Category Archives: personal

personal updates from Mary Dougherty including recipes, getting in shape, being a mom and growing as a photographer!


This is going to change your life. I know, that sounds super dramatic, but I honestly think it will. It’s

how to train for a 50k

I signed up! But let’s be honest – that’s the easy part. I have a little over 3 months now until I

what to give your bridesmaids

The great thing about being a wedding photographer is seeing everything you should have done at your own wedding.

when you give a dog a bath

When you give a dog a bath… you might as well make it fun. Put on your bathing suit, get out the hose and scrub

the tent diaries

For the past three nights I’ve been sleeping in this tent. In our backyard. Operation #daxsleeps has

Quinoa Kale Peach Salad

Each summer we seem to find a new favorite dish, and this year Quinoa Kale Peach Salad is it. Have we made things that

life with two kids (or how I have not slept through the night in 5 months)

What better time to update you on our life with two kids than after having Matt away last week? We made it, albeit

what photographers wear to weddings | shoes

Standing for seven or more hours is hard. Combine that with holding at least 10 lbs of gear and staying on top of your