2017 Reviews | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Another year of weddings is in the books! I am SO lucky to be able to work with such amazing couples each year! I’m so excited to see what 2018 brings!!

Starting out, I knew photography was going to be a priority for our wedding. It’s a once in a lifetime event and the photos will be treasured forever. As we started our search, Megan’s portfolio immediately caught our eyes (how could it not?!) – especially the dramatic use of lighting and the details of the black and white prints. She was able to shoot not only posed portraits but also candid shots that truly captured the moment. Once we reached out, she was incredibly professional and responsive and during our phone conversation immediately made me feel comfortable and as if I was talking to a friend. We loved that her packages come with an engagement session which allowed us to get to know her and helped us feel at ease around the camera so we would be more than ready for the big day months later. Megan and her husband Mitch were so fun to work with and it shows through in the photos. Not only was she able to get in all of the shots we wanted, she did so in such a timely manner that our day actually ran AHEAD of schedule! We received a sneak peak the day after the wedding which left us in such excited anticipation for what was to come later that week! The photos are STUNNING and we are so lucky that we were able to get a slot in her packed calendar this year. Thank you Megan and Mitch for everything, it was so great to work with you and we will treasure these photos for the rest of our lives.

Christine & Chris

Nick and I are so incredibly glad we had you as our wedding photographer. You are so sweet and we had so much fun working with you. I love how passionate you are about your work, and it is obvious you absolutely love what you do. You made being in front of a camera so easy, and your sweet, excited reactions to even the littlest things made the whole experience that much more special. And of course the images you gave us are AMAZING!! I absolutely love them and cannot stop looking at them. Since it rained all day I was worried we would not be able to get as many good pictures, but I was completely wrong. I think I love them more because of the rain! So thank you for braving the weather with us and giving us such amazing photos. When I think back on it the whole day is a bit of blur, so I am so grateful we have your images to look back on and remember the day by. You are truly talented, and any couple would be lucky to have you as their photographer.

Laura & Nick

We absolutely love love love the pictures! All of our family and friends have been raving over them as well! You are such a sweet, fun and talented person! Your bubbly and down-to-earth personality helped us relax and feel comfortable. Even though Parker and I are camera shy, you helped us pose and to be ourselves. The images are so clear and crisp and made me feel beautiful (even though I hated my hair and makeup). I can’t wait to order our pictures so that we can look at them everyday and cherish them forever! I have also recommended you to everyone I know getting married because you are so amazing! Thank you!

Rachel & Parker

I want to start first by saying THANK YOU!!! From the first time I contacted you about about your services I was blown away by your professionalism and how you were so welcoming. I told D then that I found the photographer and did not want anyone else but you!! You made us feel so comfortable like we had known you all of our lives! Each photo shoot you did whatever to make us relax, have fun, and have AMAZING photos to last a lifetime. You were always available and responded within a timely manner. If I needed you for other advice or anything leading up to my big day and on that day you were there to help! Our family and friends love you and your work. To this day they still talk about you and your work. All of the photographers I know talk about your work and I have seen 2 weddings since done by them that I know were your pose or idea they took LOL!!! You ROCK keep up the great work and I am sure you will hear from us again for more business!!! Thank you so much again love ya!!!

Crystal & Demetrius

When you are planning your wedding everyone keeps telling you – pictures are the most important thing because they will last a lifetime for you, your husband and families to look back on. So as I frantically began my search for the perfect photographer I ran across, you, Megan. Writing me back quickly we began the process – availability, then engagement photos and then of course the big day. I felt an instant connection – like that friend you have not seen in months ( sometimes years) and you just re-connect like no time was ever lost. Our engagement photos turned out absolutely, drop dead may I add, gorgeous. When you hear a person say you have an eye for… in your case, photography – that is you Megan. It made me giddy to know what our wedding pictures were going to be like. We communicated numerous times to make sure all the details would be perfect on “our” big day. The day came and if it could not have been more perfect. My long veil w as loving your camera and the wind! You caught my husband, not only who shared a few tears throughout the whole day, but SMILED for you!! The pictures turned out absolutely perfect. You and your sweet husband caught moments that my husband and I will treasure forever and I am forever grateful for that! I can tell this is not just a job for you; I can tell this is a passion for you. You can see it in your face, as you are seriously glowing after taking a picture. You can see the pride in your work by the quality of our pictures that come back. I would, and I have, recommend you to anyone looking for a great photographer. You got talent girlfriend and I am so excited that I get to call you my wedding photographer!! Cheers!!

