"I thought the pictures were pretty amazing on the computer, so when I saw the album, I was knocked off my feet. You did quite a wonderful job! Ken and I are lucky we found you to take care of the wedding. Not only is the quality of the pictures superb, but the poses and angles made everything so beautiful! Thank-you."
"The pictures are amazing!!!!!!!! Choosing is going to be difficult. Thanks so much."
"I love them!!! But I knew I would. You do such great work. This is great to see them on the web! Thanks."
"Thanks, Maureen. I look forward to receiving the CD. Your work is breathtaking!"
"The pictures came out great, the album is very attractive and the layout decisions you made were all right on. We're getting lots of compliments. Thank-you very much. We feel pretty lucky to have found such a competent, pleasant and professional studio that gave us what you promised."
Paul and Frauke Graven
"Thank-you so much for photographing our wedding. We were so excited to see the web album, we can't wait to put our album order in! We also want to thank-you for helping with the wedding invitations. We appreciate all of your help."
Summer and Jason
"I just wanted to let you know the pictures are gorgeous! Everyone loves them! I will have them forever. Thank-you so much."
"The album layout looks fantastic- go right ahead! I totally trust you. You were wonderful at the wedding-professional, creative and easy to work with. Thank-you!"
Photographic artist, Maureen Gates, has been capturing special memories for her clients in the Poughkeepsie area since 1984. In the summer of 2002, a space became available in Astor Square in Rhinebeck and Maureen was able to realize her decade long dream of moving her studio closer to home, and her children's school. Her success can be attributed to her ability to capture the essence of her subjects.
Maureen is best known for her contemporary approach to photographic art, blending classical and modern to create natural and emotional images. With observant eyes, she unobtrusively captures every emotion and all the details to record the story of each wedding in her own artistic style. Her work conveys meaning like a piece of fine art. Photography as beautiful and timeless as ever yet more intimate... capturing the spirit, emotions and relationships between parents and children, between brothers and sisters, the feelings of love at a wedding, and the beauty of a baby.
Dancing eyes, the hint of a smile, the touch of a hand, a one of a kind attitude... all this and more magically open up to Maureen as she sees with the eye of her camera. Maybe it is her passion for the art of photography, maybe it is the rapport she has with her clients. Whatever it is, you will want a portrait or album of your own.
Many corporations and companies have used Maureen Gates' photographic work for their advertising and corporate purposes. Her client list includes: HGTV, IBM, Bloomberg Press, National Park Service, Get Real, Culinary Institute of America, North Western Mutual, AG Edwards, Century 21 Real Estate and Stone River Gear.
Maureen Gates is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. Maureen holds the Photographic Craftsmen Degree of PPA. She is the immediate past- president of the local affiliate, Hudson Valley Professional Photographers Society of New York. She holds the office of Chairman of the Board for HVPPSNY. Maureen has traveled to lecture and teach other professional photographers. Her Black & White Infrared image, "Enchanted Kiss" was awarded Wedding Print of the Year 2003 by HVPPSNY. In 2001, she was awarded the Fuji Masterpiece for her Black & White photography. In January 2005 her image "Love is in the Air" was selected Best in Show at HVPPSNY. In 2006, two of her images were selected to be on display at PPA'S National Conference in Austin, Texas. Several of her portraits of children have been selected for Portrait of the Year and awarded many blue ribbons. Her most coveted "award" is the joy she gives her clients with the memories she preserves for them.
Maureen resides in the Rhinebeck area with her husband, William Drew and their two children, Justin and Lindsey.