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We are a team of photographers inspired by the flow of the sea, with a common, deep passion for natural beauty, candid moments, belly laughs, and adventure. Because we strive to deeply connect with our clients, we’re able to capture the authentic, heart-stirring images we’re known for. Ultimately, our goal is to make our subjects feel effortlessly beautiful and at-ease in front of the camera, allowing each session to evoke the couple’s true relationship and selves. 

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A Classic Winter Wedding At Park Chateau

A Classic Winter Wedding At Park Chateau We’re so excited to share Heidi & Eric’s classic Winter wedding at Park Chateau Estate and Gardens! The details were classic, timeless and perfect for this sunny December day. Winter weddings have a magical allure, and Park Chateau proved to be the perfect backdrop for Heidi and Eric’s […]

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The Ocean City Studio

Headshots For Bethany in our Ocean City Studio

Headshots For Bethany in our Ocean City Studio We’re excited to share this professional headshot session with Bethany! She joined us in our studio by the sea, which is our cozy corner of creativity in Ocean City, NJ. She rocked multiple looks and stunned in poses that showed off her fierce style, confidence, and coolness. […]

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Engagements

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A Sunset Engagement Session at Princeton University

A Sunset Engagement Session at Princeton University We’re so excited to share Nicole and Peter’s New Jersey engagement session at Princeton University. We had so much fun with this sweet couple! The evening began with a leisurely stroll around Princeton University’s campus, a place steeped in history and charm. Nicole and Peter explored the enchanting surroundings […]

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Engagements

A Summertime Philadelphia Engagement Session

A Summertime Philadelphia Engagement Session In a city steeped in history and bustling with energy, we joined Chau & Sam for a Philly engagement session that seamlessly blended the charm of a local bar with the beauty of a city stroll. The session began in a cozy Philadelphia bar, where the couple celebrated the start […]

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A Professional Headshot Session With Fulton Events

A Professional Headshot Session With Fulton Events We’re so excited to share this professional headshot session with our friends, the Fulton Events team! In the heart of Ocean City, NJ, our photography studio is a place for professionals to come for captivating headshots that are as elevated and exciting as their business. These images of […]

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Portraits

Dreamy Coastal Maternity Portraits In South Jersey

Dreamy Coastal Maternity Portraits In Ocean City, NJ It was an honor to be Marissa & Patrick’s maternity photographer, and we’re so excited to share this dreamy session in South Jersey. We’ve had the pleasure of photographing this sweet couple in the past for both their engagement session and wedding, so it was even more […]

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An Elevated Garden Party LBI National Wedding

An Elevated Garden Party LBI National Wedding We’re so excited to share this editorial from brand new New Jersey wedding venue, LBI National. Located right outside of Long Beach Island, NJ, this gold course wedding venue is a hidden gem for couples seeking a lush, coastal paradise for their special day. With its pristine golf […]

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Portraits

Maternity Photography on Ocean City, New Jersey’s Sunset Beach

Maternity Photography on Ocean City, New Jersey’s Sunset Beach We had such an amazing time photographing Andrea & Steve’s maternity session at our local Sunset Beach in Ocean City, New Jersey. Fun fact, new-momma Andrea and Magdalena Studios founder Magi have been best friends since college, so it was extra special capturing this exciting time […]

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A Surprise Proposal At Longwood Gardens

A Surprise Proposal At Longwood Gardens It was such an honor capturing Jasmine & Lav’s surprise proposal at Longwood Gardens! As the couple walked through the gardens, they paused by the beautiful fountain courtyard. It was then that Lav got down on one knee and pulled out a ring. Jasmine was so excited and her […]

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Engagements

A Cape May Engagement Session At Willow Creek Winery

A Cape May Engagement Session At Willow Creek Winery Anna & Nick’s Cape May engagement session took place at Willow Creek Winery. We started on the paths around the winery grounds, which are shaded by vibrant greenery and florals in the warmer months. The vineyard is such a gorgeous location for photos. There are so […]

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A Summertime Willow Creek Winery Engagement Session

A Summertime Willow Creek Winery Engagement Session Angela & Brian’z Willow Creek Winery engagement was so pretty! This Cape May, New Jersey portrait location is one of our favorites. The winery is situated on a 50-acre farm and features a vineyard, which has the most vibrant greens during the warmer months. Angela’s blush mini dress […]

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Weddings

An Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding

An Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding Sarah & Drew’s wedding was so beautiful! The Abbie Holmes Estate is a beautiful and historic venue located in Cape May Court House, New Jersey. This venue offers a picturesque setting for weddings. In the morning, Sarah popped champagne with her girls to get the day started before slipping into […]

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A Colorful & Fun Wedding At Linwood Country Club

A Colorful & Fun Wedding At Linwood Country Club We’re obsessing over Megan & Anthony’s colorful & fun wedding at Linwood Country Club! Every detail was planned to perfection and it was so much fun to capture.  While planning, Megan was inspired by one of our past weddings at the same venue. Evelyn & Aaron […]

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Engagements

A Jersey Shore Engagement Session In Manasquan

A Jersey Shore Engagement Session In Manasquan Jenn & Dan’s Jersey Shore Engagement session was so pretty! It took place in Manasquan, a coastal town in Central NJ. Our team of photographers are major beach lovers, so we love utilizing our local beaches for our portrait sessions. Arianna met up with Jenn & Dan, and […]

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A Calm & Coastal Ocean City Maternity Session

A Calm & Coastal Ocean City Maternity Session Kellie’s Ocean City maternity portrait session was so gorgeous! We met her on a warm Fall evening at golden hour. Ocean City’s white sandy beaches provide a beautiful backdrop for maternity portraits. The serene, calm setting is always a dream. We started on the dunes where the […]

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Engagements

An Island Beach State Park Engagement Session

An Island Beach State Park Engagement Session Tiffany & Brian’s Island Beach State Park engagement session was so dreamy! We met up with them at golden hour and strolled through the park, located at the South end of Seaside Park, NJ. The state park is such a great engagement session location in New Jersey because […]

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