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Have you ever looked at an old family photograph? Do you remember the feeling it brought to you? I hope you do. It should be a feeling of joy and happiness. I hope it brought a sense of gratitude that you have that portrait in your hands to look at, that reminds you, perhaps, of the people you love and are no more. To me, that is PRICELESS. How much is it worth it to you?

This right here, is the reason I do what I do and why I love my job so much! It is why I made the decision to be the portrait photographer that focuses on creating everlasting family heirlooms that your children and grand children and all the generation after that, can look back and know who they are, where their legacy lies on.

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Mary Tweedy Portrait Photogrpaher
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Having a plan and shooting for it results in a successful session with beautiful portraits. The portrait process has several steps :


1. The Pre-Session Consultation

2. The portrait session

3. The viewing and ordering Appointment




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.


Would you like to speak with Mary and learn more? Interested in booking? Sometimes the best way to discover we are a good fit is to schedule a complimentary meeting with us at the studio. Contact Mary today!