rule breaker

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

katharine hepburn

mary gardella

something about mary

I help women entrepreneurs and executives transform their personal brands through exceptional imagery.

Branding YOU is one of the most important items on your biz-building check list. Whether you are an entrepreneur creating your empire or with a company helping to build theirs, how you present your true self to the world in the 21st Century is absolutely vital. It’s more than a portrait session. It’s an intimate branding experience we create together. Once you enter STUDIO’elle it’s all about YOU. We peel away the layers, get real, get energized, work hard & have fun. Together, we create a series of images that reveal your essence, defy standards & empower your brand. #BeUnstoppable

empowered women

Real conversations with women about their lives, their experiences, their passion, and their adventures.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”



Women build each other up and work together to create something great.

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” MAE WEST


A beloved resource for women in Howard County. The accomplishments, the celebrations and challenges that Howard County women are involved with every day.

hang out with me. I’m interesting. I can prove it.

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”



The latest in women’s empowerment.

From photography sessions to international gatherings, we find the latest events to celebrate and share with women from all walks of life.

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”