I create joyful imagery for folks who want things documented exactly as they felt. That way, you not only get to be 100% present on your wedding day, but also get to relive that day over and over again.
I will eat cake (or whatever dessert you serve) at your wedding.
Hi, I'm Maggie. But you'll probably end up calling me Mags. I may be a photographer, but first and foremost I'm a human. So here's a little bit about who I am, and how I approach my work.
My personal mission is to uplift and celebrate people however I can. On an average day, this looks like me SCREAMING "let's go [insert name]!" at the track or fist bumping someone who just nailed a lift at the gym. I'm actually a (non-practicing) NASM Certified Personal Trainer and totally obsessed with fitness, mostly for the people. Even though you probably won't be squatting heavy on your wedding day (I'm here for it though!), I bring that same energy and enthusiasm to cheer you on all day long.
On my evenings off, you won't catch me out on the town til the wee hours of the morning, BUT, you will see me dining across DC at a reasonable dinner hour. Big foodie over here. Growing up, my parents instilled the idea that food is fuel for connection. To this day, I love cocktail hour and dinner for that very reason.
my secret sauce is caring a lot
When your wedding day rolls around, I won't be showing up with a Pinterest board and a shot list. I value honest storytelling, which means I empty myself of assumptions, expectations and preconceived notions, and show up with an open heart ready to experience your wedding as it happens.
Someone once told me I reminded them of the color yellow, and I've sought to embody that ever since. I'm a joyful human, who is joyful about her work, and who looks for joy with her camera: a hearty laugh, a soft smile, people busting it down on the dance floor. And my secret sauce is caring a lot. I get to know people, I ask questions, I listen.
If you're looking for a photographer who "gets" you, who's a little bit of a mind-reader, who feels like a friend you've known since childhood, then hi, hello, it's nice to meet you. I'm stoked that you're here.
let's get this party started.
These are a few of my favorite (wedding) things...
Working with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC vendors and allies
When my couples care more about the actual getting married part, than all the surrounding details
Ceremonies unique to you
When you’re down to get down on the dance floor
Not insisting on any photos, and instead, reading your energy and directing you in ways that make sense for you
When my couples trust my vision and creative direction
Scheduled alone time or quiet time on your wedding day
Short lists of family formal combinations
Urban locations, jumping into bodies of water, direct flash, mac & cheese balls
"Dancing Queen" by ABBA and anything by Drake (yes, I am that girl); also if you have one of your special dances to "Bloom" by The Paper Kites, I will in fact, shed tears.
I cannot say enough how refreshing it is to work with someone as talented as Maggie.
As a wedding planner, I cannot say enough how refreshing it is to work with someone as talented as Maggie, who is authentically herself! She will tell you up front that she will be out on the dance floor with your guests, enjoying herself with you while capturing real moments of your special day.
We worked together during an extravagant wedding on NYE. Maggie's ability to work with what she was given, and go with the flow, while still providing quality images (exceptionally fast, by the way) is unmatched.
She handled difficult lighting situations like a champ and did not break a sweat when faced with challenges. The gallery she shared is beautiful, and I am so grateful to have worked together. She has set the bar high, and I cannot wait to work together again, which I hope is very soon as I refer her left and right.
- Macy Schilling