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O'Loughlin Photography

Gansevoort, NY, Saratoga

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High-quality, professional and affordable event and portrait photography.

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11 December 2019

Excellent photographer! Enhanced experience.

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11 October 2019

Mary is an absolutely amazing photographer. Super talented and creative!!

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1 October 2019

Mary Ellen is a truly gifted artist with the patience of a saint. In the short amount of time we were with her she was able to make my daughter feel comfortable and earn her trust. Our experience was joyful and relaxed. The results were absolutely stunning photos. Thank you so much, Mary Ellen! More...

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16 September 2019

Absolutely amazing! Beautiful photography, worked so well with my daughter and bringing her out through her personal attention to detail and finding my daughter’s personality.

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13 September 2019

Mary Ellen made the process extremely easy and wonderful at the same time. Because of her, my senior pictures came out beautifully. I am so thankful for the experience that I had with her. The pictures that she takes are absolutely incredible. I can’t thank her enough! More...

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11 August 2019

Mary Ellen is fantastic. A true professional through and through. I will definitely hire her again and have recommended her to family, friends and colleagues.

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29 May 2019

Shooting a professional photo for a special occasion is one of our family traditions. This time, my friend found Mary Ellen for my graduation photo. She was quick in response - a good sign from the beginning. She made great efforts to accommodate our schedule and kindly drove all the way to Albany just for us. When we got to the meeting spot on time, her tripod was already set up and she was checking the light etc. The photo shoot was fun and we had a great time. Highly recommended! More...

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6 April 2019

Mary-Ellen has an excellent eye for composition, especially capturing emotions in her photos. She’s creative & intuitively knows what will work for each client. She works closely with all her clients, listens & captures the Moment beautifully. I have been constantly impressed with her photos & I know all of her clients feel the same after doing a session with her. She is one of the best portrait photographers! More...

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5 April 2019

I had a wonderful photo shoot. I needed some professional shots for advertising as well as personal use. Mary Ellen had some great ideas for getting good shots and worked with my best assets. She made me feel comfortable and we had a lot of fun too! I am looking forward to having some family pictures done soon. I was very happy with my pictures and the Prices were reasonable. I highly recommend! More...

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13 November 2018

I loved working with O'Loughlin Photography! It was one of the best experiences I had working with a photographer! I would highly recommend having photos done at any time!

6 November 2018

I would recommend Mary Ellen to anyone who wants professional photos! She is a professional and an awesome person. She makes you feel 100% comfortable and knows exactly what is needed to take the perfect photo!

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19 October 2018

Honestly, your pictures of the Window to Justice March were the most compelling pictures I have seen of the day. You truly captured the spirit and the emotion within all of us and I can’t thank you enough!

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18 October 2018

Thank you Mary Ellen for giving so freely of your time and expertise to take the most amazing photos at the SOL March. You captured some of the most incredible photos that say a thousand words. I also loved your heart for the cause when I met you. thank you for caring so much! there are many great photographers in the world but not all have the heart, care and concern and passion that you do for those that you are serving. It was evident. More...

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16 October 2018

We had an AMAZING senior shoot with Mary Ellen! She made my daughter feel so comfortable and relaxed and the pictures were fabulous! She really captured her true personality through her photos. She was so accommodating with setting, outfits and ideas. Mary Ellen is so fun and easy to work with. We will absolutely be going back to her for our next daughters senior shoot and hopefully many other family memories!! More...

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2 October 2018

Mary Ellen is such a pleasure to work with! She did an engagement photoshoot for my fiancé and I. While we aren’t the most “photogenic” people, she will walk you through certain poses and make you feel comfortable. I forgot to bring my shirt for the second outfit change—and she even offered me hers! Now what photographer will do that for you... !! Thank you!! More...

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3 September 2018

My first attempt for my senior pictures through school were not great, thankfully I was able to get them retaken with Mary Ellen. My pictures from her came out perfect and I couldn’t be more happy with them! More...

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18 August 2018

Laidback but decisive. Is that possible? I guess it is.....Knows the shots that will capture true essence of her subjects!

2 August 2018

I had an amazing experience working with O’Loughlin Photography. They did my senior photos and they came out AMAZING! So happy with the results. Very helpful, experienced, and skilled in choosing locations, poses, different lighting, and more! I would definitely recommend using them :) More...

23 July 2018

This Photographer captures the impossibile. Every frame, shot, is Magick. O'Loughlin truely has Mastered the craft of Photography.

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23 July 2018

MaryEllen is an amazing photographer of both people and landscapes! She makes her clients feel relaxed and captures their natural beauty and personality in her photos! My daughter was also super excited over the outstanding action photos she captured during her recent soccer match! More...

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23 July 2018

Absolutely amazing! Not only did she make me feel relaxed, she worked very well with my high strung dog to capture both stunning action shots and us together. I was surprised at how much FUN I had! More...

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23 July 2018

Mary Ellen photographed my precious baby girl yesterday! Even though I have only seen a teaser photo, it is absolutely beautiful! I can not wait to see the finished results of all Kyrahs pictures! Thank you so much again, for your hard work and dedication doing these pictures! I can not wait to do more work in the future with you! Thank you a thousand times Mary Ellen! More...

