ABOUT LEAP YEAR IMAGES
Hello, I’m Mary Wade. I became interested in photography when I inherited my grandfather’s Pentax K-1000 film camera in the ’80s. I earned my degree in Fine Arts & Photography from Loyola University in Maryland.
I specialize in landscape photography, particularly beachscapes. I fell in love with Nantucket Island in 1977 and was an island resident in the mid-1990s. I have been photographing the island for over 20 years and recently self-published a book of my images. I also sell large scale fine art that adorns the walls of several businesses and countless homes, on and off-island.
I would be honored to capture your treasured moments.
I also use my photography for a variety of charitable organizations including: The Front Steps Project, The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, #openforordersdarien, Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Kids in Crisis, Shakespeare On The Sound, At Home Darien, The Darien Athletic Foundation, and local sports teams.
My large scale images have been exhibited at the Rowayton Arts Center, Something Natural in Greenwich, CT, The Darien Nature Center, and Hayvn Coworking Space, Darien, CT. They also hang in the personal collections of homes in Darien, CT, Greenwich, CT, New York, NY, Rye, NY, Nantucket, MA, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Dublin, Ireland, and London, England. My work has been published in The New Canaan, Darien + Rowayton Magazine, the Greenwich Free Press, and on the knot in a “How They Asked” feature, all of which you can view below.
My Work In Print
Greenwich Free Press
On Thursday, Something Natural Greenwich, the eatery, which is adorned with the photography of Darien photographer, Mary Wade, transported guests to Nantucket as they sipped cocktails made with Cylinder Vodka and sampled non alcoholic beer from Athletic Brewing Co.
Guest also enjoyed Luca’s biscotti and Something Natural’s sandwiches, all while The Exit Five Band entertained the crowd in style.
On Saturday night, we boarded the Endeavor for a sunset sail. It couldn’t have been a more perfect night. We were all laughing and getting to know one another on board when Mary jokingly asked if we were married. Mike took the opportunity and said “Funny you should ask…” throwing me off guard. But as I turned around to face him, all I saw was him holding a shiny thing and smiling. I don’t remember anything after, but luckily we had some amazing people there to capture the moment for us. We’re forever grateful, and so excited.
Nantucket Island holds a special place in Mary Wade’s heart. As a small child, she knew what an amazing place it was during her first visit 43 years ago. She’s visited the island every year since and lived and worked on-island in the mid-’90s. When Mary discovered her love for photography, naturally she wanted to capture her favorite Island in all her beauty. Although “The Grey Lady” has changed a great deal and she currently resides in Connecticut year-round, she loves being able to show her children the eternal beauty of Nantucket.
“I loved working with Mary! She was able to capture wonderful pictures of our two very busy boys and I surprised my husband with some portraits for Christmas. We treasure these photos and look forward to working with her again!”
“My fiance and I highly recommend Mary! Her work is absolutely beautiful. She is very genuine and made us feel so comfortable that we didn’t even know we had our photos being taken. Thank you again for being such an amazing person and talented photographer!“
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