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    Welcome to! My name is Mary Ogilvie, and I'm a photographer based out of Oklahoma City, OK. I'm so glad you're here!
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Inspiration Shoot: Waiting for Autumn

Take me back to the rocky hills of New Mexico where the sun sets to illuminate the golden trees along the river.  Where 4 friends and I chased that magic light surrounded by desert sage and thistles–the scent of piñon wood in the air and snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Here are some photos of Kourtni, you’ve probably never heard me talk about her/seen photos of her here before ;)


Simone!  I had totally forgotten that I grabbed photos of these two together, but I’m so glad I did.  I have really gorgeous friends!  If you missed the photos of Simone in this outfit, you can find them here (go check them out, she’s so lovely).

Aaaaaaaaaand now I want Mexican hot chocolate and cool weather!

Happy Wednesday, friend!



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Friday Phone Dump


1) My sweet friend, Steph, started a cooking club that we do once a month, and this month we made curry!  Ever since having amazing Indian food in San Diego, I’ve been craving curry most of the time :)  Shout out to Danielle for the cute tablecloth and dishware!

2) I’m loving the opportunity to re-read this book–I read it 3 years ago, and it’s crazy how much different I am this time around.  If you’ve never read it, I’d highly recommend it!


3-9) We had the blessing of joining our sweet friends, Chelsea and Sean, for dinner to find out that they are having a baby BOY!  I’m so excited for them, and I can’t wait to meet little baby McLean!  (also, if you’re wondering where we are here, it’s Pop’s in Nichols Hills)


10-11) I walked outside in the morning earlier this week and it was sweater weather!  Bozeman was so excited about it being colder that he didn’t want to come inside haha


12-13) Guys.  The Plant Shoppe.  Okay Yeah.  Have you been there yet?!  It’s one of my new favorite places in OKC–I got to do a photo shoot there this week and it was just fantastic.  I’m not sure why it took me so long to get there, but I love it!


14-15) Lazy mornings with Bozeman are always sweet and cuddly :)  Also, I’m loving oatmeal and sweatshirts right now!

I realize it looks like we’ve had a fairly uneventful week, but really we’ve been tying up loose ends to prepare for hosting our English friends that are in town this weekend!  They’re here now, so you’ll see more of that next week (or on Instagram if you’d like).  Until then, I hope your weekend is wonderful.

Happy Friday!



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Europe 2016: Exploring London


This was our last day in London on our trip earlier this year, I usually refer to London as my “heart city” so it was sad to face leaving!  We used our last day well though–we explored the neighborhood around Arsenal Stadium, spent some time enjoying Monocle Cafe, saw the BBC building, then went one last time to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.  Overall I’d call it a good day :)


2 Fun facts:

1) The old Arsenal Stadium (pictured above) is now full of luxury apartments…sooooo #goals #punintended

2) This was probably my favorite neighborhood we saw in London!


Shout out to my girl, Chelsea, who gave me my favorite travel book for London ever!  Of course Monocle featured their own café as a recommendation, and I’m so glad they did.  It was one of my favorite meals I had in England, and definitely my favorite coffee shop!  We also got to go see their little shop, which was almost as adorable as the coffee shop.


We had some golden dramatic light when we visited Buckingham… that was magic.


Oh!  And we went by St Paul’s as well :)



And that was it!  The next day we woke up early to catch a train to Paris–I’ll show you those photos later.  Until then, I hope your week is amazing!



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Friday Phone Dump

The sun goes down for the summer

Mirror sky for the water
I am fading westward too
Fading west with you

Life won’t sing like I want it
The traffic post modern sonic
The traffic hums a dirty tune
Fading West with you

Switchfoot // Fading West

This week has mostly been about our trip to San Diego!  There hasn’t been anything else exciting enough to take photos of, so here are some photos from California haha

I haven’t included all of them though, mostly photos of coffee, the beach, and plants :)  I’ll do a couple proper posts about our trip in the future!


1) Flying is easily one of the most amazing and most terrifying things one can do.  It completely baffles me that we can just sit in a chair and have someone bring us soda and  f l y  us from one city to another…crazy.  I’ve learned that I absolutely have to look out the window in an airplane, and that always rewards me with amazing views like this one :)  This was the sunrise over Denver on September 1st–we had a short layover there, then headed to San Diego!

2) This was the view from the front gate of our AirBnb apartment!  It opened to an alleyway that was full of cute little buildings and tropical plants like this.


