Hi, my name is Maggie Wendel. An accomplished, family portrait photographer located in Marietta, GA, I capture images of children and families in an honest, natural, expressive way. Somewhere between running around in circles, telling corny jokes, and possibly even squeezing whoopee cushions, my clients and I work together to create pretty amazing portraits…the kind that capture the fleeting magic of childhood. Studio lights, off-camera flash, natural light…any type of light that I use, my favorite portraits are the ones that capture honest expression and emotion.

My work has appeared in a variety of print publications including Endurance Magazine, CIRCA Magazine, and Wakefield Living.

Throughout my career as a professional photographer, I have studied with and worked for several master photographers around the country. In addition, I earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). I earned this designation after meeting rigorous requirements measuring my artistic and technical competence. PPA currently recognizes less than 2,000 Certified Professional Photographers.

I am a proud member of the following prominent professional photographer organizations:

  • Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
  • National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP)
  • Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
  • National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
  • Canon Professional Services (CPS)

Though I was born and raised in New Jersey, I currently live in Georgia with my husband and our two energetic children. We love dogs, so our family is rounded out by two mutts that we rescued from the shelter. I embrace living in the south by wearing flip-flops as much as humanly possible.

Still not sure if I would be a good fit for you? Take a peek at my posts on the blog to get to know my style a bit better. It would be my honor to photograph you and your family!

-Maggie Wendel, award-winning Georgia portrait photographer

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