Portrait: Mary Lou Johnson

My life before plunging into photography was always involved with people of all ages. A private marriage and family counseling practice was entered into after teaching high school and college classes in English and Psychology. I've always loved my work and, fortunately, my passion now centers on photographing people, places, and anything else that intrigues me. Generally, there are at least two cameras within my reach. I've always been fascinated by photography but not pursuing it seriously until about 15 years ago when I took my first of many classes. I became passionate/obsessed and am still striving to learn and try new things regularly. I love the beauty of this world and love sharing it with others.... just in case they might miss it! I love doing portraiture and showing others just how beautiful they truly are!
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Mary Lou, we love your photo “Morning Ritual”. It gives me pleasure seeing it every day and it was also a pleasure doing business with you. You made it easy and were very gracious to invite us into your home to complete the transaction. I rate it a 12 on a scale of 1 – 10 and you can quote me.
All the best,
Dick de Bear

Hi Mary Lou,
Alan and I are enjoying our photo over a mantle in our Cape Cod cottage. We love looking at the peaceful Gulf with the seabirds in the foreground "Sunrise Seabirds." We spend our winters at Banyan Bay and we walk the beach is a wonderful memory! We also enjoyed your art exhibit at Plymouth Harbor this past winter, as a painter of watercolor and oil I appreciate your art work very much. Thanks for sharing, Alyce McLaughlin

We love you and your photography! Mom and I had a lovely time seeing your collection that day! Thank you for packing the canvases as well as you did. They made it up to Baltimore without damage. When I visit in August, I'll take photos of the "Dingy" and "Heron" so you can see how great they look in Dean's place and George & Hillary's condo. Demetri hasn't moved into his apartment yet, so the "Sailboats" are still under my bed. I'm looking forward to your work from the Greece trip! XXOO, Eleni

I've always thought of you as being a "genuine" sweetheart, so my opinion of you could not be any better; and, the 3 canvas wraps I purchased from you look absolutely GREAT.
Thanks again, Bill

Hi Mary Lou,
Thank you so much for the express service! We had such a good time looking at the pics and
commenting! Meike, Bill and Hanne came over too and had the same comments!
We loved your work and thanks so much, that we don't haveto ship the pictures! You've done an outstanding job!
How can I thank you for this special service?
Hugs, hugs, hugs Gabi

“Mary Lou Johnson's work is beautiful almost beyond description. She captures the poetry and soul of her subjects, and each photograph is a work of art. I have known her for decades, and I know how much commitment and professionalism she has always brought to everything she undertakes. Without reservation, I recommend her integrity, her vivacity and her talent.” Kathleen O'Brien Pynn, Author

“Mary Lou is strong fine art photographer with exceptional depth and a creative outlook. I've had the pleasure of consulting with her on ideas and projects and each occasion has been a creative delight. Moreover, Mary Lou is a person of character and quality leadership.” Bob Killen, Owner, Bob Killen Fine Art Photography

“Mary Lou's commitment to a cause shows up not just through her photography, but also through her involvement. She serves on the board for both my organization - Mote Marine Laboratory - and a neighboring non-profit. I most often encounter Mary Lou at fundraising events for one or the other of these groups where she can be found coordinating activities, bringing in auction items, and donating photography from her very own collection. Her enthusiasm rapidly spreads to those around her, and I believe she could support any cause that is truly deserving for which she has a real passion.” Krystle Harvey, Intern Coordinator, Mote Marine Laboratory

“Mary Lou's photography is stunning. She captures wildlife and people in a unique and personal way. Her photographs not only leave you looking at a beautiful image, but with a strong feeling as well. I recommend Mary Lou's photography to anyone who enjoys photos with an artistic perspective.” Sandy McLaughlin, Corporate Gifts & Special Events Manager, Florida Aquarium

“Mary Lou is an exceptional human being, full of energy and enthusiasm for life. This energy is reflected in everything she does, whether working to better her community or capturing the essential essence in a slice of time through her beautiful photography.” Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Founder, National ParentNet Association

“Mary Lou's passion for children and families, clear insights and direct approach to problem solving have been invaluable assets for ParentNet. It has been a pleasure serving on the Board with her.” Tim Johnstone, Board Member, Past Board President, National ParentNet Association

“Mary Lou brings a lifetime of artistic talent to her projects. Her ability to see the “extraordinary” shows again and again in her photographic work. Her passion for nature and the environment is evident. While Mary Lou excels at photography, she is also generous with her time and talent throughout the community. She is deeply committed to making a positive difference in the world.” Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative Laurin Ripley