3-4) Our front porch was so relaxing and nice, and we had great views from the windows!  #AirBnbForTheWin


5) Pretty details around town

6) First things first, we walked down to the beach and ate breakfast burritos from a taco stand (which we visited every day after that)


7) Then it was time for a nap–our flight left OKC at 6am, so we had been up since 4am and needed more sleep than we had gotten.  The good thing about going from Oklahoma time to California time is that we gained two hours, so we really didn’t lose any time there with our nap :)


8-9) After napping, we were all ready for coffee, so we walked to The Coffee Method, which ended up being the place we returned to every day on our trip!  They have these awesome chairs in front of their shop that are made from old wine barrels–so cool.  We spent lots of time enjoying the gorgeous weather and our coffee in those chairs.  That second photo was an accidental one, but I think it’s cool haha  After coffee we walked to the beach (which was 1 block from the coffee shop) and exploring a little bit.


10) More pretty details around town


11) My sandals and my shell collection on the first day…I found more shells to take home later

12) It was nice to have mostly cloudy weather that day, temperatures were in the 60s and really pleasant.  Also it looked like there were spotlights on the ocean when the sun would break through the clouds, which was awesome!

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13) Brian snapped (and edited) this photo of Colin and me walked on the beach, thanks Brian!


14) My one attempt at a yoga photo, which was really difficult to do standing in a tide pool on sand that was disappearing under my feet haha

15) Brian hunting down random surfers to take photos of….just go look at his Instagram if you want to see the photos he gets from moments like this haha


16) Never gets old


17-18) Home made breakfast is one of my favorite things about staying in a place with a kitchen.  The ability to feel like I’m sleeping in while still getting up early is one of my favorite things about staying in California :)


19-21) More pretty details around town

22) Coffee, Harry Potter, and the beach…..the only better scene would be by a fireplace while it snows outside.  This was how I spent most of my time in CA :)


23-24) Colin and Brian rented wetsuits and surfboards, this is them discussing strategies for the waves



25-27) Ocean Beach is gorgeous


28) We had tons of amazing food there, and this Indian place was one of my absolute favorites!  Those samosas were just perfect.

29) Kourtni watched Bozeman for us, and she sent me this photo of him and her dad’s new puppy!  Little cuties :)  Thanks again for watching him, Kourt!


30) Views from the previously pictured blue chair on our front porch :)


31) Our dear friend, Chuck has been living in SoCal, so he took some time out of his weekend to come visit us in San Diego!  It was so good to see him and explore downtown a little!


32) The view from Pt Loma Nazarene University…where Brian almost went to college…maybe he should have gone here haha


33-38) What our Labor Day looked like :)  Best Labor Day ever.


39-40)  I asked Brian to take a few photos of Colin and me on the beach on our last night there.  He got some great shots (thanks, Brian!), but here are the phone photos I took from that experience.


41) I finally tried an Açai bowl the morning we left for the airport–it was delicious!  I’ll definitely be trying smoothie bowls for breakfast at home sometime soon.

42) Colin and I always point out really tall clouds to each other, and I always imagine what it would be like to be level with them.  Then I get on an airplane and I actually get to see what it feels like…flying, man.

This weekend we are prepping for OUR FRIENDS TO ARRIVE FROM ENGLAND NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!  We can’t wait to see them again, and since we’re hosting for them, we have some house prep to do (#cleaninglikemad)

I hope your weekend is relaxing and lovely!



ps–more Europe photos coming next week!  Thanks for being patient while I went on vacation!

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Friday Phone Dump

“the greatest love in all of history
is mine for the taking
it smothers me but I still hesitate
smothers me and I can’t walk away
smothers me and suddenly I feel safe


settle down you won’t figure out
why the world is turning
your wandering heart is slowing you down
and I can’t watch it anymore
I won’t watch this unfold
so even if you’re not comfortable
even if your heart is cold
even if your mind isn’t sold
let me hold
let me hold you

hold me like I’m you cherished one
I don’t need someone else
to complete my longing heart
you satisfy you set apart”

Kathleen Murray // Settle Down

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1-2) We got to puppy-sit this little guy last weekend and it was so fun!  His name is Rumble, and he loves sitting in laps and playing with Bozeman :)

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3) We popped up to Tulsa to see my grandpa this weekend and of course we stopped by Shades of Brown before we left–we love you, Shades!

4) Thank you, Urban Agrarian, for bringing us fresh okra that we get to fry and eat to our hearts content :)

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5-6) I got to enjoy breakfast with this lovely earlier this week, and it was happy and delicious :)  Also, Happy Birthday tomorrow, Haylee!

Right now I’m in San Diego!  So that’s what I’m doing this weekend :)  To see how that’s going, you can check in on my Instagram!  I hope your weekend is the best ever–try to get some rest, friends



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