I'm so glad you're here!
A little about me ... (go ahead and grab a seat lol)
My name is Mary, I am the proud owner and Photographer here at Twelve Ninety-Five Photography. I love to travel, eat and live healthy, be creative, learn something new every day, enjoy all life has to offer and I strive to be a good human. Some of my favorite things aside from Photography and collecting Vintage Cameras the last 25 years include (a lot of food, seriously it's a problem!); Sushi, Marlin & Swordfish, good Wine, BBQ Pork, Real Butter, Craft Beer, Artisan Cheese, College Football, Fries, Coffee, Antique Stores, Cheesecake, Macarons & Bread Puddings, Exotic Cars, Babies, Puppies, Farms and Sunshine! That's a lot y'all but it's true... I love all those things!! I'm also a born and raised Kentuckian, and love ALL things Kentucky including the Horses, the Kentucky Derby, the smell of Tobacco Farms, the Hospitality and the Kentucky Wildcats; BBN!
I moved south to Florida 24 years ago but moved out of state in 2008 with a job transfer. After 10 years we have settled back here in beautiful North Florida. We missed the area but we spent that time away exploring West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky with our 4 amazing kids, and 2 lazy dogs (Boxer and a Boston Terrier), so it was a great adventure!
Photography has been part of my entire life, even as a young child. During my time at Eastern Kentucky University I studied Photography learning basic camera operations, darkroom and lighting techniques, etc.. of course, the art of photography has changed with our digital era but, I won't lie though, I miss film! I started pursuing my dreams professionally in 2007 shadowing another photographer in Jacksonville. This was a tremendously generous opportunity given to me and I learned a great deal that I'm eternally grateful for. Her belief in me and continuous words of affirmation helped drive me to pursue those dreams of creating a business from a craft I loved.
I get asked where the name Twelve Ninety-Five came from. It was actually a previous address of mine.
I thought long and hard about a new name when I decided to rebrand .... after 4 years I ended up relocating back to Florida
leaving 1295 behind. Trust me, I looked for a new 1295 when house hunting, no such luck! It's grown on me so for now, I'll stick with it.
I hope that we can meet some day and create some memories for yourself and your family all while having a bit of fun doing it! My questionnaires get into more details about your session, the process and what to expect.
I'm really simple, fun and light-hearted .... we'll have a great time!
Oh - legal stuff. I am registered to conduct business in the State of Florida as well as Insured. Those are super important aspects in choosing a Photographer!
Any questions? Email, text or give me a call! See you soon!