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, slip ‘n slides, food trucks, vintage cars, direct flash, velvet couches
"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.
maggie makes you feel like you're being photographed by a friend.
My favorite part about working with Maggie was how well she directed my husband and I during our couples session. She would sometimes even demonstrate exactly what she was envisioning which made it so easy for us to get great, natural looking photos. Taking photos can be so uncomfortable sometimes, so having someone warm and patient is so important to getting authentic photos.
I also adore her editing style. They have something special to them, but aren’t over edited or overly stylized. They are timeless photos we’ll look back on for a long long time to come that represent a special time in our lives.
- Molly & Brian