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About the Artist

"The heart of a mom, the eye of an artist and the experience of Super Nanny..."

Acclaimed Gulf Coast photographer, Mally Hartenstein, is a master in the art of natural style photography. She describes her style as candid, creative, and always real. Her easy going nature and genuine love of children allows her clients to relax and let their personality shine- "absolutely no fake smiles allowed."she says. Mally, a mother of four, noted "my favorite photographs are the ones that make you smile and say- 'yep that's him- he makes that face all the time! It is my greatest compliment when my clients tell me that." And when it comes to getting kids to be kids, no one has more experience than Mally. With a background in early childhood education, Mally has worked with children and families for almost twenty years. As a self taught photographer, Mally says, "When I discovered my passion for photography, I practiced on what I loved the most and what I had lots of- KIDS!!"



Although based out of Gulf Breeze, FL, she conducts sessions all along the Gulf Coast. Mally is a New Orleans native and says "I look for any excuse to visit home!".


"1/60 th of a second, a blink of an eye. The moment is either gone or captured for generations. That is the magic of a camera."- Mally





Image by Laura Thomas of Photography by Laura