mary claire roman, california raised, with a wandering heart, and an urge to document anything and everything. 

hi! i'm mary claire. i'm a wedding, portrait, & lifestyle photographer in sunny southern california. some of the things i love include (but are not limited to):

humans. my greatest passion in life is people. classic ESFJ.

dogs. specifically, big dogs. even more specifically, golden retrievers. let's talk about it.

traveling. my work has taken me across the world, and i'm always looking forward to the next adventure (hint: i have a current passport and offer special rates for destination weddings!)

coffee. capuccino, latte, or black, it doesn't matter. i reaally love coffee.

+ making friends & collecting memories. see first bullet point.


i love art, and i love people, so becoming a visual journalist was really the only option for me. it makes a lot of sense, after all. i harbor a relentless desire to photograph faces, stories, lives. i am obsessed with capturing and preserving the perfectly imperfect essence of humans, in all their flawed, authentic glory, not to neatly summarize them in a series of trite adjectives, but to continue, for as long as i shall live, to do my part to help build upon and add to these stories. that is the greatest thing about human beings; we are never finished.

ultimately, i aim to portray the magnificence and wonder of this world, the greatest piece of artwork known to man. thank you for stopping by, and remember to celebrate the whole world.