I'm Mary.

Austin's Premier Senior Portrait Photographer

I'm also a photo-loving wife and mom of 3 who loves family, football, Mexican food and our super cool dog named Cru.

My photography journey started a long time ago!

My love of photography started at an early age in my hometown of College Station, TX when my dad went through a photography phase and created a darkroom in our house (I'm still not sure my mom loved that idea) - but I was bit hard by the shutter bug. Growing up and throughout college life I was always the one taking the photos and wanting to document all the memories!  

Fast forward to 1999 when my daughter was born.

I was obsessed with having tons of photos of her and documenting everything! Our son came along 18 months later and in 2002 my business was born! After photographing everything from maternity to weddings, I realized that I connected most with families and high school seniors. Now I am proud to run a photography business that allows me to specialize in both.

To learn as much as I could early on,

I attended the Texas School of Professional Photography where I studied under our industry's top photographers. To this day I continue my education through conferences and intensive workshops. I still love photography today as much as I did as a kid in that darkroom with my dad!

quotes I love

Don't wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.

Too many people undervalue what they are, and overvalue what they're not.

What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

The Studio

The studio is a quaint historical house built in 1935 near downtown Round Rock.

Located at 909 E. Liberty Ave, Mary Barnett Photography has called this space home for over 10 years.  

Here you can browse through our full line of product samples, join me for your consultation, have hair and makeup done prior to your session and then join me once more for your image reveal and ordering appointment. On occasion the studio mascot, Cru, can be seen at the studio snuggling with clients!

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