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“If I could relive it, I would, but since I can’t, I have the next best thing. Breathtaking and meaningful photographs by Maggie Fortson. Maggie is EXTRAORDINARY! Her work & photographs, her dedication, her professionalism, and most of all her kind heart! Maggie Fortson Photography was able to catch all of our beautiful guests, all the details, and much more than what was in front of the camera. She was able to catch love, laughter, passion, priceless dance moves, the list is endless. Her talent is fantastic and I recommend her for any types of photography. We have worked together and she knows how to make her customers feel and look good! Thank you Maggie for capturing photographs that I will cherish for the rest of my life! Keep doing what your doing, because your wonderful! Thank you again!”

“Trying to plan a wedding in Chicago while living in San Francisco was not the easiest, so when I first met Maggie over Skype, I was so happy to find someone who made the process so much easier!  She was easy to get in touch with and very helpful and accommodating with logistics.  She was the only photographer I talked to who I immediately felt comfortable with and I could tell she would be reliable and great to work with.  My husband and I were only able to be in Chicago once before first talking with Maggie and the wedding, but she was able to accommodate us for an engagement shoot.  Both of our families cannot stop raving about the photos she took for us and how nice she was to work with.  I highly recommend working with Maggie for your Chicago area wedding!”

“Maggie has been great through the process. Being a professional photographer myself, I wanted to hire someone I knew I didn’t have to give much direction to, who had confidence and a very specific style. I wanted to enjoy my day without thinking about the photography. I will admit, Maggie is much better at responsiveness and blogging than I am so it was a good example to me, and I feel like my experience as a bride will make me a better business owner for my clients. Maggie was an answer to prayer. I had a few friends that were unavailable. There was another photographer that we were looking at who I thought would be great, but after conversing didn’t sit right. I then spoke with Maggie. Right away her answers to my questions were exactly what I was looking for. She was humble, genuine, talented, and professional…and willing to take me on…I give her major props for that! 😉

“Maggie was a joy to work with for our engagement photo shoot and wedding. She has a beautiful way of capturing so many sweet, romantic and personal moments that make a relationship shine. If I had an extra hour every day, I would spend it just surfing around her blog admiring her gorgeous photos. She is incredibly talented and great to work with.”

“Our experience working with Maggie was AWESOME! We felt so comfortable and were able to be ourselves which was so important to us. Plus, she put up with our crazy bridal party :)”

“Maggie did a wonderful job from our consultation all the way through the end of our wedding night. She was professional and kind, and made posing in front of the camera easy. I first came across her work because my sister asked for my help to pick a photographer for her wedding, and since I was a photographer myself, she wanted my insight. While searching my thoughts were, “If I was getting married, this is who I would want to shoot my wedding.” A few years later, she did just that! My friends, and family had nothing but great things to say about the photos, and my coworkers (all photographers) were all amazed with her work. A true compliment! We now have beautiful photographs to remember our day by, and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out!”

“Her and her second shooter were great and got along great with our wedding party and friends. I loved that she was there from the very beginning when the girls were doing their hair at the salon all the way to the end. “

“She is such a professional but also has a lot of fun with her clients and their families. I really appreciated how she calmed me down when we weren’t running on time. It was nice that someone was looking out for me and how I was doing – and not just the “perfection” of the day.”

“I can’t tell you how honored I feel that YOU did the photography for my wedding. I just really wanted to share that with you. I hope you hear it often, as you should. God bless you, Maggie, and everything that you say and do. And thank you again for taking such amazing photos. “

“We got our wedding package and we looove it!!  The book turned out beautiful and the quality is amazing.  The packaging is so cute too:)  Thank you again and again for everything.  We would choose you to be our photographer all over again if we had to. You helped to make our day so special and we will treasure our pictures.  You are truly talented, Maggie.  And not just that, you are a wonderful person.  It shines through your work and your way with people.”

“We found Maggie through high school friends who had her photograph their wedding and couldn’t be more excited about having her shoot our wedding. We absolutely love Maggie’s style of photography; each photo tells its own story in incredible detail and grace. She really has a talent for not only taking beautiful and breathtaking pictures, but for also conveying emotion through her lens. We had the opportunity to do our engagement session with Maggie, which only convinced me further that she was the perfect photographer for telling our story. Beyond her amazing talent behind the camera lens, she made two pretty camera-shy people at ease with her direction, confidence, down-to-earth nature, and affability. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and is truly an artist. Her photos speak for themselves; they each can stand alone as a work of art but put together create a real portrait of life that definitely served as a beautiful testament of our relationship and transforms her other clients who would be strangers to us into individuals that we feel like we know through her photographs. We are so thankful to Maggie for our beautiful engagement photos and are looking forward to what the wedding day will bring for her to shoot!”

“I was very impressed by the pictures that Maggie took for my wedding. She captured the big event in such a creative way and provided me with photos that I will cherish forever.I loved how easy she was to work with and that she never seemed to stop taking photos, which provided me with much more photos to choose from while making my album.I would highly recommend Maggie to any newly engaged bride and have actually referred at least two brides to her already!”

“I hired Maggie to do our family photos in the local public library because I love the vision she has behind the lens. Maggie is artistic and her style was right in line for the look I was going for. When I saw the completed photos, I was in shock…they were gorgeous. Maggie has amazing talent and I have recommended her to all of my friends.”

“Capturing raw emotions in photography takes a very experienced skill.  Maggie has it, and more.   She was able to capture my family, specifically my 6 month old daughter, in the most genuine, authentic way.  The photographs ignite a powerful electricity through my body; you cannot look at these pictures and not smile.  Maggie captured my family so perfectly I hired her to photograph the process of my architectural film company.  Again, the pictures tell our story better than we can.  In fact, she makes our presentations easy…we simply just show her photographs and everyone understands our process. ”

“Maggie made me and Wayne look like hot indie artists!! Seriously, I’m going to learn to play the guitar just so we can use one of her pics on our album cover

“It was such a pleasure working with you Maggie! The girls and I had a lot of fun with you that day and I was so happy with the amazing shots you got of us. They were so unique and you really were able to capture both of my daughters personalities. We can’t stop looking at them!Thank you again for a wonderful job and I look forward to working with you more in the future!”

“Received our pictures, and the quality and uniqueness of the shots were breathe taking. Different photo settings, and colourings made the wedding seem more nostalgic and romantic. Great Job! ”

“Having our pictures taken with Maggie has been such an awesome experience!  She is such a fun and sweet person with lots of creative ideas.  Both my husband and I found ourselves very comfortable working with Maggie.  Everyone we know LOVES both our engagement and wedding photos.  We have so many compliments!  We are so blessed to have our photos done by her.  She truly captured all of our best memories from our special day.  I am totally satisfied with all the work she has done.”

“Working with Maggie has been wonderful.  She’s very creative in her photography and ensures the photos you get are of the best quality.  Maggie is also very professional and responds to any questions or concerns immediately.”

“Working with Maggie has been a joy. We spent a short time playing in our yard with her and soon after she presented us with breathtaking images displaying the spirit of our family and essence of each of our 3 children. Maggie’s artistry lies in her abiltiy to capture the moment and the mood with such ease. We loved her imaginitive style and easy-going attitude. We’re hoping we can snag Maggie soon to photograph 3 generations of our family in honor of my folks 50th Anniversary. Thank you Maggie for so obviously loving what you’re doing!”