Mari Pillmore Wedding & Engagement Photographer Charlotte

One of the greatest joys of this job is that I get to meet all these different and uniquely beautiful people along the way and they’ve chosen me to document their love for each other. I mean that’s a big deal! I love the feeling when I know my couples feel comfortable and start to have a good time in front of the camera, because that’s part of my job is to make this process relaxed and fun.


Meet  Mari

Now a little glimpse into my life: I was born in Japan, raised in Pennsylvania, attended college at Clemson University and now reside in the beautiful city of Charlotte, North Carolina!  I love spending quality time with my friends, which normally takes place at the local brewery on any given Saturday.  I’ve been with my high school sweetheart, Sam, for over 9 years and we’re currently planning our wedding for next year!  My family is large, loud, and the best thing to ever happen to me. That’s just skimming the surface of who I am! I would really enjoy getting to know you and hear about your life story, so please reach out, I’d love to hear from you!


frequently asked questions


Here are some of the answers to our most asked questions about photography, my process and booking.



> We want to book, now what?

A signed contract and deposit are required to save your date in my calendar, so head over to my contact page to get in touch!

> When do we get our photos?

I estimate around 2 weeks for engagement photos and 4-6 weeks for wedding photos.

> How do we receive our photos?

I’ll send over a link to your private online gallery where you can view, download and print your images.

> Can we do an outfit change during our engagement session?

Yes, I allow one outfit change during your shoot. Keep in mind you might end up changing in your car if there’s no bathrooms available at the location we pick!

> Where do you take engagements?

I have tons of recommendations around the Charlotte area for engagement photos including: parks, parking decks, rose gardens, etc. The decision is up to you though!

> Will there be any extra fees?

You can add items to your packages a la carte if you wish.  The only extra fees that I add are for travel over 60 miles.