lovely, but the shoot itself was easy going and fun. Mary Grace was able to get the absolute best out of each and everyone of us. And, we all look like we were really enjoying ourselves!
–Beverly Okada, Creative Director, Saatchi and Saatchi – NYC
I just received my order. The presentation and photographs are so so lovely! I am completely happy with the. Thank you.
Kellie Mayo, Issaquah, WA
Holy crap! They look great! You make it HARD to choose ONE, Mary.
Thanks for the great shots!
–Jamie Friddle, Seattle
Thank you for taking such beautiful photographs of the kids over the past 16 years.
–Pam Goddard, Seattle
First of all it was such a great photo shoot thanks to you – and we all were talking about how great you were after you left. We cannot wait to see the shots.
–Jill Bucy, Seattle
I LOVE THE PHOTOS!!!!!!!! OMG! I am so happy with how they tuned out! You are so gifted at capturing the essence. I have had my photos taken sooooo many times and never has anyone done such an amazing job. Thanks so much and YES I will try to narrow it down BUT I love them all so its going to be tough. I am so excited to incorporate them into my website I can hardly wait.
–Jennifer Day, Los Angeles, CA
The photos of Ellie and Perry are nothing short of amazing. How do you do that? I’m thinking of a creative way that I could frame a grouping of them. I think you should enter a contest.
–Carolyn Machetanz, Seattle, WA
Absolutely beautiful, Mary Grace. For all the running around Lane did, you managed to capture his essence. We’ll get busy sorting through all the fabulous options. We have been wowed by both your talent and turnaround time. You’re looking at some highly satisfied, guaranteed return customers. Thanks so much!
–Crys Cupp, Bainbridge Island, WA
Wow, Mary Grace, she is so beautiful. I want to compliment you on all the photos. You really captured her emotions and her essence. I can’t thank you enough.
–Michelle Selberg, Seattle, WA
These fine pictures are so beautiful. There are so many to choose. You are really remarkable. Thank you, profoundly.
–Ann Goett, Seattle, WA
We LOVE it!! Thank you so much, you’ve captured the girls beautifully. Sanjiv is in Japan, should be back this weekend, so we will sit down and order then.
–Divya Soman, Seattle, WA
We were thinking next time we should go with a less talented photographer so that the decisions are easier…just kidding! We love your work, your easy going personality and the photos you captured for us. Thank you, thank you!
–Amy Newmeyer, Issaquah, WA
Your photos are phenomenal! I remember that the room was fairly dark, but your images are well-illuminated – and not just in the foreground, but even in the background. You must do a lot of adjusting to make them look so good?
–Jeff Evans, Olympia, WA
Oh My Goodness!!! How will we ever be able to choose. Your work is spectacular. The images bring tears to my eyes!! They truly are great!!! Thank you so very much!!! You are a truly special person as well as photographer. I am going to spread the word and recommend you to everyone I know.
–Natali Hughes, Seattle, WA
I just saw the gallery. These are wonderful. It’s nice to have some beautiful pictures of the kids and Donna too! The house photos are stunning too, I’m looking forward to putting these together in a card.
–Matt Bellew, Seattle, WA
Mary Grace – The prints are beautiful – I am so grateful to have them. And they reside on my living room wall just like they should have always been there. I can’t thank you enough!
-Lori Martin, Seattle WA
Wow they are amazing. It is going to be hard to pick!
–Deborah Levinger, Seattle WA
Ahhhhh… Damn that is beautiful! If we can get a few tomorrow… Great! If not, we will have to wait:) Thank you and I can’t wait to build them in!
–Aaron Straight, Senior Creative Director, TriFilm, Seattle, WA
Thank you Mary Grace! These are beautiful! I’m so happy! Thanks for making us feel so beautiful!
–Cara Alexander, Seattle, WA
The pictures are absolutely beautiful. We are going to have a tough time deciding which ones to choose! If you don’t here from us before you leave, there will be a long list when you get back! Thank you!!!
–Tenley and Shawn Evans, Mercer Island, WA
GRATITUDE!!!! SUCH BEAUTIFUL shots! YOU CAPTURED the ESSENCE of the LOVE and HEALING!!! THANK YOU!!!
