About MAry Elizabeth & The Team
Hi and thanks for dropping by! I’m Mary Elizabeth, the Colorado Springs based photographer behind MAJECK (pronounced magic). I am so glad that you found me here and I can’t wait to work to tell your story. My whole life I have felt compelled to tell stories.
I have been drawn to portraits and the stories they would tell for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I would pour over the pictures my family had. Moments that you can’t get back – my great-grandfather standing in front of his first car – circa 1914, my mother as a toddler standing in their front yard with bouncing curls, my great-grandmother as an old woman shortly before her death in the early 90’s sitting next to her spittoon (she was a character). Even more important to me were the pictures of my parents and older siblings. Due to an illness my Mom was paralyzed from the neck down when I was 6. The mother and woman she was prior to that event looked very different than the person she was after. Those pictures are a bridge from the past to today and I loved the story, the emotion and the growth in our family. Creating art is why I do what I do.
My photography focuses on capturing your stories and memories in authentic ways.
Sure, I could tell you how long I’ve been taking pictures (I couldn’t drive yet) or when I got my first digital camera (it used a floppy disk). But, so could dozens of other photographers. I’d rather focus on my goal with photography…
To help capture moment’s of your story – both the happy and the sad.
I want to capture the crooked smile from a father, the stray tear, the toddler grabbing the champagne flute at your wedding and mom grabbing for it. I’m particularly capable of doing this because my life experiences have helped guide me to a place where not only is it a privilege to be brought into families, weddings, funerals, Christmas pictures, reunions and birthdays but I recognize the importance of my presence to my customers. It is a responsibility that I take seriously and I strive every week to improve and grow because your moments matter to me.
These days, when I’m not with clients, I’m with my husband and kiddos. A true crime junkie with a love of coffee and hiking – I live for quiet moments and taking spontaneous trips with my family! I also helped found a sports league and charter school in Colorado and continue to serve on those boards – because I want to make sure that my efforts go to creating a better world. I try to fill our days with laughter but sometimes between Autism (my son rocks his diagnosis), my husband’s disabilities (he is a 100% disabled combat veteran) and the general drama my girls bring to the table – I just drink coffee and sit back with my camera capturing the moment because I know too well tomorrow it will be different and I’m going to miss this.
So before another moment passes, let’s connect and create some magic for your family to cherish!
But I’m not a one woman show. I have a group of strong women I surround myself with. Their different life experiences, creative backgrounds and vision merge with mine and the result is a team who can really meet the needs of our diverse clients.
These women are my sounding boards, my friends and talented in their own rights. MAJECK is so lucky to have each of them.
From left to right – Zjacquilyn works on contracts, media and the website. Alice is the Studio Assistant and my Second Shooter. Ethel works on ordering and designs. Katharine is our Associate Photographer and my main backup!