Philosophy & Style

My love of taking photographs has been with me since I was 16 years old. Never shy about capturing what is going on around me, I find photography to be a way of savoring a moment by capturing it on paper. It was a hobby that became a passion, a passion that has become my profession.

Lines and architecture play an important role in all of my photography. I look for uncommon ways to incorporate the surrounding lines, shapes and angles that buildings, fences, trees or nature present as a background.

When photographing a very special event such as a wedding, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or an anniversary celebration, I look for and photograph all of the many simple things that are a part of the day - things the guests of honor may never get a chance to see. For a wedding, it’s the little things that often go unnoticed in wedding photographs - the flowers that are delivered with names on them, wrapped in a box;  Uncle Henry lovingly adding rose pedals to the wedding cake; or the maid of honor setting up the guest book and pens - these are very special parts of a wedding day that the bride and groom never see. I look for these simple moments and capture them before they are gone.

I shoot quickly and unobtrusively at an event when things happen fast and people don’t want to spend too much time with photo-taking. People often comment that they are unaware of my presence much of the time. My goal is to capture as much of what is going on as possible, so that the guests of honor can have a remembrance of all of the special parts of the day - from the first touch of make-up to leaving in the limousine.




Maggie J. Szymanek