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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!
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.
June 20, 2019
You know those people who seem to have light emanating directly from their hearts? The ones who, just by being near them, make you feel happier, lighter, more capable yet at ease all at once. The ones whose spirits never dampen regardless of what is happening in their own lives. Whose smiles light up everything and everyone around them. From the moment I met Eliza when I began teaching at Tech last year, it was immediately clear that she is one of these special souls.
And though I hadn’t yet met him in person, I got the distinct feeling Cole was as well just by the way Eliza beamed (even more so than usual) whenever she said his name or talked about their shared adventures. My hunch was confirmed when Cole contacted me in May to set up an engagement session to surprise Eliza, and then further reinforced when I saw the two of them in action together last weekend.
You guys, the amount of adoration & genuine connection shared between these two was downright magical! From their giggles to their impromptu dancing – that’s right, they started spontaneously waltzing while I was finishing up a few detail shots of Eliza’s ring (just about the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen!) – to the way they look into each other’s eyes with the most sincere affection, one thing is certain: these two truly bring out the best in one another ♡
Eliza & Cole’s proverbial paths first crossed while working at a summer camp in Loretto, PA in 2016. During one of the ice breaker activities, Eliza commented that she was a New York Mets fan, one of Cole’s favorite teams. However, it was when Eliza made a breakthrough with a camper having particular difficulty interacting with others that Cole realized how incredible she truly was. He confided in Eliza about his struggle to connect with this camper, a somewhat foreign feeling for Cole, as bonding with kids was always fairly easy for him.
Cole hadn’t gone unnoticed by Eliza either. Though she was dating someone else when she & Cole first met, Cole’s compassion, tenacity, & thoughtfulness won her over.
They became fast friends over the course of that summer &, according to Cole, both cried the day Eliza left for Chile to study abroad. They decided they wanted more than just friendship. So, the two Skyped almost every day she was overseas & made plans to meet in New York upon her return to the states. They were officially head-over-heels for one another.
Cole & Eliza live in different cities, Eliza in York, PA & Cole in Saint Marys, PA. Luckily, they’re pros at making things work long distance! They planned a visit for an extended weekend. Little did Eliza know that Cole had a surprise up his sleeve. He enlisted the help of Eliza’s sister, brother, mother, & a friend of the family to help with the proposal. It was the three year anniversary of when they first met, & Cole asked Eliza on her front yard, where they had shared their first kiss.
We are exactly one year away from celebrating the union of these two beautiful humans in matrimonial bliss, & I couldn’t be more excited to see where the next leg of their adventure takes them! Eliza & Cole, it was an absolute delight to witness you interact with such unabashed affection for one another during our session. The pure joy you two elicit from each other is contagious, & the tender adoration with which you look at each other is borderline transformative in its heartwarming effects (we’re talking Grinch’s-heart-tripling-in-size level feels over here, people!). Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your journey together!!!
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