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Today we’d like to introduce you to Meghan Christine.

Meghan, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
As far back as I can remember, I had a natural “eye” and really enjoyed photography. I love capturing people, as they are. Even before I knew anything or learned how to use a “real” camera… I was always taking photos with those disposable cameras. It didn’t really matter how I was preserving that memory… just that I was doing it.
It’s like I could “see” people, sometimes better than they could see themselves.

Even though I loved photography (among other creative things), it never crossed my mind to do it as a career, since I didn’t really think you could make a living at something like that.

That next part of that story feels like something I “fell into”… I was at an event with my church where there was a photographer offering to teach a bunch of college students how to shoot, and before I even knew it, I found myself asking him if I could follow him around on shoots to learn. Literally, I didn’t even realize the words were coming out until it was too late! “Soak it up like a sponge” I believe was the exact terminology I used. He agreed, and the rest is history! I worked with him, inside and outside the studio for a year, and have now been in business myself for eight years. A lot of people ask me how I got started and if I would have done anything differently (i.e., get a formal education in photography). My answer is no. While I think that is great if you have done that – for me, there was something important for me about being able to learn through experience. Especially as a wedding/event photographer (where moments happen, and there are no “do-overs”), I needed to be able to learn what to do when the moment can change unexpectedly.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Honestly, eight years in… this still feels like something I am discovering even today. Who I am. Why I do what I do. What my deepest purpose is. But, as most of us have experienced, life takes us through things that help us to develop and learn these truths:

This may sound counter-intuitive, but, I want people’s experience with me to be about so much more than my camera and the images I produce. Am I good at my job? Yes. Can I get you the images you need and want? Yes. Do I love what I do and think it’s significant? Yes. But most importantly, I want you to walk away from time with me feeling like it was life-giving. Knowing more of who you are and were created to be. That when you look at your images, it’s just a reminder of a sweet time in your life or a person that is super special to you – all for the higher purpose of showing you why it’s so important that you keep growing in love and healing. I want my photos to represent you and your “why”. Who are you and how can I help you get to the best version of yourself?

How can artists connect with other artists?
Yes! Being an artist can be very lonely. Not only because creatives tend to think differently than others, but because in order to run your business well, you spend a lot of time behind your computer! There is always SOMETHING to do as a business owner.

I learned this lesson well when I took some time off from networking meetings. I didn’t notice the difference at first, but over the years, the disconnect really started to reveal itself. We are wired for connection, and especially need the encouragement in our businesses! One of the best meetup groups I have been to is called The Rising Tide Society. They have chapters for whatever city you live in, force you to get out of your shell, and provide very helpful education/speakers!

I have also been super blessed to get close to some of my second shooters… they are pivotal to my success and thriving in this industry! We need each other!

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Ever since I first became interested in photography, I remember saying to people, “I just want my art on people’s walls.” While I am not in any coffee shops or exhibitions yet, I have plans to start a Fine Art Print gallery showcasing my travels, so hopefully there will be one to share soon!

My wedding work has been featured in Ceremony Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks, 100 Layer Cake, Southern California Bride, and many more.

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Image Credit:
Any images with me in them were taken by Katie Jackson Photography.

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1 Comment

  1. Pam

    October 31, 2018 at 04:17

    Congratulations, Miss Meghan! Great article!

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