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.
February 28, 2019
Back in the summer, I reached out to Elisabeth to see if she would be interested in modeling for a styled shoot with Arizona Weddings Magazine. That edition has since been published in the December Edition (on stands now!), but unfortunately, Elisabeth and I didn’t connect in time for the shoot. As soon as we started communicating, I loved her vibe so we planned to create our own styled engagement shoot together. I immediately reached out to my hair and makeup artist, Ja’Nice Ramos, while Elisabeth reached out to her best friend, Tyler to see if he would model with her.
Elisabeth “El” and Tyler met through a popular dating app called Bumble. Right off the bat, there was a connection. They both had a passion for anything fashion related. They always planned to meet up but life was busy and they live pretty far from each other. In December, five months after officially connecting, they met in person at the Phoenix Fashion Week’s holiday party in December of 2017, at The Phoenician.
Their night was full of fashion, glam, and splendor as they walked around the holiday party. They didn’t know anyone else there but each other. Within a month, they planned to see each other again by scheduling to model for a shoot together. They both started talking about modeling and how they would like to take it more seriously. That’s all it took. Since their first shoot in 2018, they have done four styled shoots together and they plan to do many more in the future. Elisabeth and Tyler don’t get to see each other often, but when they do, they have a blast. They each continue to support each other’s dreams from afar; and through this short journey, they have enjoyed an amazing friendship.
I was so excited that they decided to bring their friendship and love for each other in front of my camera. We created magic with our team of creatives. Ja’Nice, Elisabeth, Tyler, and I traveled out to Estrella Mountain Regional Park at sunset. Ja’Nice did hair and make-up in the parking lot and we all went on an adventure. We decided to put this shoot together to really show what the full engagement experience can look like with us! We can assist you in finding the perfect dress, spicing up your session with a floral bouquet, and being pampered to feel like your most beautiful self for such an exciting season in your life!
Thank you to Elisabeth and Tyler, and to all of our local vendors for being such an amazing team!
portrait location: Estrella Mountain Regional Park
flowers: Honey & Shaw
dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
suit: Nick’s Menswear
jewelry: Kendra Scott
hair and makeup: Ja’Nice Ramos
photography: MaeWood Photography – Jes
Check out some of our other weddings for inspiration and love stories!
No. 4 | Lavendar Engagement
No. 5 | Lover’s Knoll Elopement