Holy moly, it’s been a hot second since I’ve blogged! Let’s be real, it’s been like a year. WHOOPS. It feels so good to be back in action + updating my new site for you all! I wanted my first post of the new year to be our behind the scenes from our recent wedding season.
Reflecting back on all that the Lord has done in 2017 brings me to tears. First off we had the best intern/second shooter EVER and she goes by Morgan but I like to call her the sweetest dang thing since sliced bread. Morgan went above and beyond this year, tackling her first time photographing weddings like a pro. She fluffed dresses, held bags and more bags and phones and memory cards and flower bouquets (sometimes all at once – you’re the real mvp Mo), pinned on boutonnieres, got me drinks when I was about to pass out from the heat (not really, but really) and sooo much more. Morgan has morphed into this phenomenal, confident, assuring, helpful, eager wedding photographer and it has been the biggest blessing getting to play a small role in that.
2017 wrote the final chapter to an amazing journey. I’ve managed and grown with a team for almost 5+ years, and now going into 2018 I decided to scale down and go back to the roots of being an independent photographer. Julia has been with me since 2014 when she started out as an intern, and here she was in 2017 photographing her third full wedding season as a lead associate. I couldn’t be prouder of my girls + all of the memories and growth we experienced together.
Looking back over these images CRACKS me up. From testing locations/lighting, mirror selfies + selfies with the groomsmen.. it’s been a good year. From my first day back not knowing what the heck to wear to accommodate all of the pumping I’d be doing and feeling so swollen from nursing (literally so embarassed by that first outfit/hair choice. Black, always wear black Meagan.) to getting the hang of this mom life + work life down to a system and feeling like I could conquer the world. So dramatic, but so true. But really, I love seeing the evolvement that we’ve each gone through over the year.
We want to thank EVERYONE who hired us and entrusted us in 2017 to document some of your most treasured moments for you. We have been so humbled, honored and blessed to meet so many amazing clients turned friends.
Now, what you really came here for.. enjoy laughing with us.. or at us.. we won’t judge.
ALLLLLL of the love | Meagan
Tyler and Tina were such a fun pair to photograph! We risked getting caught in a crazy storm for their photos and we’re so happy we did! They were so easy to get along with, were willing to do anything for a great shot, and brought ICE CREAM. I’m especially glad they brought along their canoe. It’s always the best when couples bring an item or prop that’s true to who they are as a couple or that represents them and/or their relationship well. I am so excited to photograph their October wedding!
I have been jumping in my seat with anticipation ever since I photographed James and Caroline’s wedding last Summer to share these images! This was a pretty big wedding for me for a few reasons. It was my first wedding of the 2015 season that I got to use my new camera (which has since, changed my life. Dear canon 5D mark iii, you’re a game changer)! It was also the first wedding I had booked in 2014 for one of my larger packages, heyo! Julia, who was my intern in 2014 became my team member in 2015 and second shot this dream of a day with me! It was the first wedding we shot together after Julia’s wedding last year, so it was an all around happy day!
This was my first time photographing at White Chimeys Estate and I can’t say enough good things about the staff + this venue. The lighting in each room was so amazing, the property opportunities are endless and gorgeous and the staff was super friendly and happy to help whenever and where ever needed! Brides, if you’re still on the hunt for a venue make sure to check them out!
Caroline’s dress was from BHLDN, basically the prettiest store ever to exist. Stacia from Petals With Style NAILED it with the florals. The blush/cream color combos mixed with the warm summer sun and deep green grass/foliage was beyond perfect for James and Caroline’s romantic, whimsical day. And that flower crown! Man. It deserves all of the heart eyes.
James and Caroline have been together more years than the fingers on your hands can count. They are the peanut butter to one another’s jelly, the milk to the oreo cookie, the.. well you get the picture! They sharpen one another, compliment one another in all of the right ways and now, they complete each other. It was such a beautiful love commitment to be a part of. And they’ve even just shared some pretty big and stinkin’ exciting news! James and Caroline are expecting their first child!!! This babe is bound for some gorgeous locks, breathtaking eyes and the sweetest of souls. Everyone in James and Caroline’s family made Julia and I feel so welcomed and special. They were all so kind and just.. happy! It was the most joyous of days down to the every last element and detail. Also, holy dancing. This was prrrobably the biggest dance party I had been a part of! They weren’t messin’ around. There were so many personable elements through out the reception that made it feel so fun and entertaining and the least bit stiff or boring. One of my favorite parts was when James surprised everyone and popped his head out from under Caroline’s dress three times (during the garter game) and had three different masks and “characters” on each time, HA! It created a loud roar of applause from their guests. These two made their wedding day very “them” and it was priceless.
