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I believe in the everyday, ordinary, heart-skipping, comfy-cozy, "can't wait to see you old and grey" kind of love.
& I believe in capturing that love between you. Exactly how you are. In this moment in life. Engaged. Married. New baby on the way. Whatever!  
So if you're on the hunt for a new friend who can also document your life, then you've come to the right place! 
I can't wait to meet you. 

Looking for something in particular? Here's where to start:

Hi, I'm MEP!

fine wedding photography in BALTIMORE, MD 

Meghan Elizabeth Photography

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I'm an old soul with an excitment for life, adventure & travel. 
I have an incurable case of wanderlust. Yet I crave my warm cozy bed cuddled with the hubby & our two fur babies. 
I'm a terrible singer and an even worse dancer...but that doesn't stop me. I'm attached to my phone but secretly love when it dies. I love food. Which is why my trip through Italy was documented with images of every meal I ate! 
I'm an overuser of smiley faces, the word "love" and exclamation points. 
I love surprises...sometime ask me about how the hubby proposed to me, it was a real shocker! 
But that's what I asked for. 
& I truly believe that I have the best job in the world! 

I'm a Maryland girl, living in the city, who dreams of someday calling s'mores, bonfires and country roads home.
As long as there's a Target close by! 

MEET Meghan

Q: How did you get your start in photography? 

I'm not quite sure where or when the love began. In high school I just knew that I wanted to take a class in it, so my sophomore year I took my very first film photography class. In December 2011, I graduated from Salisbury University with a degree with communication and a minor in art with a concentration on photography. For the first time in 8 years, I was walking away from photography. I got a job working for the school system in Special Education. In the midst of working this very intense - emotionally & physically - job, my heart began to yearn for something else. I was missing something but I couldn't put my finger on it. Until, a coworker asked me to take a few pictures of her kiddos for a christmas card. I walked away from that shoot knowing exactly what I was missing! 
But, what would this look like!? There's no way I could make a life out of this passion. Or was there? So in 2013, I started Meghan Elizabeth Photography. It was never a dream as a child to be a professional photographer. But here I am, owning my own photography business. I can't imagine doing anything else! It's wonderful how God's plan happens without you realizing it. 

Q: What Inspires You? 

Real genuine authentic emotion. The moments that aren't scripted. Nothing posed or created. I love the "Wow, You're gorgeous!" look during the first look. I melt during the daddy daughter dance & laugh with you during the speeches. I rapidly shoot when he whispers in your ear that secret inside joke that buckles you over in laughter & during that soft, sweet intimate moment when you realize today is the start of forever. I live to capture the moments that speak to your heart. I aspire to stop time and remind you of moments you've forgotten. 
I am inspired by your stories. 

Q: Why photography? 

The short answer? It wasn't something I choose. It was something chosen for me. I was given a heart and passion for this - for capturing your moments and sharing them with you. For connecting with people and loving on them. 
I’m still not sure if there is a bigger plan for me with this business, bigger than reaching people where they are. Bigger than making time stand still for generations. Bigger than being there and playing a small role in my clients lives. Bigger than sharing the world through my eyes and bigger than just quietly and kindly sharing Jesus with the world through actions. I have no idea. But what I do know is that I will continue to fight for whatever the mission God has for me. I will continue to grow in it, foster it and build it as long as He sees fit.

my favorite things

Building. Developing. Documenting! 
When we're friends, I can capture the true you. The ones who belly laugh for the camera instead of grinning & bearing it. 

We're all about relationships around here! 

what makes us different

This isn't just a business to me. These aren't just pictures. These are your memories. Your story. Moments that will be passed down for generations to tell your story. These are heirlooms. & I take that very seriously! 

I know these are more than just pictures to you! 

what makes us different

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Portrait collections begin at $350

But let's be real, your big question is how much? I get it!! So let me fill you in! 


