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the east coast half of MaeWood Photography and a wedding and portrait photographer as well as a special educator. We capture the special seasons of your life and all the sweet little moments in between so that you have materialized memories to share for generations to come. We hope you enjoy following along with out stories as well as those we photograph!
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little corner of the world wide web! I am Jessica Wood a wedding and portrait photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona! I travel often to beautiful wedding locations with my best friend, Megan Yohn, the Lancaster, PA location of MWP. When we aren't together, you will find my other partner in crime is my husband, Michael! We hope you enjoy grabbing your favorite drink and snuggling up on the couch to read your own love story or to find inspiration and the 101 on how to make your portrait session or wedding day a breeze!
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woman's bedroom. When it comes to photography however, it means something a little deeper. Boudoir Photography is loving your body and who you are in your skin at this point in your life. It is feeling free and beautiful to be you, for you, and no body else! Our boudoir sessions are classy and more empowering than sexual. We are capturing the art work that your body is, no matter what shape, size, or shade.
February 18, 2020
Recently, I read an article in The Epoch Times, where the author, Con Chapman, was describing his experience and roles as the father of the groom at his son’s wedding. As the wedding planning ensued, he wondered what exactly it is that the father of the groom does.
Well, it seems as though there is the traditional role of making a toast at the rehearsal dinner and according to Chapman, being a “doubly subordinated character in the drama…” because the wedding is obviously about the bride and not the groom, right?
We believe there is always a time and place for tradition, and in the past weddings have been mostly about “the bride,” but why can’t or shouldn’t they be about the couple, the love they share, and the family and friends that bind their love together? And who isn’t to say that a groom hasn’t dreamt about his wedding day just as much as the bride?
By the end of the article, Mr. Chapman was finally directed by his wife to support his son by also creating a song list for the rehearsal dinner. When he asked his son and his fiancé if they had any song requests, his son replied, “Uh, thanks, dad, but we’re all set.”
After all of Chapman’s worries and concerns over his position as the father of the groom, he ended up being relieved of his duties. But why not give family members supportive roles for your wedding day?
So, we have decided to take some of our experience and the inspiration from our own brides and grooms and share a list of supportive roles that your family or friends can help you with at your wedding if you are interested in their help of course! Regardless if you are a bride or a groom, you don’t have to do this alone and if your family members are willing and able (and you can trust that with the task) we hope you find some of these suggestions useful!
Supportive roles can be given to any family member or friend and can be interchangeable depending on your own circumstances and traditions. We have seen fathers of the bride go dress shopping, brothers of the bride completely plan the cocktail hour, and mothers of the groom give beautiful toasts and make or financially cover the cake! Whatever works for you and your family members work for us, so here is a generic checklist of suggestions that don’t conform to specific traditions.