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    Welcome to! 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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Inspiration Shoot: Untold Stories

Sometimes I feel as if there are a million stories in my mind at any given moment.  Ideas, and dreams, and seemingly random, beautiful stories that rarely take full form.  They just float around in my head until I decide to give them life in one way or another–which is a process I’m not even aware of most of the time.

One of the ways I’ve found to “tell the stories” has been through photo shoots.  Somehow, in throwing together some outfits and styling hair and makeup and running around somewhere in the wilderness, it feels like these stories find life.  I still don’t understand it, but I plan to chase it.  :)

This is my friend, Maddy.  She is all kinds of stunning, and I’m grateful that she’s willing to help me tell these stories.  The following photos are from our trip to New Mexico back in October!  You’ve probably seen Haylee’s styled bridals from that same trip, and there are many more photos to come.  For now though, here is a wordless story told by me (the photographer and stylist for clothes), Maddy (the model), and Haylee (hair and makeup).


Thanks for stopping by!  I’m thankful for you all.

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

I pray in words. I pray in poems. I want to learn to pray through breathing, through dreams and sleeplessness, through love and renunciation.   I pray through snow that falls outside the window.  I pray with the tears that do not end.”

Anna Kamienska (via Pinterest)

^^Speaking of praying and praying through tears, I’m certainly praying especially for everyone in Paris and other areas of the world that need extra love right now.  I wish I could hug each of them.

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1. Kourtni and I took Bozeman for a walk around Lake Overholser last Friday–it was a chilly morning, and I was so happy to bust out one of my favorite sweaters!  Bozeman loves the colder weather too, he gets so excited to play outside or go for a walk now :)

2. I figured out how to hook my DSLR to my phone, so I can control it and access photos from the memory card remotely!  THIS IS VERY EXCITING.  Enter, practicing by taking profile shot selfies haha

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3-4.  I had my Holiday Mini Sessions this weekend, and it was a blast.  Thanks so much again to everyone who came to have their photos taken, it was a joy to work with all of you!  Thanks especially to my girls Maddy and Kourtni who helped me edit and run around the Myriad Gardens all day–you guys are the best!  Also, shoutout to the lovely, Chelsea!  I got to take her family’s photos, and it was great–mostly because they’re all models.

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5. I’ve been trying to take my breaks by reading in the backyard while it’s still nice enough (it got a little chilly when I was out there this week).  I absolutely adored Jen Hatmaker’s book, For the Love.  This part where she went back through all of her years before Facebook existed and “tweeted” about her life, was absolutely hysterical.  Pretty much every chapter either had me rolling on the floor laughing or grabbing my tissues because I was so deeply moved.  For anyone in need of grace, a hug, a laugh, or new ideas, read this book.

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6-7.  I’m definitely a winter girl, but I will be sad to see this lovely Autumn go.  These walks with Bozeman have been my favorite ways to enjoy the season!

This weekend our Thanksgiving festivities begin!  Also, I think I convinced Colin that we should absolutely decorate for Christmas…so that’s exciting :)

I hope your weekend is fantastic!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.

–Ernest Hemingway (via Pinterest)

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  1. I got these tiny white pumpkins for the Friendsgiving tables, and they were only 50 cents each!  I was pretty excited about the bargain, and now I have cute pumpkins all over my house :)
  2. This is the first year in about 7 years that I can remember having a real Autumn here in Oklahoma, and we are loving it!  I’ve been taking extra walks with Bozeman because it feels like I’m walking in a story.  I always imagine lines like “It was a brisk and blustery Autumn day…” or “the leaves were swirling all around–a multitude of colors like tiny jewels or confetti as they made their way from branches to sidewalks.”  It’s a very poetic time of year.

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3. This is my verse for the year of 2015, and since we are rapidly approaching 2016, I’ve been doing some reflecting on everything God has taught me this year.  I’ve learned so much about prayer and what it means and how it works this year, and I wasn’t even aware that I didn’t understand it when the year started off.  I plan on writing down my reflection on this year before beginning to search for my word for 2016–it’s going to be good though, I can feel it!

4. Saturday vibes :) Really I just looked down as I was getting ready to go to breakfast on Saturday and I saw my hat and sweater looking cozy on my bed…so I snapped this photo.  Confession, this is not a cool posed photo of my “OotD” haha

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5-7. Colin and I had a nice and relaxing Sunday this weekend.  We got to spend some time enjoying the lovely Fall weather in our backyard after cleaning up the Friendsgiving mess haha  We also took an extra long walk with Bozeman, and I had to snap a photo by this mural on Western–so cool!

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8. Our friend, Josh, grabbed this photo of Colin teaching our Life Group this weekend, and I love it!  Haha, notice the commentary open on the floor, the notebook in his lap, and the Bible in his hand–too great!

9. Someone has been sleeping on a towel this week since he chewed up his bed…

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10. More long walks to beautiful parks

11. More posed hipster photos haha, this is from my coffee date with the lovely, Alissa, who moved to Idaho earlier this year and who came back to visit this week!  Notice her 2 coffee drinks, and of course the new holiday copy of Edible OKC (aka the best thing that’s happened to OKC since the Thunder).

