Meet the Our Weekend Stories contributors




Mary Grier | Mary Colleen Photo (Madison, Alabama) Mary lives with her husband and two boys. Her love for photography began when she became a stepmom to Landan in 2011, but her passion grew even deeper when her son, Jack, was born four months premature in 2014. She documented his fight for survival in photographs daily and learned there is beauty to be found in each day – even the terrible, sad, and incredibly ordinary ones.










Shanna Downs | Live.Dream.Amore Photography (Lake Dallas, Texas) Shanna lives with her husband & 3 kids! She’s a simple person who loves her family, the beach, coffee, & cheesecake! She discovered her love for photography after having her first child & her passion for it has grown like wildfire.








Katie Rickard | Crate & Petal Studios (Florence, Alabama)  Katie is a natural light lifestyle/documentary photographer. A mother to three and wife to her high school sweetheart. Her love for photography started after her first child was born in 2006 and has now become a career. She loves capturing beautiful mundane moments in the everyday life.









Carrine Powers | Jupiter Hue Photography (Orlando, Florida) Momma to 2 daughters, 2 sons, and a step-son. Carrine’s work centers around her family and daily life, where her main goal is to capture the moments as they happen, for her and her family to have them for years to come. She also strives to push herself and go further with her art than just capturing a moment to impart artistic skill and intention with her images.







Erica Burns | Erica Burns Photography (Massapequa Park, New York) Erica is a mom of two and used to be a teacher.  She first learned photography using film in high school, and then picked it up again after her son was born in 2007.  She loves to find the contrast of harsh light and dark shadows and to push herself to try new techniques.






Erica Richardson | Erica Richardson Photography (Lakeland, Florida) Erica is a Family and Fine Art Photographer with a passion for beautiful light and simplicity. She lives in Lakeland, Florida with her husband of 13 years and their 3 boys.







Angela Douglas Ramsey | Angela is a lifestyle/documentary photographer living in Norfolk, Va with her husband and four children.