Have you ever heard: "image is nothing, it's how you play"? Well that is a flat out fallacy. No one will ever notice your talent without an image that precedes you. I am a guy who depends on image. In all walks of my life I have to be seen in order to meet people, to forge relationships and most importantly, to get work. I know what I want to say about myself but it's impossible to say it to everyone I meet; THE perfect photo can do that job. Maggie didn't just shoot well lit and composed photos of me; she "captured me". What Maggie projects in my profile photos is EXACTLY who I am and who people will meet when they shake my hand and trust me to take their stage to host their event. What I want when I meet someone for a meeting is for them to already know me through my photo so we can get down to the details of the job; I get that with the work Maggie did for me. It is amazing what a perfect photo can do to save me time and get me through doors and into meetings...it is essentially a preliminary introduction and therefore a massive time saver. Maggie is not a shooter, she is an artist; you will see that when you first step into her Fotografia Boutique. Her studio is more of an art gallery than a typical studio and that immediately impressed me. Thanks Maggie!!
Working with Maggie is so much beyond just having your picture taken. She’s not just a professional photographer, she’s a visionary with a heart of gold. Once you enter her studio, you will be invited into the world of art and beauty. Your wildest dreams will come true. But moreover, you will be treated like a family member and you will fill your desires and needs really matter. All you need to do is show up, trust and listen. You will love the experience. Because it’s not just having your picture taken. It’s an experience that will leave you feeling fulfilled and happy about yourself. Maggie is a beam of light in a world full of ‘no’. She will add beauty and positivity to your life! with love, Agnes Kiesz
Curtis and I love the photos and we get compliments on it all the time!! Working with you on this project was an amazing experience and we are so happy to have you capture our family for us to remember forever! Your work is second to none and we truly appreciate all your hard work! Thank you Maggie.. You are the best! Best wishes, Curtis and Sabrina Franks
Thank you once again Maggie for the amazing work on the Love Portrait you created for us. The compliments at the wedding alone were outstanding. It was a great idea to use the portrait as the centerpiece in our lobby during cocktails. You captured us in our best way, being ourselves. I thought the compliments would stop there…but after we put the portrait up in our room…the admiring comments continued. The portrait which you created for us has gone far past something we used at our wedding, it is a everyday item in our home. A constant reminder of a memory which we will always remember of our special day… I thought I would share this picture with you…as to how your masterpiece is appreciated everyday… Thank you very much once again…looking forward on working with you again. Rachna & Sumit
I am so happy and thankful that we met with you and got a chance to work with you in your studio. My dad claimed,"I love these pictures!", when we showed it to him. This album has brought about a completely new level of enthusiasm for the rest of the wedding in both my brother and my father. As for my other family members, all I can say is that everyone was speechless. No one had seen anything like it, and they just sat in silence when they saw it! They really didn't know how to react. I knew at that time, that all the hours, all the effort that you, Sunny, Ian and I had put into the pictures was completely worth it. Your art has no boundaries and no age..it's timeless. Thank you for making these beautiful pictures that we will cherish forever! As I was looking at your facebook page, I noticed the album that you recently put up of little Emerson. It was truly magnificent, and reminiscent of storybooks that I used to read when I was a child. If God graces Sunny & I with a child, I will definitely come back to you to get these kind of gorgeous pictures. With love, Gurpreet & Sunny
Working with Maggie and Ian was an very rewarding experience. One Saturday in November we made an appointment to visit with Maggie to take a few family photos. Two adults, a very active 4 year old and the family beagle took over Maggie's studio for 3 hours. She welcomed us with open arms and made us feel like we had known her for years. Over the next 3 hours Maggie spent the time capturing the true essence of our family, all the pictures are unique and a work of art. When Maggie created the final books for us and our family she was diligent in ensuring our albums told our special story. We have a special keep sake that makes us smile each time we look at it. As our son grows and looks at the albums we are sure he will smile as the photos captured the many moods of a special 4 year. Maggie we can't thank you enough for your gift to us. Best Regards, Jamie, Michelle, Emerson and Murphy
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful photo shoot. This was a great birthday gift idea! I had a great time and didn't want the shoot to end. You made me feel comfortable throughout the session and I love how quickly you picked up on my style and tailored the shots to fit with my work as a wedding planner. The pictures turned out amazing; you are very talented - thank you again! Filomena Feltmate
First off I would like to tell you that your photos are absolutely breath taking. I am nothing more than a stranger to you, but your photos have become memorable and familiar to me. Your dedication, creativity and passion for photography really inspired me to reach my dreams. I really admire your creativity and passion .It's great to see a young polish woman accomplishing her dreams, while capturing the dreams of others. Your passion for photography is a quality that is lacking in this visually poetic field. Your passion is portrayed in the beautiful photos you take. Your amazing at what you do and I'm looking Forward to seeing more from you, and maybe one day meeting you. Thank you, Pamela Filochowski
