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When I began looking for a wedding photographer, I was looking not only for someone with great artistic style and skill, but also someone I could trust and connect with. After ten minutes on the phone with Megan, I knew that she was the photographer I had been looking for. Megan is incredibly talented with a camera, and she has all the characteristics necessary to be a great photographer: a great sense of humor, incredible patience, the ability to make anyone feel at ease, and a real passion for storytelling.
More than anything, Megan is a true professional. She is very genuine in her desire to produce products that her clients love, and she is willing to go above and beyond to make this happen. She helped us create a custom package that was exactly what we wanted, she stayed late on our wedding day as a last minute request, and she made sure we were perfectly happy with the photos and albums that she created before she produced a final product. She understood that we wanted a photographer that would capture our day in the least invasive manner, so she took our formal portraits quickly and effortlessly, and shot candids that we didn't even know she took until we saw our pictures.
There are so many things that Megan a wonderful photographer, but the one I think says the most about her is her grace under pressure and her ability work with the difficult personalities that emerge as a result of stressful wedding planning. Megan was able to manage everyone form my bridesmaids to my mother-in-law with incredible ease so that I was able to enjoy my wedding day, and she did it with a smile on her face. To this day, my guests comment on how nice my photographer was and how much they appreciated her ability to direct people in a way that was friendly, yet firm.
Megan is a wonderful photographer, person, and friend, and I am lucky that I found her.
Yes, a wedding takes months of planning, wanting each step of the way to be all that my daughter, Emily, and her fiance, Jon, wanted it to be and recognizing that it is just a brief few hours that flashes by in what seems like seconds. So while we cannot slow that magical time down it is imperative to find a photographer to capture the moments that will last a lifetime. Obviously this is a huge expectation and requirement to place on any photographer but you have to meet Megan. I knew when I saw Emily and Jon's engagement pictures that Megan was extraordinarily talented, an unbelievable eye for capturing the essence of this beautiful couple while creating a composition that truly enhanced each and every photo. Emily and Jon's wedding was at our home and when Megan arrived prior to the wedding I believe her fantastic creativity started well before she entered our driveway. Megan introduced herself to me and I was immediately struck by her personality, energy and professionalism. I knew straight away that she was no ordinary photographer but a true artist and I could simply relax and let Megan do what she does best. I have spent alot of time around artistically gifted people but just watching Megan was awe inspiring. Megan seemed to instinctively know what areas, items, photographs and most importantly the people that were so important to this couple's wedding day. We received the wedding photos yesterday and I cannot put adequately into words how beautiful, creative and beyond all comprehension of what a wedding photo can convey. Beyond magnificent but I promise you the most stunning photographs I have ever seen. Megan did not miss a moment, each frame was perfectly composed and so naturally breathtaking. How Megan accomplished this frame after frame is nothing short of artistic genius. We are obsessed with looking at this amazing portfolio, feel forever grateful and excited to have it but the selection process is going to be challenging since we want them all!!!!!
Let me start this review with a short story: Megan shot an engagement photo shoot for my fiancé and I and posted the shoot on her blog. Along with the amazing photos, she wrote a paragraph detailing Mike and me as a couple, some of the things she learned about our relationship throughout the day, and then she listed the favorite things about us that she observed as the three of us spent the afternoon together. When my mother, who I chat with almost every day, read the paragraph, she said “Wow, I think Megan knows more about your relationship than I do!” What this story tells me is that Megan genuinely cares about her clients and has a fantastic capability to capture and to detail their love stories in beautiful, appealing ways. Through her artistry, she invites guests to share in these stories intimately rather than have them feel like they’re distant observers.
From the beginning of the wedding photography process until now, Megan continues to demonstrate her care and concern for her bride and groom. Megan insisted that, if it was at all possible, she shoot our engagement session – she wanted to know us as a couple and work with us before the wedding so that we would be comfortable with her shooting the wedding day photos. When the wedding day arrived, Megan knew how Mike and I related to each other and, needless to say, the photos are breathtaking. She also coordinated with me a few times before the wedding to make sure that she was planning to capture the wedding exactly as we envisioned. Since the wedding, she’s worked diligently on uploading the proofs, which were ready in 1-2 months vice 4-6 months for a larger photography studio. Her consistent timeliness is a quality I find admirable.
