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    Welcome to MaryOPhoto.com! 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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Friday Phone Dump

“Here’s to the twilight

Here’s to the memories
These are my souvenirs
My mental pictures of everything
Here’s to the late nights
Here’s to the firelight
These are my souvenirs
My souvenirs
I close my eyes and go back in time
I can see you’re smiling, you’re so alive
We were so young, we had no fear
We were so young, we had no idea
That life was just happening
Life was just happening”

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1) We found every Cubs hat Colin has ever owned–from left to right there’s his hat from little league and then his hats he’s worn through over the years, and then of course the World Series hat :) This photo just makes me so happy!

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2-8) Colin and I got to spend the weekend in Houston visiting our friends, Sean and Sheila!  We had a really great time, and we loved getting a few final days enjoying sunshine and palm trees :) Also I loved the bright colors at the Kemah Boardwalk (even though we’re pretty terrified of roller coasters haha)

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9-15)  After the boardwalk, we stopped by Galveston to see the ocean and enjoy a quick drink while watching the waves…it was so lovely!

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16-17) One of the last things we did before leaving was walk around this beautiful park near Sean and Sheila’s house.  Thank you guys for a great visit–miss you already!

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18-19) How cool are the decorations at this restaurant in Dallas?  It was so delicious too, though my green curry was seriously spicy!

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20) Bozeman sleeping on the couch as I pack box after box–poor little guy is so anxious since our house is not what it usually is.  Everything’s in the wrong place!

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21) Our lifegroup is throwing us a goodbye party, so I’ve been writing goodbye letters to everyone.  Because Lord knows I could not say everything I want to say to everyone if I was staring them in the face :”'(

22) I’m so glad I got to see this lovely friend of mine before we moved!  Brooke texted me that she was in town (she lives in Dallas) on Monday, and we met for tea and a nice long chat before she headed home.  It was so great, and she reads this blog more than anyone else I think, so HI BROOKE!

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23) I got to visit Chelsea and baby Townes at their home earlier this week, and he is just the sweetest little snuggle bug.  I love him!

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25) More letter writing–so many feels.

This weekend we are moving out of our house…holy wow it’s crazy!  I hope your weekend is refreshing and adventurous.

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“Shine.

For you are light and wonder.

For there are galaxies within you and stardust dances in your soul.

Stars live in your eyes, and glory and grace live in your bones.

You are beautiful.

You are light and wonder.

You shine.”

G. C. // via Pinterest

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1) This was my last time to Skype with my sweet friend, Aubrey (who lives in China) while sitting at my desk in my office before packing everything up!  Of course we had to document it :)

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2-3) When we get snow around here, we have to document it–so here’s our front and back yard in the few inches of snow we got a couple weeks ago!

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4) As I said in my last Friday Phone Dump, my best, Chelsea, had her first baby a few weeks ago.  I got to hold little Townes for the first time when he was less than 48 hours old :)  He’s so cute!

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5) We had the pleasure of witnessing our friends, Rachel and Tyler, get married a few weekends ago and it was lovely!

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6) I had fun taking photos of some clothes I sold on my garage sale Instagram last week–it’s fun knowing some of my favorite clothes will go on to have new life with people I love.  Too deep for garage sale thoughts?  Sorry I’m not sorry :)

7) Bozeman wants all the attention these days, he’s a little stressed about everything in our house being out of it’s place #movingprobs

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8) Like I said, he’s a little stressed about the upheaval of everything…he wants to be in the center of all the action.  And also, he like finding the sunny spots in the house…mostly he’s just a cutie so I like taking pictures of him haha

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9-10) I’m spending as much time in Cuppies as I can before we move–love you forever!

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11) Real life with a dog, he brought all his toys to one blanket to surround him as he destroyed his newest stuffed animal

12) One of my favorite decorations is this glittery quote from Tangled in our hallway–taking down decorations has been making the reality of moving really real.

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13-14)  Colin’s coworkers have become our good friends over the past 4.5 years he’s worked for this company.  This week, David was nice enough to have us over for dinner at his house as a going away event!  Also, apparently engineers like to wear plaid and glasses (Colin’s wearing my glasses in that photo), so we had to get a photo of them matching :)

This weekend we’ll be in Houston saying goodbye to our dear friends, Sean and Sheila!  I hope your weekend is inspiring and lovely.

love,

M

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Some Big News…

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Well, we’re moving!

