I’m Mary Wade. I fell in love with photography when I inherited my grandfather’s Pentax K-1000 in the ’80s. I went on to earn my degree in Fine Arts & Photography from Loyola University in Maryland.  

 As a mother to four kids and two dogs, I embrace the unexpected and really shine when capturing the natural joy and exuberance of kids.

I also specialize in landscape photography, particularly beachscapes. I fell in love with Nantucket beaches in 1977 and was an island resident in the mid-1990s.  

 Wondering how I came up with the name for my business?  My birthday is February 29th!


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, #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.

the Knot

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.

Scenes from Darien High School’s 2019 Varsity Football Season

Kind Words

“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!”

Christine Devine

Family Photoshoot

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!

Jenny Wojtys

Engagement Session

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