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booking information

All Wedding Packages Include:
-Complimentary Engagement Shoot
-8 hours of coverage
-Two Photographers
-The Edited Digital Images
-Print Release Rights to the Images
-Private Online Gallery for Downloading images 

All Portrait Collections Include: 
-1 hour of coverage
-The Edited Digital Images
-Print Release Rights to the Images
-Private Online Gallery for downloading Images

Wedding collections begin at $3500

Wedding FAQs

Portrait FAQs

Wedding Timeline Examples

What is required to book my wedding? 

A signed contract and one third of the total will be needed to hold your wedding date. The amount paid is a non-refundable retainer. The other 2/3s of the package price are due about halfway through the wedding planning process with the final deposit due a month before your wedding.

Wedding Frequently Asked Questions 

Who would be our second photographer? 

I work with some really awesome girls, Christine, Sam & Angel! Your second shooter would be one of them. They each have shot multiple weddings with me over the years and I completely trust them. Not to mention they’re a total blast to hang out with. 

How are the photos delivered? 

Through an online downloadable private gallery – this way you don’t have to wait for the mail to arrive to get your images. They arrive with a quick click of the send button & allow you to share your images with as many family and friends as possible. Once you send me a note about booking, I’ll include a few of these galleries for you to look through. 

Do we have permission to print and share the images? 

Yes, of course! That’s included in your packaged pricing. You are welcome and encouraged to share any and all images on social media (a tag is appreciated but not required). As well as encouraged to print the images! You are welcome to print the images through any company of your choosing or you can print professionally through the link I send you. If you choose to print yourself, let me know and I can point you to some good quality print labs – please don’t print through any one-hour printing locations. 

What are your rates for the engagement session? 

Engagement sessions are completely and honestly complimentary when you book your wedding with Meghan Elizabeth Photography. However, if you wish to just book an engagement session individually, it’s the cost of a portrait session. 

Are albums included in the package? 

A 10x10 Luxe Linen 20 page album is included in the highest priced package, $4500. This includes a discount on the album of $200.

Do you shoot Destination Weddings? What is the starting rate for these? 

Yes!! Yes please :D I’ve photographed a wedding in Michigan & dream of so many more locations. Can anyone say Italy please!! Starting prices for Destination Weddings are $6200 but they are definitely custom built based upon your Destination location. 

What is your photographic style? 

I’m a Lifestyle Photographer. Which means that I focus on candid moments but capture moments or situations once they have been stylized or given some direction. For example, while photographing your portraits, I will find a scene – a really great looking wall and ask the two of you to stand in front of it with your arms wrapped around each other and then instruct you to just “have a moment”. How you interpret “have a moment” allows me to capture you as you are in real life. Some of you may hug, some may kiss, some may whisper a funny into the other’s ear.  

Do you have Liability insurance? 

Yes, I wouldn’t operate a business without it! Some venues require proof of insurance, if yours does. Let me know and I can provide it for you. 

How many images should I expect? 

I typically deliver about 75-100 images per hour of coverage. So for an 8 hour wedding, couples can expect to receive about 800 images, give or take. Factors that increase or decrease these numbers are the amount of details you feature, how many family formals you have, & how much time we have for Bride & Groom portraits. 

Do you shoot in RAW format? 

Absolutely! Any and every professional photographer should be. While my goal is to always get the image correct in camera, by shooting in RAW, this allows me the opportunity to make better adjustments to those files so that I can provide you with the absolute best quality image possible. It also allows you the option to print much larger files for canvases and large prints to display in your home! 

What are you backup plans should something happen and you can’t make the wedding? 

In the unfortunate and rare event of an emergency that keep me from your wedding, I would do everything within my power to find a trusted photographer to come in my place and assist my already scheduled second photographer. If it was a situation where I was unresponsive, my husband & mother have written instructions of who to call and how to find someone. We would get something to your wedding and after my emergency situation had been dealt with, we would be in discussion about a refund and how to move forward.  

How do you avoid losing my images? 

