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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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Eight Years

Today is a really exciting day for me.

Why, you ask?  Well, 8 years ago today, Colin asked me to be “officially” his girlfriend!  If you’re interested in knowing more of our story, check out this blog post I wrote 3 years ago today.

Every year we take a photo on (or near) our anniversary.  I’ve included all the photos here.  The first photo is technically from our first date, so you can count it as “year zero.”

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 The last photo looks different from the others because it was taken during the day.  The rest were taken at night while we were on our anniversary dates.  While Colin and I were on our way home from church this weekend, I got really inspired by the snow.  I started having visions of awesome, snowy photos–so naturally I texted our dear friend, Brian, immediately asking him to do a spontaneous photo shoot with us!  He’s really great, so of course he said yes.  Below are some of my favorites of the photos he took.  Thanks again, Brian!

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Our one year wedding anniversary will be in a few weeks, so we’re keeping this one low-key with our usual hot chocolate, Christmas lights, and dinner date.

Happy Anniversary, Colin!  I’ve loved spending the past 8 years by your side, and I love that I’ll get to spend the rest of mine there too.  You’re the best!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Snow Day 2013 Part Two

 Yesterday I posted the beginning of our snow day, and today I’m excited to show you the photos from the evening!  We took Bethany to Chesapeake’s campus to look at their Christmas light display.  Every year they wrap almost every tree on their campus in strands of different colored LED lights.  The trees along the street change colors, and some of the displays are set to music.  Colin and I usually go see them on our anniversary date; we get dinner then peppermint hot chocolate and walk around the whole campus.  It’s pretty magical, which is why I decided I had to see it in the snow!  It was so cool how the lights made the snow glow different colors.  I loved it!

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Bethany’s dog, Riley got in my photo, but I kind of like it!

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Riley wanted so badly to get in the water and chase the ducks.  She was fighting Colin with all she had, but we didn’t want her to turn into an icicle.

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We had so much fun!

We drove through the fancy neighborhood after we left Chesapeake, and when we got back to the house we listened to Christmas music and made hot chocolate.  Basically it was the perfect winter day.

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I hope we get more snow so we can have a white Christmas!  But alas, I’m not hoping too much just in case.  We are in Oklahoma, after all.

I hope you had as much fun on the snow day as we did!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Snow Day 2013 Part One

So, we got snow last week!

We don’t get snow too often around here, and when we do it rarely lasts for very long.  Even when we do get a good snow, most of it has usually melted within 48 hours.  Oh, and we never get snow before Christmas.  This snow though–this snow is great.  It defied everything I’ve ever thought about snow in Oklahoma, and I couldn’t be happier!

Colin and I took his “snow day” from work as an opportunity to explore and take lots of photos.  We were walking through a neighborhood when we saw a bunch of cars and people at the top of the hill we were walking up.  When we got to the top, we realized we were apparently standing on top of the most perfect sledding hill in OKC.  Everyone and their dog (literally) was there!  It was so fun, and I would have taken more photos, but none of these kids are mine, so I didn’t want to scare any parents or anything.  Regardless, it looked like so much fun!  There was even a guy snowboarding–snowboarding.  We always used cardboard boxes and the lids to plastic tubs when we went sledding!

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Evidently these classic sleds are the cool thing to have (for good reason).

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After enjoying the merriment that was the sledding hill, Colin and I finished our stroll through the snowy neighborhoods.  Note: everything is more lovely when it snows.  Even the ugly houses were charming!

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I love the look of this classic church building, and the snow makes it even better.

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Later that day I walked in my office and saw this out the window.  Winter has the prettiest colors, really.

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That night we took Bethany to Chesapeake to look at their amazing display of twinkle lights!  I’ll show you those photos tomorrow in Part Two.

Until then, stay warm!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

Happy Snow Day!

Well, at least we have a snow day.  I’m not sure where you are, but I hope your day is happy regardless of the presence of snow!  Here’s a phone dump for you:

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1) As you can see in the previous post, I got my business cards in this week!  They’re awesome.

2) Winter skies are the prettiest if you ask me, especially with nature or a pretty city to help show them off.  I was captivated by how lovely my view was driving to Bible Study this week.

3) I found a hot chocolate recipe that is simple and awesome!  Colin and I had some while listening to Christmas music and playing chess.  It was lovely!

4) I went to see Frozen with my mom this week (soooo good) and they played a classic Mickey Mouse cartoon with a twist beforehand.  Adorable.

5) Our wreath got a little Christmas makeover!

6) When Colin and I went to Montana for our honeymoon in January, my mom got me some good snow boots.  They’re awesome and really warm, and sometimes I feel like a snow fairy or something when I wear them since my footprints leave pretty snowflake stamps when I walk.  On an unrelated note, it’s quite possible that I’m still a child.

Stay warm out there!  Hopefully I’ll get out to take some pictures of the snow tomorrow so I can share them here.  Have a great weekend!

Oh, and one more thing–GO COWBOYS!

His Truly,

Mary

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My Life: New Business Cards

Merry early Christmas to meeeeeeeee!

I’m so excited about my new business cards I might explode!  Ok, not really, but they are pretty great.  Look!

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I’m about to go on a tangent, so stay with me for a minute.  My pastor always says “you are a full time follower of Jesus, and a part time [insert career here]”  I find that idea to be both inspiring and true.  When the time came for me to start re-vamping my business, there were (there still are, let’s be honest) so many decisions I had to make about where to invest money and where to make sacrifices.  My husband, Colin is seriously one of the wisest 23-year-olds I know, so he has helped me massively with all of those decisions.  Because I am a full time follower of Christ and a “part time” photographer, every decision I make about my business (and everything else in my life) should be one that honors God.  Now, I’m not saying I always make decisions that honor God–I’m still a sinful person, but I try.  Again, we’re on a tangent here, but I’m bringing it back.  What I’m trying to say is that we want to save money as much as we can so that we can be good stewards of what we have and so we can be as generous as possible.

All of that being said, when Colin and I sat down to make some decisions about where to invest in my business, one of the things we decided to focus on financially were business cards.  I know they are a huge part of someone’s first impression of me, so I wanted them to really reflect who I am!

I knew I wanted letterpress from the beginning, and I also wanted to use my own design.  After checking with the most popular printing companies (only to find out that letterpress was not an option through them), I decided to go to the source of all internet creativity–Etsy.  I found this lovely letterpress boutique based in Argentina, and I decided to print through them!  They had to put up with my incompetence in so many areas, but we finally ended up on the same page.  If you need something letter-pressed, reasonably priced, and shipped quickly (especially given the fact that they are from Argentina), I would highly recommend Mil Letterpress!

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The cards are super thick, and look at the texture of them–beautiful!

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I’m really in love with my new business cards, and I can’t wait to hand them out!

Also, Happy Thursday!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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