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23 July 2018

Mary Ellen photographed all three of my high school seniors for their senior portraits and yearbook photos. My brothers and I also asked her to photograph our parents' 50th wedding anniversary party. All of her work was absolutely amazing! What sets Mary Ellen apart is that she takes the time to do the "prep work" and learn more about the event and subjects she's capturing. It's the little things that matter, and Mary Ellen excels at making you feel as though nothing is more important to her than capturing your moment, perfectly. If you want a great experience along with great photos, I cannot recommend Mary Ellen and her work highly enough! More...

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23 July 2018

Mary Ellen is one of the best photographers in the Capital District. Whether she is photographing synchronized skating where there’s constant action, or homes to be included in real estate marketing, she’s simply in a class of her own. Stunning photos each and every time. As a real estate professional, I’ve hired Mary Ellen to take photographs for my listings to be included on the Multiple Listing Service. The pictures are crystal clear, and always capture the essence of a particular home. If you’re looking for high quality photos, exceptional customer service, and a nice person to boot, look no further and call Mary Ellen today! More...

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23 July 2018

Mary Ellen photographed my historic house and property, as well as many personal events there. Her attention to detail and her eye for color, position and content is incredible. She does quite a bit of portraiture and family photos, but please consider her for any landscape, still life or property photography. Whether you are looking for portraits, family casual shots or If you are selling property or promoting your business and want amazing pictures, she’s the one!! More...

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23 July 2018

I asked Mary Ellen to do a professional headshot for me. I’ve known ME for years and feel so comfortable around her but I HATE staged pictures so head shots have always been a terrible experience for me with equally terrible results. ME realized I just needed to relax and go with the flow so she stopped posing me and just asked me to be me and voila! perfection� ME is my dear friend and she also happens to be an incredible artist/photographer. If you need a headshot or some new family photos I would whole heartedly recommend working with Mary Ellen. More...

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10 July 2018

I reached out to Mary Ellen for some professional headshots for work. I had had some done by the photographer that works with my company and they turned out terrible. I really hate sitting for pictures - it makes me really nervous and uncomfortable. Mary Ellen made me feel completely relaxed; I was laughing my way through the session and we got some amazing shots, appropriate for my company to use. I plan to go back to Mary Ellen/O'Loughlin Photography to have my son's senior portraits done. I would recommend Mary Ellen 100% - she's talented and really fun to work with. More...

22 June 2018

Mary Ellen did a wonderful job covering a recent event for Home Made Theater. She captured the essence of the evening beautifully. She didn’t seem to miss a moment, but was also unobtrusive. We love having her photos as memories of a fun night! More...

26 September 2016

Dena's experience photographing small children was a huge help for our family's first photoshoot.  She chose a great location with beautiful backgrounds and was so extremely patient with my 1 year old and 4 year old.  She made magic happen despite my toddler not wanting to sit still or follow our instructions.  I would highly recommend Dena! More...

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7 July 2016

FABULOUS experience with Dena!  I have two small children and we went to the beach where the circumstances were less than ideal.  Dena was able to work with what we had and the results were extraordinary!   Thank you so much Dena! More...

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16 May 2016

Dena did our baby's 1 year photoshoot. Dena was friendly and professional, and did a great job finding interesting angles. She kept things fun even though our little guy wasn't in the best mood that morning. Her creativity and eye for scenery really shined when we got the photos 2 weeks later. We highly recommend her and look forward to doing more photos with her in the future. More...

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2 March 2016

I love the photos that Dena creates. She is so friendly and kids love her. She makes you feel relaxed and not camera shy. Dena has lots of ideas but is also very willing to listen to your input too. I highly recommend her.

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17 February 2016

Dena did our daughters newborn photo shoot.  We were absolutely thrilled with the whole experience.  Dena was extremely professional, friendly, and patient.  This was clearly not her first shoot!  She knew exactly how to pose our little angel for the perfect shots and was VERY patient as she did so.  I would highly recommend Dena to anyone looking for a newborn photographer. More...

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19 November 2015

Our daughter was turning 1 and we hadn't had family photos since she was 1month old. Dena was super patient with us while we had a crabby 1 year old. She picked a great spot at a park that had all the elements we were looking for. Our daughter wouldn't sit without crying and was a challenge to get to smile and Dena managed to capture some great shots. I'm also camera shy and she was so personable that I felt comfortable with her. We wanted to get 1 year photos, family photos and a cake smash photo all in 1 hour. We were able to achieve all of it. Dena made the transitions simple and ensures we got all the photos we wanted.I can't wait to get some of these photos printed and adorn our empty walls. We will definitely use her again and make sure we bring our happy, playful baby (fingers crossed) next time! More...

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25 August 2015

This was my first photo shoot with Dena and I was very impressed. My daughter was scared and apprehensive, but Dena was so calm and loving with her. By the end of the photo shoot my daughter was picking flowers for Dena. It was a pleasure to work with her and I definitely recommend Dena O'Loughlin Photography! More...

