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Step in front of the lens and I’ll do the rest.

Life is a journey worth documenting. Sometimes its not easy. Nailing jello to a wall may seem easier then getting a family photo where everyone looks like they are getting along. But families are messy, loud, joyful and full of grass stains.

No matter how much planning goes into creating a picture perfect moment straight out of Pinterest, its the unexpected moments, captured at the right second that become extraordinary, unique and memorable. Sometimes the wedding cake falls over when its being cut, sometimes children jump in mud puddles instead of staying clean, sometimes it rains when it should have been sunny. Life happens, so lets make beautiful pictures together.

A little about myself

I’m a member of the Kingston Photo Club and have been for the last 5 years. I take pictures of almost everything including paintball, which I also play on a regular basis. I love to travel and I have made my way to Colorado, Ireland and New Brunswick. It’s not a long list I know but I am always looking for ways to add to it. I grew up off the grid - no phone, no power or cable. The only TV I got was MacGyver on Monday nights and The Smurfs on Saturday courtesy of a 9volt TV and a set of rabbit ears. I have two cats, a dog the same size as a cat, three very creative kids and an amazing husband that I met working at the drive-in movie theatre fifteen summers ago. I love all things Sci-fi and treasure things that are homemade. I also have a large collection of film cameras, many of which I still use and enjoy.

What people say about me

Karen Charmbury - Mary Ann Wamboldt is a great photographer. Had Father's Day portraits done with her at Lemoine Point. She brought birdseed for the kids to feed the animals and the pictures turned out wonderful because everyone was so happy!

Tanya Watson - Mary Ann is not only an amazing Photographer she is very personable with great ideas for photos. She did my wedding photos and made me feel at ease when she was taking my pics prior to walking down the aisle.

Larissa Smith - Mary Ann is an excellent photographer! We were lucky to have her photograph our wedding. She brought her drone to take a group photo of all of guests after the ceremony, which everybody loved. My husband and I felt very comfortable while she was taking pictures of us; we weren't holding stiff poses she let us just be natural and happy. Mary Ann has a good eye for detail and worked hard to capture all the details of our wedding. We are so glad we had her there! I would definitely recommend Mary Ann to everyone!

Sandy Nelson - Mary Ann is amazing! She did our wedding Photos with ease. I was very overwhelmed ,Mary Ann took photos that I would not even thought of with out her help!! Thanks Marry Ann for making our day so memorable!!

Samantha Lynn - Mary Ann is amazing! She recently did our family photos and we couldn't be more happy with them, they're perfect.

Good Things

Vern Napiers Cameras Award Colour Slide Photographer of the Year – 2018 | Enchanted Castles Photo Contest - Grand Jury Winner - View Bug 2017 | Peoples Choice Award - 2014, 2015, 2016 | Vern Napiers Cameras Award Colour Slide Photographer of the Year – 2016 | 1000 Island Photo Life Contest - Gold Medal - 2015 | Telluride Photo Festival Photo Contest - 1st place - People & Portrait - 2014 | The Toronto Star Photography Awards Honourable Mention – 2014 | Toronto Star Photography Awards Shortlist – 2014 | Vern Napiers Cameras Award Colour Slide Photographer of the Year – 2014 | Kingston Photographic Club Pictorial Colour – 2nd Place – 2014 | Kingston Photographic Club Pictorial Colour – 1st Place – 2013

Publications

BeauNu Magazine June 2016 | Shutterbug Magazine - May 2016 | Elegant Magazine - March 2016 | Shutterbug Magazine - April 2015n