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Venues are one of the first things to consider for your wedding day! Keep scrolling to see our favorite venues to recommend after years of experience shooting there and making our clients’ dreams come to life!

New Mexico Venues

March 17, 2023

Andie and Terry decided they wanted to do a destination wedding and chose the beautiful mountains of Santa Fe for where they would say I do. The couple are avid hikers and explorers, so it just seemed like the perfect fit. They discovered the beautiful mountainside venue, Four Season’s Rancho Encantado, picked a winter month and […]

A Winter Four Seasons Wedding in Santa Fe | Andie + Terry

March 10, 2023

How soon do we need to book?We tend to book up to 9-12 months out. Our slower months are January and February, so those dates don’t book quite as quickly. My advice to brides is once you have your date and venue, book your photographer immediately following. Lucky for our brides we have not just […]

Frequently Asked Questions

March 7, 2023

Just outside of Philadelphia sits the absolutely breathtaking property of Elkins Estate. Built in the late 1800s by William Elkin for his summer home, a businessman who was part of founding the Pennsyvania Railroad. The property is now a wedding venue, so couples get to partake in celebrating this historic manor to say I do. […]

Elkins Estate, Pennsylvania | Whimsical Wedding Editorial

March 2, 2023

2022 was an amazing year for our business. Couple’s were throwing massive parties because the COVID restrictions had lifted… we were able to travel the country and capture beautiful weddings in new and exciting places… we added more members to the MJP team… and we were able to document 47 couple’s saying I do. However […]

Favorites of 2022 | Maura Jane Photography

December 29, 2022

Cinderella and a Dentist walk in to a bar… this is how Alex + Ross’s love story began on Halloween night in 2017. They both received invitations to a party and at the very last minute they both decided to go. I bet they are so glad they did! From Alex herself: “Maybe it was […]

A Magical Christmas Wedding | Alex + Ross

December 16, 2021

We met with Chris and Brooke this past summer for a glass of wine to really get to know the couple for a little bit before we started their session. Talk about a great start! After that, we swept them away to start shooting around the beautiful grounds of Casa Rondena. The grapes were the […]

Sun-kissed Engagement at Casa Rondena Winery |Brooke + Chris

November 27, 2021

Back in August of 2020, we met Jordan and Brett for their engagement session in New York City… Talk about a dream! (See their stylish e-sesh HERE). To give a quick recap, the duo met in NYC on Hinge, working across from each other in the financial district. Their first date was after work before […]

Fall Wedding at Sandia Event Center | Jordan + Brett

November 2, 2021

We met these two cuties back in September of 2020 for their engagement session (see their adorable photos here) and have enjoyed getting to know them ever since! For their wedding day, we knew they were going to be just so affectionate and giggly— all the ingredients that make for romantic, dreamy photos! Come the […]

Vibrant Fall Wedding in New Mexico | Kassy + Christian

October 27, 2021

Hannah and Derrick were married a year ago in a private ceremony on their favorite hiking trail in the Sandia mountains. They had planned a big wedding in Santa Fe, but of course their plans were put on hold when the pandemic took over our country. They decided they didn’t want to spend another day […]

Romantic La Fonda Santa Fe Wedding | Hannah + Derrick

October 21, 2021

Couple walking in downtown santa fe with pink adobe building