“Take care of all of your memories. For you cannot relive them.”
– Bob Dylan
I’ve been photographing weddings full-time professionally since 2008. In that time, I’ve shot over 400 weddings from all over the country and even a few outside of the states; many of them featured on this blog.
Over the ten years, I have received over one hundred five-star reviews resulting in dozens of awards received and a hall of fame induction with The Knot Magazine. These awards I have won represent the level of service and imagery provided to hundreds of couples.
Please take a moment to grab your favorite hot cup of coffee, kick your feet up, and take a long look around. Explore images shot at your venue or relax and enjoy the emotions candidly captured throughout a past client’s wedding day.
When finished, don’t forget to reach out to say hi!
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A huge directory of weddings photographed in various locations over the past ten years. Each posting includes over fifty to hundred of our favorite images from each event. Included with the majority of the wedding posts are interviews with each bride as well as a list of vendors contracted by the couple.
Reflecting back Reflecting back on the wedding day The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the most unique venues I have shot a wedding at and absolutely loved it. The staff were beyond friendly and accommodating and the space was super modern and creative which was right up...
Reflecting back Reflecting back on the wedding day The Quarry of Naples is a gorgeous location to have your wedding in SW Florida. There is a man made lake with a beautiful beach nestled up against a waterside bar and restaurant. Across the street is the country club...
Post wedding Looking back on the wedding day I was asked to be a second photographer for Jessica Lee Marsh Photography this past September at the IronMills Farmstead. I have never been in this area before and almost found myself driving towards the back of the...
Be yourself – Start with your own personal style. Think about the clothing styles you currently have and the stores where you normally shop. Wearing clothes that look good on you will ensure meaningful photos that are true reflections of who you are as individuals.
Consider the setting of where your shoot will take place. Will it be at the park, your home, or somewhere else? Imagine your setting and the types of colors that will be there. Since the setting will end up being the background of your photos, it has a big impact on your overall look. For example, if you plan to have the shoot at a garden, wearing floral outfits might not be the best idea because you would blend in and get lost in the busy background. Ideally, you want to match but not match so much that you become the background.
Choosing a great location is one of the most important pieces of setting your photo shoot. The backdrop you select will set the stage for the entire session and will be an essential piece of every shot, pose and, ultimately, the finished product. We recommend picking a spot that’s special to you, either a spot you love, somewhere you frequent or a place that best represents your family.
Recent engagement sessions posted on the blog:
Reflecting back Reflecting back on the wedding day I was looking forward to working with Scott and Courtney, especially after having to reschedule their engagement session. We originally had Washington's Landing or also known as Herr's Island scheduled for our...
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTES... Whenever I have a chance to travel to my hometown of Naples, Florida, I take it. I love this town as it has my favorite people in it (my family). When Brittni told me she wanted her engagement session done around Thanksgiving in Naples, I was...
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTES... Dana and Michael's engagement session was photographed at Schenley Park and the Cathedral of Learning in downtown Pittsburgh this past October. We had perfect weather (Thank YOU cold front!), clear skies, and some gorgeous coloring from the...
We truly love what we do here at Maria Angela Photography and when you love what you do, you want to shout it out to the world. Much like you do when you find that perfect person to share your life with. Well, we have opened our vocal chords up and have shouted as loud as we could and the following editors, producers, and journalists heard us loud and clear.
I am honored and blessed to have received over a dozen awards for my commitment, dedication, and passion within the wedding industry. I thank my clients dearly for their kind words and continued support and look forward to the years coming in providing the same quality in service and products to future couples.