Loosing your images is one of my worst fears, so I take every measure to avoid this.
Step 1: While shooting your wedding, my camera is set up to simultaneously record the same image onto two separate memory cards. This way if one card fails, it’s backed up on another card.
 Step 2: When I arrive home, I immediately download all the cards onto two separate external hard drives.
 Step 3: Once the images are uploaded, the hard drives back up to an online backup service so that if something happens to the drives – I can download all the files from a remote server where they have been saved.

How long do I have to wait for my images? 

I will post at least one sneak peek from your engagement session within 24 hours and you can expect to have your photos within 30 days. For your wedding, I post a blog post within 48 hours and you should expect to have your full gallery within 6 to 8 weeks.

Will you help us select a location for our engagement photos? 

I’m very happy to help you in selecting a location(s) for your engagement photos. I encourage you to think of a place that has meaning to you as a couple (your first date, a spot you frequent, an activity you enjoy doing together) if that doesn’t help, then I have a list of locations we can go off of. Check out this blog post for a list of ideas to get us started. And of course we can always come up with a new idea! I even wrote an entire blog post with suggestions. Find that here

How many weddings have you photographed? 

As the lead photographer – 32
As a second photographer – 12
Total – 44 as of January 2017

What kind of equipment do you use? 

I'm a Nikon girl! I have an entire blog post devoted to this question. You can find that here

What is required to book my portraits? 

A signed contract and $175 non-refundable retainer will be needed to hold your date and time. The balance is due at the portrait session. 

Portrait Frequently Asked Questions 

How are the photos delivered? 

Through an online downloadable private gallery – this way you don’t have to wait for the mail to arrive to get your images. They arrive with a quick click of the send button & allow you to share your images with as many family and friends as possible. Once you send me a note about booking, I’ll include a few of these galleries for you to look through. 

Do we have permission to print and share the images? 

Yes, of course! That’s included in your packaged pricing. You are welcome and encouraged to share any and all images on social media (a tag is appreciated but not required). As well as encouraged to print the images! You are welcome to print the images through any company of your choosing or you can print professionally through the link I send you. If you choose to print yourself, let me know and I can point you to some good quality print labs – please don’t print through any one-hour printing locations. 

How many images should I expect? 

Typically a portrait session delivers about 75-150 images. Factors that increase or decrease these numbers are the amount of amount of breakdowns you’d like and outfit changes.  

What are you backup plans should something happen and you can’t make our session? 

In the unfortunate and rare event of an emergency that would keep me from being able to shoot your portraits, we would discuss rescheduling the session and find the earliest time to make up the session. 

Is my retainer refundable? 

The retainer is not refundable. But a session can of course be rescheduled without loosing your money or requiring additional funds. 

What is your photographic style? 

I’m a Lifestyle Photographer. Which means that I focus on candid moments but capture moments or situations once they have been stylized or given some direction. For example, while photographing your portraits, I will find a scene – a really great looking wall and ask the two of you to stand in front of it with your arms wrapped around each other and then instruct you to just “have a moment”. How you interpret “have a moment” allows me to capture you as you are in real life. Some of you may hug, some may kiss, some may whisper a funny into the other’s ear.  

Are prints or albums included in the package? 

No. They are not. The $350 covers the time to photograph & edit your portraits. It also includes the files for you to use for personal use. 

Do you shoot in RAW format? 

Absolutely! Any and every professional photographer should be. While my goal is to always get the image correct in camera, by shooting in RAW, this allows me the opportunity to make better adjustments to those files so that I can provide you with the absolute best quality image possible. It also allows you the option to print much larger files for canvases and large prints to display in your home! 

What are you backup plans should something happen and you can’t make the wedding? 

In the unfortunate and rare event of an emergency that keep me from your wedding, I would do everything within my power to find a trusted photographer to come in my place and assist my already scheduled second photographer. If it was a situation where I was unresponsive, my husband & mother have written instructions of who to call and how to find someone. We would get something to your wedding and after my emergency situation had been dealt with, we would be in discussion about a refund and how to move forward.  

How do you avoid losing my images? 

