Hello and welcome to my website!
My name is Mary Pickard and from a very young age I have always been fascinated with the art of photography. My love for photography came from my sister, Marie, who was also a photographer. As a young girl I can remember Marie putting a camera in my hand even before I was probably old enough to hold one. My big sister inspired and mentored me as a young photographer.
My first real test was when I started taking pictures for different art shows in the community that I grew up in. Then as a high school student I was the Lead Photographer for the high school yearbook and after graduation I attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. In 1990 I graduated with a degree in photography and have been working professionally as a photographer ever since.
During the 35+ years, since I graduated, I have worked as a freelance photographer, worked in multiple professional photo labs, and was the Lead Photographer for CARQUEST Auto Parts. During my time at CARQUEST my main responsibility was product photography and those images were utilized in their on-line catalogs and also in marketing materials. In addition to product photography I was also called upon to document different company events such as award presentations, conventions, trade shows, and executive portraits.
The bottom-line for me is that I love all aspects of photography, whether photographing real estate listings, shooting portraits and group shots, or places and events. I thrive on capturing and recording those specific images or moments that are special to you and your loved ones.
Currently, I am located near Raleigh (North Carolina) and I have a wonderful husband, two beautiful girls, and two fun loving grandchildren. I hope you enjoy browsing my website and if you have any questions about my services please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you, and working with you, in the near future.
Have a blessed day!