Nicole + Angad // Martha's Vineyard Engagement Photo Session in Aquinnah

Ah!! We love doing engagement shoots to get to know a couple before shooting their wedding! Nicole and Angad were one of our last engagement sessions for this summer and we were so glad to have them come out from near Washington, DC to the island on such a beautiful weekend.

We started shooting at the lighthouse on the Aquinnah Cliffs with AMAZING weather and light. It’s so nice when Mother Nature works in our favor and boy did she for this one! Soft golden light and the wind catching Nicole’s dress and red hair.. I honestly felt like we were in the English Moors.

We walked down the path leading to Philbin Beach and set up in the meadow there. So many gorgeous locations in Aquinnah that helped make this shoot feel magical! By the cliffs, in the fields.. so much lush beauty this time of year. And so nice to spend time with such a serene couple who didn’t mind rolling around in the grass to get the shot! You could really see how in love these two were.

<3 Maggie + Roy

Meredith + Scott // Engagement Photo Session in Dumbo, Brooklyn

It’s a really special feeling when you get to reconnect with an old friend after years on separate life paths. Even better when it’s because your old friend is getting married and you get to be apart of their special day! Having grown up together on the Vineyard, it was such a treat catching up with Meredith and meeting her fiancé Scott. They just relocated to New York so we had to take advantage of the classic scenery!

We all spent the afternoon in beautiful DUMBO, managing to get some perfect shots with both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges in the background! So much gorgeous old architecture in the area made it hard to turn around without finding another location to showcase these two’s love! We wandered around for a while and topped off the evening with some drinks and burgers at a bar in the area.

Really can’t wait for Meredith and Scott’s wedding on Martha’s Vineyard next year!

<3 Maggie + Roy

Ashley, Nick + Ava Rose // Martha's Vineyard Family Portraits at Fuller Street Beach, Edgartown

We had such a great weekend on Martha’s Vineyard; catching the last days of the Agricultural Fair (so many baby goats!), another round of fireworks in the park in Oak Bluffs and a beautiful family portrait shoot with these 3! Ashley, Nick and 4-month old Ava are the sweetest, splitting time between the Vineyard and NYC like us, we caught them in the afternoon on a gorgeous Edgartown beach where they were spending time with some friends and family. I don’t think we took one photo where Ava wasn’t smiling ear to ear! So lovely meeting up with such a happy couple and their adorable baby!

<3 Maggie + Roy

Junebug's BEST Wedding Photographers in Massachusetts!

GUYS! HEY GUYS! I am so so excited to announce that we were just named one of Junebug's Best Wedding Photographer in Massachusetts! Now please excuse me while I dance around our kitchen :) :) But really it is such an honor, Junebug is a huge source of inspiration for us and for our couples! Thanks again Junebug for the feature! 

<3 Maggie + Roy

New Swift & Crowe Gift Certificates!

Roy and I are excited to announce that we just got these beautifully printed gift certificates in the mail from our printer :) If you have a friend or loved one visiting Martha's Vineyard and want to make it an extra special trip please get in touch about purchasing the gift of a session! 

Here's a special offer as well! The first 5 people to purchase a gift certificate will receive an additional $25 on us. So if you spend $75, you will receive a $100 gift certificate. Awesome deal, right? Get in touch to purchase one now: swiftandcrowepictures@gmail.com

<3 Maggie + Roy

Lauren + Zack // Fort Tyron Park Engagement Photo Shoot

Sometimes our job lets us explore new places in our own backyard and this engagement session with Lauren and Zack did just that! We met up at Fort Tyron Park this past Sunday evening and I was totally blown away. Such a lush, beautiful spot for photos! We even saw the cutest groundhog running around and ended the shoot with an amazing sunset. It was so great exploring the park with these two and I can't wait for their wedding at the Red Barn up at Hampshire College next Summer! 

<3 Maggie + Roy

Rachel + Johan // Summer Philly Wedding

Ok I admit it, I cry at weddings. But waterworks really showed up for this one: Rachel and Johan’s lovely wedding in Philadelphia. When your best bud’s sister gets married and you get to shoot their wedding? What a treat!

I’ve known the Ford family since I first moved to New York City. Katie and John, Rachel’s siblings, were my roommates in Greenpoint and I still call them my closest friends. Rachel is the cool sister that lived in Philly, and I remember one time she came to visit and we all went dancing, it was such a fun night! So when she got engaged and asked me to shoot her wedding, I just knew that the whole day was going to be magical. 

