A Styled Day: Magi Fisher, Magdalena Studios
We know how much you love our Styled Day series, and we love it too! That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Magi Fisher of Magdalena Studios. From the beauty of her photos, you might guess Magi is a photographer. And, you would be correct! But, Magi is also an excellent lawyer for creative entrepreneurs. With her background, the combination makes perfect sense.
Prior to obtained her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law, Magi was a photographer capturing surfers in the waves. She has definitely seen some incredible sights, which is why we weren’t surprised when she said Cape May wineries are among her favorite locations for engagement sessions. Cape May is a coastal town after all!
Currently, you can find Magi combining both of her passions in photography and law together as she works with couples and creative entrepreneurs. Below, Magi takes us through her day from the ways in which she begins in order to feel centered to how she and her team are guiding their clients through COVID and more. We hope you love meeting Magi!
Working from home, especially during COVID, my days are different than what they might have looked like a few months ago. I am a lawyer and photographer, and we have a large associate team, so each day my emails, calls, and projects can look drastically different, but that keeps it interesting nonetheless 🙂
9-11am. After waking up and getting ready for the day, I start my day by making a cup of coffee and taking my pup for a walk. I like to get outside and take some deep breaths and feel re-centered and realigned before jumping into any work. I try to disconnect from my phone first thing in the morning and not open up my laptop or emails right away. If I am able to, I take a barre or yoga class, or simply stretch — followed by puppy snuggles of course.
The next thing I typically do is open up my laptop and check my emails. While I eat breakfast and finish my coffee, I’ll spend a couple hours replying to as many emails as I can!
11-1pm. After answering emails for a few hours, I’ll take a break to make lunch, walk my pup, and take a little breather before jumping back into things. After a short break, I usually have calls scheduled for the afternoon back to back for a few hours. The calls range from chats with new inquiries and potential brides, to timeline consultations with our wedding couples, and 1-1 consultations with fellow creatives who need legal and business advice. The variety keeps it all interesting!
1-3pm. The afternoon is typically filled with more calls and answering emails, as well as connecting with my industry friends. Sometimes I’ll answer emails while on a FaceTime chat with my photographer friends, or I’ll hop on a call with a vendor I’ve been wanting to connect with! If my schedule is clear and I’ve gotten a lot accomplished, I’ll look at my project to do list and try to check off as many things as I can. It might be setting up a new email newsletter, updating something on the website, creating a new resource or guide for brides, or drafting a contract template for wedding vendors.
3-5pm. After churning out as much productivity as I possibly can from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, I usually need a mental break and head to the beach with my pup for a little play date. The reset helps me to re-energize and refocus and can be such a great way to take my mind off of work! We love to run in the sand with a tennis ball in hand (or mouth, for Arti).
5-7pm. Dinner time with my husband! Right now, we are both working from home and we both stay pretty busy during the day. But by the evening, we like to hang out and cook together over a glass of wine. After dinner, I can’t help but check my emails again and follow up with anything I can quickly answer… before we get back to binge watching one of our favorite Netflix shows.
- Moment you love at a wedding? Catching the mother of the bride’s face as her daughter walks down the aisle.
- Location for an engagement session? Cape May wineries and horticulture centers!
- Photo you look forward to capturing? That first kiss!!!
- How are you helping your couples who are rescheduling? We are doing everything we can to be as accommodating and flexible as possible. We’re jumping on calls to re-figure out timelines with different sunset times due to different seasons, and providing as much up front communication as possible to make the process easier.
- Biggest photography tip for brides and grooms? Trust your photographer (and vendors!) to do their best work, and they will exceed your expectations. Once the wedding day is here, let go and let yourself just be present. Soak in all of the moments, and we will all take care of the rest!