Loosing your images is one of my worst fears, so I take every measure to avoid this.
Step 1: While shooting your wedding, my camera is set up to simultaneously record the same image onto two separate memory cards. This way if one card fails, it’s backed up on another card.
 Step 2: When I arrive home, I immediately download all the cards onto two separate external hard drives.
 Step 3: Once the images are uploaded, the hard drives back up to an online backup service so that if something happens to the drives – I can download all the files from a remote server where they have been saved.

How long do I have to wait for my images? 

I will post at least one sneak peek from your session within 24 hours and you can expect to have your photos within 30 days. During the busy season, your delivery could take up to 8 weeks. 

Will you help us select a location for our portraits? 

I’m very happy to help you in selecting a location(s) for your photos. I encourage you to think of a place that has meaning to you (a spot you frequent, an activity you enjoy doing together, etc.) if that doesn’t help, then I have a list of locations we can go off of. Check out this blog post for a list of ideas to get us started. And of course we can always come up with a new idea! I even wrote an entire blog post with suggestions. Find that here

What kind of equipment do you use? 

I'm a Nikon girl! I have an entire blog post devoted to this question. You can find that here

I’ve been nervous to write this post. I know no matter what I say it will not do this truly talented and AMAZING woman justice. She was more than “just a photographer” to me. More like a genuine partner through the process. Every step of the way Meghan was a guiding hand. Answered my million and one questions. Some I probably had already asked. Actively listened to what I wanted, made recommendations, suggested things I missed, and so much more. With Meghan I was able to set aside my control freak tendencies to the point that one the wedding day people asked where we were on the schedule and without hesitation I replied “I don’t know I’m on Meghan’s time.” And I meant it. I could truly trust her without second thought. As if her dedication is nothing short of miraculous, have you seen her photos?! I had glanced through other weddings (before my glorious day/pics) and it literally brought tears to my eyes. She has this fascinating way of capturing moments you never would’ve imagined possible. Cherished moments you already forgotten. Or didn’t even know the moment existed and you look back and can instantly recap/feel what was going through your mind.  I can’t wait for our next shoot.

"I could trust her without second thought"

Stacey & Rob

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When I got engaged over two years ago I knew the photographer was without a doubt the most important "vendor" of our day. I spent weeks looking at Meghan's photos after discovering her work on Facebook and told my (then) fiance that she HAD to be our wedding photographer no matter what it took. I emailed her a few weeks later and from our first conversation I knew I made the right decision. Meghan is one of the most kindhearted people I have ever met. I immediately felt like I could share any of my concerns about the wedding with her and always gave me the best advice even if it wasn't related to photography! Everything about the way she operates her business is "to the point" and I find that very refreshing. Her website is user friendly, we always knew when our payments were due and could easily access our contract whenever we wanted. We had to reschedule our engagement photos due to inclement weather and she always worked around our schedules. I cannot say enough nice things about her! I got married on September 8, 2017 and I am still receiving messages about how GORGEOUS our photos turned out! If you are going back and forth between photographers just stop now. Save your research for other vendors needed for your day and book Meghan immediately she WILL. NOT. disappoint. 

"From our first conversation I knew I made the right decision." 

Travia & Shelby

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When my now-husband and I were first choosing a wedding photographer, we found ourselves debating between Meghan and a slightly larger company. We are so, so happy we went with Meghan. Not only is she an amazingly talented photographer, but we also came to feel like she was a friend. We had our engagement session at a winery last fall. This was the first time my husband and I had had pictures taken together, so we were feeling a bit shy in front of the camera. Meghan convinced us that we didn’t look as awkward as we felt, and the resulting photos were gorgeous—plus she got them to us in less than half of her estimated turnaround time. On the wedding day itself, she was patient, fun, full of energy and direction—despite the fact that her and Christine had to drive roughly 2 hours each way to make it to our venue. We had multiple sneak peeks from the wedding within a day or two. She also had a full blog post of pictures up only two weeks or so after the day of, along with a gallery of pictures she had edited so far to tide us over. If you’re considering hiring Meghan, do it—you won’t regret it! We can’t recommend her enough.

"She was patient, fun, full of energy and direction" 

Kara & Matt

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