“Thank you so much for your wonderful photos! We are so happy with you and your work and you’re so pleasant to have as a photographer.” —–Laura & Jeff Katz
“…your pictures of all of us are so outstanding. We have so many compliments on the quality of your work and in turn have been able to tell all of our friends and family, how professional you were. We so enjoyed working with you and was impressed from the time we met last year, to the day we came to your studio to view the slide show, of your work. You really are fantastic at what you do and to see a lot of your awards and the quality of the work you did on those, was astounding. Michelle and I cannot thank you enough for your efforts and time you gave to us and the boys. We look forward to working with you again in the future….” —Michelle and Joe Foley
“…I look at the portraits of Andrea every time I walk through the house and I can also see her when we are dining and when I am preparing the food. It makes this ‘first child at college’ separation easier. Thanks for your beautiful work.”
“…Just wanted to let you know that Hayli came in 1st Runner Up in the Miss Arizona Teen USA Pageant, and THANKS TO YOUR GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY, she was also voted Miss Photogenic by the official photographers hired by the pageant. Everyone loved her picture…her photo was undoubtedly the best.”
“Thank you so much for your help this year with the Ensemble photos for Broadway Under the Stars. You were so incredibly generous with your time and talent. The photos are, by far, the best we’ve ever had and we truly can’t thank you enough. You’re wonderful and hopefully we’ll work together again soon.”
-Katie & Jaque (Horizon H.S. Music Department)
“Maria, …you were the best! I felt like I was saying goodbye to my dear friend when I left your place the last time. I have never (nor Hannah) had such a wonderful experience with a photographer ever until we met you. You were beyond professional. It felt more like we knew you and you made us feel very comfortable and relaxed which I appreciated immensely. You helped with smiles, stances, hair, whatever it took. There is nothing more disappointing than spending money on pictures and they turn out horrible. From our pre-session meeting to picking up our pictures, it was truly a great experience. There is no more improving you because you are the best. You better be around when Hannah graduates in 2015! I’m thinking in your next life (if there is such a thing) you’ll be a nurse. You are very connected with your subjects. Thanks again.**p.s. pictures are hung and they are beautiful!!”
… great experience with McCay Photography. I haven’t stopped receiving great comments about my photos since the day I received them. You do wonderful work, and I would recommend you to anyone.
The session itself was great – on-time and relaxed. The whole process went by much quicker than I expected, and I was very pleased with the short time frame in which we received our photos. The quality of work that you do is exceptional, and I was very impressed with how the pictures turned out.
The whole experience was tailored to fit my needs, and it was exactly what I wanted for my senior photos. I have many friends and a brother who will be a senior soon, and I will definitely recommend you to them. Thanks a ton for all of your hard work.”
“I was reluctant…to purchase dance recital photos sight unseen, due to prior experience, but you assured me that your quality was guaranteed and we would be happy. That was an understatement. Maria, your work in the dance studio was excellent, and we still have those portraits proudly displayed.
Then I found out… that you did senior portraits, and not just typical studio photos, but photos that really captured the personality of the seniors.
The session with Kirsten and her friend, Aubrielle, was beyond my wildest dreams of what Kirsten’s senior portraits could be. The setting really captured my girl, and there were so many photographs that were excellent we had a hard time choosing her portrait package (as you know). She is absolutely stunning in each and every picture you composed and took. The photos also captured the country attitude Kirsten possesses (she’s a country girl with horses and other animals) and her elegance at the same time. Your work is perfection.
We recommended you to everyone we knew who has kids and/or pets.
I definitely will use you again for my son Kevin’s senior portraits in a few years, and we are saving up to have a family portrait session done at some time in the next year or so.
Thanks again, and if anyone ever wants a referral, please feel free and encouraged to give them my contact information as a reference.”
“I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how much we have enjoyed working with you. I feel like we have become friends in the process. Because of you, our three daughters have beautiful, high quality pictures that they will always cherish of this moment in time before graduation. I was so pleased with the selection of photos, that it was very difficult to decide on the final poses (as you know). You have a great eye and talent for your passion. It’s no wonder you have won so many awards for your photography. I hope to work with you again in the future on a family portrait. Thank you.”
”Stephanie’s senior photos turned out great! The session went well, and I know you made Steph feel comfortable. There were plenty of images to choose from.
Thank you for everything, and if anyone is in need of a photographer, I will pass your name along.”
“Tim had a great experience, and the photos are beautiful. If I’d known you were going to make it so easy and comfortable, I’d have scheduled much earlier. Thanks, we’ll be sure to recommend you to our friends.”
”As Lindsey mentioned, ‘Maria made it so enjoyable and easy for me to take all of our pictures. It was really fun!’
From a mother’s standpoint, I appreciated the teaming up with another girl and her mother. It made it more fun and enjoyable for all of us!
I love the quality of your work. I am especially proud of our framed collage of the 8 X 10 and the 4 X 5s. I have it displayed for all to see and admire!
I have referred you to several friends simply because you are a true professional with the understanding and compassion of what the photos mean in the long run! To come and see the projection of the images in a relaxing atmosphere was very nice, and then I could take some time to evaluate with the on-line pictures. This gave me time to let the grandparents have input on what they liked, in addition to be thoughtfully evaluating my own needs.
Lastly, we plan to get a family photo sometime this summer with you. Thank you so much for making these senior pictures a memorable and very enjoyable experience!”
-Lee Ann Witt
“…our experience with you was so wonderful. Very professional, organized…beautiful photos that we are so proud to have in our home.
I have referred a couple of people your way and will continue to do so.
Thanks for the wonderful memories!”
“It is always a very important time in a senior high school student’s life when it is time for senior photos to be taken. Maria McCay of McCay Photography was the right choice for us. Maria is a professional who works with you to capture the best possible picture, while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. We were very pleased with the entire process and delighted with our pictures.”
“…Given the weather conditions (wind and dust) during pre-prom photos at my home…you picked the perfect spot and handled everything brilliantly.
Maria, you are energetic and extremely creative…and it shows in your beautiful photos.
I wouldn’t have any hesitation recommending you. You do a tremendous job, and it was a pleasure working with you. “
“Maria captured my daughter’s personality…not only was I extremely pleased with the work, but I felt that after the whole process was complete, I had made a new friend.”
“Thanks, Maria, you made a difficult situation a lot of fun for camera phobic people.”
“…the best money I’ve ever spent.”
“We are delighted with our portraits…from your professionalism and artistry, to the finished photos…we are so pleased. With 15 family members from five to 75 and in 105 degree heat, you met the challenge admirably. The composition of each portrait is done beautifully. ”
-Marilyn & Tom Schellhase
“Maria’s portraits of my three-year-old daughter captured the essence of her life. They seem to tell her story and freeze those expressions of innocence that would have otherwise been lost forever. Maria had unending patience and a calming nature while working with Nika. The only difficulty was selecting a favorite, as they were all remarkably wonderful.”
“Thanks, Maria. We’re all SO pleased with the results of the portrait proofs. I would highly recommend you to anyone! ”