Creative Christian Moments
“Reviews of up and coming Christians in the arts community.”
Blog Article 37: A Review of Mallory Orr and Mallory Michelle Photography
Photography takes skills of precession to master. Lighting, colors, and textures must all harmonize when the subject comes right into view for the perfect photo. Photographs can move the soul with depictions of joyous occasions, tug at our consciences through tragedy, and grant us images of hope when the world around us appears spiraling into deep desolation. Not everyone possesses these skills with a camera but one woman in the Puget Sound area of Washington state is creating ripples and wakes throughout the photographic world. Her name is Mallory Orr and she runs a local photography business called Mallory Michelle Photography. Orr also holds the honor of the first photographer reviewed on Creative Christian Moments, too.
Photography and graphic design hold a dear place in my heart given my own brief training in high school with this artistic medium. A decade ago, I enrolled in two semesters of photography and grew to love the whole photographic experience, especially landscapes. Mind you I was only good with landscapes but I developed huge respect for those who can take portraits given the technical ability involved by the photographer. So when I talk about Orr and her photography business, I am already admitting my bias because she is a phenomenal photographer. She provides impeccable service and skill and she is the only one I trust with the knowledge to produce professional photos.
Much of her work settles around engagement, wedding, and pregnancy photos but she also has a beauteous set of textures, too. Just take a look at some of these photos below and partake of the pictorial exquisiteness.
Orr and I first met a about six years ago through Campus Crusade for Chris at Everett Community College as she pursued an Associate of Arts degree in photography. She has an independence about her personality, speaks her mind, yet remains humble and wrapped in the Gospel message. She possesses such a confidence in femininity as a woman and her position as a daughter of Christ that I can only beseech God with prayers that my own daughter would grow up to emulate her healthy balance of Godly womanhood. When I think of role models for young girls to emulate, Orr is the archetype.
For the Christian artist, photographers develop a deep connection with the Holy Spirit by capturing moments of life that reflect the Gospel message. Beautiful landscapes echo the passages of Genesis as we marvel at how God’s creative nature spoke into existence such a eclectic diverse, complex, and colorful collections of flora, fauna, and ultimately humanity. Through depictions of humanity’s treasure like moments, God grants us windows into the lives of people around us. Think about the photos of tragedies such as sickness in Africa, war, poverty, devastation, but also the happy moments like the birth of a child, graduation from education, or the reunion of family members once lost. Though the graphic nature of these realities may grip our souls with sorrow at the horrors of sin, these pictures inspire hope and righteous indignation to solve them. Hope is at the core of Christian principles in correlation to photography. Hope is the promise held by all Christians understanding that though the world around us may be drowning in sin and its destructive consequences, Christ shall one day return to bring justice while ultimately restoring our own world into its original creative initiation: a dwelling by which God and humanity commune with each other like family.
If you would like to support Orr and Mallory Michelle Photography, prayer for the blessings of this ministry. You can also request her as your next photographer for social occasions, family moments, and even creating stock photos for sale. Reach out to her through social media, email or her provided phone number from her site.
All photographs used in this blog are copyrighted under Mallory Orr and her clients and require permission for usage of any request, both commercially or non-commercially. To gain permission of usage of these images, please reach out for approval from Orr through email, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
Mallory Orr’s Pages
Phone: (425) 213-3485
Orr, Mallory. Colored Cookies. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mallorymichellephotography/photos/pb.239015026126691.-2207520000.1421443971./889599571068230/?type=3&theater (accessed January 16, 2015)
Orr, Mallory. Facebook Portrait. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205467707789091&set=a.1603400921907.98904.1142618029&type=1&theater (accessed January 16, 2015)
Orr, Mallory. Jared and Lindsey Engagement with Colors. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mallorymichellephotography/photos/pb.239015026126691.-2207520000.1421444027./606796816015175/?type=3&theater (accessed January 16, 2015)
Orr, Mallory. Mallory Michelle Photography. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mallorymichellephotography (accessed January 16, 2015)
Orr, Mallory. Nicole Lindquist Portrait. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mallorymichellephotography/photos/pb.239015026126691.-2207520000.1421444068./239017562793104/?type=3&theater (accessed January 16, 2015)
Orr, Mallory. Pouring Coffee. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mallorymichellephotography/photos/pb.239015026126691.-2207520000.1421443971./889599407734913/?type=3&theater (accessed January 16, 2015)
Orr, Mallory. Pregnant and Holding Flowers. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mallorymichellephotography/photos/pb.239015026126691.-2207520000.1421443917./943879222306931/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xaf1%2Ft31.0-8%2F1956857_943879222306931_8095325256440999356_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xaf1%2Ft31.0-8%2Fs960x960%2F1956857_943879222306931_8095325256440999356_o.jpg&size=1365%2C2048&fbid=943879222306931 (accessed January 16, 2015)
Orr, Mallory. Wedding Reception Hall. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mallorymichellephotography/photos/pb.239015026126691.-2207520000.1421443968./924967387531448/?type=3&theater (accessed January 16, 2015)