Our Story // Our Hero Team

The History

Back in 2011 when Mallory started her first portrait company she had no idea the impact it would have on her own life and the lives of those she and her team have worked with so closely. The emerging theme of My Story Told has evolved over the years but has remained true to the core; everyone has a story and it deserves to be heard.

Empowering teenage girls is our passion. This makes us a perfect fit to work so closely with Arts In Reach, a non-profit who mentors girls through the arts. We feel so passionately about this cause and know that every person has a passion within. For this reason, we decided to contribute to your story, your beliefs, your passion. With your portrait purchase we pay forward a portion to your charity of choice. We want to ensure your voice is heard.  (see Giving Back)

MEET MALLORY PARKINGTON

CEO, Owner & Professional Portrait Artist

After working at WIRED Magazine in California for almost ten years, Mallory returned to the northeast and made portrait work a full time profession. Mallory perfected her craft over the years with London fashion photographer Lara Jade, NYC fashion photographer Lindsay Adler; Australian glamour photographer Sue Bryce, high school senior portrait photographer Jen Basford, and portrait artist Bradford Rowley.

Mallory supports the arts, is a Business Woman of AIR for Arts In Reach, a member of the Chamber of Commerce for Portsmouth, the statewide Chamber of Commerce BIA, the Seacoast Giving Circle, the ELKS Lodge, and has several amazing partnerships with local boutiques, salons, and independent contractors.

With a mixture of studio and natural lighting, Mallory specializes in portraiture for high school seniors & women, families, and executive portraits. Mallory also owns and operates a high-end studio specializing in painted portraits for changing families.

MEET NICK EDES

 Professional Make Up Artist

Some of you may be old enough to remember “EH, MALLORY”….so eloquently spoken from Nick on the TV show Family Ties. It’s kind of like peanutbutter and jelly; they just go well together. Nick Edes of Nick Edes Makeup Artistry has been part of our team since inception.

Nick is certified in beauty/corrective, fashion, and special effects make-up from Make-Up Designory in New York City.  He has proven himself to be one of the most promising young artists in the field. Nick works MAGIC on every single person who walks through the studio doors. And Nick doesn’t just do make-up, he’s a camera-ready artist. He’ll take you from fabulous to KNOCK OUT GORGEOUS. We can’t wait for you to meet him.

Oh, and he’s an actor too. Here’s his glam shot.

MEET FRANCESCA SILVERSTEIN

 Professional Hair Stylist

Working on a model shoot a few years ago, The Paul Mitchell School sent us Francesca Silverstein. What an amazing find. Francesca has blown us away time and time again. From creating tasteful senior portrait hair, to an 1800’s Victorian bouffant to straight off the runway fashion looks for Fashion’s Night Out in Portsmouth, Francesca never disappoints.

The next time you’re in for a little pampering make sure you ask Francesca about her favorite store in Portsmouth. Hint hint, it has to do with the supernatural, and it’s Nick’s favorite store too!

Here is beautiful Fran.

MEET OLIVIA KORPI

 Professional Image Stylist

Olivia Korpi from O.Style Image Consulting is our exclusive stylist. Olivia creates the most unique looks. See her front page Portsmouth Herald feature article. Olivia effortlessly assembles different vibes from head to toe. She consults on senior portrait outfits and brings many years of experience to the table.

“The holistic side of my work is finding those things (people) love about themselves and then work with that. I have a really good time working with women and their self-esteem, positive self-talk, and really learning to love and value yourself.”

Olivia dresses women across the seacoast area and is available to take your session to the next level. Make sure to mention you’d like this add-on service.

Here is beautiful Olivia.

“Words cannot express my gratitude for Mallory Parkington…Mallory is so laid back and relaxed…my pictures are absolutely gorgeous…I am so glad we chose Mallory as our photographer and can’t thank her enough for her fabulous work.” –Jaclyn Michalek Hughley, 2012

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