Marge Maghoney Photography - Blurbs

Marge photographed our San Francisco City Hall wedding when on short notice we decided to elope from the East Coast in January. From the first contact to delivering the finished photos, she was delightful to work with. Besides her calm professionalism in the midst of chaos, and her eye for detail, I love that she has a great sense of humor and captured our playful personalities. And she is efficient! She really knows San Francisco City Hall and the vicinity, and where to get the most beautiful, flattering shots of couples in a short time frame.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Marge! We and our families are thrilled with the photos. I know I am going to treasure looking through them in the years to come, reliving the moments, and I am so glad we chose you to document our wedding! Rock on, girl!

- Michele & Joseph
  Philadelphia, PA 19129

Hi Marge,

Thank you for the great photo session.  Vivian and I really enjoyed working with you and the results are wonderful! We appreciate your hard and fast work on this shoot.
- Frank & Vivian
  San Jose, CA 95131


Oh my goodness! I can't begin to tell you how in love I am with the photos!!! It was so emotional looking through them and it brought the day right back to us. We want to thank you for all of your time and hard work. To say that you go the extra mile would be an understatement. You're such an artist and it was a pleasure to have you photograph our wedding. Your blog is simply darling and we had so much fun looking over the story. Thank you again for being part of it! You're the best Marge! Wishing you a beautiful 2012!

- Cherri & Luis
  San Francisco, CA 94123

Marge, you did such a great job! How’d you know my favorite band was The Cure?! Lol. It was a perfect fit for our video. :) We both feel lucky and blessed that we stumbled upon your ad and that you were able to shoot the wedding. You were a perfect fit. Thank you for taking such care and attention to the details. You captured the moments just beautifully and your blog was outstanding. Exceeded our expectations! Thank you for all the kind words and fantastic photos.

- Jacquelyn & Dale
   Buford, GA 30519

Hey Marge! We received the packages today and all the pictures look amazing, you did a really good job! Thank you so much! You're great!!

- Jessy & Byambaa
 San Francisco, CA 94102

Hi Marge! The photos are AMAZING! We have received so many compliments already. Thank you so much for making it so easy for us. We truly enjoyed working with you and hope to do it again in the near future. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

 - Roxana & Anthony
  San Jose, CA 95111

Marge, we received the book and I just wanted to tell you how much we love the book and the photos. THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR DAY SO SPECIAL!!!!

- Kara & Lamart
  El Cerrito, CA 94530

Marge offers a terrific value and great service. She was on time, professional and worked well with our family and friends. I was impressed with her responsiveness and how she goes the extra mile to create slideshows, photo books and online albums - much more than you'd expect, especially for the price. I'd definitely recommend her to others!

- Lesley G. (for her son's first  birthday)
  Castro Valley, CA 94546

Thank you for the pictures...I looked at them today...they are beautiful and covered every aspect of the entire event.

- Naveen & Swathi
  Fremont, CA 94555

I finally was able to see the photos and they are so beautiful!  I can't wait to see the edited ones.  Thank you very much for the wonderful coverage.  You are a genius in photography.  I love the candid shots of my daughter and nieces...and the funny shots of my grand children...this will be something I can look back to and say...this is the most wonderful day of my life.  Thank you for capturing everything for us.  You are the best!

- Joy & Gary
  Hayward, CA 94541

Thank you for photographing our event!  I enjoyed looking at all of these pictures.

- Michelle (for her son's bar mitzvah)
  Los Gatos, CA 95032

Thank you for the pictures. I'm happy with the way they turned out. Thank you for being there for our special day.

- Esther & Raymond
  Covina, CA 91722

Hi Marge,

It was so great meeting you! The pictures look great! You did an awesome job!

Thanks for everything!

- Sandy & John
  Los Angeles, CA 90031

She was fantastic! We were organizing our City Hall wedding from England and so needed to feel we could trust the photographer to do a good job based on her online portfolio. Neither of us enjoy having our picture taken and so I wanted the more photojournalistic shots.

Marge seemed to fit the bill perfectly and at such a good rate compared to other photographers I had seen, too good to be true! She was great with communication and any questions or requests I had, she responded quickly to.

On the day itself, I was very nervous! Marge texted me early on to let me know that she was on her way offering reassuring words and letting us know where to meet her. Straight away she got to work, there were a lot of posed/semi natural ones, they turned out really nicely.

It was all very surreal and the comedy of it all (to us) settled our nerves and made the time waiting for our slot much more bearable. Afterwards, she posted the discs to us which arrived shortly after we got home and then again wrote to us to assure us that the photo book was on it's way which I thought was very thoughtful.

Overall, I would not hesitate to book Marge again. We have lots of beautiful pictures to remember our day.

Thank you Marge!

- Rachel & Gavin
  Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  United Kingdom

Thank you Marge!  The pictures are beautiful!

- Crystal & Alvin
 Tracy, CA 95377

Hi Marge! I want to thank you again for photographing my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Your photos captured the essence of the event. They showed the mood of the moment and the joy that people had for attending the event. We will certainly keep your number and e-mail close by for future events and for referrals. Good luck!

- Noel M. Ibalio
  Concord, CA 94520

Marge did an amazing job at my daughter's 1st Holy Communion. The photographs are breathtaking! She is extremely professional. Showed up early and took picture after picture of every moment. Thank you so much!!! I will definitely be contacting her for future events.