Thanks again for committing so much time on Friday, Mary Grace. It was so great to meet you & get some insight into how you do your remarkable work. Tonight I went back and again looked through your portraits of others — and sort of marveled & laughed (in the best possible ways) about your direction to me, your concentration, etc. Really grateful,
–ScottW, Kirkland, WA
Hi ~ WOW! You are a master of capturing essence. Beautiful. Thank you so much for everything! You have captured a memorable time in our life and a made a huge contribution to our Christmas this year. Joy!
–Nicole Mertes, Bellevue, WA
I hope you are doing well. With HUUUGE “ohhhs and aaahhhhss” I took a look at your gallery. Your work is beautiful, wonderful beyond anything that a “regular” eye sees.. you truly can SEE and sense what is normally not visible to the eyes.. I really LOVE the quality of your pictures!! Beautiful! Honestly & truly my respect and love goes to you!! Wow.. I received them 4 am in the morning or so.. and I just could not stop clicking through until I reached the end of the pics. Funny how we ended-up catching-up only towards the end of the week , just shortly talking to you I thought, wow she does see/feel beyond… and NOW seeing your pictures: they reflect your beautiful talent and gift!
–Sultan Deniz, Germany
I’ve been in Italy for 4 months, and had the great fun of reviewing all the photos while there — sooooooooooo many amazing shots! I don’t know how Bree was able to make a selection!
–Kristen Urban, Pennsylvania
The photos arrived before Christmas and are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for throwing in the photo of Toto and Zipper. I’m looking forward to getting them framed and on our walls. The quality was really great and very special for us to have the photographs taken at our house. Thank you again for all of the time that you took with us. Eleanor especially enjoyed her “model” moments.
–Caroline and Thor Thompson, Seattle, WA
Just ordered my prints….Wanted to let you know that all the prints were all so beautiful and so REAL indeed! Truly breathtaking!
–Pam Zamel, Philadelphia, PA
I cannot express the beauty that you have captured. Every time that I go to your website to take in this beauty, I can never make it all the way through! I need hours to gaze at your photography! I’d love for my home to be filled with your photos. I can feel the warmth through them and will use them during our rainy winters to warm myself and my spirit.
–Jessica Ryan, Olympia, WA
WOW!!! I teared up looking at the photos – they are amazing and so beautiful. Several images really picture Zoë and our family in an unbelievable way. You are amazing, honestly!!
–Tanya Faude-Koivisto, NYC
I especially love the humanity and authenticity that Mary Grace captures in her photos. Such honest, beautiful work.
–Lisa Dahlby, Account Supervisor, Stanton & Everybody Creative Agency, Seattle, WA
Thank you for the wonderful photos Mary Grace! We really appreciate you taking the time to do these so quickly. You have such an exceptional eye!
~Brooke Barnes, Seattle, WA
I am so happy. You are very good, girl! (I especially loved how you captured each person so well. Some of K&D are breathtaking.) What a good afternoon I’ve had looking through these shots!
–Heather Lovell, Lake Sammamish, WA
Wow!!! You’ve done it again! Just fantastic photos and I don’t know how we are ever going to choose. They are beautiful. Thank you so much for being so wonderful.
–Charlene Dunlap, Florida
Oh my gosh – they are beautiful!!! I LOVE them!!!
–Sherry Williams, Lake Sammamish, WA
We just wanted to thank you for sending Mary Grace – she was so fun and delightful. What a treat.
–Claudia Cockerham, Peoples Bank – Wenatchee, WA
I just want to let you know what a wonderful person Mary Grace is. She has the ability to put you at ease and make you think that she is your best friend within minutes. Mary Grace was able to take a less than enthusiastic person and make it an almost pleasant experience. I know I’m not telling you anything you didn’t already know but please pass along my thanks to her for her for making my day much better yesterday.
–Diane Cornwall, VP, Peoples Bank – Wenatchee, WA
Thank you so much for sending the preview picture, it looks fabulous (and natural)!! We had a lot of fun doing the photo shoot and we all LOVED you….my sisters wanted me to let you know that you are welcome into the family at any time! If you go to Austin, please let me know…..Megan would love to host you! We look forward to seeing all the pictures…..thank you so much for your patience with us!