Maggie of Fotographia Boutique is the most talented and amazing photographer I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Her portraits and story books speak for themselves, so I won't go into too much detail. But I wanted to comment on what an amazing person Maggie is. When I was searching for a photographer for my wedding day, I immediately knew I wanted to book Maggie based on her artistic abilities displayed on her website. But I did not realize at the time, that I was getting so much more than Maggie's artistic abilities. I was getting a professional, honest, kind-hearted PERSON, not a company, but a real person that I could truly trust and really enjoyed working with. What really impressed me about Maggie is that she was right by my side the entire day and went above and beyond her role as a photographer to make me feel as comfortable as possible. She wasn't "counting hours", instead, she made me feel like my wedding day was just as big of an event for her, as it was for me. Most brides won't realize this until the day of the wedding, but once you have left your parents home, and your bridal party is off getting ready, your make up artist has gone home...and you are patiently waiting for your groom to get ready, while your nerves are kicking in, you will realize that you need a friend or sister-like figure in the room. Maggie was that person! I almost forgot that she was my photographer as she very calmly reassured me that I looked great, she helped me fix my earring when it broke and even helped me squeeze into my dress after the zipper got stuck!! At the same time, her professionalism is second to none. She respected and embraced our indian customs as if they were her own. My family still talks about what a lovely woman Maggie was to have at the wedding. Everything I've mentioned thus far about Maggie is only a fraction of her display of hard work and dedication. When the wedding day is over, her real work begins!! Let me start by saying that my story book went through a 12 stage process where Maggie included me every step of the way. I was a very picky bride that wanted everything a certain way, and dissected every detail, but No task was too big or too small for Maggie. She never once hesitated to meet my requests and always delivered with a smile. She never made me feel like I was asking for too much, Infact, she encouraged my involvement so that our storybook would not just be another "cookie cutter" album, but a very personal work of art. It was really nice to have a photographer I could completely trust. Fotographia Boutique was the best investment I ever made for my wedding. I now have timeless art pieces of my very own. It is with great pride that I say "I had Maggie of Fotografia Boutique as my photographer", and a true blessing to have her capture our special day. Thank you very much Maggie. Satpal
"As someone who dabbles in the arts I have been through many many photos hoots. None were as fun and easy going as the shoot I had with Maggie and her team. Her professionalism made the shoot quick and painless. Not only is she great at relaxing you for the shoot, she is extremely good at getting very natural looking shots. I will definitely be back for another shoot!" Shane Cullis May 8, 2012
We're so pleased with input and hard work you have given to us since day one. Your commitment and creativity to do job well done is not less then any other high profile photographer. Actually, your one above with a supreme talent and we salute you on this. It was our best luck to have you on our big day. We are so happy for the story book, can't wait to see it. Thanks a lot to very wonderful and special personality. Sukh & Shanu Dhaliwal.
I knew Maggie would be my photographer within five minutes of meeting her. She has the most brilliant and warm personality of anyone you'll meet. Her work is poetic--every portrait she has displayed in her studio will tell you a story whether it's a baby, a bride or fashion photo. But what reallly captivated me was Maggie's passion for her work. Before I landed at Maggie's doorstep I met with two other top South Asian photographers. Both did wonderful work but I walked away feeling like I was just a client, this was a business transaction and I would end up with typical wedding photos similar to those of every other South Asian wedding. The difference with Maggie is that she sees you as part of her art. She wants to capture every detail of your wedding and highlight the most intimate moments. Maggie does not fit you into a framework of typical wedding pictures, she let's you and the pictures tell the story of your wedding. I have to admit that at first I was very nervous to work with a Non-South Asian photographer. I didn't know if she would be able to capture all the traditions, intricate detail and just simply follow along with the numerous ceremonies and flow of a four hour wedding! What I quickly learned after chatting with Maggie is that a true photographer with a real passion for what she/he does will find beauty and art in everything and every culture. Having a Polish photograher actually brought new fresh eyes to my wedding. Maggie captured moments and details that we as South Asians often overlook because we've seen it so many times. If you have a look at the beautiful photos Maggie has taken of my wedding--that will do more justice to Maggie's talent and passion than any words I could write.
'Thank you for the tremendous effort, dedication and heart you put into all of your work. From my side, I will recommend and advertise your work to people who are interested in any form of photography. I will admit that the money we have spent on your artistry was the best investment we have made out of the entire wedding ceremony. Beautiful memories captured in beautiful moments. I never expected that anyone can be so talented, have so many ideas, and dedicate so much patience and time, to notice things that would otherwise escape anyone else's attention. Once again, we would like to express our deepest gratitude and thanks and we wish you seccess in both private and career endavours.' Alicja & Zbigniew Postrozny