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Eloping 101: 3 Simple Steps | Magdalena Studios

  If you’re engaged or even thinking about getting engaged, you’ve surely taken a look at some wedding to-do checklists. And if you’ve ever been to a wedding, you know that many couples manage to miraculously get it all done! These weddings are beautiful and magical, but they’re not the only way to go about […]

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If You Haven’t Printed Your Photos – Here Is Why You Should | Magdalena Studios

  Are you excited to have your online wedding, engagement, or family photographs? You’re probably wondering how you can best show them off. Of course you’ll want to share them on social media, and you’ll probably e-mail them to friends and family. I love it when you do, because in a sense, I get to […]

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How to Write Reviews and Why We Love Them | Magdalena Studios

  The champagne is all gone. Friends and family have quieted down. And life settles back into its usual rhythm after the wedding is over. But along with the infinite list of thank-you’s, there’s another activity to wrap up your celebrations: Leaving your wedding vendor reviews! Are you excited yet? Because we are. It’s the […]

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Wait! Before Your Open Your Wedding Gallery, Read This. | Magdalena Studios

  Finally, the day you’ve been waiting for! It’s been a month since your wedding and we know how anxious you are to see your gallery. Maybe you’ve seen a few previews already. Or maybe this is the first time you’ll see all of your images. Either way, that email is going to ping into […]

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What Happens If It Rains On Your Wedding Day? | Magdalena Studios

  “It’s like rain on your wedding day…” You’ve probably heard these lyrics to Alanis Morrisette’s “Ironic” before. The lyrics imply that rain on your wedding day is a bad thing. Yet, it’s actually considered lucky in places, such as India, for there to be rain on the day you get married. Even if it is considered lucky, […]

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Unbiased Pros and Cons of Having a First Look | Magdalena Studios

  When you begin to plan the finer points of your wedding day, you might wonder, “Should I do a first look?” A pre-ceremony first look might make a sweet memory of your wedding day. It’s also a great photo opportunity that captures a private moment between you and your future spouse. But the first […]

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What To Bring For Your Detail and Getting Ready Photos | Magdalena Studios

  What To Bring For Your Wedding Day Details If you’re anything like me, you love those detail photos from a wedding. I love remembering all of the small and unique aspects that tell the story of the day. The photos not only compliment well next to other images in your wedding day heirloom album, […]

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Why Is (Good) Wedding Photography Expensive? | Magdalena Studios

  As a bride, you’ve likely browsed through dozens of wedding websites, and compared a wide range of fees. I’m going to bet that before you began reading my blog, you probably first checked out my starting rates. We aren’t a drop in the bucket, but to keep creating high quality, authentic images for you and […]

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How To Choose Your Wedding Day Getting Ready Location | Magdalena Studios

Congratulations! Not just on your engagement, but also on having more choices for your “getting ready” venue than did brides in your parents’ day. You’re no longer nailed down to your home, a hotel, or a dark and dusty room at your ceremony venue for your bridal preparations. Peer-to-peer home rentals like Airbnb have loosened […]

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How To Save Your New Gallery Photos To Your Phone

  You’ve received your gallery (whether it’s your engagement, family, or wedding gallery) and now you want to share them from your phone – either on social media or just to have them handy. Far too often we see clients “screenshot” their gallery, and then even upload the screenshots to social media – which ends […]

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All About An “Unplugged Ceremony”

While some couples encourage their friends and family to snap as many photos as possible throughout the day, others are asking their guests to shut off their camera phones for the day. There are strong arguments on both sides — there’s something so special about seeing your wedding day unfold from your guests’ perspectives, but […]

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Best Photo Locations Around Ocean City, New Jersey

Ocean City is a great location for photo sessions — there are so many beautiful locations close by! Whether Ocean City has a special meaning in your heart or you’re simply a beach or ocean lover, there are shore (hehe) to be some great spots for your session! Check out some of our recommendations below […]

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Staying You During Your Engagement Session

  *Guest post by our studio manager, ashley!* Staying “you” in your engagement photos, and having a natural look is important to most brides. Not feeling too posed, candidly laughing, and really enjoying yourselves in engagement photos are always a goal. Here are a few tips to staying natural and authentic your first time in front […]

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