Photography was always in the background of my personal life and my studies. It was a hobby and a way to help me visualize my paintings as I earned a bachelor's degree in fine art painting. But it wasn't until I second shot my first wedding when I realized it's allure. I was captivated with documenting real emotions, which was something that eluded me, as a painter. Photography is as much of a creative art form as it is a documentary one. This duality of imagination and documentation is unique in the arts.
I'm from Kaua'i and yes it's an incredible place to call home. Despite it's obvious allure, I chose to live in San Francisco in my mid to late twenties, and earn yet another degree, this time in Commercial and Fine Art Photography. This was the catalyst to my future in wedding photography. I began second shooting for my peers who were veritable pros in the field. Thru this hands on training, I quickly gained the additional skills needed to launch my own wedding photography career.
While in school, I also became an assistant to a nationally acclaimed still life and commercial food photographer based in Sausalito. This experience, showed me that expertise in technical skills is just as important as providing a high end client experience. There are few fields in art that are as demanding and intense as commercial food photography.
My work is a balance between documentary photography and traditional portraiture. My introverted nature allows me to be fully present as I quietly observe and document moments as they develop. Cultivating a space where you feel comfortable is my utmost priority, it allows me to capture your authentic connections as they unfold. Weddings and portraits are a joyous occasion and your photographs will convey this through thoughtful composition, a refined eye and emotional depth.
Megan has been featured in publications such as
coffees consumed editing
years on earth