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.
September 9, 2020
We had the pleasure of meeting Ben and Sierra in-person for the first time as they walked into the doors of their rehearsal dinner at La Perla. We traveled from Phoenix, Arizona to Eugene, Oregon to capture their sweet love story, and we wouldn’t have traded it for the world! After sneaking outside for a few engagement portraits, we headed back in to family members buzzing with the latest updates and sharing their joy over the next day’s festivities. It didn’t take long before Ben’s dad, Ike, stood up to share a few words of thanks and advice for the couple. Ike’s dad, Ole, Ben’s grandfather, is no longer with us in the flesh, but his spirit is a constant presence in their lives.
Not only do they live by his “Recipe for Success,” but it is hanging all over the walls of their family owned business as a gentle reminder. Mr. Ike stood tall and spoke with confidence as the tears streamed down his face and he shared this exact recipe.
Work Hard, nothing worth having comes easily.
Be Grateful for What You Have even when it doesn’t seem to be enough.
Tell the Truth even if it means losing relationships or business.
Invest in People and join with those who share your values and you will get the best return.
Avoid Debt and spend wisely, be a good steward of what you have.
Allow Relationships to Grow and take time to nurture them.
Don’t be Afraid to Say No, because setting clear boundaries keeps standards high.
Mr. Ike’s speech didn’t end there. His wise words continued as family and friends dabbed the tears streaming from their faces and hung on his every word. He held up his fist and extended his pinky-finger and said, “If you take care of the little things…” and as he extended his ring finger, “The big things will take care of themselves.”
This recipe for success was evident during our entire time with this beautiful family. Their support and love for each other guided every decision and outcome for their wedding day, creating a successful celebration in the midst of a pandemic. The joy and appreciation was felt by every one present.
Congratulations, Ben & Sierra! Live by this recipe, keep family close to your heart, and love unconditionally! Here is to a young love that will stand the tests of time.
Click here to see a sneak-peek of their wedding video, but you have to wait till it is finished to see Sierra in her dress!
Photography & Videography | MaeWood Photography
Planner | Rose and Revelry Events
Live Ceremony Band| TBD
DJ | Paradox Productions
Rentals | Destination Rentals
Catering | Philyaws Cookout and Catering
Desserts | The Sassy Cupcake
Calligraphy | The Dainty Hand
Signage | Mildred Jane Studio, LLC
Bartender | Tipsy Mule
Florist | The Groom’s Grandmother – Sally Olsson
Makeup & Makeup | Karlee Hernandez