sometimes we forget to see the beauty of the real life
But it's YOURS. And it's not edited. It's not always (or ever really) "picture perfect" in matchy matchy outfits and smiling kids all hugging.
Sometimes it's much more simple than that. Like pancakes on a Saturday morning. Grilling dinner out in the yard as they kids run around and the sun is setting. Adventures big and small, like grocery shopping with mom, or trips to the family cabin.
No matter what it is, what you're doing day in and day out, there's beauty in that craziness.
I love telling stories about the world around me through my art, whether it's seemingly mundane daily life, families and the love that binds, bringing new babies into the mix, or simple things like dinner and homework and chores, and really anything that is real and normal and life.
Don't get me wrong... I don't think posed portraits are bad or anything, but sometimes we forget to see the beauty of the real stuff going on around us.
Sometimes we forget to let every little memory seep into our souls.
That's what photos do for me. They make me FEEL the memories. When I look back at our old family albums I am transported back in space and time to the actual moment happening. I know the sights, sounds, and smells. I'm drawn back into the memories. Especially the ones I forget to remember.
I want my family to be able to FEEL their memories this way.
And I also want YOU to be able to look back on your story and feel the memories. This is what I do. I help people document their stories. Their memories. Their lives.
It captures the details of life that are sometimes missed.
It seeks to capture the relationships of the people in the photos.
It triggers memories that might be forgotten, because they seemed so small, but when you see the photos of them, they rush back in like a flood of emotion.
It captures the real deep love between people, because it's not forced. It's not posed. It's FELT.
Documentary photography gets to go deeper.
"I appreciated how laid back it felt. Not contrived or forced. Just real, and real easy. Meg's approach is somewhat abstract in that she captures what is happening rather than writing a script..." -Jarid
"When I asked Meg to take family pictures of us, she asked me if I would be interested in this new thing where she photographs our family in every day activity. I was skeptical, but we decided to try and I love it. Meg captured our family and our home in a way that we will remember the small special details. I looked at the pictures and tears came to my eyes. Her photographs turned out very well, she captured all the right things and we are very happy with our pictures." -Traci
"We loved the photos Meg captured of our sweet Josiah! She saw things that I treasure in the everyday but never seem to catch on film. She has a fantastic eye and is so great to work with. I can't recommend her enough!." -Lindsay
"Our family loved having Meg to our home to document bringing home our sweet daughter. She captured the perfect photos to remember such a sweet time for our family! We can't wait to have Meg document more fun times!" -Rachel
"I'm sold on documentary photography! I wish I had booked sessions like this each year because it's crazy how fast life and kids change and... in the whirlwind of life, I forget so many things that make each day special! I'm urging my friends who have kids graduating to take an evening to do this! So worth it!" -Andrea