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 23, 2019
As the girls were finishing up the final touches of hair and makeup, I ran into the kitchen to find Dr. Magley, Mackenzie’s dad. He was rinsing out champagne glasses and staying on top of the beautiful disaster that occurs during wedding day festivities. As I let him know that the Father – Daughter first look would be soon, he looked at me with his handsome smile, lines creased around the eyes with wisdom, and giggled. He had already seen Mackenzie in her wedding gown and smiled at the idea of “staging” it for a second time. As he walked upstairs to shower and change from his work clothes to his blue suit and tie, he had no idea the emotion that would overcome him when he saw his youngest daughter in her wedding gown on her wedding day.
Just twenty minutes later, MacKenzie stood in the living room of her childhood home, waiting with excitement as her dad walked into the room with his eyes closed. The sun flew into the windows and engulfed MacKenzie in a glow that made her look like an angel. With her large cascading bouquet in her hands and all of her bridesmaids close by, she asks her dad to open his eyes. Within seconds tears filled the eyes of everyone in the room, including ours. Dr. Magley’s expression went from pure surprise to happiness, and immediately into a face full of tears. Some representing the pure joy he felt in that moment, and others the slight ping of giving his baby girl away to the man of her dreams. Immediately, Dr. Magley took his daughter, always his little girl, into his embrace and held her as they both cried together.
Just a short while later MacKenzie and Mario saw each other for the first time as Dr. Magley escorted her down the aisle of their breathtaking church, St Michael’s Basilica. The moment they entered the church from their vintage car, a black Packard, Mario stood anxiously waiting for MacKenzie to make the long walk to him at the alter. The last few years have been filled with traveling, medical school, clinical rotations, internships, the beginning of residencies, time apart from each other, and minimal sleep, but today… today is the first day of their chapter as husband and wife.
The commitment these two have for each other is simply beyond words and we are honored to be a part of the family! We cannot wait to see what future chapters of this love story brings!
Mackenzie and Mario welcomed the warm sunshine during their wedding day portraits! A stark difference from the freezing temperatures during the engagement session!
Find other inspirational love stories below!
No. 2 | A Bride’s Story
Hair: Annika from Glam-to-go | @_glamtogo_
Makeup: Beauty by Joy | @joylynnmua
Catering: Amici’s Catering
Venue: Magley Family Estate
Flowers: Johnny at Florals on the Corner
Decor/Draping/Boxwood: Wedding Elegance by Joelle
Cocktail Hour Decor: Max Magley & Sandy Magley | @maxmagley
Lighting: Dustin at Top Dog Productions | @topdogproductions
Dress Store: Anne Gregory for the Bride
Dress: Romana Keveza
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Jewelry: Marlena DuPelle
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita
Bridesmaid Dress Store: Celestial Brides | @celestialbrides
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Oliver Wicks | @oliverwicks