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Why I Decided To Give Up A Law Career And Go Full Time With Photography

I am 100% committing to my photography business, for the first time ever. The past five years have been FULL – I’ve  completed law school, taken the bar exam, and clerked for an appellate judge while Scott and I completely renovated our beach bungalow, planned a destination wedding, and got married! Simultaneously, my photography business […]

Editorial

Gorgeous Fall Terrain Wedding Inspiration | Magdalena Studios

This beautiful Terrain wedding inspiriation was such a dream to photograph! The photoshoot took place at Terrain at Styers which is located in Glenn Mills, PA. Terrain is part of Anthropologie, Free People, and URBN and is a stunning, stylish venue for couples looking to get married in the Philadelphia area. Nicole and Luke are […]

Bridal Resources

3 Things I Learned From My Own Wedding | Magdalena Studios

They say wedding planning “is like a part-time job” but did they really mean it? … Yep. They definitely did. Wedding planning is WORK, and even being in the wedding industry, photographing all the details, and hearing the ins-and-outs every weekend, I completely under-estimated planning our own wedding – especially planning a destination wedding. From […]

Weddings

A Golden Hour Cliffside Fairytale Wedding in Newport, Rhode Island | Magdalena Studios

As Seen on Carats & Cake and Mod Wedding Rachel and Marc’s gorgeous, golden fairytale wedding in Newport, Rhode Island was a dream! Their venue was a castle set up on a hill, overlooking the rolling cliffs and water speckled with sailboats and the glittering sun. Everything about their wedding day was so dreamy – from […]

Weddings

Black Tie Boho Wedding at Terrain Devon Yards | Magdalena Studios

As Seen On Green Wedding Shoes We’re thrilled to have had this romantic wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes! These beautiful Terrain wedding photos were truly such a dream to capture for Catherine and Ryan. Terrain is one of the best wedding venues in Pennsylvania, in our opinion. Especially so if you are looking for […]

Weddings

A Boho Tropical Wedding at Akiin Beach Club in Tulum, Mexico | Magdalena Studios

As Seen On The Front Page of Style Me Pretty & on Mod Weddings When Claudia and Richard connected with us through a mutual friend (the amazing Cecile Davis!), I was so excited about the opportunity to photograph a destination wedding in Tulum. Fortunately, I had already been there once this past year with a group […]

Editorial

Midwestern Boho Cactus Greenhouse Inspiration at a Fairmount Park Horticulture Center Wedding, Philadelphia | Magdalena Studios

As Seen On Ruffled Blog Clover Event Co. & Magdalena Photography partnered together to design this wedding at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center in Philadelphia. Drawing from the natural elements of the greenhouse, they designed the shoot around a palette of natural tans that were brought in through rattan elements, and accented it with deep […]

Weddings

Elegant and Romantic Film Wedding Photographer at The Ashford Estate | Magdalena Studios

Ashford Estate Film Wedding Photographer Melisa and Jon’s Ashford Estate wedding exuded every bit of elegance, class and royal wedding vibes. Ashford Estate is a gorgeous wedding venue in New Jersey, and is one of the Weddings of Distinction, NJ venues. The Weddings of Distinction team as well as MerriMakers caterers always do an absolutely […]

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10 Questions To Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer | Magdalena Studios

There’s so much weight in choosing your wedding photographer! These 10 questions to consider help to guide what you should look for in a photographer. Choosing the right photographer can truly make your day so much more special.

Travel

Elegant Island Wedding in Negril, Jamaica | Magdalena Studios

Gia and Hunter’s elegant island wedding took place in Negril, Jamaica… and what a dream it was to photograph! These two made the stellar move of choosing to have their wedding in Negril, Jamaica – a perfect destination location for weddings. The couple and their guests stayed at an all inclusive resort, Couples Swept Away, […]

Engagements

Romantic Couples Session on Organic Farm in Maui | Magdalena Studios

  “I’m pretty sure I’ve been in Love with Ola from our first game of cops and robbers. When I was 7, I moved in next door to a big family of surfers. Most of our time was spent at the beach, and the rest exploring, and climbing trees in our joining back yards (pretty […]

Weddings

Intimate European Destination Wedding | Magdalena Studios

Featured on Grey Likes & Featured On Bridal Musings Coline & Matthieu’s Love Story: We met on my home-island, Guadeloupe, while I was back for holidays and Matthieu was doing an internship. We were at a beach party, I had some friends from France over and Matthieu was with his colleagues. Guadeloupe is such a […]

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Where To Find Wedding Day Inspiration | Magdalena Studios

You’ve booked your venue and confirmed your wedding date… now what? If you’re like the majority of my brides, you grab your phone and commit to your favorite photographer! I’m usually on board with my clients very early in their planning stages, and since my brides are drawn to my sense of style, they want […]

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You’re Engaged! Now What? | Magdalena Studios

Congratulations on your engagement! As the fog of that fantastic moment lifts, yes that shiny new ring is real, and no you are not dreaming. (!!!!!). These next few months are going to be some of the most memorable of your life! Be sure to enjoy the process surrounded by the love of your better half, […]

Weddings

A Bright Floral Summer Wedding at The Philadelphia Waterworks | Magdalena Studios

Stephanie and Eric had the perfect summer day for a beautiful Philadelphia Waterworks wedding! Her incredible bouquet and event design by DFW Event Design was the perfect pop of color with her neutral palette of bridesmaid dresses. They were such a fun and adventurous couple, getting to some of the best spots the Philadephia Museum […]

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