Years ago, Jordan moved from Marion, Iowa to Atlanta, Georgia for his job where he ended up joining a volleyball team with some friends. It was Fall 2016 when Kaelin happen to join the same team through a mutual friend and little did they know they’d meet the love of their lives! Kaelin met Jordan’s […]

Mr + Mrs Stroschein

husband and wife photo with their dog at the primrose cottage

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mini sessions 2020

I am so excited to be announcing Fall Mini Sessions for this year! Whether these photos are for Christmas cards, headshot refresh, pregnancy announcements, save the dates, family photo updates, or anything in between– I am honored to get to spend time with you! Mini Sessions will be held in Greenville, South Carolina on Friday […]

Fall Mini Sessions 2020

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Sweet Callie + Robert. There are so many good things to say about this couple and their beautiful wedding day I don’t know where to begin! Callie and I knew each other from college, which is also where she ended up meeting Rob years ago before he moved to Auburn. After meeting, Callie wrote a […]

Mr + Mrs Lyew

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AMAZON PRIME DAY | MARY CATHERINE ECHOLS

ITS AMAZON PRIME DAY BABY! These Prime Day deals only apply to people who have Prime! So if you haven’t already, sign up for an Amazon prime account in order to save on all of these items (and more on the daily), and to get that amazing free 2-day shipping, etc. BONUS, they’re doing 50% […]

AMAZON PRIME DAY!

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As I’ve gotten older, my home style as gone back to a bit more traditional like my mothers. Fun fact: my mom went to school for interior design, and both my sister & I have a knack for home decor because of it. Lindsay, my sister, is more modern and eclectic, mine is more traditional […]

Simple steps to style your home for fall (without being cheesy!)

MARY CATHERINE ECHOLS HOME DESIGN

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Mary Catherine Echols Amazon Lougngewear favorites

I’m pretty sure athleisure and loungewear is where my love for Amazon began years ago. As we head into cooler weather, these are some of my favorite picks for cozy clothes that everyone needs in their closet! Whether it’s hot or cold, I have to be comfortable in what I wear. Head over to my […]

My Favorite Amazon Loungewear

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Amazon Lists have been such a help for me to organize all the things. I needed a spot to have both my favorite items that I use on a daily basis and a “treat yourself” buy. With Black Friday and the Christmas season right around the corner (can’t believe I’m typing that!), these are my […]

My Amazon Must Haves!

amazon must haves for any season!

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sloan and ed portrait at hidden acres in marion south carolina

Sloan and Ed had a major pivot in their wedding plans when COVID hit, like all 2020 couples, and they maneuvered all the changes with such grace. Instead of cancelling, they decided to move some things around to elope with just their immediate family in May and save the reception for late July. They had […]

Mr + Mrs Pittman Wedding in South Carolina

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Is fall my favorite season? BY FAR. As bummed as I am that we moved to Jacksonville, FL at the tail-end of summer, giving us not a ton of time to enjoy all the things that comes with the summer season (even though its still hot here!), I am so happy to see all the […]

What’s in my Amazon cart for this Fall

transition into fall with these amazon finds

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guest room renovation | jacksonville, florida | mary catherine echols photography

I want to preface this blog by saying this literally was such an easy, budget friendly job (thanks to Amazon) that I had SO much fun doing! John and I have lived in 3 houses in 2 years since we’ve been married, and although we had a blast renovating our last 2 homes in Georgia, […]

Bathroom Reno!

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If you would’ve told me at the beginning of 2020 that not only would there be a global pandemic, but my husband and I would decide (during said pandemic) to pick up and move our lives to the beach, I wouldn’t have believed you! Well, here we are at the end of August 2020 and […]

Jacksonville, FL

jacksonville florida wedding photographer

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Styled Shoot | Greenville, SC | Mary Catherine Echols Photography

This styled shoot was SO much fun for so many reasons! Not only do I adore the models (Bonnie is my Sister-in-Law and Sydney is one of my girlfriends here in Athens), but my older sister who has now launched her wedding planning business was the mastermind behind this entire shoot. I have been so […]

Styled Shoot 2019

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Took a trip to upstate SC to Bald Rock where my college friends and I used to frequent back in the day for this beautiful session with Kayla and Chase! Kayla is a Clemson grad, Chase is a Citadel grad, and are getting married at the end of this year in their hometown of Anderson, […]

Chase + Kayla

Kayla and Chase Engagement Session in Greenville, South Carolina

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He deserved to breathe. After a long, painful month of May that started and finished with the news of two beautiful black lives brutally taken, it’s my duty to add to the conversation despite its overwhelm. I can’t seem to get on social media without scrolling by dozens of posts about these men, and I […]

