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We love our jobs! But a wedding photographer is not be-all end-all of the wedding planning process. So we asked a few of our wedding planner friends five common questions about what it means to hire a wedding planner, and what they do for you! Question 1: Why should I hire a planner? Ashley Sargent […]

Why you should hire a wedding planner

March 28, 2023

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

Bri and Jay both grew up on the east coast near water, so when they decided they wanted to have a destination wedding, they wanted to pick somewhere really different from where they lived. They settled on Santa Fe, where they traveled to frequently for vacation. It is also where Jay proposed, so the city […]

Las Campanas Santa Fe Wedding | Bri + Jay

November 17, 2022

The amount of sweet classic touches at this destination wedding in Santa fe had our hearts singing. From the hand-painted invitations to the twinkle-lit tent full of gorgeous arrangements of roses and ranunculus… Everything was so elegantly done. The venue was a private home nestled against the Santa fe mountains with a beautiful garden ceremony. […]

An Elegant Destination Wedding in Santa Fe

October 18, 2022

We had the honor of capturing Allison and Zach’s intimate wedding at the beautiful 4 Seasons in Santa Fe, NM, and it was truly the perfect day. They exchanged vows in front of only their closest friends and family, with Allison’s brother as the wedding officiant. It was beyond apparent that these two are so […]

An Intimate Santa Fe Wedding at the Four Seasons | Allison + Zach

September 29, 2022

Meghan and Will connected at a Halloween party, her dressed as a vampire with the most perfectly done makeup (complete with red contacts), and Will dressed up as “The Dude” from the Big Leboswki. Little did Meghan know, this dude would be stealing her heart and become her future husband. Fast forward to today, their […]

Hip and Colorful Four Season’s Wedding | Meghan + Will

July 29, 2022