Carolyn Russell, Seattle, WA
Oh my…..we are so, so happy with the pictures that you captured in our session. I spent hours and hours just going through them, and can’t seem to get my “favorites” down lower than 32! We were all so excited when they were posted. We loved being with you. Jeff really had done a lot of research on several photographers’ websites, and was quite sure that you were the best of the batch!! It was a fun way to end our five days together as a group…..the siblings hadn’t been together as a whole in almost a year. We will cherish that getaway to Seattle for years to come, and the photos will be a daily reminder of time spent together.
–Pam Brandsted, Pennsylvania
Thank you again for the beautiful photos – I couldn’t be happier, and my agent looooves them.
–Tara Conklin, Seattle, WA
Just wanted you to know Sarah is thrilled. I may take a week to sort through and find the perfect one but I know she can’t go wrong with so many to choose from. Have fun on your trip
–Laura Fergusson, Bainbridge Island, WA
Thank you again for everything. You and your artistic presence were perfect in every way and everyone greatly enjoyed your being there. Till the next adventure!
–Melissa Yeager, Yarrow Point, WA
OMG!! There are so many fantastic shots! I love them. You are incredible. Thank you so much.
–Judy Long, Aurora, Oregon
The human race is so beautifully served by your portraiture – exquisite Mary Grace!
–Maggie Conley, Connecticut
Well, so far, I like 72 of them. But I will somehow narrow it down soon. I am very pleased….
You are wonderful to work with. I’ll be back and will happily and confidently refer you to my friends and colleagues.
–Jackie Syvertsen, Bainbridge Island, WA
I would like to introduce you to Mary Grace. She is a world class photography who does amazing pictures (www.marygracelong.com ). We have used her for the past 7 years and will not go with anyone else. She will be in the NYC area in mid-September, so there may be an oppty to connect locally. I also mentioned about spending some training time with your husband. She has a few thoughts in this area. I will leave it to you guys to connect offline.-
—Chris Frank, Rumson, New Jersey
Thank you so much for sending the link. I must say that your photography is quite incredible. As a graphic artist there is nothing better than to have high quality shots to work with, and you more than over deliver.
–Eddy Cockerell, Cockerell Design and Marketing, Santa Monica, CA
In a word, outstanding! I think the photos are great, and add a critical element to both my online presence and credibility. The price point is fine and please add $100 as a tip. Am very happy with your work. I appreciate your professionalism, patience and photography! Let’s consider it the start of a long term business relationship with many happy returns.
–Edward Lombardo, Seattle
Wow!!! The print looks phenomenal and I love the frame. Thank you. We are thrilled!!
–Tanya and Eric Koivisto, Seattle
I just took a look at the pictures – I love them.! You did amazing work. Thanks so much.
–Marwa Shoeb, Seattle
Hi Mary Grace,
I want to deeply thank you for the wonderful photos that you “graced” our family with. I love the way that you see things and how you captured the retreat, it’s people, the band and especially my family. Thinking of you and your wonderful spirit and smile as I look thru the captivating photos that you captured. Thanks for crystalizing the retreat with these photos so that all can continue to remember the magic that was created there. It was sincerely a pleasure to meet you and connect with you!!!!
–Robin Kannan, Santa Cruz, CA
We’re delighted with the images you captured. I’m in awe of your talent. Thank you for such gorgeous images.
–Julie Florida, Stanwood, WA
I think the pictures are amazing…you captured a lot of the kids’ personalities and the quality is wonderful. On the ones of Eli, for example, there are so many good ones that it’s very difficult to pick just one or two. We’re really pleased!
–Bard Richmond, Seattle
WOW – they are really beautiful! THANK YOU! You are amazing, seriously.
–Carol Schreitmueller, Seattle
Love the photographs Mary Grace! Your work is absolutely beautiful!
–Jennifer Verador, Seattle
I love them. Truly great. Thanks so much! You are very fun to work with.
–Elizabeth Tenpenny, Seattle
You are AMAZING! Those photos are gorgeous – wow! Thank you so much!
–Jean Galton, Seattle
Yes, I echo your sentiments, Jean. Mary Grace is an artist and a soul-sister!
–Debra Prinzing, Seattle
I felt like we had known each other for ages when we met today. You are such a delightful woman and now I know why you are such an extraordinary photographer and why you are able to capture the true spirit of the people you photograph. You have such a wonderful gift. You are an incredible artist, Mary Grace.