As a side note, Mike and I married at a destination location. Megan performed advance research on the location, contacted the catering manager to get the details on the best photo opportunities around the resort, and arrived a day early to familiarize herself with the staff and the resort. I thought this was all amazing effort on her part to make sure that she was intimately familiar with the setting and how her equipment would perform. I think the review already captures that her photos were absolutely perfect throughout the day.
It’s been four months since the wedding, and our guests are still reviewing the photos, ordering them, and gushing about the amazing quality. Beyond the quality of the photos, though, they’re also gushing about the quality of person Megan is. I heard more than one wedding guest tell me how friendly and personable they found Megan to be, and how infectious they thought her joy for life to be. They said to me, “She seemed to be having so much fun; it was like she was a wedding guest herself!” Indeed, Megan’s passion for what she does shines through in her “capture all of life” attitude and her artistic eye for what photo shot will preserve the feeling of a moment. Megan puts her heart into taking breathtakingly gorgeous photos for your life events, and infuses those photos with her beautiful spirit. I found a wonderful wedding photographer, yes, but I also found a wonderful friend.
Megan puts her absolute all into her clients from the moment you speak to her on the phone. We fell in love with Megan’s photography from the minute we saw her work, and after talking to her knew that she was the perfect fit for us. She made everything so much easier with her sweet and sassy attitude, and put our minds at ease. It was so important to us for our wedding photos to be different, and capture those special moments candidly. She made us feel so comfortable, and felt as if she has been a friend of ours for a long time. I appreciated Megan's attention to every detail and she really was able to capture the beauty of our day, our story and all the little details along the way. Megan truly found the essence of relationship and captured it in photos for us to cherish forever. Our pictures are so special to us, we can never fully express how grateful we are to Megan for the photos and when we look through the photos we feel all the same emotions of that dream day. Megan is truly a rare and special talent, that I recommend to every bride I meet. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will always treasure our wedding memories thanks to you.
I have been looking forward to reviewing Megan's work since I met her - I just knew we would be would be thrilled with our experience and photos since our initial meeting. When we first started planning our wedding, I was surprised at how finicky I was being about the photography. There was a certain style, personality and professionalism that I was looking for in our photographer. And although I met with a few very talented photographers, it was not until I met Megan that I found exactly who I was looking for.
Megan has a gorgeous style and is extremely talented at finding the most beautiful natural light making for amazing photos. Our photos are more beautiful than I imagined - we couldn't be happier with how they turned out!
In addition to her amazing photography, Megan is a very genuine and sweet person with the innate ability to put everyone at ease. She gives instruction in a direct but very calm and pleasant manner which can be extremely helpful with large wedding parties and families! She pulled my husband and I away for some sunset photos, and although I thought we'd feel silly trying to be all romantic in front of the camera and any guests sneaking a peek, Megan made us feel totally comfortable and relaxed. We really enjoyed that time to ourselves and Megan captured the moments beautifully, obviously :)
I have recommended Megan to friends who are currently engaged and would recommend her to strangers on the street or internet :) I cannot say enough amazing things about her and am very grateful to her for capturing our day so perfectly!
Megan puts her heart and soul into her work and its so inspiring to see such dedication and passion. From the moment we saw Megan's work and spoke with her, we knew she was the perfect fit for us. She is the sweetest person ever and we immediately knew we could trust her to document our day, stress-free! She was by far our favorite vendor and so much fun to be around! Her peaceful and soft nature just brought us to a place of ease. That is exactly how Megan made the whole process feel...easy! While photographing us, she made everything natural and fun-no forced poses, just captured us as we are. She quickly became more than our photographer and now I am proud to call her a friend. I appreciated Megan's attention to every detail and she really was able to capture the beauty of our day, our love story and all the little details along the way. Megan had an uncanny ability to capture the essence of who we are individually and as a couple. She told our love story with genuine interest and joy. Our pictures are unique to us and that makes them so much more special. I can never fully express how grateful we are to Megan for the exquisite photos and genuine friendship we created. When we look through the photos we feel all the same emotions of that day. Megan, your talent is a rare and truly special gift! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. we will always treasure our wedding thanks to you!
I first discovered Megan by pouring over the amazing collection of photos on her website when I was interested in learning more about the photography business. She was kind enough to meet for coffee and a friendship blossomed from there! Less than a year later when I got engaged and knew I was planning a destination wedding, I told my husband there was no way anyone but Megan was going to photograph the day. I knew too much about the quality of her work to be happy with anyone else at that point!
