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Mari Charlson Photography

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Nice to Meet You, I'm Mari

Hey, new friend! My name is Mari (Pronounced like Mary) Charlson (she/her). I am a 23 year old portrait photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri who is passionate about creating photos that you will love.

Something very important that you need to know about me is that I LOVE my job. Even after five years of being a photographer, I still leave every session feeling inspired to create more and learn more. Making magic is my specialty. Chat with me so you can see what I'm all about! 





I am a lover girl at heart, and I am passionate about capturing how unique + rare your love is. Spice up a date night with a creative couples photoshoot. Celebrate your anniversaries with me! Your love is my muse.


"I booked mari because I had other friends that have booked with her in the past. i just loved the way that she edited their pictures and everything about her photography was just perfect to me.
I think what made my session special with mari was that she is a very outgoing person, it felt like I knew her and we were not strangers. 

Your senior photos are all about you. I am eager to capture your energy, your passions, your fashion, YOU! I started my photography journey with taking senior photos, making them my most popular sessions to date. I have had the honor of capturing over 200 seniors in my 5 years as a photographer! My June-August bookings are OPEN!


when mari gave me my gallery, I was in shock that I could look like that!  she made me feel so pretty and so excited to post and share with everyone else! I would 100% refer mari to other people and I would definitely definitely book her again,"

- Paris Boston
2023 Senior (Oak Park High School)

One of the biggest honors of my photography career is getting to capture people's wedding days. 
My goal as your wedding photographer is to document effortlessly. I search to capture your wedding in a candid way, showing every unique emotion of the day. Making sure that every piece of your story is told is incredibly important to the integrity of my art. Every happy tear shed, every first look.

My wedding services are LGBTQIA+ friendly.


Every wedding package comes with items to secure that we are on the same page about all of your dream wedding photos. This includes a unique wedding day photo timeline, as well as a consultation to share any inspiration photos that you posses. 


"My Experience with Mari was absolutely amazing. I used her for my senior pictures and had a blast. She made me feel super comfortable while taking pictures and was always hyping me up.
She provided me with guidance and opinions while choosing locations and made sure to match my vibe. I loved how the pictures turned out and received them quick. I enjoyed everything so much that I booked another session with her for some studio pictures.
I will forever recommend her to my friends and family because she is the best and her work is outstanding! ."

-Olivia D

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