–Carlene Cross, Seattle
I heard about you through my cousin. Her website portrait is beautiful and stands out from all the other photos I’ve seen.
–Amy Purdy, Philadelphia
Thanks Mary Grace. I wanted to tell you that my husband loved the shots. He works in the 3D graphics/rendering software world and looks at pictures/images all day long – he doesn’t make comments like that very often.
–Nancy Ordway, Seattle
I think she did a fantastic job and she has many shots that I feel capture me. Great choice whoever chose her.
–Lake Washington Vascular
You rocked it! I can’t tell you how much this means to me to see these loving pictures of my mug. Thank you so very very much Mary Grace. As you might imagine I’m probably going to cry….
–Lorene Edwards Forkner, Author, Seattle
I now have four of your photos up in our home and WOW! The kids and the photos look beautiful and it is a dream come true for me. Thank you!
–Jennifer Rothmeyer, Seattle
I’m sending your website to everyone I know. The most beautiful photos of people I think I’ve ever seen. You give Annie Lebowitz a run for her money. The relationship photos brought tears to my eyes. All the types of tender human relationships photographed with such KNOWING…. My DEAR, Miss Mary Grace, you are so gifted.
–Karen Hannegan, WA
Wow, Mary Grace, way to exceed my expectations! The preview is a huge hit. I love it, Eleanor loves it, and I can’t wait to see the rest. I really enjoyed the sitting and I’m looking forward to coming back with my family for a family portrait. I will absolutely recommend you to others with great delight.
–Ben Trelease, Seattle
Well, I knew it was a mistake for me to do this. They are just stunning. I want one of every one. Should I just give you the keys to my house? I think I have enough equity to cover the bill. I also haven’t gotten any work done since I received the gallery as I’ve been admiring all the images. So I’ll wind up both homeless and unemployed, but with a lot of beautiful photographs. Thank you very much.
–Patrick Moody, Bellevue
Thank you so much for working with me yesterday on my promotional/business photographs. I think you are amazingly gifted and will recommend and suggest you to anyone. You made it easy for me to sit for you. I don’t know how you do it, seems like magic but the result is that you capture the spirit and soul of the person you’re photographng. You are truly a Goddess.
–Penny Bowman, Bainbridge, WA
I cannot tell you how much I love the photos…they are truly beautiful and you do amazing work. Thank you again…the gallery made me cry!
Alethia Mead, Seattle
THANK YOU again for your incredible work and all of your help throughout the process. The images are absolutely breathtaking. My mother-in-law came over last night and saw the pictures of the kids on our wall and she started tearing up and said they took her breath away.
–Eungi Fuller, Seattle
Many thanks for your superlative artistry! I spent many days mining the internet, paging through the work of area photographers, looking for that something special. When I found your website and looked at your work, I knew I had found the artist I was seeking. The photos on your website were so real and so intimate that I had an almost uncomfortable sense that I was intruding when I looked at them, yet I was irristably drawn to them. It is truly a gift to make a photograph which tells a story in a single image, and you are truly gifted. Sara’s photos are as beautiful and real as I knew they would be. Your philosophy states that you aspire to produce a photograph which sings…these photos don’t just sing, they sing an aria!
–Charlene K. Dunlap, Issaquah
It was an absolute pleasure to work with you! I can honeslty say that I have never been so happy with photographs of myself until I received yours. You have amazing talent and such a warm personality. I will be passing along to all of my friends and family, my highest recommendation of your work! Thank you for beautiful photographs!
–Janna Quedado, Seattle
You make growing old look beautiful -the wisdom, the struggle, the joy, shines through the faces. Thank you.
–Jim Long, Oregon
I get many, many compliments on the photos you took of me – people always say you captured my personality.
–Catherine Crosslin, Chief Operating Officer, Gordan Graham and Co., Bellevue WA
I just wanted to tell you that I have gotten so many compliments on the picture on my business card! Thanks for helping me to come across professionally and with enthusiasm in my pictures. I loved working with you and I refer all my friends to you.
–Katie Steen, Real Estate Specialist, Seattle
You are a brilliant photographer!
–Marjorie Bedford-King, Seattle
Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures. The boys’ framed pictures are works of art on our walls!
–Chris Warfield, Seattle