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The Nerdy Photographer Podcast

Dec 7, 2023

How important is it to be inclusive and authentic with your photography? Well, if you're photographing people you will want to highlight what makes them unique.

Whether you're a professional photographer or just starting out, this episode is full of valuable insights and tips to help you create inclusive and authentic images of subjects of all body types and neurodivergent individuals. So grab your camera, get ready to open your mind and your heart, and join us as we explore the fascinating world of inclusive and authentic photography.

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About My Guest

Mary Vance is a lifestyle photographer and videographer located in the suburbs of Seattle, Wa, where she specializes in high school senior photography. Over the past decade, Mary has earned a reputation for creating connection in single-subject images as well as crafting inclusive experiences for her senior clients, specifically for those who are neurodiverse or identify as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Mary merges her past life as a professional dancer with her ease of interaction with teenagers to create natural posing workflows to flatter all bodies.


Mary has shared her approach to senior photography thru speaking engagements with WPPI, the RangeFinder Lounge, The Bokeh Podcast, and the Elena S Blair Mastermind and Retreat. She writes regularly for RangeFinder Magazine and has been educating for over 20 years. 





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About The Podcast

The Nerdy Photographer Podcast is written and produced by Casey Fatchett. Casey is a professional photographer in the New York City / Northern New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience. He just wants to help people and make them laugh. You can view Casey's wedding work at or his non-wedding work at