"I had the opportunity to meet Amy through the LGBTQ and Allies community of business owners - she has been deeply involved with and supportive of this community for years, and it was important for me to work with someone who identifies with the work I do, as an advocate for inclusion. Amy is certainly that, and much more. Then I discovered that she is also a consummate professional and a pleasure (and fun!) to work with. I get constant compliments about my portraits - and this is due to Amy's ability to put people at ease, and to bring out their true personality and essence. The whole day we worked together was relaxed, fun, and so much easier than I would have imagined. I would recommend her without reservation!”
- Jennifer Brown, President & CEO, Jennifer Brown Consulting
"Amy Mayes has an exceptional eye, with an even more exceptional heart. She brings years of experience, coupled with a passion for her work and commitment to excellence, to every shoot. Amy understands style, lighting, and every shot needed. Her instincts are spot on, and her ability to capture both the planned and spontaneous moments of any event make her a must-have photographer. Additionally, Amy’s commitments to supporting nonprofits means that your investment in her work trickles down to help countless others.”
- Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
“Amy Mayes is a triple threat – a consummate professional, a joy and an inspiration to work with and a true artist. When you work with Amy it's a real collaboration. Once I outlined my event I sat back and watched her eyes light up and the wheels begin to turn. She asked all the right questions and many I had not thought to consider. She completely understood what the event entailed and what my vision was. She made sure every angle had been covered, every contingency accounted for and did the prep work like I have never seen. Every event involves stress. The one worry I did not have was photography. Amy far exceeded my expectations. If you want less worry and exceptional results, Amy is the answer.”
- Kathleen Lynn, Director of Communications, North Shore Animal League America
“Amy photographed a marketing campaign for my pilates studio, including interiors of the space, headshots and candid and posed portraits. From start to finish Amy made the process easy, fun, and stress-free. With her creative solutions we were able to get beautiful shots with perfect lighting. Amy brings not only tremendous skill and expertise, but also a sense of humor, joy and great patience to her work, which is extremely helpful for those of us who are less comfortable in front of a camera. She put everyone at ease and a long day felt like it flew by. The finished photos were natural, beautiful and brought out the best in us and the studio space. We were beyond thrilled with the results!"
- Rosalind Moore, Owner, re:Structure Pilates
"Amy Mayes is phenomenal in every sense of the word. From the very beginning, working with her was beyond enjoyable, as she was reliable and engaged throughout the entire process. Amy took numerous headshots for our group. With each individual she made everyone feel confident and at ease and worked with them to capture a headshot that they were excited to use. Amy’s not only very talented but she’s a warm and passionate person, striving to capture her client's vision. I would undoubtedly work with her in the future and highly recommend her for any project."
- Chelsea Kennard, Weill Cornell Medical Collage, Center for Global Health
“From start to finish Amy made my headshot experience both fun and effortless. I felt completely at ease as she guided me through the entire experience, providing feedback and clear direction at each step. I loved the way she shared the photos with me during the shoot. She showed me how to best situate myself to ensure an optimal position for the most flattering look. I'm thrilled with the results! Amy is personable, professional and most of all passionate about her work. I highly recommend her!"
- Insurance Executive, Tokio Marine HCC