I’ll stop swooning over this day and finally let you swoon for yourself over the images! Enjoy!
This is a pretty exciting blog post for me to share because it is of our team member Julia!!! Before Julia was a part of Meagan Nicole Photography, and before I even knew her lovely soul existed, she hired me as her wedding photographer in 2013! Shortly after her engagement session, Julia applied for our 2014 Summer internship. Needless to see she was awesome and we asked her to be a part of our team full time! Julia had her first year as an official team member with us in 2015, but that wasn’t the even the highlight of the year for her. I’m pretttttty sure the highlight would have been.. ya know.. GETTING MARRIED! It was such a special occasion getting to photograph this beautiful couple (finally!!) after having the chance to build relationship with them and becoming team members with Julia. 🎉
It was so great to see all of Julia’s hard work and planning come to life. Nate and Julia have such a neat story which made all the emotions of their day even more heightened and special. It was such a blessing to be their photographer and capture these memories for them! After joining the married club, Julia began photographing her first wedding season! Getting married always brings such a depth to the work we are doing as wedding photographers. There are so many parts through out the day that tug on our hearts and give us a better understanding of the importance in what we are capturing.
I knew how excited Julia was about Nate’s “Vera Wang” grey suit, so when I shot Nate’s portraits I immediately rejoiced out loud “Julia is going to LOVE these. It’s so vera!”.. haha. Once Nate saw Julia and told her what I said about his portraits, Julia was geeking out and bubbling with excitment – “It’s so Vera” quickly became our go to slogan through out the day, ha! Also, Bring On The Bash was Nate + Julia’s DJ and let me tell ya, he surely brought the bash! I would highly recommend Taylor to any brides currently in need of a wedding DJ. Anything Beyonce is Julia’s jam, so the minute her songs came on the dance floor lit up! It was great.
Enjoy taking a look into our team member Julia’s wedding day!
Leave Julia some love in the comments below, or if you’re a current bride-to-be in search of a budget friendly photographer, click on the “contact” tab and inquire with Julia for her current availability. You can count on the fact that if you play beyonce at your wedding, she’ll bust out some dance moves. 🙂
Photographer: Meagan // Second Shooter: Rebekah Viola
Matt and Ariel are two of the funnest, sweetest, cutest couples I’ve ever met. This was one of those sessions that I just couldn’t put my camera down! I love when my job allows me to push past “the normal”; when I can feel myself enter into a place of creativity flooding my being. It’s such an amazing feeling and I’m so honored my clients choose to let me in their life for special occasions to create special memories. It’s not just about the actual pose or photograph. It’s about how you felt when taking that photograph. The smells, the songs you favored that time in your life, the feeling of laughing and kissing the one you’re in love with, newly engaged preparing for your wedding, all those kinds of things. And then I get to step in and document creative photographs to embody that time in your life, for you to look back on and always remember those memories. AH. It’s so awesome.
This session was one that completely re-motivated and inspired me last year and has me so excited for all of my 2015 weddings and couples. Matt and Ariel instantly felt like friends and were just so darn photogenic. Though it’s super hard to choose, I think my favorite shot is the black and white holding hands image. Which is yours!?
xoxo, Meagan Nicole
I couldn’t be more excited to share Justin and Karlee’s wedding day with you all. First off, I’ve known Karlee ever since 8th grade and we’ve been best buds ever since. That’s about 9+ years of friendship! The minute I met Justin I knew he was the one for Karlee. They compliment one another so well and balance each other out perfectly. My husband Caleb instantly connected with Justin and now we’re just the happiest group of friends that ever met. It’s great.
I shot this wedding two days after getting home from my honeymoon, so a blissful-love-high was in full swing. Justin and Karlee had such dreamy weather. Can we just take in that sunset!?t Their venue Harvest View Barn couldn’t have been better suited with all of it’s wide open fields and luxurious hills. And Talia, the little photogenic flower girl. I can’t even. One of the neatest touches to their cocktail hour was something I’ve never seen before.. an iced coffee bar! Seriously so perfect and so yummy. Both Justin and Karlee were so excited and full of love which made the entire day so fun and special. HUGE shout out to my girl Maddie Broderick who was my second shooter for this day. There’s a handful of her images featured below! She always steps up and shoots along side of me so well. Well, I can’t even rave about this day enough. I’m literally swooning over these images for days. Join me!