Valerie & Heath

After seeing Megan photograph my cousin’s wedding and viewing her work, I knew I had to hire her for my own wedding! Her work is vibrant and truly captured the emotions from our wedding day. Since our wedding, I’ve looked through my photos more times than I can count and they’re always a fresh reminder of how I felt that day. Megan was wonderful to suggest other vendors, and always responded quickly to email. As a photographer myself, I fully trusted her with my wedding day which was a huge relief! All around, lovely work and lovely to work with!

Brooke & Brian

Thank you so much for capturing our wedding and making it so special. I cannot thank you enough for going above and beyond. Not only did you capture breathtaking photos during each session, but you also made us completely comfortable. It felt as if a friend was taking our pictures. You made sure we got exactly what we wanted from the very beginning to the very end. Thank you for taking the time to fight for us. In the events of some crazy weather, you were there helping us fight for what we wanted. These memories and photos will last us a lifetime. Thank you so much for lending us your time, talent, and friendship.

Abbey & Edward

Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. The moment we found your website during the vendor search phase of wedding planning, I was hooked. You are so talented at your craft. You and Mitch immediately but the entire wedding party at ease and successfully managed the chaos with grace and a wonderful sense of humor. I so appreciated you pitching in when little things needed to be done on the big day, staying organized and on time, and gently guiding everyone through the process to ensure we got all the shots/family combinations we had hoped for. Thank you for being a true professional from start to finish, answering all our questions, clearly explaining the contract process, and delivering a product that was above and beyond what we could’ve asked for. I felt like I made a new friend through the engagement photo and wedding day time we spent together and I hope our paths cross again in the future! :)

Emily & Erik

I’ve shared this story with you before, but it’s worthy of sharing a million times over… I first began to admire your work years ago when you photographed my friend Lauren’s wedding. Throughout her wedding, I observed you engaging with her with such ease and comfort that I just assumed that you two were childhood friends. It wasn’t until later that I learned that your friendship developed as she hired you for various photo sessions leading up to her wedding. But to me, that was even more profound…

I started following your work and knew that one day when I got married, I wanted the same experience at my own wedding. Shortly after Adam and I got engaged and started planning, I told him that selecting you as our photographer would be the easiest decision we would make. As soon as I reached out to you, I was immediately reaffirmed and comforted in that mindset. Emailing you back and forth brought such joy to me in all the stress of wedding planning- you were able to communicate with such excitement and passion that was truly contagious. (I want to express here how comforting it was that you were always so prompt in responding to emails. I knew that I could count on you and that was priceless to me).

During our engagement session, you made us feel so comfortable and at ease. You were able to perfectly capture our love- for each other (and for coffee) in that quaint little downtown coffee shop. That day, we were able to experience first-hand your creative drive to try new things- all for the sake of getting the perfect shot… and we embraced every moment of it ;-) #rollinginthegrass #bewareofsnakes #totallyworthit

And then there was the wedding day… I specifically remember when you arrived to the venue because in true Megan Vaughan fashion you brought such passionate excitement with you. You eased my nerves because I knew that despite any little mishaps that were bound to happen the day of the wedding, I was assured that you would capture every moment of it perfectly. You and your second shooter, Liz, worked so flawlessly together and inspired me and the rest of my bridal party to be our true selves. Having your husband there as well to capture the videography piece was even more special to us. Just as we had hoped and imagined, you two are a dynamic duo… it seems like you have an unspoken understanding and mutual respect in regards to the vision each of you have for certain shots and that was incredible to witness on our end.

The wedding day flew by in a blink, just as so many people warned that it would. We enjoyed a honeymoon in paradise and a little over a week later when we returned to the States, we were welcomed home by a link to our gallery. (Girl, I still don’t understand how you can generate so many incredible images in such a short time… you are a beast!)