- Fabiola Torrento
  Newark, CA 94560

Hi Marge, I just wanted to say thank you for a beautiful and wonderful job you did...the pictures came out great, I got good compliments for it when I showed it to my friends, they all loved it...Thank you for being our photographer on our special day...I'm glad I found you and here's hoping to have you take pictures again for us next time we have an event. =)

- Tiffny & Bryan
  Richmond, CA 94804

Hi Marge! I just wanted to thank you for all your help and your work with the pictures. We really liked them (my mom was esctatic!). I can assure you you'll be my first recommendation when it comes to photographers.

- Nattasha C.
  Daly City, CA 94015

Hi Marge! Thank you so much for being a part of Desy's communion and being able to capture these precious moments of her life!! It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you once again for the time spent on this event for us...

- Torrento Family
  Newark, CA 94560

Thank you Marge you did such a great job we all love the photos!!!! We will keep you in mind for our future events!!! Thank you so much!!!

- Victoria & Robert
  Modesto, CA 95358

I got married at SF City Hall, and Marge advertises for this on her site. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, and only had a small amount budgeted for photos. Her prices are right and she contacts you immediately once you've contacted her.

Marge puts a lot of effort into her work and she is very organized and precise about details that you wouldn't even think about, such as an itinerary that you may need for your ceremony. Marge wrote up a precise itinerary for me for all I would need that day and emailed it to me -- so I wouldn't forget anything!

She doesn't waste any time getting down to business and she is thorough and she sent the pictures to me right away. She is honest too. I only wanted an hours worth of pics and she didn't give me the full hour and wanted to deduct some of her fee, but my husband and I insisted that she take the full amount for all of her hard-working efforts.

Her pictures tell a story of your event. Her pictures flow and aren't stuffy studio pictures. She did a good job and I'm very happy I found her on Craigslist where she advertises. Now I have some lovely memories of my day and I didn't have to spend a small fortune! I would recommend Marge wholeheartedly and if I ever need another photo shoot, I will contact Marge.

I love my photos! And to think I originally thought about taking one or two good ones. I selected about 30 that I absolutely loved and emailed them to my family and friends. Just gorgeous with the City Hall back drop! 

- Vanessa and Roy
  Mountainview, CA 94039

Working with Marge was a blast! She truly captured our vision of how we wanted our engagement pictures to be. Booking with her was really easy as well, because she was extremely eager to match our schedules. We had a fabulous time, our pictures turned out great, and I would recommend Marge to anyone!!!

- Vangie C.
  Livermore, CA 94550

Marge was wonderful! She was professional but fun, completely unobtrusive, yet she was right there for every important moment and seemed to capture everything! And we are SO happy with the outcome. Our pictures are gorgeous. And the price was more than reasonable.

- Carol and John
  Castro Valley, CA 94552

Marge was our wedding photographer and she was awesome. She was everywhere at once and super easy to work with. She arrived early and stayed late at the reception. She took over 1000 shots throughout the day! Marge is very high energy, got all of the pictures and professional. She would double check shots to make sure that no one was blinking. She was amazing!
- Carrie and Peter
  Santa Cruz, CA 95065

It was worth it taking our time looking for the right photographer. We found Marge just before we were about to book with this other photographer who was charging more than three times what Marge was charging. Marge was very professional, very friendly and put us and our friends and family at ease and came up with the most amazing photos at almost just a a quarter of the price the other photographer was charging! We loved our pics and have been recommending Marge to people. The deluxe photo book we ordered looks so professionally made, it looks like one of those expensive wedding books! We've shown our photo book to so many people!
- Sabrina and Daniel
  Santa Clara, CA 95051

I feel proud of myself for having found Marge. I spent hours and hours looking for a quality wedding photographer I can afford. I painstakingly spent hours online, asking friends, joining different wedding forums and encountered lots of disappointments with the photographers out there who were charging thousands of dollars and only for a few hours of coverage! A friend of mine suggested I go on Craigslist. And there I found her. It was very easy to get in touch with her. I sent her an email and left my number and she replied right away! She took really beautiful photographs of my wedding (me getting ready, my entire ceremony & my reception) and all for just $900.00! I told her I would refer her to my friends and spread the word. I guess she has really low overhead costs so she passes on those savings to brides & grooms with a tight budget (like me). =)
- Kema and Nathan
  Oakland, CA 94621

Marge was great. Anyone who can make me look good in a photo is great. We enjoyed working with her. Her unintrusive style made us very comfortable. We look forward to working with her again.
- Cathy and Lucas
  Berkeley, CA 94707

My husband and I were married in Millbrae. Marge's photography captured the day perfectly. Her photos have a way of telling a story. I love to look back at our wedding pictures because it is like reliving the best day of my life all over again. I will definitely use Marge again in the future.
- Amelia and Rob
  Daly City, CA 94015
 photo experience with Marge was exceptional. She was very professional and creative.

All of our photographs turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Our wedding was at Lake Merritt and Marge had great suggestions as to where we could take photos.

It was almost surreal when we received our photo package. Marge had captured the feelings of every moment in every photo. It was like a story photo book beautifully showing how the day unfolded. We were blessed with amazing surroundings and the lighting turned out great.

Her expertise showed all of this in our photos. We highly recommend Marge for any of your photography needs if you are in the Oakland/East Bay area. She has a great personality and we are confident she would treat you as well as he treated us. Great job Marge!!!

- Susanna and Jerry
  Oakland, CA 94610