Its not fair

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John and I have lived in Athens for a little over a year now and adore all of the friends we’ve made here so far. After joining a small group at our church, we met Tyler and Rebekah who have become fast friends. They are in the midst of planning their wedding through COVID-19, and […]

Tyler + Rebekah

Tyler and Rebekah | Athens GA Engagement Session

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Kelly and Ryan Wedding in Atlanta Georgia

One of the absolute best parts of my job is getting to go through all of engagement season with a couple up to the wedding day. I originally met Kelly and Ryan on the morning of the proposal after sneak-photographing Ryan popping the question! He had called me a few weeks before to get a […]

Mr and Mrs Heard

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Back at the end of 2019 right after Christmas, Ryan and Kristen got engaged and I got to document their proposal in downtown Greenville, SC! They were on their way to an anniversary dinner when Ryan popped the question under a beautiful pavilion right by the water. I met Ryan back in college through mutual […]

Ryan + Kristen

Engagement Photos in Clemson, South Carolina | Mary Catherine Echols Photography | Athens, GA photographer

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Joyce and Alex Charleston, SC Wedding at the Wickliffe House | Mary Catherine Echols Photography

Joyce and Alex’s wedding day in Charleston, South Carolina truly oozed with style, joy and fun. Joyce is such an effortless beauty that was highlighted with her long sleeve vintage dress and insane flowers. Their venue, The Wickliffe House, has so much Charleston charm that Joyce wanted the venue to mostly speak for itself! They […]

Mr + Mrs Nelson

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Amanda and Zach got married on a crisp, bright November day amongst all their friends and family, and I could not be more in love with their wedding gallery that reflects all the thought and detail Amanda put into planning.

Mr + Mrs Grimsley

Zach and Mandy]i Wedding in Columbia, South Carolina | Mary Catherine Echols Photography | Athens, Georgia Photography

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Mary Catherine and John Echols

It feels almost cruel how fast time goes by. With 2020 well under way and the first month of this new decade coming to a close this week, I am holding on for dear life to time. To be honest, I haven’t had a desire to sit down and write for a large portion of […]

Goodbye, 2019

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Maddie and Kurt had the sweetest most fun wedding day despite the cold, rainy January day in Greenville, South Carolina. Anyone who meets these two instantly feels like they’ve known them forever, and it was so special to get to photograph two best friends becoming husband and wife. Could do this day over and over […]

Mr + Mrs Sittmann

Greenville South Carolina Wedding | Mr and Mrs Sittmann | Mary Catherine Echols Photography

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Maddie Garret Bridals | Greenville, South Carolina |

Sweet, sweet Maddie was a dream to get to photograph just a few weeks before her big day this January. Her bridal portraits were the first time we officially met, and I loved her within the first few seconds of spending time with her! She is so easy to chat with, so laid back, and […]

Maddie

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Shane and Megan have a proposal story that will be hard to beat! They were on vacation together in Europe and one of their stops was in Dublin– where Shane’s family is from. The day they got there, Shane wanted to show Megan Ha’penny bridge. When they got on the bridge, he said that it […]

Shane + Megan

Shane and Megan Engagement Photos | Atlanta, Georgia | Mary Catherine Echols Photography

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David and Dannah Engagement Photos | Athens Georiga | Mary Catherine Echols Photography

Every blue moon I get to put family in front of my camera and it always makes for an extra special session! David, my brother in law, and his now wife Dannah got engaged over Summer 2019 and I was so happy to get to photograph their engagement photos in our hometown. It’s been so […]

David + Dannah

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My first time visiting Chattanooga, Tennessee was over this beautiful fall wedding weekend and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Getting to celebrate sweet Haley and Will with all of their dear friends and family was a day I will always cherish! Their planning process was SO much fun alongside Haley who became […]

Mr + Mrs Brock

Chattanooga Wedding at Stratton Hall

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Josh and Rachel Wedding | Fall 2019 | Columbia, South Carolina

Josh and Rachel got married on a beautiful October Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina at The Millstone at Adams Pond. I knew with these two being high school sweethearts that their wedding day was going to be extra special! They both are die-hard Clemson fans, owners of a sweet Golden retriever (you know I love […]

Mr + Mrs Shook

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So many giggles happened during my session with Caitlin and John Mason and I love that so much. I met Caitlin in college years ago, and jumped out of my seat when I got her inquiry about shooting their wedding! They get married this year in August and plan on staying in the Greenville area […]

Caitlin + John Mason

Caitlin and John Mason Engagement Photos

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