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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.
August 5, 2021
They say, “home is where the heart is,” and in this case, “they” are totally right. This past weekend, we got to witness the marriage of two high school sweethearts from our alma mater, NHHS. Dr. Alicia Greene, a General Surgery Resident at Hershey Medical Center, & Mr. Dan Ebsworth, a Senior Tax Accountant at Aprio Cloud said “I do” in the meadow behind Alicia’s childhood home, a place now forever etched on all our hearts.
It was an absolutely beautiful July day, with partly sunny skies and an unseasonably cool breeze. The weather was so mild you might have thought it was Fall if you didn’t know better! After several wagon loads of guests cascaded down the wooded path to the ceremony site in the meadow, the final tractor chugged to the bottom of the hill. When the rig came to a halt, the groom, groomsmen, and bridesmaids descended the wagon’s stairs and assembled into lines in preparation for the procession. The rows of guests suddenly went quiet in anticipation of the ceremony that had been over two years in the making.
Our groom, Dan, shared close embraces with his Groomsmen and Grooms-ficiant (a word we totally just made up – Groomsman + Officiant), while a red Lincoln slowed to its final position just beyond where the wedding party stood moments before. In the seconds between the vehicle stopping and the door opening, the crowd became a human wave, slowly rising from their seats to welcome the bride to the ceremony that would take her to her forever.
In that final moment, before Alicia’s laced bodice peeked around the side of the car, Dan’s whole being transformed. He attempted to quell his enthusiastic smile as tears started streaming down his cheeks. His face told the entire world just how much he cared for the person on the other side of that vehicle, and how excited he was to finally be marrying his person! The tears welling in Alicia’s eye showed she felt the exact same way.
Watching Alicia and her father stride down the aisle together, there was a momentary feeling that no air was left in the meadow. Everyone had taken a collective deep breath. Time stopped, if only for an instant. Then, the crowd exhaled together. Time resumed. Alicia made her way to Dan, they exchanged their vows of unending devotion to one another, their Grooms-ficiant gave a blessing, and rings were placed on proximal flanges of the fourth metacarpals! That’s doctor talk for ring fingers. Most importantly, two became one.
The rest of the evening was a midsummer night’s dream. The Greene’s already gorgeous backyard was converted into a theatrical scene, with elegant florals gracing every surface and stringed lights softly illuminating the area. Jubilant dancing and wedding shenanigans commenced until well after dark when our two lovebirds ascended a long, garden staircase lined with hundreds of their most favorite people in a sparkler send-off to rival any Shakespearean scene. It. Was. Everything!!!
Alicia & Dan, we adore you both so much! Since the first time Meg caught you two canoodling in homeroom, we knew yours would be a love for the ages. Since then, you’ve grown so much, both as individuals and as a couple! We’re so honored to capture some of life’s most cherished moments and can’t wait to see where your journey takes you!
Dan’s brother, Dave, said it best in his Best Man speech,
We are so grateful for you and for being part of this day, Alicia & Dan!!! Cheers to a lifetime of love, laughter, & lots of golf together!!!
Photography & Videography | The MaeWood Collective | @themaewoodcollective | @maewoodphotography_jes | @maewoodphotography_my
Hair & Makeup | Union Hair & Barbering Co. | @unionhairandbarberingco
Ladies’ Getting Ready Location | Belle Grade Farm
Venue | Greene Homestead
Coordinator | Coordinating by Lindsey | @Lindsey.sommer.14
Catering & Cake| Chef’s Expressions | @Chefsexpressions
DJ | Jason Burns’ Elite DJ Network | @djjasonburns
Florals| Love & Luster Floral Design | @Katecampbellfloral
Invitation Suite | Wide Eyes Paper Co. | @wideeyespaperco
Dress | Garnish Boutique | @Garnishboutique
Dress Alterations | Juliya’s Custom Tailoring & Alterations
Tux | Joseph A. Bank | @josabank
Jewelry | Saxon’s Diamond Center Bel Air | @Saxonsdiamondcenters
Lighting, Tent and Equipment | Eastern Shore Tents & Events | @Easternshoretents
Transportation | JDT Transportation