As a wedding blogger, I get to see a lot of beautiful photos every day. When I come across one that I think is particularly fabulous, there are times when I know exactly why I love it...the light, the angle, the warmth behind it, the pose, the setting, the coloring...but I have to be honest, there are a lot of times when I have no idea what it is that draws me to a photo! Meaning that I can't pick out what that one thing is that makes me love it; I just do! Ironically, this usually happens with the photos that I love the most! Now, this loss for words could very well be because I'm not a professional photographer and don't have a lot of knowledge about the mechanics of a great photograph, but do you know what I mean? You see a photo, and you just love everything about it, because everything just seems to work. This is often how I feel about Meg's photos!
You may remember this engagement shoot that I featured several months ago by Meg Sexton Photography with balloons in red, yellow and blue. Meg was also kind enough to pull some of her favorite wedding photos that she's taken, which I've included here. Take a look! :)
I wanted you to see those before I continued, because do you see what I mean?! There's just something amazing about her style that I just LOVE, but I can't pick out exactly what it is. Every photo is different, and even better, her shots seem to change just a bit in order to best suit each couple and each event. That photo of the couple dancing in the light...with the guests looking over them in the background? AH! I kept it big because it's definitely my favorite ;)
Anyway, that "I don't know why I love it, but I just do" factor is what I think every couple should look for in their wedding photographer's work. When you flip through their albums, the photos shouldn't just be pretty at face value, they should be magic...give you that feeling that gets you even more excited for your wedding day, your relationship, your future. Meg works out of the Bay Area, and does everything from weddings, to engagement shoots, to graduation photos, family and maternity photographs. So, she's basically there to photograph all of your special moments - before, during and after the wedding! PS...you should definitely check out her blog, because there are some beautiful family photos there. I just didn't feature them here because this is technically a wedding blog, after all ;)
Now, you probably know the drill by now...Meg kindly answered a few of my questions just below. You can also keep track of Meg's fabulous work via Twitter and Facebook, just like I do!
Vendor on Paper Feature Q&A with Meg Sexton
Describe the epitomized Meg Sexton Photography bride.
I love all brides! But I especially love the ones that have really thought out her details. I'm drawn to outdoor weddings, vintage details and a lot of your personality shining through. My wedding was held at a winery in Sonoma, so bonus points to all brides who get married in lovely destination locations.
What advice do you have for the newly engaged bride planning her wedding?
Book your vendors early! It's really true that great vendors book early. I always advise brides to start looking for photographers and videographers as soon as you have a location nailed down.
Describe one of your favorite projects and why it was such a memorable one for you.
I'm currently working on a backstage ballet project through my local ballet Company and Academy. It's freeing to be photographing something I love so much. There is something so incredibly feminine and strong about professional ballerinas. I've always wished that my parents pushed me into dance as a child! Photographing dancers who are incredibly passionate about their craft only make me more passionate about mine.
How did your career in photography originally come about?
Pure luck! I knew I always loved the medium, but it was really being in the right place at the right time that allowed my artistic vision.
When you're not working, you are usually...
Playing with my son! Grayson (almost 3) is truly the light of my life. He's teaching me to kick back, forget about what anyone else thinks and just be myself. I had no idea that loving someone so incredibly much would push me to be a better person.
Meg Sexton Photography is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out more of Meg's work in weddings here.
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