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A.Fogarty Photography - A Celebration of Love and Life

My mission at A.Fogarty Photography is to capture romantic and beautiful wedding photography through a genuine experience. When I had the opportunity to capture my best friend's wedding with a two weeks notice, I knew it was going to be one of my best one yet. Take a peek into this heartfelt and emotional wedding of Richard and Danielle.

On March 8, 2017, I received a call from one of my very best friends. She told me that her and her partner of 17 years were finally going to get married. She asked if I would be interested in capturing their day alongside our mutual best friend, Mackenzie Lamoureux. Of course, I was filled with excitement for her, Richard and their three beautiful boys as they have always wanted their parents to get married. She also told me it would be happening on March 25, 2017 just a little over two weeks away.

With Richard’s recent diagnoses of stage four colon cancer, they were reminded with each passing day how truly fragile this life is. That’s when they decided to embrace life and celebrate love with a ceremony their whole family has been dreaming of for 17 years.

If you know Danielle, you know her incredible capability to pull of an amazing vision. As a designer herself she has exquisite taste and the impeccable skill to bring a vision together. She also has an energy about her that is magnetic. She draws in the most loving, passionate, talented people in her life and her wedding vendors were no exception.

Being a part of the industry I reached out to my local network to see if anyone was available to help bring her vision to life in such a short amount of time. I was (and still am) overwhelmed by the generosity of this beautiful community I feel so grateful to be a part of. Countless talented and gracious vendors donated their time, services, and products to help Danielle and Richard make this celebration memorable.

I remember walking into the venue the day before the wedding and she turned tome and said, “....Amanda, I always dreamed of this day but I seriously never thought it would happen. This is what I’ve been dreaming of. This is my vision.” She did not compromise; she (with the help of so many) made this wedding day a perfect reflection of who they are as a couple. A celebration to remember.

On March 25th, 2017 I watched a 17-year-old dream come true. I watched a beautiful bride see her vision come to life. I saw true love and heartfelt speeches of Richard and Danielle’s life together. So many friends and family gathered together to celebrate life in the now, and I will be forever grateful to have been a part of it.

Being a part of Richard & Danielle's celebration helped define who I am as a photographer. The big moments and all the little ones in between deserved to be captured.

Vendors:

Photographer: A.Fogarty Photography

Cinematographer: Happy Camper Films

Venue: Portland Company Complex

Hair & Makeup: Mackenzie Lamoureux

Lighting: Griffin & Griffin 

Cake: Cakes for all Seasons

Band: Larry Williams Band

Cellist: Danny Rand

Rentals: NECR, Heartwood Essentials, Maine Prop House

Spa: Nourish Skin Care Studio

Photo Booth: A-Booth

Bar Services: The Dogfish Company

Dress: Berta via OnceWed

Flowers & Planning: Cider House Designs

Catering: 111 Maine

Bridesmaid Dress: BHLDN

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