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Portrait of a Landscape Photographer

Mary Elliot- O’Haire Photography

mary elliott-o'haire Peace, Beauty and Joy….Never Knowing what she may find or see. That’s just some of the things that inspire Hudson Valley landscape photographer Mary Elliott-O’Haire. “I love the journey involved in landscape photography, the changing light and colors.” This full time nurse finds nature and the beauty of the Hudson Valley and it’s changing season very comforting and peaceful.

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The photography brings a balance  that she needs after or prior to a hectic day! Mary began her admiration of photography as a young child and received her first camera at age 8. Some of her fondest memories are sitting on her grand parents sofa, going through old photographs and being mesmerized by the photographs. She drove her grandparents crazy with questions. She wanted to know where each photo was taken and went as far as to write notes on the back of each photo. In high school, she took a photography class and got her first 35mm camera. The rest you could say is history!

Field of Dreams_DarkroomA Hudson Valley native living in Westchester County as a child and in Rhinebeck the last 30 years she has come to love the Hudson River. She is in awe of the beauty of the river. The river that flows both ways, has a tide and is home to so much life and beauty. She is equally captivated by barns and all the critters that live in them, especially horses.

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 She calls her self a Sunrise Girl.  “I love heading out into the darkness with a headlamp on my head as I hike, climb and walk the perfect destination. I love the darkness, the stillness and the silence which slowly wakes up and paints a unique portrait of the promise and beauty of a new day. “

mary elliott-o'haireWeddings + Anniversary + Parties

Mary keeps active in other areas in photography with weddings, engagement photos, anniversary and birthday celebrations, reunions, proms and family portraits.  She is also very active with her church  photographing religious ceremonies on High Holy Days as well as baptisms and funerals. One story she recalls is how a bride said having photos with her dog was important to her. The day of the wedding her dog was not present. Mary went and got the dog which was across the street from the occasion. She says “listening to details like that is what makes photographs special and unique to the couple.” Mary has photographed many weddings along the Hudson River and the Long Island Sound and has gone as far as Ohio and Michigan for destination weddings. This July she will be going to Indiana for a wedding.

She was also privileged to photograph a 150 Anniversary of a convent in Peekskill where Cardinal Dolan would be the celebrant of Mass. There were Nuns present from 26 countries. It was a beautiful Mass filled with joy and thanksgiving, followed by a lovely banquet.

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Mary’s goal is to continue to be amazed by the beauty of the area and photograph it. She enjoys meeting new people and capturing special moments in their lives. Some of her work is featured in local stores and coffee shops. She is looking for more new places to display her landscape work  which is available for purchase. One of Mary’s photographs will be featured on the cover of the 2016-2017 Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce Guide. She has also donated prints to local fundraising auctions at Rhinebeck Science Foundation, Southlands Foundation and Rhinebeck/Rheinback Exchange.

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You can see daily updates of her work on

 Facebook  + Flicker + SmugMug 

She has had shows in January 2016 at the Newburgh Library, Rcan in Red Hook last winter and 8 large prints are currently hanging in Ten Broeck Commons Coffee Shop and Library.

All Photos By Mary Elliott- O’Haire Photography


Elissa Davidson Photography

Wedding Season is Here!

Elissa Davidson Photography

Spring has Sprung + Summer is on the way! One thing for sure is the wedding bells will be ringing!  The Hudson Valley Story is featuring our 2nd Wedding Story this time with

Elissa Davidson Photography

Elissa Davidson has been photographing weddings, portraits and family events in the Hudson Valley  + beyond for a dozen years.  This well known area photographer has a Bachelors of Science in Art and a Masters in Art Therapy. Before she was a photographer she was a therapist working with all types of people.  That is what seems to give her the ability to really get to know and understand her clients on a deeper level. She likes to make each photo session unique to each client. Elissa Davidson Photography

Although she works  mostly in the Hudson Valley she has done weddings in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island. Then there are the Destination Weddings  that include Philadelphia, Newport, Napa Valley and The Netherlands.  She had an incredible experience photographing a couple in The Netherlands for their engagement at Keukenhoff Gardens. Her Dream Destination Wedding is to photograph a wedding in Scotland on the romantic green hillsides with a castle.

Elissa Davidson Photography

Favorite Stories

Elissa Davidson Photography

“When I work with the same family more than once, it’s amazing because they know what to expect and how I work. They trust me to create a timeline that maximizes their time with family and friends. I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph three siblings weddings in one family, as well as portraits, extended family and a newborn to the family.” She calls her work rewarding to have people come to you, in trust knowing that you’ll take care of them. 

Elissa Davidson Photography

Family Portraits

Family Portraits take many forms, from maternity + newborn to yearly family portraits. Elissa enjoys seeing the same kids every year as they grow. They also become more familiar with her and the in-studio or outdoor experience. “I love seeing the couples grow into families and the families grow!”

Elissa Davidson Photography


EID Photography does every type of portraits including the occasional head shot and some non-profit events. Most are done in a documentary lifestyle way that she has become known for. Newborn sessions in particular are not posed. They are natural moments with the baby and family.

 To find out more about booking your wedding + family portraits
   Elissa Davidson Photography

Advice For Brides

Get To Know Your Wedding Photographer. “I encourage engagement sessions so that couples I work with are familiar with my style.” Your Wedding is a long day. It’s important that the couple and the photographer are on the same page about how the day will go and create a timeline. You want the couple to enjoy their cocktail hour and reception by mingling with friends and family.

Elissia Davidson Photography All Photos By Elissa Davidson Photography
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