The perfect time to get to know each other before the actual portrait session, we will also plan everything from what to wear, to how images will be displayed, color design, location planning and look and feel of the session, the pre-consultation appointment answers ALL your questions and helps me get to know your family. Your portrait session is not just happening, it is carefully planned. These appointments will take place in-person, in our studio located in the beautiful city of Helena, Alabama.

Great portraits begin with a great relationship!


Portrait sessions take place in my professional photography studio in Helena, Alabama. I work with controlled studio lighting and carefully selected props and wardrobe. The studio offers a clean and relaxed environment where we create a look that is sophisticated no matter what the weather. When the weather is warmer, let’s take it outside! So consider carefully where you’d like to have your session, or I can recommend a spot for you. I focus the portrait experience around just that, an amazing experience. I pride myself on exceptional customer service and a commitment to each family’s relationship and the creation of unique art for their home.


This is the time where you will see the results of all the planning we did so far. Your images are projected onto our high definition screen and we take the time to design the right art piece for your home. This is the time when you will finalize your portrait order, so be sure to pick a time where both financial decision makers can be there. I’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor. I’ll show you actual size and pair images together for a stunning album or wall gallery. Specializing in wall series and heirloom albums, some of the products I offer are one-of-a-kind. All of them are sure to get you excited about what lies ahead! Any ordered products will be ready to pick up from the studio approximately 6 to 8 weeks after your ordering session.

Well, Hello!


Portraits are the only thing you have to remember the most special stages of your family's life. Taking the time to find the right photographer to capture those important stages is of the utmost importance. I believe that big and small moments are worth photographing!

My portraits are classic and timeless, guided and focused on my subjects, with no busy backdrops and props. They will become art for your home and legacy for your children.



I believe your family is a love story - one to be celebrated and one that will be left as a legacy to generations to come.

My goal is to preserv your story with custom photographic art for your walls, that later on, will become legacy for your children and grandchildren . This will be reflected in the whole Mary Tweedy Photography Experince that will start by looking at what the end result will be, first. Why do you want these portraits now? Where do you plan to display your portraits?What "look" do you want?  As you can see I am a firm believer in planning your photographic experience with me. Asking these questions at the start always results in an incredible time together in the studio that will give you exactly what you dreamed of - beautiful, timeless portraits that defines your love story, and graces your walls with intention.


Portraits really do speak 1000 words





Timeless | Classic | Authentic

Serving families in Helena, Alabama and surrounding areas.



"Mrs. Mary is AMAZING. She loves what she does and does it with so much love. She will take care of you and baby very well there are not enough words to describe how good she is!! I recommend her 100% she made my experience so great and it was my first baby and first professional photography session she made us feel at home.. I will definitely be coming back for any future photos. Giver her a call! Don't hesitate, you will not regret choosing her to photograph your memories!!!"

— Odali G.

"1 year later and we are back for my little ones first year session. I was so happy to see her again she has become a friend for life. This year was even better because of the Bond Mary created with us every part of the experience beginning to end felt so comfortable like talking to family. I love her and her work !! She truly cares for all her clients and she will make you feel so comfortable and at ease. I recommend her 100% she is excellent!! She works so well with babies and kids if you need a newborn session or birthday session or even just a family session she will capture beautiful photos for you that will leave you speechless. Message her her you will not regret it !!!"

— Odali G.

"This was our first time using a professional photographer. A covid canceled vacation left me scrambling for a birthday gift. Wife was overjoyed with the quality of the resulting photos from the photoshoot. Mary was professional, patient, and made the whole process easy. Would highly recommend her.."

— Jeremy Standlee

"Mary is AMAZING! She took my maternity shoot to the next level and the results are amazing!! Very professional, amazing quality. I wish I had these photos from my first pregnancy!"

—Kayla G.

"Mary is a very thorough and detail oriented photographer. She listens to her client and helps them through out the entire process. Mary cares and wants to get to know her subjects so she can photograph them to their full potential. She is easy to be around and kind. Children love her because she can be silly to help them feel comfortable and smile. Her work is beautiful and I am sure if you choose Mary Tweedy Photography you will be very pleased with the entire process and all your photographs of memories to last a lifetime.."

— Jana Rogers

"Mary did a wonderful job with my daughter’s pictures. The quality is top notch! Worth every cent. She was very attentive to our needs and made sure that the pictures mirrored what my daughter and I wanted!"

— Charlotte T.
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