Hi, I'm Mary Lou; people call me ML. I produce authentic, compelling images of people, industrial and architectural subjects on location for businesses, publishers and non-profits in the Pacific Northwest, with a special emphasis on the north Puget Sound region where I live. Each project begins with an exploration of the client's goals. What do they want to say, and who is their audience? Even a simple portrait can have so many different meanings. Together we develop a clear set of objectives that drives the creative direction. Telling engaging, purposeful stories is at the heart of my work. I'm a project manager, problem solver, idea factory and production company. Clients choose me for my mix of creativity and practicality. They know they can count on me to produce the best possible work, no matter what the specific assignment requires. Some days I'm documenting kids' activities at one of our regional libraries; other days I'm directing a crew of models, assistants and stylists to produce a high-end commercial shoot. I love the unique and varied challenges of working for a diverse clientele. My images have been featured in advertising and editorial projects for local, national and international organizations, including American Express, Apple, Bank of America, Boeing, Costco, Geico, Hallmark, Hovnanian Enterprises, Microsoft, Pottery Barn, Rainier Industries, Real Simple, Sno-Isle Libraries and Sound Transit.