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Seven Reasons Not To Skip An Engagement Session

7 Reasons To Have An Engagement Session  That special someone who lights up your life has finally asked you that wonderful question: “Will you marry me?” Since then, your life has no doubt become a lot more hectic as you plan for the wedding. Still, there’s one oasis of calm that you can look forward […]

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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 […]

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10 Questions To Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

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.

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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, […]

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5 Tips For Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

Five Tips for Writing Your Own Wedding Vows When I planned my own wedding, it was a completely overwhelming experience despite having worked in the wedding industry for almost ten years. As a bride, I stressed over things I never thought I would, like writing my wedding vows. I knew I wanted to write personalized […]

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Tips For A More Eco-Friendly Wedding | Magdalena Studios

Eco-Conscious Wedding Tips and Ideas Your love for each other is as big as the whole world — but as you start to think about planning and all the purchases you’ll be making, you don’t want your wedding to burden the planet. If you already make eco-conscious choices as part of your lifestyle, there are […]

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Top 5 Best Wedding Venues in South Jersey

Stylish, romantic, and bohemian wedding venues in South Jersey from Cape May to Ocean City, LBI, and more! Check out our curated list of the best South Jersey wedding venues.

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Get the Glow: The Best Natural Light for Your Wedding Day | Magdalena Studios

  As you’re browsing wedding photography portfolios, which outdoor portraits capture your eye? Look closely… not just at the couples’ poses and the emotion that so clearly comes through in the images, but at the photograph’s ambient lighting. Are you drawn to wedding photos in which the lighting is soft and even, without harsh shadows? […]

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3 Reasons To Hire A Photography Studio With A Team | Magdalena Studios

Magdalena Studios has experienced incredible growth and at one point we realized we were turning down quite a few couples on a regular basis because we were already booked. We wanted to continue serving the couples that reached out to us, and we realized our team was talented and capable of extending our offerings. With […]

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Your Wedding Photography “Shot List” – The Only List You Need | Magdalena Studios

I’ve got good news. You don’t need to come up with a detailed wedding shot list for me to follow throughout the day. You hired me (or you’re thinking about hiring me – say hey!) because I take an organic approach to wedding photography, allowing me to photograph you, your future spouse, and everyone you’ve brought […]

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Engagement Session Outfit Inspiration

Engagement Session Outfit Inspiration Not sure what to wear for your engagement photos? Browse our blog for more ideas! Engagement sessions are not only the perfect opportunity to score a photo for your Save The Date, but it’s usually your first official opportunity to introduce yourself as soon-to-be “Mr. & Mrs.” These stylish photos will […]


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 […]

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Creating The Perfect Wedding Day Schedule | Magdalena Studios

For any significant event, a well-thought and practical timeline is essential. As a photographer, the schedule of any wedding is one of my biggest concerns. It isn’t only important to account for the structure of the celebration itself, but also the time of day in which each phase of the wedding takes place. Taking film […]

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6 Tips For Including Your Dog In Your Photos | Magdalena Studios

Six Tips for Including Your Dog In Your Photos Of course you want to include your four-legged family members in your photos, and we want you to, too! You can bring your dog to your family portrait session, engagement, and even wedding day. We’ve put together a few tips to consider when incorporating your doggies […]

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