The girls got ready at Hotel Monaco and the ceremony was held right in front of a beautiful fountain at Franklin Square. Afterwards, Rachel, Johan and I stole away for some portrait time at Rittenhouse Park, probably some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. That light! Then dinner and dancing back at the hotel and ending with some hoagies at Wawa. All in all, an incredible evening. Thanks again guys!! 

<3 Maggie + Roy 

Hannah + Ryan // Martha's Vineyard Oak Bluffs Sailing Camp Wedding

Wow what a day!! I think Hannah and Ryan might be the perfect all American couple. They had such a stunner of a wedding at Sailing Camp Park in Oak Bluffs, I can't wait to share these photos with you!

Hannah, our beautiful bride, got ready at Sea Spa Salon in Edgartown and finished getting dressed at Summercamp hotel. Ryan and the guys also got dressed at Summercamp after a quick dip and a round of ping pong! Thanks to my mom’s good friend Lorna we were able to take some bridal party photos in the Campground at one of the cutest Gingerbread houses, too. SO MUCH PINK!

After that, my partner in crime, Roy, helped me set up their first look at Sailing Camp Park where the ceremony and reception was held. Such a beautiful location! The weather was perfect, the people were so nice and hilarious, and everything went along without a hitch. Hannah and Ryan, you guys are the sweetest and so in love. It was truly an honor to document your day! 

<3 Maggie + Roy

 

Vendors
Dress: Hayley Paige 
Jewelry: Kendra Scott 
Shoes: INC International Concepts
Wedding band/ring: Tacori 
Belt: Davie & Chiyo 
Flowers: Flowers on the Vineyard
Hair and Makeup: Sea Spa Salon 
Cake: Val Cakes
Catering: Tea Lane Catering
Invitations: Grey Snail Press 
Suits: Bar III from Macys
Ties: Hayden Harlow
Hotel: Summercamp Hotel

Happy 4th of July + Win A Martha's Vineyard Getaway!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

I'm excited to announce that we've partnered with Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism to offer a Win A Getaway package for Martha's Vineyard. Some of the goodies include free roundtrip travel to the island on the Hyline, a stay at the Nobnocket Boutique Inn of Vineyard Haven and of course a free hour photography session with us at Swift & Crowe! 

Be sure to enter on the Mass Vacation site here! 

<3 Maggie + Roy

Megan + James // New Jersey Misty Summer Wedding at Lake Mohawk

WOW! Really wow. 

I knew this wedding was going to be fun the first time I met Megan and James over coffee. Megan, a teacher and James, a self proclaimed liberal auto mechanic, are so in love and I really gotta say that this was one of those dream weddings to shoot! Every detail was so beautifully thought out, from the lavender color palette to the simple beach ceremony right on the edge of Lake Mohawk. James even built a bike for their getaway, complete with tin cans! Gosh, I really couldn't have asked for more. It’s so fun when the couples esthetic aligns perfectly with our vision. Also, gotta say, Megan your dad is probably the best dancer I've ever seen!

Thanks again Megan and James for trusting us with such an important day! 

<3 Maggie + Roy

Julia + Ian // Martha's Vineyard Edgartown Lighthouse Engagement Shoot

What can I even say about these two?!! Roy and I had the best time with Julia and Ian on Martha's Vineyard over Memorial Day weekend. It was one of those classic nasty weather forecasts that magically clears up just when you need it to. We started off by getting to know each other over beers at the Seafood Shanty in Edgartown and then headed over to the lighthouse by the Harbor View Hotel. The light was perfect! 

I loved this shoot, learning more about their lives and how they fell in love. Cannot wait for this wedding next year! Thanks again Julia and Ian! 

<3 Maggie + Roy

Charles + Hayley // New Jersey Winter Wedding at the Ryland Inn

I’m so excited to share some snaps from Charles and Hayley’s incredible wedding at the Ryland Inn! This was my first wedding of 2017 and if they’re all this sweet and inspiring, I gotta say 2017 is going to be a good year. I worked with the talented Alisha Seigel on this one and right away we felt like part of the family. Charles’ mother even offered me a to go bag of homemade Italian cookies, what a treat! From the beautiful ceremony at St. Pius X Church to running around in the freezing woods behind the Ryland Inn taking photos, Charles and Hayley were down for an adventure. Hayley was such a trooper in her sleeveless dress when we encountered a brief snow flurry! I really think that their love comes through in these photos and I’m so so happy to share them with you. Thanks for letting me be apart of your wedding day guys!

<3 Maggie