Your journey deserves to be celebrated.

let's make it memorable with photos that reflect your true colors!

Southeastern MIchigan Photographer

Every story is unique and full of magic waiting to be captured. But, finding the right photographer to document your milestones shouldn’t be a hassle or a leap of faith, especially in an industry that doesn’t always celebrate the beautiful spectrum of love and identity.

My approach goes beyond just snapping photos. It’s about understanding your narrative, being a part of your journey, and creating a comfortable space where you can truly be yourself. I get it – the importance of representation and the longing to see yourself reflected in every frame. With me, you’re not just getting a photographer; you’re gaining a friend who’s wildly enthusiastic about celebrating your milestones just as much as you are.

Your friendly neighborhood queer photographer and raging nerd!

Hi! I'm Mary! 

"Capturing the personalities of everyone!"

"Mary Anastasia took photos at our daughter's Quinceañera: portraits, ceremony, and candid shots of our guests. All of the photos came out great, capturing the colors and fun of the event, and the personalities of everybody she photographed. She and her assistant did a great job getting great shots without being a distraction. Mary was also very easy and fun to work with, in communications before and after the event, at the event itself, and in her interactions with our guests."

Scott G. 

Event Client

A queer woman, keen on making the photography industry a more inclusive space for queer, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC individuals.

A taco aficionado with a ridiculous dog (Moo) and a snaggletoothed cat (Duffy) I adore.

A raging nerd covered in tattoos with a soft spot for video games (Mass Effect tops the list!)

Here’s a little sprinkle of what makes me the quirky, fun-loving photo wizard you’d want around:

The swiss-army-knife of photographers ready to step in and make your day as fun as stress free as possible so that all you remember is the love and joy!

Moo & Duffy
My grandparents. Grandpa's business card read PE (professional engineer) and DFP (damn fine photographer). I became the family historian after he passed and couldn't be prouder to follow in his footsteps.
Honoring their memory and visiting them now.
Photography love started early!

In the Community

Warriors Hockey

Providing an educational and developmental hockey program and camaraderie for disabled veterans.

Ruth Ellis Center

Ruth Ellis Center works to create a supportive environment and community with LGBTQ+ young people. They provide trauma-informed services and housing for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults of color

Theatre Bizarre

A Detroit halloween spectacle Masquerade Gala. I've had the pleasure of photographing the performers here.

Funny enough, it's my love of animals and our community that sparked my photography career!  

I got started in photography taking adoption photos at a local rescue, and I figured if I could pose uncooperative, untrained dogs I could probably wrangle your wedding party. I photographed my first wedding and fell in love.

I still serve our Southeastern Michigan community with my photography. 

Here are a few of my favorite organizations to support.

I’m here to ensure every laugh, every tear, and every moment of triumph is captured with the love and respect they deserve. 

Enthusiatically celebrating the whole weird and wonderful spectrum of love. 

For families, high school seniors, and everything you want to capture.

Celebrating you in every facet from boudoir to fantasy.

Let's create some magical memories together!