"If you’re looking for beautiful, timeless and professional photos, please do yourself a favor and look no further than A.Fogarty Photography. After my fiancé and I got engaged and started planning our wedding, I knew photography was one of, if not, the most important parts of the process – starting with our engagement photos! I searched and searched for the perfect photographer and was starting to feel discouraged until I found Amanda. The way she edits her photos, the lighting, the soft background, everything – it was exactly what I had envisioned. I contacted Amanda as soon as I came across her page and booked her without even thinking twice (and I’m so glad I did!). Amanda is so incredibly talented, professional and dedicated to her work – she also couldn’t be any sweeter! She is so personable and kind, and makes you feel comfortable throughout the entire shoot. Amanda really makes you feel like you’re best friends. I couldn’t be any happier with the way our engagement photography came out and I am SO excited to have her capture our big day next Fall. Thank you so much, Amanda – xo!"
"Amanda Fogarty is a self-made, progressive businesswoman who refuses to ever stop learning and challenging herself. There is nothing ordinary about her. Knowing her since before I can remember, I can tell you that she has put in every effort to make her business and interactions purposeful, client-centered, cutting edge, and above all, an enjoyable experience. It has been my pleasure to watch her grow into such a professional and poised young woman who empowers those around her.In the age of the social media and selfies we have a lot of control over how we look and how we present ourselves; therefore, it can be incredibly intimidating to put yourself into the vulnerable position of letting someone else capture who you truly are. My fiancé Jordan is the most intelligent person I’ve ever met. He makes me laugh until it hurts everyday, but he saves himself for the people that know him best, and because of this, I had a fear that living in front of the camera for an hour would be a horrifying experience for the both of us, regardless of our relationship with Amanda.In the months leading up to our engagement shoot, taking place exactly one year from our wedding date, Jordan and I worked with Amanda to create a vision. To me, a vision meant comfort: if we styled our shoot to represent us, it would be much easier to be comfortable and confident. Amanda supported this and worked to send samples and ideas she had generated that paralleled the vision Jordan and I had established.Despite the planning, Jordan and I were still terrified on July 3, 2015! We found ourselves practicing smiles and poses, while analyzing every pore, lump, and bump. That all went away when Amanda said the lighting was right and it was time to go outside. We carted props and equipment through long grass hiding mysterious insects and set up shop. We threw on some music and Amanda began talking us through poses. We laughed. We danced. We swatted the mysterious insects. We ate the props, but above all, we were comfortable. Throughout the shoot Amanda was incredibly comforting and honest. For each pose she would show us a sample of what she had captured. When a pose wasn’t working, she was quick to make adjustments to ensure we were happy with what she was producing. She encouraged us. We felt like models! It never felt awkward, not even when I was asked to straddle Jordan or sit on the basket of a bike in a dress!When I look at the final product, I see a snapshot of our love. We are vulnerable with one another. We are free of insecurity. We are open. We are honest. We are comfortable. We are happy. That’s not something that can normally be captured through the lens of a camera.I love my fiancé; I love our photos; and I loved my experience working with A. Fogarty Photography."
"I have always wanted to have pictures that reflect how I feel about my family. I don't believe that just any photographer can capture that - I believe it is truly an art and experience and talent. Amanda has that. When I look at the pictures I feel overwhelmed to think that those images capture what's in my heart when I look at my family. I also, for the first time in a long time, feel beautiful when I look at those pictures. They capture the essence of who I am as a wife and a Mom. It would be impossible for me to really express my sincere gratitude to Amanda for capturing these moments."
My husband and I got engaged in May of this year and decided it would be fun to plan a wedding for the fast approaching month of October! With only five short months to prepare, rethink, compare and confuse myself with every tiny detail of wedding planning, I knew my main focus was photography.
Amidst the wedding dresses, catering questions and collecting decorations, I was always searching for the type of photographer that would best reflect my tastes. Finally, I came across Amanda Fogarty’s Facebook page and I was absolutely delighted. The technique, angles and editing style were completely breathtaking; photos I could see the beauty in for decades to come. I emailed Amanda as soon as possible with a list of never ending questions and far too many smiley faces and exclamation points...(you know you do it too). To my excitement, she responded immediately, easily answering every question and reciprocating my bride-to-be excitement. I learned that not only would I get the pleasure of having one photographer – I’d get two – for the price of one! After our initial email correspondence, I was sold. We set a date and time to meet, I signed the contract and sent in my deposit. Every time I had a question, Amanda and Mackenzie were there to help and provide direction.
Soon the day came and my photographers arrived at the church ready to tackle the day! To their surprise, not only would they get to provide photography services…but they would also save the day by fixing my horrible hair catastrophe! Because what’s a wedding day without a little unforeseen drama? Calm as can be, they both assured me that all would be well and within twenty minutes we were well on our way to walking down the isle.
The day flew by smoothly with effortless direction from our photographers. I had an unbelievably amazing experience with Amanda and Mackenzie. They are prompt, provide unbelievable customer service, know their craft inside and out and best of all, they’re undeniably kind. Our finished product is amazing. We are still having a hard time deciding which photos to put on the mantel!
I would recommend Amanda’s photography services to everyone. If you’re looking for talent, ease, consistency and confidence, she is the photographer for you. I had such an amazing time with these ladies and I look forward to working with them again in the future. Don’t miss your chance to capture your most important memories with A. Fogarty Photography – you’ll never have photos like these.
Thank you, Amanda. I was lucky to find a talented professional as well as a reliable friend."
"When I told Daren that I had signed us up to do a couples photo shoot, he was less than enthused about it. He thought it would be awkward, uncomfortable and a pain. However, within minutes of meeting sweet Amanda, he changed his tune. Her level of professionalism mixed with her adorable down to earth friendliness made both of us instantly comfortable in front of the camera. Our final product was so beautiful and those images now hang in our house as a daily reminder of a beautiful fun evening on the beach. She captured the essence of US, our love and our beautiful future ahead. I cannot wait to hire Amanda for other special upcoming moments in our lives."
"I met Amanda years back while visiting family in Houlton, ME. At the time she was a bright young high school student beginning to dabble in photography and art. Now she is my go-to for professional photographs of my newborn son. There was no question in my mind that I would hire Amanda to take the first professional photos of my son. I would drive three hours from where I live in Rhode Island to Amanda in Maine because I knew she could give me what others could not; beautiful, natural photography of my son. Amanda was amazing with him; she held him, calmed him and spoke to him the entire time. She genuinely cared for him and wanted to give us photographic memories to last a lifetime. Her patience and presence with him was remarkable, I cannot imagine photographing newborns is easy but Amanda made it look like a walk in the park. I recommend her to all my friends and family and I am actively planning out ways to continue to have her photograph my son throughout all his developmental stages in these early years. I would be remiss to use anyone else’s services."
"We have used Amanda several times for family photography and have always been more than pleased with her work. She recently photographed a wedding that our children were in and we are still admiring those photos. Amanda works very well with our young children and is a natural at putting them at ease, helping with shyness, etc. She is full of brilliant ideas and she has the ability to capture just the right moment. Amanda’s style and creativity are unmatched. We have found Amanda to be great to work with - always responsive and professional. Amanda is willing to come to our location and some have been unique (a potato field) – a huge help with little ones! There are not enough good things to say about Amanda and her photography. Amanda takes photos that we will truly treasure forever!"