I’ve known Dan and Kara for quite some time now. I shot there engagement photos back in 2013 and now had the pleasure of shooting their one year anniversary session this past Fall! Dan was my husbands best man in our September 2014 wedding, and Kara has been one of my closest girlfriends for the last year. It’s been so much fun growing together in the newly married stages of life, venting and laughing through all of the different experiences married life brings. Dan and Kara were also with us at the race that my husband Caleb recently broke both of his knees in. They’ve continually been supportive, kind, fun friends and we are so thankful for them in our lives! Something so special to me about this session was knowing Dan and Kara’s hearts, struggles, and joys then getting to capture their love at this special stage in life. To me, nothing beats walking through life with people in sincere friendship and then getting to capture them in photographs.
I also think the way Dan still looks at Kara in some of these images like he’s smitten is the cutest thing ever, and Kara’s unstoppable grin in reaction to her man is just plain adorable.
Photographing two beautiful people in love is one thing, but photographing two beautiful people in love who have a passion for creativity and art is a whole new level of awesome. Kirk and Courtney have quickly become two good friends of mine ever since we first met when they hired me two years ago to photograph their engagement session in the Summer of 2013, and their wedding later in September 2013. Courtney later started doing some part time editing for MNP and our bond quickly grew from “hey, you’re cool” to “hey, let’s be friends”. Kirk also happens to be a super talented graphic designer and I was lucky enough to have him design/print some stationary for my wedding this past September! Part of my payment to him was a creative-swap which included a styled shoot. I was so blessed by their generosity and creativity. Kirk, Courtney and I met up at Mount Gretna this past Fall and walked around the Jigger shop and all the cute little summer homes there. We had so much fun talking and laughing about our newlywed experiences as we walked around and found some fun photo ops. I had such a great time with these two and am so excited to be sharing these photos with y’all!
With 2015 kicking off we decided to share some exciting news with you! In 2014 we had the honor of hosting two interns Katherine and Julia. This year we are welcoming Julia to Meagan Nicole Photography as an official team member!!! Tori and I are super excited to have Julia as a part of the team. Julia has a passion and undeniable talent for photography, it’s been a joy getting to watch her grow and learn over 2014 and now we are so eager to not only see how all of our different styles blend together, but to see Julia begin to book her own weddings and sessions. This is going to be one full, busy summer! We’ve booked some amazing clients already and are also looking forward to JULIA’S wedding on July 10th! My wedding last year, Julia’s this year.. who knows, maybe Tori will be next year! winkwink.
It’s so crazy for me to see this small photography business I started almost 6 years ago growing into this beautiful, creative team. Although our vision isn’t focused on growing to be bigger and bigger, it’s so awesome to see the doors the Lord is opening as we completely rely on Him. 2015 is going to be so, so good. We will be working on adding Julia’s portfolio + contact info to our website over the next couple months, but until then anyone who is interested in booking Julia please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire for her 2015 collections and availability. I am so excited to introduce you to the third official team member of MNP, Julia Fisher (soon to be Horn!).
I am 23 and have been photographing people’s special moments for around 5 years now. When I’m not doing photography I’m rockin’ two other jobs- a barista at Bakery At The Cupboard, and a receptionist at Pure Joy Salon. I enjoy being outside and hiking, having a jam sesh with my fiance on our guitar and ukelele, or vegging in front of the tv to watch Parks and Rec. Also, I like show tunes .. a lot. I like to sing them loud and proud in my car with the windows down. It’s really quite shameful.
I first realized my love of photography in 8th grade. I got my first “real” camera from my parents at 15 and started taking pictures of everything and everyone as often as possible. I didn’t go to school for photography because I was tricked into thinking it was more of a hobby then a possible profession. However, in the last year I’ve seen that it has brought me so much more joy then I realized. When you’re doing something you love and something you’re meant to do, there’s a new life that gets breathed into you. For me, that life was God’s way of telling me this is something I should press on with and pursue wholeheartedly. My growing portfolio includes weddings, styled portraits, maternity, newborn, family, and engagement sessions. My experience as an intern for Meagan Nicole Photography helped expand my knowledge of the art of photography, as well as nurtured my personal style: encapsulating raw emotion and genuine, natural posing. I am eagerly awaiting the 2015 wedding season to capture the excitement of new brides as well as prepare for my own July wedding!
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Chris and Rebecca tied the knot on a sunny, bright day in Philadelphia! We started out at their new apartment with the girls which was AMAZING with all of it’s open white walls + natural light. Rebecca’s vintage inspired dress was so dreamy and beautiful, I couldn’t get enough of it. They held their ceremony and reception at “2424 Studios” which was so urban and cool with all of the exposed brick and big windows!
My second shooter Maddie and I had such a great time adventuring all around the town photographing/getting to know Chris and Rebecca. It felt like we were photographing celebrities the way pedestrians would stop and stare, holler, whistle and wave their hands at the newly married couple.
Chris and rebecca are both such sweet people and compliment one another so well. It was a joy to be a part of their special day! Here are some of my favorite images from their day!