This weekend I have Holiday Mini Sessions (there are a few spots left so email me STAT if you want to take them and lots of rest.  I hope your weekend is lovely!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friendsgiving 2015

“Feed people, love people, serve people”

-Neem Karoli Baba

That quote was on the wall at The Teahouse in Santa Fe, and it immediately made me think of Friendsgiving when I saw it.  That’s exactly what we hope to do with our everyday lives, and it’s especially what we hope to do through Friendsgiving.  My hope is that a simple dinner in our backyard would become a time and place for people to connect with each other, feel nourished in body and soul, and would be inspired to generosity.

And of course, pie should always be involved :)

Here are the photos we got of the third annual Friendsgiving this weekend!  Huge shout out to Kourtni for snapping all of these, and to Stephanie, Danielle, my mom, and everyone who helped set up/cook food/make the dream work.  You guys are great!


^ my women’s lifegroup–the real MVPs


I can’t believe it’s already over!  Now on to the Holidays…woah.

Happy Monday, friends!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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Friday Phone Dump

This is why we live and breathe: for the love of Jesus, for the love of our own souls, for the love of our families and people, for the love of our neighbors and this world.  This is all that will last.  Honestly, it is all that matters.  Because as Paul basically said: We can have our junk together in a thousand areas, but if we don’t have love, we are totally bankrupt.  Get this right and everything else follows.  Get it wrong, and life becomes bitter, fear-based, and lonely.  Dear ones, it doesn’t have to be.  Love is really the most excellent way.

Jen Hatmaker, For the Love

Guys. This book.  Go get it.

Here are 2 weeks of phone photos coming right at ‘cha

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1-3) Derek and Rachel got married 2 weekends ago (what?!) and it was the loveliest.  The first two photos here are from their rehearsal, and the third is a selfie I grabbed with Rachel and Abby soon before the ceremony!  Rachel was truly stunning–it was an honor to get to celebrate their wedding with them!

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4) Haha, I needed to take some yoga photos for our studio’s Instagram challenge this month (for more, see #SmallThingsGrow or @BeyondYogaOKC), so we snapped these next to the Pei Wei we stopped at in Amarillo on our way to Santa Fe.  There was a guy walking by that was looking at me like I was some weirdo…and of course I acknowledge that I was being a little bit of a weirdo doing yoga in front of a Pei Wei…but whatever.  As you can see, my dancer pose is improving!

5) Uhh. Woah.  This is the adorable house we stayed in while in New Mexico!  I’ll do a post about it eventually, but let me just say as usual, AirBnb FOR THE WIN!

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6) Most of these New Mexico photos are not actually from my phone, but you get the gist :) Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot of one of our first shoots we did in the beautiful Dixon, New Mexico.  All of my models friends rocked their looks.  I can’t wait to show you the rest!

7) “The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Just one of the cute details in the Canyon Road gallery area of Santa Fe.  I love how there is literally art in every corner of that city!

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8) Sometimes tables don’t look pretty when you eat, so when you take a photo like this, it captures the crazy straw wrappers and wonky plates that are real life.  No posing here.  Haha, this was our breakfast at The Pantry in Santa Fe…which is definitely a favorite of mine!  Get the Buenos Dias…you won’t regret it.

9) I love the little import markets that get set up in the Plaza every once in awhile :) So many trinkets and colors and pretty things!

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10-11) We went to The Teahouse (twice) while in Santa Fe, and the first time, I got Mexican Hot Chocolate.  I might cry just remembering it–so. good.  The photo on the right was my face after the first sip.

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12-13) My gorgeous models friends just casually exploring the town haha  Shoutout to Simply Santa Fe for featuring the photo on the right on their Instagram account!

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14) Another behind-the-scenes shot from when Kourtni and Maddy shot some more yoga photos for me.  If only I could do yoga in the desert mountains everyday!

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15) We brunched at The Teahouse again the morning we came home, and I snapped this photos of these cute models friends with their latte and hot chocolate :)

16) Ok…remember how the last time I went to Santa Fe I couldn’t find any locally roasted coffee anywhere?  Well we found it.  I’ll post more about it later, but I plan on ordering several bags of Iconik coffee and having them shipped here because it’s THAT GOOD!  This photo is just of a cute chair they have on their patio area haha

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17) One of the last shots we grabbed in The Plaza before leaving town :(

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18) Haha, our Lifegroup dressed up as Brian for Halloween this week–it was pretty hilarious!

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19) Kourtni was nice enough to run some errands with me for Friendsgiving (which is TONIGHT), and we stopped by Evoke to grab some warm drinks :) I got an almond milk hot chocolate, and she got a pumpkin spice latte–all the warm fuzzies!

20) Speaking of warm fuzzies, here’s a cute photo of Bozeman sleeping :)

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21) And SPEAKING OF CUTE, here is my cousin, Michael, holding his brand new son, Kolten!  So precious–I can’t wait to meet him!

This weekend we have Friendsgiving and then sleeeeeeeep :) I hope your weekend is the loveliest!

His Truly,

Mary O.

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