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.
October 5, 2019
On September 9th, 2019, Kypa Allen Maples was born. He weighed in at an even eight pounds! He didn’t quite make his debut into this world as his parents, Sharaya and Jared Maples, planned. Kypa was quite content inside his mommy’s belly. After forty long hours of active labor and four failed suction attempts had passed, they were told that Kypa would need to be born by cesarean.
At 8:22 p.m. Monday night, Sharaya and Jared heard the very first cries of their baby boy from the other side of a drape in the operation room. It was at that moment, that the journey to see his sweet face just disappeared. These new parents just wanted to hold their son. From his very first days in the hospital, he waved hello to the world and took everything in one moment at a time. His sweet sounds, the way he curled up during skin to skin, and the love and support from Jared and the rest of the family assisted in Sharaya’s recovery!
Now this sweet family of three, plus two adorable fur babies, are settling into their routine at home. I absolutely loved that they shared a little bit of their morning with me during Kypa’s newborn session in their Gilbert home. When we entered the Maples’ home, we were greeted with big hugs and sleepy but beautiful smiles. Kiwi and Kona, the family pups, kept constant watch over their new baby boy! My favorite part of my time with the Maples family, however, is when Kypa met his great-grandmother. It was a lucky coincidence that we were still there when she came over for her very first visit, and it was an honor to capture the moment! When Jared called his mom during a video chat, they had four generations in the room. Jared’s grandmother spoke into the phone with pure joy in her eyes, “We make beautiful babies!”
See other newborn blog posts for your inspiration!
No. 1 | Karsyn’s Wild One Birthday
No. 2 | Karysn’s Birth Story
No. 3 | Baby Zephyr