I'm MaryBess. Shown here with my super supportive husband, Spike (yep, that’s what everyone calls him and nope, it’s not his ‘real’ name!) and my two girls, Devin and Miller.
If you're following me on Instagram, the older one is the book worm and the cute little blonde is the tornado trying to turn my hair prematurely gray. Thankfully, I have a fantastic stylist that keeps my hair from showing the effects of her shenanigans!
The kids' nicknames are Sprouter and Mills. Hence the name, Sprouter Mills Photography. I tossed around the idea of MaryBess Thompson Photography, but I figured it’d turn into Marybeth or Meredith, or as my uncle used to call me, MayBell, and no one would ever get it right. It’s a problem for us double-named southern girls. So, I decided to think of something else close to my heart.
I'm primarily a natural light photographer specializing in high school and college senior portrait sessions. I also enjoy family sessions. I enjoy getting to know my clients and helping with each aspect of the photography process from style and color coordination, choosing the perfect location, to choosing the perfect art pieces for your home to showcase your beautiful portraits.
My goal is to help you show off your images, not keep them hidden in your computer waiting for it to crash. Recording others’ memories and milestones is a joy. I hope to share this joy with you during a relaxing and fun experience, before, during and after your session, tailored to your personality.