Originally from the Transkei in the Eastern Cape I now live in Johannesburg, South Africa with my husband Jonathan, daughters Quinn and Arielle and two dog babies (Baxter & Lucy).
Being creative has always been a part of me in some sort of way - from painting to jewellery making to baking. Photography has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember so becoming a photographer of people has been the most natural, smooth and organic transition. I remember sitting for hours going through my grandparents photo albums and imagining the story behind the photograph.
I really do believe that my camera is an extension of me - of my heart, and I honestly believe that I was made to do this.
I feel a great sense of purpose, pride, privilege and immense joy when I get to photograph the love between a newlyweds and the unbreakable bond of a family.
New adventures, the bush (oh I love the bush), watching my daughters experience new things for the first time, make my heart skip a beat.
My philosophy is every photo needs to tell a story. I love to achieve this in a creative, non obtrusive, honest and raw way. When you look back at your photographs I don't want you to remember what your wedding day looked like, l want you to remember what it felt like. I want it to ignite the love and fire you felt on your wedding day.
Our time together will naturally flow - because we get to know each other before the day we will connect like old buds on the day - there will be laughter (I have heard I am quite funny - says my mom). I respectfully distance myself on your wedding day to allow natural moments to occur.
For real though - I am not here to stage your day. I am here to tell your story - it deserves to be treated with love and respect.
To read more if a documentary wedding photographer is for you check this blog post out. It is so important to get on well and feel comfortable with your photographer so if you feeling warm and fuzzy looking through my website and you feel we could be a good match - please do get in touch!
Photographer of people having the time of their lives.
Marissa from Junebug Weddings sums me up well: "A romantic at heart, Megan truly cherishes her role as a storyteller of love and weddings. It's through her focus on capturing a wide range of moments and emotions that really encapsulates the essence of your day. Her fine art photography is classically beautiful while using the best in modern composition and technique, giving each shot a honest and elegant view.
Megan is able to make the process of taking photos easy and enjoyable for everyone involved, feeling just like a friend by your side during such an intimate, meaningful time. Whatever it is that makes your love and your wedding unique, Megan will capture and narrate with respect, artistry and with originality.
My Photography Philosophy
My philosophy is simple - every photo needs to tell a story. I love to achieve this in a creative, non obtrusive, honest and raw way. When you look back at your photographs 10, 20 - 50 years down the line I don't want you to remember what it looked like l want you to remember what it felt like, I want it to ignite something deep within your heart and soul.
I am not here to capture cover of the You Magazine photographs kind of shots. To capture the real connection and bond between a couple and all your friends and family is what I strive for. It goes beyond being in the right place at the right time and clicking the shutter. It's so much more than that.
It is using emotional intelligence to foresee a moment that is about to transpire. It is knowing your gear and skill so well that you are prepared at any given time to capture spontaneity. It is being able to bring calm, intimacy and trust to the couple shoot portion of the day.
Can you tell yet I am passionate about this?
I am more than just the person taking the wedding photos I am there to enhance your day - through my calming presence, to my "funny" jokes, to being there for you both when you need an extra pair of hands.
I genuinely care about you and your wedding day and really do want you to have the best day ever filled with love, laughter, adventure. I am here for all of it.
I am not a photographer who will be in your face the whole day, I will respectfully keep my distance during the ceremony but still capture all of the moments - that sneaky tear the groom thought no one saw, that look between the two of you that lastest only but a second but speaks of 10 years of love. I get goosebumps even writing this because I am so passionate about sealing these moments in time.
When I am not being a fly on the wall capturing everything that is naturally happening around us I am making sure our time together taking portraits, family photos and the couple shoot is relaxed, calm and fun. I am all about slowing down the pace of the wedding so you really can take it in at the same time I am also not going to keep you away from your guests for 2 hours during a couple shoot.