Merry Character Photography began in 2011 when I, Mary, was nineteen. I created an idea into a passion which quickly turned into a business that has taken me across the world. Built on the foundation of serving clients with kindness & an abundance of joy, Merry Character Photography is so much more than just your regular photography experience.

Fall of 2017, Merry Character Photography grew by hiring our Lead Associate Photographer, Holly. She brings a fun new energy and the ability to serve more fabulous clients all with her own touch of the Merry Character Photography experience you love and are used to! 


Nice to meet you!

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Bri joined the team as an associate wedding photographer in 2018. She was Mary's full time second photographer for weddings for two years and has seconded over 20 weddings! She brings a radiant vibe and unique experience to all her Merry Character couples!

We are passionate about capturing your life as it is in this moment. We understand the importance of getting quality images but also realize you can create more memories during our fun, interactive and laugh filled sessions!


high-fives, hugs, and loud cheers are highly encouraged 

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the land before time

"Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely."


“ We would recommend Mary to absolutely anyone. She captured our day better than we could have ever dreamed! She brings so much energy and life always and if shows in the final images. She is incredibly talented and so good at what she does ” 

jenna + matthew


“ THE MOST PASSIONATE AND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER IN MONTANA! MARY IS TALENTED, ENTHUSIASTIC, AND KIND. SHE TURNED OUR ENGAGEMENT SHOOT INTO A FAIRY TALE, EVEN DURING THE SNOWY WINTER WEATHER IN BOZEMAN, MT. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND MARY TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR LIFELONG MEMORIES! ” 

olivia & Tanner 


“ It was a truly special experience! I feel so grateful that we found mary! She made us both feel so comfortable! Brian said he actually had fun and was so glad I made him do it! It helped us reconnect a little too!  ” 

colette + brian


“ I have had both Mary & Holly take our pictures. from the time I was a junior in HS to my wedding reception and I LOVE both of them!! So much fun, and the pictures always turn out amazing! I would recommend both of them to anyone ” 

lauren Hill


“ We had a ton of fun, she made us feel so welcomed and as if we were just in a natural environment without a camera being on us. There are no words to really explain just how much we enjoyed our session with her and how great she is! We look forward to doing more shoots with Mary over the next few years!! ” 

taylor van


“WHEN IT CAME TO THE BOOKING PROCESS AND COMMUNICATION HOLLY WAS SUPER HELPFUL AND PATIENT WHEN I HAD QUESTIONS. SHE WORKED SUPER QUICK IN THE COLD AND WAS UNDERSTANDING WHEN IT CAME TO LITTLE KIDS. SHE GREETED US ALL WITH A SMILE AND A CHEERFUL ENERGETIC ATTITUDE!”

kaftan family


“do it! the pictures are amazing and they do such a good job capturing your family. You’ll never regret having amazing photos of your family!!!”

Cassie ladenburg


“The cost seemed a little high to me at first , but in the end I am so happy we continued our journey in being Merry Characters! Holly did such an amazing job and was worth every penny. Im super excited to see the rest of the pictures.”

Melissa cumings


“you NEED to hire Mary and or Holly because they are soooo awesome and the work the do is amazing!! They are naturals and make you feel so good. It’s magical!! It’s well worth the money!! Trust me!!!! I have had tons of photos done by them and I would never go with anyone else!! Plus they are so fast at getting back the images!!.”

lisa wood


“Holly was WONDERFUL!!! She was so sweet and friendly. She was so very good with our young girls. It was pretty cold when we took our pictures and she was able to get every picture we wanted in a fast amount of time. "

jacquese rassmussen