mary slone | details



what i shoot

i am an on-location, natural light photographer. I specialize in documentary & portrait photography of families, couples, children, seniors, & newborns. I also offer fresh 48 mini sessions for infants in their first 2 days of life, as well as milestone mini sessions for babies up to ten months. ask me about event photography! 

when i shoot

I shoot most of my sessions during the last few hours of light before sunset. this ensures the very best quality light for your session! while I am flexible to some degree, I do not shoot client sessions during midday (between the hours of 10am - 3pm). the light during this time is not ideal, and my goal is to provide you with the best possible images i can. i refuse to give you pictures that are less than what i consider to be my very best work, which is why i prefer to stick to evening sessions. if you want to book a session, but are unable to schedule during the preferred times, please drop me a note so we can discuss your scheduling options.

where i shoot

we will shoot at the location of your choice (within 30 miles of zip code 38654) for all family, couples, seniors, children, and milestone mini sessions. there will be an additional charge of $.75/mile for any location further than 30 miles from Olive Branch. all locations are contingent upon my approval, as we want to make sure we select a spot that will lend itself to the best pictures. (if your first choice of location isn't ideal, don't worry! we will work together to find the perfect place to shoot your session!) the fresh 48 mini session is shot inside your hospital room, within the first 48 hours after baby's birth. newborn sessions are shot in your home, as this makes the experience most comfortable for everyone. 

*for more information on each type of session, including pricing, please visit my pricing page.


$75 deposit is due within 7 days of booking or you will forfeit your session appointment time. remainder of session fee is due at time of photo shoot. 7% Mississippi sales tax is applicable on all sessions & orders. customer is responsible for all shipping fees, if applicable. prices are subject to change at any time and locked at time of booking. 


your proofs will be available within 2 weeks of your photo shoot. they will be provided for you in a private, password-protected online gallery. you can expect at least 25 images to proof, and your images will remain available in your online gallery for one month. an additional fee will be incurred if you require the proofing gallery to remain active longer than one month. 


i am a mom as well as a photographer, so i understand that kids get sick...a LOT. in the event that your little darling (or yourself!) falls ill, please call me to reschedule as soon as it becomes clear that y'all won't be able to keep your original appointment. 36 hours notice is kindly requested, if at all possible (believe me, i know sometimes it just isn't possible!). keep in mind, deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable in the event that you must reschedule. 

inclement weather

being a natural light photographer means that i work strictly with available light (i only use artificial lighting for event photography). because of this, your session is dependent upon favorable weather conditions. when you book, we will also discuss a back-up date & time, in case of inclement weather. 


basic retouching is always included. extensive retouching (available per client request only) incurs an additional fee of $50/hour.