I just wanted to say how impressed we are with the photos you took of our son! You have done an amazing job and we are over the moon. You really have made our year with these images. We will treasure them always! Thank you so much.

Preschool Parent

These are just gorgeous Mary. Best kinder/daycare photos we have ever received.

Kindergarten Parent

Mary was referred to me and from the first contact was thoroughly professional, relaxed, fun and made my experience effortless. I needed new photos done for my new and updated website and Mary did such an outstanding job that all of the previous photo’s look second rate! The quality are truly amazing and you will not be disappointed with her service from start-to-finish.

Justin Moran
Just In Time Personal Training

The photos are fantastic!  Thank you for doing such a wonderful job and following the brief so closely.

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

I was amazed at some of the pics you took of my daughter, I think she is hard to photograph. I have a camera roll full of blurs with either no eye contact or a very serious face! You are obviously very experienced with all kids!

Preschool Parent

-The photos we got of ‘M’ are the best we have ever had, thank you.
-Thumbs up for the new photographer! Ours are amazing thank you!!
-Amazing photos we are so grateful 
-I cannot wait to order all my photos 

Various families
Lara Goodstart

Mary, you are amazing, and the photos are amazing!  Thank you for the wonderful experience you gave me. I will definitely recommending you to my friends and colleagues.

Danielle Carantonio
Ignite Psychology
We have tried many photographers (and I mean many!!) over a 21 year period.  You have ticked all the boxes and staff, management and families were thrilled with your interactions, organisation and photos.
Thanks you so much!
Millville Child Care Centre

We have all been thrilled with the photos and the feedback from parents has been outstanding!

Portarlington PreSchool

I dont think I’ve ever been so happy with kinder/preschool photos before, you have made it so hard to choose!! Thank you so much.  Oh I love the group shots with the cheeky faces too hehe.


I just wanted to say a very heartfelt thank you for your excellent work.

Judith Lanigan
Thanks Mary, your photo’s were brilliant we loved them all  and we couldn’t choose hence the usb stick, so thank you again they will certainly make for beautiful kinder memories.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was with the photos that you produced for my website. They were absolutely stunning and have done me and my business proud in what they convey. You translated the brief perfectly in every way: your attention to detail, the composition of the subject matter, your professionalism and flexible approach to the entire shoot ensured that not only did you achieve and exceed all expectation, but that you came up with pictures that really told the story. I can’t thank you enough, Mary.


Ana Retallack
The Standard Companionhttp://thestandardcompanion.com

Thank you Mary so much for our family photo session yesterday! Your ‘outside studio’ is amazing and for our 2 small children was a wonderful area to be photographed at ‘play’. You had such a beautiful calm, but fun nature and our 4 and 2 year old warmed to you very easily. We are excited about seeing how our photos ‘turned out’ and wish to highly recommend you to others looking for a family, fun photo session. Thanks again x


Mary, I wanted to thank you for the beautiful photos you took of Finn and Logan’s combined birthday party. I can not tell you how much more I was able to enjoy my son’s birthday party knowing that you are there to capture the day beautifully. It meant that I didn’t have to try to take photos and be with my children at the same time. You have provided us a with wonderful record of the day (once again) and we are so grateful for your lovely photos, professionalism, excellent customer service and ability to capture so many moments of the day. Thank you.


I have been thrilled with using  Mary Thompson Photographer  at our kindergarten over the last 3 years. Her professionalism, rapport with the children and  reliability have been  outstanding. The quality of Mary’s photos have been of a high standard and our parents have given me very positive feedback and comments. I highly recommend the business to prospective early childhood centres.

Marisa Hough
Director Allanvale Pre School , Leopold

Mary Thompson Photography has taken photos for my Personal Training business.
The job was a tough one as it was a obstacle style session and it required her to run around and capture the emotion on peoples faces and the intensity of the workout. The photos couldn’t be staged or setup as people where on the move. Mary’s professionalism throughout the process was second to none and I received the images within days of the shoot.
She went above and beyond for my business and I would highly recommend Mary Thompson Photography.

Emily Hayward Personal Training

I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you for my daughter’s beautiful kinder photos! I can never seem to get a photo of her smiling and I’m really excited to have her gorgeous booklet.


Once again I must thank you for taking some beautiful photos of our babies. You certainly captured both of the girls’ personalities in your photos.


Thanks heaps, Mary, for such lovely photos and your art.They are such lovely unique shots.

Thank you very much for your fantastic artistic touches in drawing out smiles on the kids’ faces.


Thank you for the great pics you took for our fundraiser, finally a great family pic!

Thanks again.


Thanks so much for your wonderful photos – it’s been so hard to choose which ones we liked the best as they were all fantastic!


I recently had some photos done of my three-year-old son. I was a bit worried how he’d respond to having his photo taken as he’s shy around new people and hard to keep in one spot, as most three-year-olds are! He instantly bonded with Mary and it was very obvious that he felt comfortable with her – to the point of coming up with his own poses for the camera! Mary has a beautifully calm and encouraging manner, and he responded so well to her. Being a mum herself also obviously helps as she wasn’t fazed by a crazy three-year-old! The end result are gorgeous photos that really captured his unique personality and quirkiness and I look forward to displaying them in our home.

Thank you, Mary. I would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone looking for beautiful family or child photos.


Thank you for the awesome gallery of photos, you did an amazing job. It is so difficult choosing the photos, there are just so many beautiful shots. We have spent much time going through and through them. Thank you again for being so lovely and accommodating during our session and making the session relaxed and easy for all of us.

Thank you for your beautiful photos


Thank you so very much for taking our family portraits, we love every image and although I am not a fan of having my picture taken you made me feel very relaxed and I enjoyed capturing special moments with my family! My children had so much fun giggling and running around with you and their portraits are simply stunning! Every time someone asks me if I know of any good photographers I always recommend you!
Thanks again.