I worked with Megan as an assistant on a few occasions before hiring for our wedding and therefore knew our big day couldn’t have been in better hands. In addition to her creative talent, she’s the epitome of a true professional and is genuinely passionate about every couple’s experience and creating the best product for them.
In the madness of a crazy day, she did an amazing job going about her work unnoticed when appropriate, corralling families and bridal party when needed, and scouting out the best locations for those iconic shots you dream of capturing. The photos from our wedding couldn’t have been more perfect and a year later I still look at them in awe on a weekly basis. I know we have shots in our collection that no one else could have spotted or created. In addition, she treats witnessing special moments with such sensitivity and respect, something I think other photographers forget about when trying to get the job done.
I know not everyone feels as strongly about investing in high-quality photography for their wedding but working with Megan is worth every cent. She is a delight to work with, honestly passionate about sharing in your day and has an amazing eye that can’t be replicated.
Before I was even engaged I had picked out Megan to be my wedding photographer. I fell in love with her work from a random Facebook post and my now husband and I fell in love with her upon meeting her. Megan is the nicest person you could ever hope to meet and work with. It's not easy to pose and show your love in front of a stranger, but before we knew it, Megan had us at ease, holding hands and forgetting we were being photographed. She makes you feel at ease and not silly when others stop and stare during your session because there is no one else but you and her. Her pictures are gorgeous and capture everything you would expect to see in a magazine spread trying to sell a romantic getaway, but real. Picking Megan was the easiest choice I made for my wedding. I emailed her A LOT and she took them in stride, never making me feel like I was asking too many or silly questions. When prioritizing expenses for the wedding, I didn't care how much Megan would charge because I was so confident in her work. I've only seen the sneak peeks from my wedding, but based on those and the experience we and our guests had with her, it was money well spent. Pick Megan not only for the beautiful photographs, but also the beautiful experience she will create at your wedding.
I recently received my photo album and it is absolutely beautiful! Megan did an amazing job- the photos are fabulous, and the album is gorgeous! I have received so many comments from friends and family about how awesome the album is and how talented my photographer was.
Working with Megan was great! She made me feel comfortable and at ease from our first conversation on the phone. The helpful guides and info that Megan shared helped make my wedding day a breeze and stress free!
Megan's work is amazing and her passion is as well!
Megan is a true artist I am so happy we had her capture our wedding day. If you ever had nerves about being in front of a camera then fear no more! Megan becomes your instant best friend throughout the process and you feel so comfortable getting photographed. The best part is that she makes the entire experience fun! We did our engagement photos with her as well and both those and our wedding photos are dreamy! She had this way of capturing truly special moments that you don't even realize she's getting because you drift away in the moment. She finds these hidden pockets of light that make your photos so romantic and stunning!
Megan was the first and only photographer we met during our engagement, and we couldn't have asked for more. Her love for love is contagious and is reflected in each and every gorgeous photo she captures. She is truly a gem. From the moment we met Megan, a self-proclaimed "hugger," she was a dream to work with. To this day my husband and I joke that we wish we could carry Megan around in our pocket to photograph the rest of our life together. Beyond being one of the sweetest, caring people I've ever met, Megan is a true professional with an amazing gift. Her eye for detail and ability to capture the personality and emotion of the day is extraordinary. Love, love, love.
I had not worked with Megan before selecting her to photograph my wedding, but was excited by her portfolio of work. I am a wedding planner and so am extremely particular about fine detail, and was very impressed with the way Megan's photography both captured the unique style of each of her subject couples, but also showed a consistent artistry - lots of sunbursts, close embraces and interesting backdrops.
Megan was very easy to work with starting from our first meeting - accommodative of my schedule, highly professional and very attentive, going so far as to reach out proactively to us to keep moving the schedule forward when I was swamped with other details. Refreshing, to say the least, and planning would have been a breeze if all of our vendors were as timely and professional.
Our package included an engagement session (place of our choosing), rehearsal and 10 hours of wedding day coverage with a second shooter, along with 2 parent albums, guest book and wedding album. We were extremely happy with the value.
