Mary O Photography


about me


My name is Mary Ogilvie, and I'm a lover of travel, deep conversations, twinkle lights, breakfast potatoes, and putting wildflowers in my hair.  In 2009, I picked up a DSLR camera for the first time, and I immediately fell in love with the way photography allows me to capture the beautiful + imperfect parts of life.

I'm an INFP, a proud Hufflepuff, a yoga instructor, and a "cold weather person."  Also, I'm a huge fangirl when it comes to Harry Potter, Hamilton, and Star Wars.  My high school sweetheart, Colin, and I got married in January of 2013--he's my very favorite person in the whole world.  

My first 26 years of life were spent in Oklahoma City, OK (love you, OKC).  In February of 2017, Colin and I dropped everything so we could spend 4 months living in England with our lovely friends!  When we came back, Colin accepted a job in San Jose, CA where we now live with our dog, Bozeman.  We love California so much, and these days we spend most of our free moments exploring this beautiful place!  For more on that whole story, you can read my blog post about it here.


One of my passions is helping you feel free to embrace your own beautiful life + not to chase after someone else's! 


I've always been someone who sees the whole world as a poem and a playground.  My favorite photos are the ones that feel like a dream--the ones that pull you in and transport you into the moment captured.

I work with natural light for my photography, and I'm passionate both about capturing your life the way it already is (because it's really, really beautiful) and working on styled shoots that boost creativity and allow us to play around with color, style, and fun locations!     

If you're interested in working with me on creating something great, please don't hesitate to reach out!  You can follow me on Instagram, send me an email (, or fill out my contact form by clicking the button below.  Let's be friends, I can't wait to hear from you!

And for those of you (like me) who grew up with Xanga, Myspace, and other pre-social-media social media, here's a little survey to help you know me even better.  Remember these?!

What's your favorite:

  1. Place: London, England and Santa Fe, New Mexico

  2. Color: Green

  3. Food: New Mexican food, give me all the chiles!

  4. Smell: Crisp, cold air and piñon wood (so far there seems to be a theme here haha)

  5. Book: Harry Potter forever

  6. Music artist: Jon Foreman, Coldplay, Nick Mulvey, and Kathleen Murray

  7. Time of day: Golden Hour

  8. TV show: Brooklyn 99, The Office, Parks & Rec, Queer Eye, The Good Place

  9. Sound: A rushing mountain river, gentle thunderstorms, birds in an English garden

  10. YouTube channel: Super Carlin Brothers

That was fun!  Thanks for reading, and let me know your answers to the survey questions via Instagram.  You can find me below!



All photos of me on this page were taken by Katherine Bree Walker Photography and edited by me

Like my logo and branding? It was done by the incredibly talented and lovely Abby Hogle Creative