Celebrating your moments, big and small.

You know there’s a difference between acceptance and enthusiasm, that’s why you’re here. You don’t want to have to question whether your photographer is going to be okay with your existence, you just want to be celebrated in photos like anyone else.

You deserve to celebrate your life in style and comfort.

That Gay Photographer is here to help.


Southeastern MIchigan Family and Senior Photographer

From polyamorous families to single parent households, you deserve to celebrate your family as it is and in whatever configuration your family happens to take! Family photos can be fun, timeless and enjoyable with a photographer that respects you and your family.

Family Photography

You want your kids to be treated with respect, and have their most authentic selves captured to celebrate their achievements. Graduating high school is a big deal and it can be intimidating for kids to do senior pictures. I create a fun and relaxed environment where they can be themselves and feel confident in who they are and how they look.

Senior Photography

"She appreciates everyone for who they are and always makes everyone laugh."

"We ended up choosing Mary because of her beautiful photography style and her impeccable attention to detail. 3 years after our wedding, we wanted some family photos taken, Since then, she has done 5 photo sessions for us including family photos and maternity photos. Not only have all of the photos turned out stunning, but Mary is incredibly easy and fun to work with. She appreciates everyone for who they are and always makes everyone laugh. I highly recommend Mary for any photography needs you have because she is a wonderful person, very friendly and her turn around time for photos is very fast!"

The Boehler family

Family Photography Client


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Get in touch! 

How it works

Think we're a match? Pop into my inbox through the contact form here. If I'm available for your date, we'll schedule a time to video chat. We'll discuss your ideas and how we can best celebrate your life in photos.  Tell me all of your wild and weird ideas!

Every session is designed just for you. I’ll be able to guide you into poses that show you at your best self. Show me your joy and emotion;  I promise I will deliver photographs that show you in the most authentic way possible.

I’ll always be there to help, I’ll keep it fun, and I’m NEVER above a good dad joke to get you to laugh.

After your session, I get to work putting the finishing touches on your images! Within 2 weeks, you'll receive a link to your downloadable gallery and information to print your favorites! I highly recommend using my professional labs but you get a full print release to use your gallery how you wish!


I've cut the confusion and created flat rate pricing so you know exactly what you to expect! All of my portrait sessions are about an hour and half long so we can get comfortable and get the shots. You'll receive a downloadable digital gallery of your final images with printing rights and access to my professional print labs. 


"Our family photographer for life!"

“That Gay Photographer took amazing senior pictures of me. They were helping me with poses and making me look the best for my pictures. I loved all the pictures they took I couldn’t choose a favorite. They’re an amazing photographer and always ready to take pictures!”

Olivia and Her parents

Senior Photography Clients

"That Gay Photographer took amazing shots of our daughter for graduation pictures. They are fun to work with and will not shy away from any idea you are trying to get out of your photos. They are hardworking, dedicated and a great photographer in the community. They always show up prepared and ready to go. Thank you for being our family photographer for life!”

 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!