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Maria & Dayron in Havana, Cuba

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Carly & Sean at willow creek winery

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Havana, Cuba travel guide

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Melisa & Jon at Longwood Gardens

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Monyca & Ola on their maui farm

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Personal

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 […]

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 […]

Personal

Our Beach Bungalow Home Renovation Reveal

As Seen On Apartment Therapy, Style Me Pretty Living & The Haven List Our renovation reveal has been a long time coming! We’re going to give you the backstory on our house and link to as many of the resources we can down below! We’re finally finished and ready to share our beach bungalow remodel before and […]

For Creatives

Why Crediting Is So Important To Photographers | Magdalena Studios

As photographers we’ve all experienced it at one point or another. We are casually scrolling social media, when we see a photo of our work. Yay! We do a mini happy dance, so excited our clients are loving and sharing our work. Then we halt to a stop when we see it. Or rather… the […]

For Creatives

About Magdalena Studios 2018 Film – Meet Magi & Scott | Magdalena Studios

We are so excited to release our 2018 film along with the launch of our brand new, beautiful website design by Tonic Site Shop. We’ve spent a lot of time refining our branding and message through some deep diving, reflecting and connecting. This film by our friend Seth at Sea Isle Films captured our new […]

Philanthropy

Girls Get Real: Crafting Positive Social Media Influence For Girls

Let’s Empower Young Girls In How They Act and View Themselves On Social Media My good friend Caitlin, a local business owner in my hometown of Ocean City, NJ, is always up to good things. She and I always sit down and discuss our business ideas, goals, and aspirations together, and I value her friendship […]

Personal

Film Wedding Photographer – Why I Began Shooting Film | Magdalena Studios

What motivates me as a film wedding photographer isn’t just the act of capturing images. There’s more to it than that. I feel attached to the moments that I’m capturing, from the unique nature of everyone’s personalities to the real-life stories behind them. Genuine and authentic moments that express the real love and closeness of […]

Personal

Our First House Project

  About a year ago, we moved into a house that Scott’s parents had bought & begun fixing up. We weren’t sure where we’d end up location-wise as we were both finishing up school (Scott just graduated with a degree in school counseling and I am in my last year of law school) and the […]

Portraits

Giving Back Mini Sessions with Magdalena Studios

This fall we hosted giving back mini sessions, but in lieu of payment, we simply asked for a receipt from a donation to a charity of the client’s choice. Our clients chose to donate to: Direct Relief, Steve’s Club, No You CantCer Foundation, Mercy Ship, and Smile Train! We raised $1000 for these organizations in […]

Travel

Our Engagement Story – Corsica, France

Our journey began almost six years ago. It all started in a gardening class where Scott and I were both attending for our undergraduates. After a couple months in class and some help “studying” planting, Scott asked me out and we went on our first date. The next semester I went to Italy to study […]

Personal

My Story: How I Became A Photographer

I stumbled into photography when I was in 7th grade, when I first moved to Ocean City, New Jersey. My mom bought me my first camera for Christmas and I had recently moved towns, so I would ride my little bike around to the boardwalk and beach and find interesting things to take photos of, […]

Philanthropy

Connecting Humanity: Faces of The Homeless Project

2019 Link To Donate to Sleepout About The Project: In the fall of 2012, I took a Visual Anthropology class with Stockton Professor Joe Rubenstein, in which I was asked to participate in a project with a few other students. Outside of class time, we would go to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and an […]

Travel

Bolivia – A Breeze of Hope – Child Survivors of Sexual Violence

Tara, Hannah, & Magi jumped on a plane (ok 4) and headed to Cochabamba, Bolivia and partnered with A Breeze of Hope sharing the healing power of yoga and photography therapy sessions with a community of children who are survivors of sexual violence. “‘Being of service’ can get thrown around a lot in the yoga world. […]

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