I run Meagan Nicole Photography which is a natural light photography company with a new focus on in-home lifestyle sessions, births and brands. I vow to specialize in keeping it real and using this site as my own little space to blog about life, motherhood, baby hacks, life hacks, recipes, collaborations, and of course – my photography.
Growing up, I always had a camera in my hand and a photo-op in mind. For me, it’s all about authentic expression and beautiful, soft light. I am so thankful for each and every client and story I’ve been blessed to be a part of.
I live in Lancaster, PA – where you experience ALL four seasons every year, the hipsters are multiplying by the dozen and “farm to table” is our hallelujah chorus.
My husband Caleb and I tied the knot September 14th, 2014 and he is my very best friend. Together we live on a lake with our son Owen, our daughter Kinsley and our goldendoodle Kemma. Lately we’ve been enjoying learning the art of drone photography but you can usually find us sinking ourselves deep into our bed living that Netflix life when we get the chance.
On December 31st, 2016 at 1:22am + October 14th, 2018 at 6:46pm, I met my two deepest pride and joy’s, Owen Davis and Kinsley Mae. Owen immediately filled my heart with a kind of love that’s unexplainable as a first child, and Kinlsey immediately completely our family in ways we didn’t even realized were needed. I can’t imagine life without them. PS you guys, witnessing your husband become a dad does fun things to your heart. Ever since giving birth I have become obsessed with all things motherood related and have found my newest passion which is photographing labor + delivery as part of the Village Birth Collective team (your one stop shop for allllll things birth and mama related).
My days are filled with changing diapers, smeared up glasses from tiny fingers, kissing those way-too-soft baby cheeks nonstop, chasing around a mini golden doodle who is jellin’ for my attention, craving tacos and being a homebody like it’s my job.
I ALWAYS have a stash of candles in my linen closet + cheese in my fridge. Thus my long term nickname: Megaroni because macaroni and cheese is a life. I am 27 and it’s really hard for me to not make funny faces in photos. I should probably try and adult a little harder. I am enthralled with all things creative and sunny. I’m a sucker for memories, so much so that I have a tendency to hold on to anything that could be slightly related to a memory (movie tickets, birthday cards, notes – you name it, I’ve kept it). I could drink hot chocolate or French vanilla cappuccino every day of the week. I prefer my coffee cold. Sunsets are addicting to photograph. My guilty pleasure is being such a huge fan of Bachelor Nation (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor In Paradise… and WINTER GAMES!?!..let’s pour that wine and laugh at the live tweets together).
I love weekends that involve family time, dear friends and a good bonfire. I have a crush on pottery. I love to write out my thoughts and feelings. I enjoy culture and traveling. I’m currently so obsessed with Fixer Upper and all things HGTV and reaaaally have a desire to flip a house some day. I’ve had a love for reading ever since I held my first book. Cool, breezy, sunny weather is my jam. I live for having my windows open and usually refuse to admit when Winter is upon us for that very reason.
I come from a close-knit family. They’ve been a huge role in getting me to where I am today. It’s my dream to travel lots of places and live a full life, showing the fruits of the Spirit wherever I go. I’m daily reminding myself that it is just as important to live IN the moment as it is to capture the moment. I believe you should never stop doing things that fill your heart with happiness and passion. I love the Lord with all my heart. Looking back over my business and personal life, it amazes me to see the doors that The Lord has opened and how faithful He’s been in having His hand in my life.
Meagan Nicole Photography was started in 2009 when I decided to pursue some local internships to learn more about the craft and business of photography. This led to taking photos for family and friends, and friends of friends, and then people I’d never met! After focusing on portraiture for most of 2010, I decided to take a big ole leap into the wonderful world of weddings. I started out by second shooting a handful of weddings for local, established photographers and as my portfolio grew, word of mouth began to grow rapidly as well. In 2011 I photographed my first wedding on my own and quickly decided to make photographing weddings and portrait sessions my full time passion in 2012. I’ve hosted some truly gifted interns + team members, but beginning in 2017 I decided to scale back and focus more on portrait work to allow my life as a mama to be the main job in my life for this season.