Posts categorized: Wedding Photography

a new awesome resource: the capturing love guide

A few months ago I was approached about having a few of my photos included in a new book–a resource for same sex couples and their photographers. Excitement ensued–I love when others see the love between my couples, and of course it’s always fun to be published too! But when I saw the book for the first time and read the words next to each photo, my experience changed completely.

Arlington Photographer Maggie Winters in Capturing Love Guide
Arlington Photographer Maggie Winters in Capturing Love Guide
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Jordan & Devin’s Fun, DIY, Balloonicorn Wedding | Offbeat Wedding Photography

sunset bridal portraits black and whiteJordan and Devin were married at the way beautiful Jefferson Patterson Park in Southern Maryland. It was a bit of a trek, but totally worth it–we photographed some gorgeous bridal portraits right at sunset, talk about epic shots! Jordan and Devin were so excited to be married, I didn’t see one bit of nervousness–just a ton of huge grins and lots of goofy fun. My favorite!

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Jennifer & Chris’s Whole-Lotta-Art-&-Awesome Elopement

Jennifer and Chris came to DC to be married, and it was way too much fun. Seriously, the whole time I was thinking wow, I can’t believe I get paid for having this much fun! The wedding ceremony was held in Tiffany Newman‘s office, and then we hit the Mall for some strolling, carousel-ing, and Hirshhorn hanging.

Washington DC Creative Elopement Photography

Photographing elopements is really an amazing experience. In most cases, I’m the only guest at the ceremony, and I get to hang out with the couple on their wedding day! It’s really beautiful to see two people legally wed, and to experience their first moments as a married couple alongside them, camera in hand. I always joke that I never have to ask a couple to smile on their wedding day–so much happiness–Jennifer and Chris were so ecstatic all day, so happy (I wonder if their cheeks hurt from all that grinning!).

Jennifer and Chris, I had such a great time with you guys. Congratulations on your marriage and have an amazing life together. I hope our paths cross in the future, because you guys are too much fun not to hang out with again!

A side note: The Hirshhorn’s Belief + Doubt exhibit by Barbara Kruger is hands down the most insanely beautifully amazing art exhibit I have ever seen. Maybe it’s because I am a typography geek. But regardless–I recommend checking it out!

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15 Wedding photography at the Hirshhorn Museum in DC
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Joan & Patrick’s Carnival of Awesomeness, Part 1 | Offbeat Wedding Photography

As I sat down this morning to write this post, I realized that the 76 images I’d picked are definitely too many. Argh! There is just so much awesomeness from Joan & Patrick’s wedding that I must share! So, well, this’ll be a two part post.

Joan and Patrick were married on the Black Eyed Susan on waters of Baltimore’s inner harbor. The ceremony included a reading of Dr. Seuss’s Oh the Places You’ll Go and cocktail hour views of Baltimore’s goofy dinosaur paddle boats. Then we had a quick adventure to the American Visionary Art Museum to take some photos, then back to the aquarium for a carnival party :D

Joan and Patrick have the most crazy/awesome style that was absolutely a blast to shoot. Here are the first few shots, and I’ll post the second set shortly.

Enjoy the awesome!

vintage bridal portraits in baltimore maryland
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Sofia & Fabien’s Intimate Rooftop Wedding | DC Alternative Wedding Photography

When Sofia inquired about having me photograph her rooftop marriage to Fabien, I was immediately excited. Maybe a little because I love to be tall (like, fourteen stories tall), but also because I’ve never photographed a rooftop wedding before. Just before sunset. With a tiny view of the Capitol.

Plus, it was another reason to hang with Tiffany Newman, the coolest officiant in the city. She always does such a beautiful, short but sweet ceremony. Just long enough for lots of shots, but not long enough for the guests to get antsy.

Sofia and Fabien’s ceremony was a bit longer, with vows in both English and French, and really beautiful. They were so excited to be married surrounded by their closest family and friends, no stress, and lots of love.


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Alex + Dan’s Creative Purple Wedding | DC Offbeat Photography

When we first met Alex and Dan earlier this year, I knew we would get along. We met in their house–which oozes awesomeness–from the purple shutters to the hand painted illustrations on the walls, it’s a work of art. Their wedding was much the same: handcrafted, laid back, fun, and definitely a work of art!

Alex and Dan were married on their deck at home, with a party afterwards at Glen Echo Park‘s Cuddle Up Pavillion. It was a day filled with fun and happiness, and we’re so glad to have been a part of it.

Congratulations on (almost) two weeks of marriage to Alex and Dan!


oh yeah, so my photo’s in the new york times! | pinch me moment.

Well. I think the title pretty much sums it up!

I was contacted a few weeks ago by the New York Times about using my photo for an article–which is CRAZY, because they’re the NEW YORK TIMES, and they contacted ME?!?

So of course, I jumped up and down like a little girl a tiny bit (a lot), and I’m sure Jackie & Victoria did the same thing :D

If you get the Times, it’s on the front page of the Thursday Styles section.



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