A Couple's Approach
A true partner team shooting wedding and lifestyle photography across the country & around the world. We do what we love – telling the stories of who and what you love! We love to photograph entrepreneurs & artists, dreamers & explorers, movers & shakers, makers & risk-takers and, best of all, CRAZY-IN-LOVE couples.
Our life’s mantra is: Master your craft and live life to the fullest. We believe life is meant to be a beautiful adventure – one that is meant to be shared with others. One that is spent pursuing passions, developing crafts and investing in the lives of those around you. We’ve turned our dreams into our reality and our passion into our profession, and we are so very fortunate to be able to do what we love every single day. Owning our own business and working at a craft that we both love has always been a dream. To us, photography is more than pictures – it is about building relationships and being a part of milestone moments in the lives of others.
WE LIVE IN A TINY, STUDIO APARTMENT IN OCEAN CITY, NJ.
But we hope someday to live on a countryside farm, with rolling fields, chickens and goats.
WE LOVE OUR JOBS AND FUELING OUR CREATIVITY.
We love working with super in-love couples & being a part of such a happy milestone.
SCOTT IS A SURFER WHO GREW UP IN RURAL JERSEY FARMLAND.
Magi is an Ocean City native and proud of it.
MAGI LOVES TO TRAVEL TO OTHER COUNTRIES.
Scott would be content surfing at home every day but gladly travels along.
SCOTT DRIVES A VOLKSWAGEN AND DESIGNS CLOTHING FOR HIS BRAND.
Magi is addicted to Law & Order episodes and is a huge sucker for breakfast dates.
MAGI WOULD BIKE EVERYWHERE IF SHE COULD.
Scott would rather skateboard, snowboard, or surf his way around the world.
The Wedding Day
Scott Photographs the Guys
It's easy for Scott to fit in with any set of groomsmen and make them feel comfortable. Almost always by the end of the night, they're bumping fists and sharing inside jokes. Making the guys feel comfortable in front of the camera is honestly the best asset Scott brings to the table, and when you add in nailing all the groom prep shoots and secondary angles, it just makes him even more of a killer other half of a team.
While Magi Photographs the Girls
I'm able to do my best work by concentrating on the girls, while knowing Scott is taking care of all the detail shots with the guys. What makes it easiest is knowing my bags are prepped, batteries charged, and a chivalrous ride awaits. Since we start and end the day from the same location, it makes it easy for Scott to drop me off with the ladies, so I can maximize my time with the girls.
And The Rest is Seamless.
Since we're so in sync, the rest of the day is seamless. We're able to communicate with the blink of an eye from across the ceremony room, efficiently execute family photos, and demonstrate posing for the bride & groom during the portrait time. Having a guy there for the groom during the portraits makes him feel extra comfortable too! Scott's long arms allow for great dance party shots while Magi scurries around the kid's dancing feet and stays close to the bride and groom for any additional group photos.
"We were so pleased we chose Magdalena Studios for our wedding photography! Magi and Scott did an amazing job capturing the joy of the day without being in your face or pushy. We are in love with the way our photos turned out! She was always professional, responsive, and did a great job remedying the situation when we notified her we felt some shots were missing from my bride-brother dance and some additional shots from our first look. I would highly recommend Magi for your wedding photography if you want your photos to look natural, relaxed, and totally un-staged. Thank you for our beautiful photos!" - Sara & Dan
"We can't think of anyone better than Magi and Scott... without a doubt the two most talented and down to earth people! Thank you for capturing the best day of our lives!" - Zach & Jill