I believe in family, pictures on the wall, and that some of the best conversations start with “remember when”.

I have faith that someday my daughters will hold a photograph of me in their hands, and it will be a cherished possession – one that will mean more to them than a thousand fuzzy images from their phone.

Walking in the woods, dipping my toes in the lake or ocean, soaking in sunshine, or sitting around a warm fire are the best medicine.  So aren’t children’s smiles, hugs from my husband, and laughs shared with family and friends.

My grandfather taught me to fish, ride a bike, to hit a wiffle ball, and to drive a tractor.  I’ll never forget his powerful last words to me – “This makes my heart hurt.”

The grittiness of life makes my heart hurt and my heart sing, and sometimes even both at the same time.

I believe that we are responsible for writing our own biography.  If we don’t, who will?

My dream home exists somewhere in the Restoration Hardware catalog…my reality is a 1970’s fixer-upper that is slowly evolving into something close.

Vanilla gets a bad rap.  Vanilla isn’t boring, it’s simple, in a good way…it’s rich, and you can’t fake good vanilla.

I create crisp, clean timeless photographs that reflect life and colors of the natural world around us.

I’ll take real over perfect any day.

I believe our lives are marked not only by milestones, but by the moments in between…

…and, I believe that the magic lives in the moments in between.

Mary Bourque is a portrait photographer based out of the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire.
She specializes in creating enduring portraits for families, high school seniors, and children.


Images of Mary throughout this site are by Justin & Mary Marantz and Sharna W Photography