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!
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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.
August 3, 2020
From the moment Emily laid eyes on Alex, she knew she was gonna marry that man. She had just gotten a position as a long-term substitute at Mount Carmel High School and was getting the grand tour from her sister-in-law, also a teacher there, when she met Alex. There was an instant connection!
A couple of months went by, and their friendship continued to blossom. That winter, Emily was coaching the middle school basketball team, and Alex would come to watch the girls play, always finding an excuse to make small talk with Emily after games. It was at one such match that Emily introduced Alex to her dad, Ron, who had come to give his support to his daughter and the rest of the team.
“Before Alex walked over, I said to my dad, ‘want to meet my future husband?’ My dad looked at me like I was crazy…”
But meet Alex, Ron did. And as it turns out, Emily had called it from the beginning – she would marry Alex, exactly two years (to the date) after he proposed! On July 31, 2020, Emily & Alex exchanged vows on a scenic vista above the Elk River at Bohemia Overlook.
Though the day had not gone as planned, Emily and Alex never lost sight of the most important part of their wedding- celebrating the love that got them there in the first place! Navigating COVID wedding safety, adjusting to impending torrential rain (that was somehow not on the radar AT ALL), calling audibles on wedding logistics, and all the other stresses encountered on a wedding day couldn’t get Alex and Emily down because they had one another through it all. Throughout the day, they found ways to giggle and enjoy little moments together. When faced with a challenge, they leaned on each other and into the unknown with the comfort of being their respective shelters from the storm. As Dr. Barbara De Angelis once said,
“The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again…”
Illustrating that very sentiment, our now newlyweds didn’t let the weather, a change in ceremony location, or even a global pandemic dampen the spirits of their most special day. They took each step in stride, smiling at one another through it all. It is for this very reason we know rain or shine, up or down, in sickness or in health, Emily and Alex’s hearts will choose each other over and over again, for the rest of their days. And with that, we wish them the same Irish blessing as read by Anna at the ceremony:
Wedding Day Coordination | Jessica Walker & Jill Garver
Photography & Videography | MaeWood Photography
Catering | Crossroads Bistro Food Truck
Venue | Bohemia Overlook
Florist | The Flower Cart
Makeup | Jaclyn Hall
Hair | Anna Kielman