I’ve thought of a million ways I wanted to say that to you, but I think plain and simple will do just fine.  Colin and I feel the time has come for us to leave Oklahoma and explore new places!  The catch is, we’re not sure exactly where we’re moving to  So in a few weeks, we’ll be moved out of our home and saying goodbye to friends and family.  For the next few months at least, we’ll be staying with friends in England!  We are so excited for this journey (and terrified, and optimistic, and nervous, and thrilled, and all the other feelings)!  I’ll absolutely be posting photos here as usual, so I’ll do my best to keep you up to speed.  You can also follow along on my Instagram for more day-to-day updates :)

A few FAQs:

What about Bozeman?

Bozeman will be staying with my best, Bethany, and her husband until Colin and I find a place to live more permanently.  Yes, we are incredibly sad to leave him behind!  It’s only temporary though, and it seems like the best choice for all of us.

 Can I still hire you to be my photographer?

Maybe!  I’d love to work with you if I can.  If you’re interested in discussing options for your wedding or photoshoot, please email me at hello@maryophoto.com and we’ll try to figure something out.

Is this because of the election?

Haha, no.  We’ve been praying about this decision since August 2015, so it’s been a long time coming for us!

Thank you in advance for taking this sudden-seeming news so well!  I’m actually a very private person, and this has been a really personal decision for Colin and I to make.  I will inevitably share more of the story when/if it ever feels right, but for now this post is all the detail I feel the need to share.  Thank you so much for following along and for your support!  I’m so excited to take you along for this crazy ride!

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“I don’t want to look back in five years time and think ‘we could have been magnificent, but I was afraid.’  In five years I want to tell of how fear tried to cheat me out of the best thing in life, and I didn’t let it.”

// Unknown on Pinterest

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1) Bethany, Chelsea, and I had our Christmas exchange brunch last weekend, and we asked Kourtni to join in after and snap a few photos of us together!  One of those photos is at the bottom of this post :)  It was so special to get some photos of all of us together during this season of life–especially since Chelsea had her baby just a few days later!!   More on that toward the end, like I said.

2) That lovely lady in the sash is getting married tonight!  I loved getting to be a part of her bachelorette dinner at Sushi Neko (which I had never tried before, it’s really good!), and I’m even more excited to attend her wedding later today.  Rachel, you will be such a gorgeous bride!

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3-13) Happy New Year!! We had a little party at my parents house like we did last year.  It was sparkly, goofy, and really fun!  I love taking photos in front of a glittery backdrop and dancing like idiots to old school hits–and confetti, I really love confetti :)

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14) Hahaha, Lesa sent me this photo of her “bonding moment” with Bozeman while he was hiding in the guest bedroom at my parents’ house during our NYE party–he’s pretty shy, so he wasn’t interested in being around all the people!

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15-16) Oh Oklahoma, it was 65 degrees on January 1st, so I took my yoga practice outside!  It was really lovely, but of course right now our backyard is completely covered in snow haha  I’m not complaining about the nice weather or the snow, just laughing at the craziness of the changes!

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17-18) We stopped by Evoke for a coffee earlier this week, and I just always love the vibes/colors/light in that place!  

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19) This #shopsmall reusable shopping bag by Rifle Paper Co is too cute to go in the drawer :)

20) Taking down the Christmas decorations is always sad, but I do love seeing all the tinsel in piles–so sparkly!

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21-22) I didn’t post this photo of my card from Chelsea telling me she was pregnant last summer, because she hadn’t announced it yet.  But yesterday (on our wedding anniversary), Chelsea and Sean’s sweet boy, Townes William, was born!  I haven’t met him yet, but I’m hoping to soon!  I love him so much already–look at those little lips!!!

This weekend we have lots of playing in the snow and cleaning up around the house.  I hope your weekend is lovely, friend!

love,

M

ps–Here’s an old (I think it’s from 2010) photo of me, Chelsea, and Bethany next to one of the new ones from a week ago!

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Engagement: Josh + Maddy

Hello to you, 2017!

I thought today would be a great day to share my dear friend, Maddy’s (and her fiancé, Josh’s) engagement photos with you!  We took them a few weeks ago in the gorgeous Wichita Mountains.  I love how they turned out, which is good since we were freeeeeeeezing through this whole shoot!

Anyway, this one was special to me, not only because I love working with Maddy (as you’ve seen here, here, here, and more) but also because we’ve all been waiting for these two to get married for a long time.  They’re deeply in love and so perfect for each other :)

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Geeze.

Maddy + Josh, thanks for being perfect models and troopers in the cold weather!  It was an honor to work with you as usual :)

love,

M

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