elcome to our blog! I am Meg
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!
it's about more than the
he experience you have
before, during, and after your portrait session or wedding day mean just as much to us as the photographs we deliver!
To assist you through a stress-free photography experience, we not only help in anyway we can, bring smiles and experience so that no modeling skills are required, but we also provide you with a guide specific to your portrait session or wedding day photography! Not ready to book yet? You can download our basic portrait guide to help you prepare for any portrait session needs!
hank you for stopping by this
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!
oudoir simply means a
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 6, 2019
I am a photographer. I LOVE taking photos of other people & documenting their love for each other, themselves, their lives, whatever! So since I am a photographer & am versed in the art of posing, I should be a natural in front of the camera, right?
In fact, the running joke is that I turn into Ricky Bobby in front of the camera. If you ever have a consult call or session with us, this joke will likely come up because it’s the absolute truth (“I don’t know what to do with my hands…”)! But also because I want you to know just how much I understand how awkward it can be in front of the camera. I feel you. I. Feel. Ya!
But I also feel like if we don’t capture the beautiful moments in life, they will pass us by. Time marches on. Memories fade. But the photos I have with the most important person in my life won’t (especially thanks to digital downloads, whoop whoop!).
That’s why these anniversary photos Jes took of Dave & me are so incredibly special. When I look at these, I don’t see how I wish I had styled my hair differently, or wish I had gotten my makeup done, or my teeth whitened (ok…I’ll be honest…I see those things A LITTLE). Instead, I immediately feel how much my husband & I adore each other, make one another laugh, & how much freaking fun we have together. Dave is my rock, my sounding board, my person, so no matter how much being in front of the camera makes me squirm, celebrating our love is worth so much…certainly worth more than focusing on my insecurities!
Am I a goober? Yes. 100%!!! But that’s the beauty of these photos! They truly capture our personalities & how we genuinely interact with each other, which is what we are ALL about at MWP! Not just taking pictures- yes, we totally do that- but rather creating sweet little moments that bring out authentic emotion♡.
Trust me, friends, if I can get over my fear of being in front of the camera, YOU CAN TOO!!! And it will be totally worth it when you do.
Find other personal posts like this one to follow the MWP love stories of Jes and Meg!
No. 1 | My Silent Photographer Experience: Jes’ Thoughts on Being in Front of the Camera!
No. 2 | The Five Mistakes We Won’t Make Twice: How We’ve Learned From Our Missteps
No. 3 | Behind the Scenes 2018: Year in Review Via Our Favorite…Bloopers!!!