I believe in the everyday, ordinary, heart-skipping, comfy-cozy,
"can't wait to see you old and grey"
kind of love.
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!
Check out those blog posts here.
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.
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.
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.
There's nothing more important to me than relationships. I'm married to the funniest man on face of the planet, the oldest of 3, the daughter to some rock awesome parents, blessed with the most amazing in-law group & gifted with a loud and crazy large extended family.
My absolute favorite memories are the ones where its complete chaos because everyone's together.
yes. ok. I'm that crazy dog mom.
Meet Jake (#jibbyjoo) & Penny (#penelopepopper).
Jake's a lab/pitbull mix
Penny's a pitbull/boxer mix.
They're spoiled rotten & I'm perfectly ok with it!
You know the kind. The ones from Dunkin Donuts. Give me a whole box and they'll be gone. Pair it with a medium iced coffee with cream and two shots of peppermint mocha (or just mocha) and this girl is quite satisfied!
As much as I'm a city girl...
there's just something about those old windy country roads that call my name. Fortunately the hubby's from one of those one-light towns in Pennsylvania, so I get to oh & ah over those stunning rolling hills quite often!
I watched the series when it originally aired. I have since watched it multiple times through on Netflix. It transports you to a totally different world
& I love every second of it!
(I am very saddened by the new episodes though, let's discuss!)