As for the actual photographs, I was not disappointed - Megan did an amazing job capturing the key moments and surprising us with candid angles and vignettes we weren't expecting. Megan does a great job making her subjects feel comfortable with her style of shooting, and my husband and I had lots of fun. Because of her easy-going attitude balanced with an incredibly efficient professional attitude Megan would be a great fit for any couple!
Megan has definitely turned into more than just a photographer for me. I am proud to call her a great friend even though the wedding is over. She is absolutely adorable and one of the nicest people I have ever met! She made such a great impression with my entire family that my cousin decided to book her for his wedding and the rest of my family is trying to make up reasons to hire her! My husband and I can't wait to find another reason to have another photo shoot with Megan!
As a parting note I would just like to say thank you SO much to Megan for making my wedding day even more special than I could have possibly imagined! And if you are a couple looking to book a photographer, I would stop reading this review and book Megan as soon as possible!
That's the word that comes to mind when I think of Megan. I knew that in order for me to be able to relax and enjoy my wedding I was going to have to find vendors that I could trust with the little things I couldn't control. I had a "vision" or a feeling of how I wanted my wedding pictures to be and just hoped that it was possible.
I'm so happy I found Megan! Sprigs of lavender, sweet notes, brown paper packages tied up with string...these are a few of my favorite things! It's obvious that she sees the world through a different lens. Her professionalism and eye for detail goes far beyond the photographs she takes.
Although it felt awkward at first, I'm glad we did the engagement session with Megan as well. It allowed us to become comfortable in front of the camera and allowed us to become comfortable with Megan. It was important for her to know who we were and what made us tick. It felt good to know that she understood us better and knew how to put us at ease for the big day.
She patiently went through every detail with me about how the big day should run. On wedding day I just let her run the show (What? Me give up control??) and I knew I could trust her to see even more beauty than I could. I found myself not worrying a bit because I knew I was in good hands.
Scrolling through my proofs just makes my heart smile! She did it! My dreams have come true! This was my vision! I had such a wonderful day, I enjoyed every minute and her pictures reflect that.
Its hard to put into words how I feel about Megan Dandeles--she is a true professional, a stellar artist, and an incredibly caring, wonderful person. I searched a good number of wedding photographers before finding Megan, and there was just something about her photos that made them special. I continued my search but always came back to her site--her mixture of details and candid but intimate moments is captured so beautifully in her photography. A call with her on the phone sealed the deal. I had to have her be my photographer! We just clicked instantly and I could tell I didn't have to explain anything about what I wanted; Megan just understood and totally got what I wanted. And if you aren't sold by her personality, the proof is in the pudding with her photos. I can't tell you how many people have gawked over my engagement pictures! My fiance and I admittedly were incredibly nervous about the shoot, because we do NOT consider ourselves to be photogenic by any means. Megan made us feel instantly comfortable and you can tell from our pictures! She is completely dedicated to her clients and my satisfaction is her number one priority. Due to an unfortunate experience with trying to obtain a studio space, there was a bit of a delay in getting our photos back to us. She made it up to us ten-fold by sending several prints to us for free, and in the overall quality of her work. Totally worth the wait!! And speaking of, we cannot WAIT to work with her again for our wedding. She is absolutely our forever photographer, and friend!! :)
Megan was an absolute dream to work with! She's super sweet and extremely professional. She knew how to make my husband and I feel comfortable in front of the camera during our engagement pictures, which gave us that much more confidence on our wedding day. I must add how talented Megan is, her work is magazine worthy! I am extremely picky and I was so thrilled with our engagement pictures, we even purchased a gorgeous guest book through her for our wedding. We've only seen 2 sneak peeks from our wedding day and we LOVE them, can't wait to see the rest! Thank you, thank you, thank you Megan! If you're in search of a photographer we can guarantee you will not be disappointed!
