I’m Mary Dares, owner of West and Spring Photography. I’m an LGBTQ+ small intimate wedding and portrait photographer based out of Boston. I am the one behind the camera. The one guiding you every step of the way, and giving you direction, but mostly I’m there to capture your love and to tell your story. Essentially it’s all about you… your style, your vision. It’s the in-betweens, the messy, the bursts of laughter, the tears…that’s the stuff that I have a true love for.

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Photography is like poetry, only visual. There are so many stories and meanings one photo can portray, it all depends on who's looking at the photo and whether they are paying enough attention.

My goal is to capture beautiful in-between moments that make your story so special


Kristen and Lauren

Mary is such an amazing photographer and is so easy to work with! She did an incredible job capturing our engagement photos and wedding! We were thrilled when we got our photos back and discovered so many little moments that we barely had time to take in over the busy course of the day. We love her and her work and would highly recommend her to anyone!

Me with my life pal!