Mary K’s Photography, OBX

Meet Mary K.

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Hi, I’m your OBX photographer, Mary K. 

 

I have always enjoyed taking photographs, preluding my career by bribing my two younger half-sisters with money from my allowance to let me take their photos with a 35 mm camera when we were kids.  I would hang up colored sheets as backdrops and spend countless hours perfecting the scene with fake flowers and a large wicker chair until I was finally ready to push the button for the flash to spark. After finishing a roll of 24 pics (or 36 if we found a roll at K-Mart on sale) we would mail it off in a special envelope and wait a few weeks to get the 4×6 prints back in the mail. Over the years, my skills began to improve so I started charging for my services: either trade a chore like doing the dishes or pay me $1 per session… Ahhh – nothing like the good old days! ♥

As an adult, I was always the go-to person to document family events and I took tons of photos for my family and friends. After my daughter was born, my passion grew to the point that I decided to open my own business, Mary K’s Photography, LLC in Virginia in 2015.

I was never able to pursue my photography passion fully because I also worked full-time as a counselor and Prevention Specialist for children for 27 years. During that time, I did wedding photography, prom photos and yearbook photos on the side. After my daughter ventured off to college and I retired from my counseling career, I decided to relocate to the OBX and in February of 2022, I began living my dream of doing photography full-time! 2024 will be my third full season here and I am absolutely thrilled to be doing this! I count every session as an opportunity to capture priceless memories that will be treasured for many years! Thank you for visiting my website and I hope we get to work together to make your photo dreams a reality!

 

 

Welcome to the beautiful OBX from your Photographer and Friend,

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Meet OBX Minister Scott.
 
Scott has been Mary K’s secondary photographer for weddings and events for the past eight years.  (He also happens to be Mary K’s fiancé. Scott is a passionate and experienced freelance photographer who revels in entertaining others during his photographic process. 

These days Scott still serves as a backup photographer for weddings, but he no longer books sessions himself as he has primarily turned his focus more toward another passion of his – conducting wedding ceremonies and vow renewals in and around the OBX!

As an ordained Minister, Scott would love to speak with you about your needs for OBX Weddings and Vow Renewals. He also performs Pet blessings and  Vessel (boat) blessings as well. If you are interested in learning more about his ministry services, please feel free to contact him by email directly at obxministerscott@outlook.com or visit his website at obxministerscott.com. 

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♥ On Location and Selfies with Mary K! ♥

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obx family beach photography and weddings mary ks photography obx kitty hawk corolla duck kill devil hills nags head avon hatteras rodanthe salvo buxton outer banks nc photographer mary k kennedy
obx family beach photography and weddings mary ks photography obx
obx family beach photography and weddings mary ks photography obx
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Thank you for trusting me to capture your special moments in the OBX!

Your OBX Photographer and Friend, Mary K.