We sat in our hotel room that night with happy tears running down our faces as we relived our big day through your photos. It’s incredible to us how you were able to capture every detail… every single emotion of that day. The photos seemed to come to life as they helped us recall all those little things that we could have easily overlooked in the moment- I could remember the songs that were playing in certain photos, the witty and light-hearted comments provided by your fabulous MVP team in the background. Because of these photos, we have the privilege of reliving our day EVERY day. Because of your talent, we have that invaluable keepsake to share for years to come.

As I said from the very beginning, selecting you as our photographer was the easiest decision we made in the wedding planning process… when reflecting on the entire experience, I can honestly say it was also the *best* decision we made.

Thank you for sharing your God-granted talent with the world. We have been blessed by your passion and by your friendship.

Brea & Adam

Thank you SO SO much for being so absolutely wonderful to work with! Daniel and I feel so blessed to have been able to work with you and your hubby, Mitch! You guys both made us feel so comfortable and special. You have given us such beautiful pictures that will help us remember our special day for years and years to come! We are truly so glad that we found you! I would recommend you and your work to anyone!!!

Rene & Daniel

First I just have to say, THANK YOU! You made the process of picking a photographer beyond easy. I saw pictures that you had done and I was sold! Whatever questions I had, big or small, you always responded so quickly and were always willing to offer me so much help! Nate and I are so blessed to have had you be the one who captured our big day. It was always so comfortable being in front of the camera with you, and that’s coming from two people who had never had professional pictures taken. You made us feel beautiful and gave us so much confidence during both our engagement shoot and wedding day and we are so thankful for that! The pictures that you capture truly define our personalities and the love we have for each other and we will cherish them for years to come!

Maggie & Nate

I have been following your work for the past several years and knew from looking at all of your photographs over that time that you HAD to be my wedding photographer when the day came. You were the first vendor I called once I had a venue and a date and, even then, when you weren’t available on that date I paid the venue to reschedule. Worth it!

You were so responsive to every question I had and you seemed to have answers for everything which really put me at ease during the whole process. The day of the wedding we had some stressful things come up that caused some delays and you were totally relaxed and worked with us to fit everything in and we are so thankful for that.

Looking at our photos I am amazed at how much emotion you captured during our day. Since neither of us are incredibly emotional people I was so thrilled to see that you were able to capture what we were feeling during the pivotal moments. You were also so sweet in working with our complete inability to be serious for a photograph or pose ourselves in any capacity and I’m so glad for that. I knew that I would get quality photographs back but they surpassed even my wildest dreams. Thank you so, SO much!

Taylor & Josh

Thank you for helping make our wedding day stress free, organized, and so much fun! I love that I was able to hand all my detail items over to you and trust that you would capture our vision without me needing to tell you a thing! Upon seeing the shots, we were thrilled that you helped tell our story in such a beautiful way. My best friends/bridesmaids and I are still talking about how fun you guys were while taking all of our posed shots, and how beautifully you illustrated the depths of our friendships and love for one another, our friends, and family. I have had many people tell me that these are the best wedding photos they have ever seen, and I could not agree more. You have a gift of being able to capture a vision, bring it to life, and tell beautiful stories in the pictures that you take. Girl, you killed it. I am not lying in saying that SO many people have reached out to me saying they wish they had used you instead of whoever they decided on for their wedding photos. You guys were awesome and I will recommend you to whoever asks and does not ask! Thank you again! I wish you years of happiness and success doing what you love!

Katie & Brandon

I don’t even know where to begin. I am beyond thankful that I found you when I did and that you had our wedding date available. I have had this vision of how I wanted my wedding pictures to look and you by far exceeded my expectations! You captured pure emotion in every shot that truly represented the love Jed and I have for each other! You are incredibly talented and I could not imagine our wedding day without you! The only problem is now I have an engagement session, a bride and groom session, and our wedding pictures to choose from and I am seriously IN LOVE with ALL of them!!! Our house is beginning to look like a shrine to us! lol! Again, thank you SO SO much for being apart of such a special time in our lives!! We love you!!

Lauren & Jed

It’s really tough when one of the most common compliments about your wedding day is for someone else. :) Just kidding – it’s truly one of the best compliments when friends, family, even the groom’s cousin who doesn’t really care that much about pictures, makes a point to tell you – for months – how amazing your photographer was. And we couldn’t agree more.

