Hello beautiful people! My name is Mary Claire, but most people call me MC. I have been photographing weddings, portraits, & families in lovely southern California for almost a decade now! I grew up in Orange County, and now live in Long Beach with my handsome boyfriend & our plant children (soon to be animal children, and *someday* [hopefully] human children)! Some of the things I love include (but are not limited to):

humans. my greatest passion in life is people... classic ESFJ (if you're into personality typing). over the years, I have found photography to be one of the greatest studies on human interaction.

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

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

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”


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, and lives, as they are, in the moment. 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 pretty pictures, but to continue to do my part in helping to build upon and add to these stories. That is the greatest thing about human beings after all; we are never finished.

Ultimately, I aim to portray the true magnificence and wonder of this life and the love it holds; the greatest artwork of all time. Thank you for stopping by, and remember to celebrate the whole world!