This is why I do this job, why I am so passionate about growing in this business: I meet amazing people and I get to help them create art out of who they are.


I would rather have a genuine moment of connection in my images than a perfect pose. I would rather take ten minutes to start building a bond with a child and get a true smile than rush through that ten minutes taking too many pictures of their best behavior. When the parents see that I am truly enjoying spending time with their children, everyone relaxes and true magic starts to happen. I’m hooked.



Here is a comment from the mother of these gorgeous kids:

“You truly have a gift, Mary. Not just because of the beautiful photos you take, but also because of the effortless way you balance professionalism and focus with silliness and fun, making those somewhat hard to photograph toddlers have too good of a time to realize what they’re doing! Hence the comment from my three year old as we drove away from the shoot, “I miss Mary!” You have an incredible talent for bringing out such tender moments in the children you are photographing, which translates into such precious memories for us to cherish. We had a wonderful experience, and I am SO excited to see the pictures! Thank you!”

Thank you all. For trusting me with the most precious parts of your lives. I deeply appreciate it.




Two Happy Lambs Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child photography in Santa Maria, CA and surrounding areas such as San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, Buellton, and Solvang.