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27 July 2015

When I started asking around for a maternity/family photographer recommendation, several moms offered up Dena's name. I checked out her website and I knew instantly that she takes pictures in the exact style that I love. Very casual, real and organic. So, late in my 3 trimester my husband, 4 year old and I met Dena at the beautiful grounds of the Malibu Cafe connected to Calamigos Ranch. She knew exactly how to deal with our antsy 4 year and how to put all three of us at ease in front of the camera. Our pictures turned out amazing. The lighting is perfect, the shots are natural and the entire process was quick and easy. Thanks Dena! More...

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2 July 2015

It is my pleasure to recommend Dena O'Loughlin Photography - we hired Dena for a family photo session to commemorate our daughter's 1st birthday, and we were very happy with our photos! We had a great shoot, the planning was easy, and we received some awesome photos at an affordable price. (Perfect for framing and sharing with our family).THE PHOTOS were fantastic! Dena suggested several cool locations, but when I asked to try a specific site she hadn't used before, she was totally game and she helped to scout/time the shoot for the best sunlight! We received all of our digital copies from the shoot, plus she offers prints (if you want them).  We had a lot of poses and variety - the family, just our daughter, and a few of just my husband and I. (We appreciated the opportunity to get the most bang for our buck and so many great pics from just one shoot)!  PROFESSIONALISM:  Dena was professional and communicative, helping to set the best time and date. She was sensitive to our schedule and our daughter's nap time. She also provided advice ahead of time about how to style/dress the family for the best IMPACT on film (great info shared over email which helped us get great pics - nothing crazy, just basic advice about prints vs solid colors, etc). PRICES: Her prices are affordable - especially here in LA where some baby and family photographers have insane prices. Hers are affordable and the quality is there! BONUS: Dena was great to work with - warm, fun, and upbeat! Our daughter responded really well to her prompting, which helped us to get so many great shots! Dena was also prepared to make the experience FUN for everyone. We were mobile - just taking photos on a sidewalk next to some graffiti art, but Dena brought music, lens options, and some toys to catch our daughter's attention.If you're looking for some family photos, Dena is an amazing resource! More...

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28 May 2015

I can't say enough great things about Dena! We met at a local park by us which Dena wasn't familiar with and she did a fantastic job of finding the perfect area for our family shots! She works fast (which is what you need with 2 small children) yet you never feel rushed and you know you are in good hands! I was so impressed with the different variety of shots she got as well. Her ability to capture a moment is truly a talent she has! I would definitely use Dena again and I would recommend her to my friends, which I have already done! More...

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17 March 2015

If I could give Dena 10 stars, I would! :) Dena initially did our family photos a little over a year ago and they turned out beautifully! She was amazing with both my 3 year old daughter and 17 year old stepdaughter, keeping them both entertained and smiling throughout the shoot! (A nearly impossible task!) :) Recently, Dena also did my maternity photos and newborn photos. The maternity photos tuned out beautifully. I was on the fence about having maternity photos done (mainly bc I didn't feel like "myself")  - and Dena really captured some incredible moments on film, that I will truly treasure forever. When my youngest daughter was born a little over a week ago, Dena came to our home to do the newborn photos. She was so gentle and comfortable with our baby girl and had the most amazing props set up (baskets, blankets, furry rugs, etc...exactly what I had hoped for! I cannot wait to get these photos back bc I know they will be just as amazing as the all the other incredible pictures she has captured of our family. I will continue to use Dena O'Loughlin photography again and again - and HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer!!!! More...

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23 February 2015

My wife and I found Dena on a local Facebook site for first time moms.  Her pictures were amazing so we called her to see what she would charge for a series of sessions for our daughter.  We ended up getting several photo shoots which were all outstanding.  We had a really great time with each of them.  Dena came to our house with everything needed get some amazing pictures.  Baskets, headbands, clips, props, everything to get amazing pictures.  She really knows how to get that special shot.  The only challenge is....which pictures to use for frames around the house.  We have several printed on canvas which are scattered throughout the house.  We started at  three months and went all the way to 1-yeaar...cake smash and all.  We would highly recommend her for your photo shoot. More...

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10 February 2015

We were new to the area and our neighbor referred Dena . She contacted me right away . We wanted a photo shoot for the holidays of our family .  She is so easy to work with and will meet you anywhere you would like the shoot ! Our pictures our fabulous and all turned out great ! We also had her take our daughter's 1 year photos . Again we can't be more pleased with how they turned out ! She is timely on getting them back to you. She has a bubbly personality and very energetic . This was helpful to capture wonderful moments!  We will be contacting her for future shoots and I will be referring her to my friends ! More...

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Q&As

The secret to a great photograph? Light and emotion. Get these right and it's a great image!

What do you want these images to say about you? How will these images be used? What do you love about your favorite pictures of you?

I love problem solving - each shoot brings unexpected opportunities to get creative with solutions.

I finally decided what I wanted to do when I grow up - I've been taking pictures since I was 15 (started with film!!). Kids off to college and now I can invest time in me and follow my passion. AND - I know how important it is to have those memories documented!