I believe that photography is a beautiful act of listening and storytelling. I value the responsibility of making honest images that reflect the truth in relationships, moments, and emotions that I’m honored to witness.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Weddings in Charlotte Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Charlotte wedding photographer Megan, from MORNINGWILD Photography.
Where have you been featured?
I’ve been featured on Green Wedding Shoes, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled, and several other major wedding blogs. I was also interviewed for Cosmopolitan, and I occasionally shoot for The New York Times.
Why do couples love working with you?
My couples usually tell me how grateful they are that photos were fun and they felt like they could be themselves because of the documentary nature of my approach. Weddings can be a production of sorts, but I try my best to keep them present in the moment, honoring the significance of the day.
What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?
It’s an incredible privilege to be a documentarian. I have the honor of memorializing some of the biggest moments in my couples’ lives, in addition to capturing portraits that their families will cherish forever. I could list a thousand moments that have stuck with me over the years. Ultimately, I feel this career brings so much meaning to my life.
How did you get started?
I went to school to study Photojournalism during the peak of the recession. My heart was after stories, travel, and changing the world through photography. Because of the decline and drastic changes in the newspaper industry, I turned to freelance work and weddings. After a few years, I chose to pursue weddings full time while still working as a freelancer for a few publications on the side. I loved the storytelling aspect in wedding photography, in addition to the unlimited creative potential.
What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?
Documentary, Emotional, Dramatic. The core values of MorningWild are the pursuit of adventure; supporting real marriages; authentic, raw, creative storytelling; and the importance of memorializing a family’s heritage.
What budget range do you cater to?
Most of my couples spend around $5000 for full wedding coverage.
We were totally awestruck by Megan’s talent, and so very happy to work with her as our wedding photographer. She was a dream to work with – professional, prompt, clear, sincere, tremendously talented and generally just a delight to be around. We knew our special day would be fleeting, and we trusted Megan to capture those memories that we’ll cherish forever. She has our heartfelt gratitude and highest recommendation.
Choosing Megan as our photographer was by far the best decision we made for our wedding. She is immensely talented and has such an eye for taking beautiful and artistic shots. A true storyteller, her photographs captured the essence of our wedding day. We had considered less expensive alternatives before deciding on Megan, and she was worth every penny. She is fun and makes you feel at ease throughout the day and is also extremely professional. We knew we were in good hands. She even edited pictures the night of the wedding so we woke up in the morning to 25 beautifully edited photos. She also turned around all 700 of our wedding photos so quickly. We got ours before friends who were married a month before us. I think that speaks volumes about Megan’s passion in what she does. In my opinion, Megan is the best wedding photographer there is.
I came across Megan when I was looking for a photographer for my Blue Ridge Parkway wedding when I saw how she could capture the most discreet unplanned moments and emotions, I knew I had to have her for my wedding. I lined her up before I did anything else. Her availability decided my wedding date for me. Having Megan around felt like having an old friend around. She was professional, genuine and sweet, and actually had a very calming effect on me! I felt very natural with her around she really captured the essence of how we felt on our wedding day (spectacular). She was very easy to work with, very responsive to all my questions and plans and has provided us with our pictures early! Highly recommended.