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Denver Wedding Photographer Mary Schlener

Mary Schlener (aka: ME)

I am originally from Wisconsin, the land of cheese. I moved out to Colorado at a very young age. I am currently living in Colorado with my husband.  He and I met under very unusual circumstances. It was Friday the 13th, the night of a meteor shower and we were setup on a blind date.  It worked out perfectly and we haven’t been apart since. Seventeen years later we have two amazing boys that keep us on our toes and Amie, the miniature dachshund.

I come from a crazy, huge family. I am the second youngest of six children and I have twelve nieces and nephews!  I am definitely at home in a crowd.

Colorado is truly a marvelous and unique state to live in but I love to travel! My husband and I have cruised the Caribbean multiple times and have bounced around most of the United States.  If I could pick one place to see it would undoubtedly be Scotland. I love the history of such an amazing place and I am thrilled to see it in person this summer. It's rich history and lush landscapes are a natural magnet for me.

When I am not chasing my boys and need a little quiet, my best friend and I love to go antiquing and enjoy a glass of wine together. I also love to read historical fiction (nerd alert); my favorite author is Diana Gabaldon. Any Outlander fans out there?

I am a HUGE movie buff! Give me all the awesome explosions, car chase action and special effects, superhero movies there are. Don't get me wrong I like a good chick flick (Under the Tuscan Sun or The Lake House) and a bubble bath with a glass of wine so I can cry my eyes out. 



I am strictly a portrait photographer. I specialize in Denver portrait photography so you can be sure you will receive top quality for your investment. In 2000 I discovered a passion for photography, not just one part but all aspects.

I specialize in portrait photography for casual couples that want timeless images that won't be out of style in five years. The portrait on your wall will still show that particular moment you want you to see everyday. I want you to remember that moment, and the story behind your life together.  

All my couples can be assured that I will be a positive and intuitive presence at your session, ready to read every moment and adapt to all situations. I am accustomed to shooting indoors and outdoors and enjoy the challenges they both present. The personal relationship that I establish with my couples leads the way for an extraordinary client experience.