About

My name is Mary Barghahn and I am a Natural Light Portrait Photographer. I am based out of White Lake, Michigan. I pinch myself daily because I’m living the dream! I worked 7 years as a teacher and 18 years as an elementary principal. I am happily retired from education and am enjoying photography as a second career. I am married to a wonderful man named Paul. We have a handsome son named Cameron who attends MSU, a beautiful daughter named Claire who is in high school and a crazy Shih Tzu named Pluto. Don’t let Pluto’s sweet face fool you- he shocks us weekly with some kind crazy antic.  For a sneak peek, note the pictures below of him standing smack in the middle of our kitchen table and him getting himself stuck in our pool fence!!  LOL!  When we are not laughing at Pluto, we love going on adventures around Michigan such as Sleeping Bear Dunes and kayaking Pictured Rocks. Just about any reason to be by one of our fresh water lakes will be reason enough. Anytime we can escape to the beautiful wineries of Traverse City, we are there! My extra special favorite places are Cider Houses or wineries with Hard Apple Cider on tap.  Deeeeeeelish and the scenery is hard to beat. Taking pictures and capturing wonderful moments in time has always been something for which I’ve had a special eye. With the creation of Mary Barghahn Photography, I can do it full time! I would love to capture images for you to keep A Focus On What Matters.