I couldn’t help but share with Megan the text conversation my girlfriends started when they saw our pictures on her blog. Having people who know us so well rave about how well Megan captured the essence of us was a wonderful compliment. Since then, we’ve heard from everyone – friends, parents, cousins, colleagues, each other – about just how great of a job Megan did. Our wedding party has mentioned more than once just how efficient she was. She not only valued their time, but she built and stuck to a strict schedule that allowed her to get what she needed done while we had the relaxed downtime that we needed too.

From a logistical perspective, Megan was perfection. Her communication was on point. She developed a schedule that fit everything in, without feeling rushed or micromanaged. She showed up early, checked out the scene, and made friends with everyone. We were so impressed with how she coached us and our family and wedding party. She had every shot in mind before she even took the picture. Our pictures featured different poses and settings than others that we’d seen, and she came up with these ideas effortlessly. She captured amazing pictures that we have since covered our house with. The variety of shots is beyond what we could have asked for.

Beyond that, she set up the most perfect first look. She found the location, strategically placed Christopher, escorted me, and gave us just the right amount of instruction so that we knew what to do but also felt alone in a moment that neither of us will ever forget. Our first look far surpassed our expectations, solely because Megan knew how to set up a safe space for the emotion and gave us time to breathe and just be.

Megan’s writing in her blog, tech skills in delivering the pictures, and turnaround time in sharing them with us was incredible. Seriously. I’ve never heard of people having their wedding pics back in under two weeks. She has boundless energy and work ethic and takes great pride in what she does. Her natural gift is undeniable. How she does all that she does, we don’t know. But boy are we thankful for the opportunity to work with her and would jump at the chance to have her captured future life moments. The only thing that might surpass her energy level is her talent.

Megan, it was an absolute honor to have you capture our wedding day. And thank you for making holiday shopping for family and friends easy this year. The moments you capture made the best gifts.

Angie & Christopher

“Now that the dust has settled we’ve been able to sit down and look through the photos and we just wanted to thank you. Your photos are absolutely beautiful and captured the moments and day perfect. It all went by in such a blur that it’s hard to remember the day and your photos help us relive the most important day in our lives, I personally want to thank you because I hate having my picture taken and not only did you put me at ease but I don’t look terrible (lord knows how much editing that kinda magic took haha) You were such a joy to work with and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to capture all these important moments. You made the process fun and not just “look here” *snap* “look there” *snap* Thank you again for the engagement shoot with less than ideal weather and of course for the big day, and best of luck with Vaughan House! I have no doubt it will be a success

Tenee & Mike

“Where do I start! Megan, you have been there for us since the beginning! One of my most precious memories will always be the moment I walked into the barn at SV and saw the rows of twinkling candles, the smell of fresh roses and the sound of your camera clicking as you captured every sweet moment of our engagement! I still get butterflies every time I think of it! You have such and amazing way of capturing the most precious moments, and somehow magically getting them posted on the Knot! Next, was our engagement pictures! I can’t even try to pick a favorite! Everyone that saw them thought that we had eloped! You have a natural gift for bringing out our biggest smiles and loudest laughs, making the pictures absolutely perfect! I can’t even express in words how I felt like a princess in my Bridal session! All the dreams I had as a little girl came to reality! From the dress, the crown, and to the literal Italian castle we found! It was like we stepped into a fairy tale! I’ve never felt more beautiful in my entire life! And finally our wedding day! You were so amazing! You have this steady sense of calmness that brings peace even in the most stressful moments! Like when I stepped in the mud in my wedding dress. I was .3 seconds from tears but you picked up my dress and brushed it off and I started breathing again! You were quick and efficient with the tons and tons of family photos which went smoothly, transitioning right into our magical husband and wife pictures! I was so sad that it was such a foggy day but you would have never of known! You captured the most beautiful pictures of us in the woods with the most amazing leaves with pops of orange, reds, and yellows! It was breathtaking! I want to also note that and your husband are the perfect pair! Y’all work sooo well together! I can’t wait to have you capture all of our sweet memories to come! Christmas cards, sweet announcements, pregnancies, our future baby’s, and family photos! Thank you so much for everything, Megan! We love you!”

Gina & Coby

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