I am a makeup artist in the wedding business and have recently connected and worked with Megan. I did hair and makeup for a Boudoir Party she threw for some of her brides. It's difficult to have women feel comfortable and beautiful in most situations but in this setting especially. She knew what to say and how to pose her clients in a way that made them look spectacular and feel amazing. Her shining personality knew how to connect with her bride and made them shine. I felt comfortable and appreciate by her as well. Her pictures all came out stunning. I couldn't say enough about Megan as a photographer and recommend her to my brides regularly
All brides look for vendors the moment a wedding date is chosen; you search hundreds of websites, magazines, and books under the sun to find the right people that meet your checklist- affordability, personality, style, etc. We knew in the beginning of the planning process that having the right photographer to capture each moment of our big day was an important & meaningful decision. Ok, I might’ve known this even before I was engaged and I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon Megan’s work, but since that first moment, I was hooked. Even though she was in Colorado at the time, and our wedding was going to be on the East Coast, I couldn’t help but keep her in the back of my mind. I kept browsing through other photographers’ work, just in case, but I kept comparing every little detail with her work, and nothing could match it. Then I found her blog and I could read her words & I knew that there was so much passion and heart into what she does and I had to have her. My husband couldn’t agree more. Megan has the heart, focus, patience, kindness, and talent of the perfect photographer. She calmly responded to all my emails and phone calls, and was willing to do everything to make sure our vision came across the way we wanted. She was professional, but also felt like a friend helping you on this wedding journey. We were many, many miles away from her, but she calmed our nerves throughout the whole process. After our engagement session, we could see the excitement she had in every moment and she was casual but offered direction if we wanted it. A few months later, Megan’s passion and excitement continued into our wedding. She understood our emotions and the memories we were forming in each second. It was a great joy to work with her on such a big day of our lives. We received our wedding photos about a month ago or so, and I could not stop looking at them. Even our guests, and of course my husband and I, couldn’t believe in each photo how much love and beauty she was able to capture. It was such an emotionally high day, and we couldn’t have been happier with her and our photos!! Thank you Megan for everything from start to finish, we cannot wait to do more sessions with you in the near future!
Megan was super easy to work with as we prepared for our wedding from out-of-state. We booked her last minute and she fully-accomodated us in every way, from an engagement photo session (just 4-days before our wedding!) to the wedding day photos. She is very organized, has great suggestions, and responds quickly to email/phone calls. What impressed me the most was that Megan really loves what she does. She has a kind personality that radiates into all aspects of her work, from email correspondence to phone calls, and of course during the photo sessions which made us feel comfortable working with her. I met with many photographers, and Megan stood out in terms of her work, and also as a person. On the day of the wedding, most the time we didn't know Megan was there, but the pictures show otherwise. She definitely captured our wedding day beautifully.
We found Megan Dandeles just when we were beginning to become overwhelmed with all of our wedding planning. We met over coffee and knew that she was a perfect fit. We immediately booked her and everything else in planning our wedding started to fall into place! She photographed an engagement session for us and had us include our, then two year old, son which was very sweet and meaningful, it was also something that we ourselves had not thought of.
It was very important to me to get the best pictures possible of our wedding; your photos will forever be a constant reminder of the day you and your loved one made the promise of all promises to each other. I love my pictures so much that I show everyone and I recommend Megan Dandeles Photography to everyone I meet!
Megan is such a kind, genuine, professional and attentive photographer, not to mention she possesses an immense amount of talent! She thinks of every detail for you and customizes your session/ event to fit your style and expectations.
A year after our wedding we were expecting our second child and Megan took priceless newborn photos of our daughter when she was only 2 weeks old. I will forever go to Megan for our photos and one day when my little girl gets married I will be asking Megan to capture her special day as well!
Megan is truly an amazing photographer. I stumbled upon her website while planning my wedding and I just fell in love with her style. We made the decision to contact her, and I'm so happy we did. From that first phone call, Megan was so helpful and flexible with putting together a package we could afford. I initially did not want an engagement session, but Megan felt strongly that we should have one, so we did. Thank goodness we took her advice. We were able to meet Megan face to face for the first time and all get to know each other. It was a nice, stress-free way to get comfortable with the person who would be capturing our wedding day. I have to say, for 2 very camera-shy people, Megan took the most amazing photographs, both during the engagement session and on our wedding day. She made us so comfortable and has a gift for catching those special candid moments. My favorite photographs are the ones that we didn't even know she was taking at the time. A year after our wedding, we are still getting comments on our photos, and a friend is now going to have Megan work with her and her fiance for their wedding next year! I am so thankful we met Megan, and I highly recommend her for any occasion!
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Megan Dandeles Photography is an award-winning fine art photography studio specializing in natural light photography. From start to finish our goal is to give you a downright fabulous photography experience. We LOVE weddings and can't wait to hear all about what you are planning for yours!
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