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Reviewed On 8/05/2017 by Lauren A
I can't say enough good things about Megan! Her photos speak for themselves. When I scrolled through her website's photo gallery I wondered if my engagement and wedding photos would ever look as beautiful...and they did!!! Megan far exceeded my...
expectations. The photos were AMAZING!! And to top it off, she was the coolest, friendliest, and easiest person to work with! She was quick to respond to my emails. She noted all the details. She delivered the photos super fast. She was AWESOME! I'd highly recommend MVP to any bride.
Reviewed On 8/03/2017 by Brittany C
“You were such a blessing to Matt and I on our wedding day and throughout the entire wedding planning process! You were so easy to work with and you truly made our wedding day spectacular! We really could not have asked for or dreamed of a more...
incredible photographer for our day.
Photography was THE single most important part of our wedding to me personally. I knew after that one single day, all we will have left, in our eternity together, is our memories and the pictures taken. For this very reason, I wanted the best photographer for our wedding day. I stumbled upon Megan Vaughn Photography while looking up local photographers and immediately fell in love with your work and new I had to meet with you! I already knew that I wanted Megan to photograph our wedding, but after meeting with her I knew I HAD to have her photograph our wedding. She is the sweetest, most kind spirited individual; we just immediately clicked! She is so knowledgeable about her profession and has an evident passion for what she does.
Every session, engagement and bridal, were an absolute blast and so relaxed! Matt and I loved getting to work with Megan and her husband Mitch during our engagement session; they put us both at ease as soon as we got there and made our session so enjoyable!
On our wedding day, Megan was so calming and relaxed throughout the entire day and for this, I am forever grateful! Even when I would start to get stressed or nervous, her calming nature immediately put me at ease. Megan and Mitch were such a wonderful part of our wedding day and we cannot thank them enough! We are over the moon with our wedding day images and all of our other session images! I could not have picked a better photographer for our wedding day! We are immeasurably blessed to have images that we are proud and excited to show off to friends and family and, hopefully, one day our children.
Megan and Mitch, thank you again for making our wedding day so special! We are forever grateful for the two of you.”
Brittany & Matt
Reviewed On 8/02/2017 by Taylor T
Megan was hands down the best investment for our wedding. The photos were of course beautiful, her style is a perfect balance of natural and rich in color. They were tastefully edited and we not only love them, but received several compliments ...
from others. Not only did she thoroughly and professionally capture my day, but she also gently reminded me when I needed to get back on schedule, and was encouragement in moments of anxiety. I was at peace knowing that she was not only capturing my day, but knew my timeline (better than I did!) and was prepared for everything planned that day. She was on time, good at her job, encouraging, and fully prepared. Leading up to the day, she met with me and clarified anything that she needed to know well in advance before the big day, which further proved her organization. She is so good at what she does and is fully knowledgeable in all things about being a wedding photographer. I was 100% at ease :) I am SO glad you could be a part of our day Megan, thank you so much for everything!!
Reviewed On 8/02/2017 by Patricia S
We took the most time looking for our photographer out of all our vendors. You can never redo your wedding photos and they will be something you cherish and use to remember that special day forever. We wanted perfection! And Megan is that! Fr...
om the moment we saw her photos, we knew she really has a gift. She does an amazing job capturing the light, the people, and the scenery, all at once. And we couldn’t have asked for anyone easier to work with, especially for a very camera shy, non-lovey dovey couple! The wedding photos are absolutely gorgeous. We continue to get compliments on our wedding photos to this day! We loved every bit of our experience with Megan! We cannot express how thankful we are to have come across Megan. She, and her husband, are THE Chip and Joanna of the wedding world! I only wish we had also requested her husband to do our video (Mitch Vaughan Productions), it's obvious he has just as much talent as Megan!
-Patricia & Rob, Married June 2016
Reviewed On 8/02/2017 by Dana H
Words can not describe how thankful we are that you captured our special unforgettable day. After getting engaged, one of the most important vendors to me was the photographer. Once the big day comes and goes, you’ll have your loved one by your...
side, the memories to think back upon, and the photographs to cherish. Living in and getting married in Charlottesville, the whole wedding planning search process became overwhelming. A friend suggested I look photographers in the Lynchburg area when I came across your website. I fell in love with the blog and your amazing photography skills. Not only were the pictures out of this world, but you truly seemed to know and care about your couples. I loved how you wanted to get to know us first when I first e-mailed you and how super responsive you were about everything. I literally don’t know how you responded to all of my emails so quickly! You truly made everyone feel at ease, especially on the wedding day. From meeting you in Lynchburg at the cutest little coffee shop, Logan and I both knew that you were the photographer for us–Logan was at complete ease and totally himself (you did a good job of making him laugh:)
Now, on to our engagement session….time went by so fast! I can’t believe the number of amazing images you were able to capture in that time period, and I can’t get over how soon I was able to see all of them (literally, less than 24 hours!). It was a wonderful pre-birthday present:) We love, love, love our engagement pictures. Our friends and family loved them as well. I can not count the number of times friends, family or co-workers said- those are the most amazing engagement pictures I’ve ever seen. I got prints of almost all of the pictures and then had the hardest time picking the ones for our save the date.
Flash forward to the time around the wedding, you were wonderful at handling last minute details and hiccups. I truly appreciate your professionalism and your sweet words (you seriously know how to word everything so perfectly to make the bride feel at ease). Looking back to the day of the wedding, I went through a variety of emotions. The early morning of our wedding was beautiful & mostly sunny, then when I was getting my hair and make-up done it poured and looked like the rain wouldn’t stop (the weather forecast kept changing) and I was pretty anxious about not being able to have my outdoor wedding or get all the wedding pictures I wanted. Luckily, the sun came out and the clouds cleared. You were wonderful at putting me at ease and saying the right things at the right time. I love how you listened to all my ideas for areas at Ash Lawn for pictures and especially, those road and field pictures. I literally can not stop looking at the pictures and have no idea how to chose which ones to frame. You caught all sorts of emotion from everyone in your pictures.I can’t wait to share the photographs with our friends and family. I loved the sneak peak pictures (yes, pictures!). I can not believe how soon we got our pictures. Our pictures are amazing and what’s even better is how amazing you made us feel throughout the whole process. I’d recommend you to any future bride! And hoping we can have you capture more moments of ours down the road:) I couldn’t be happier with our pictures.
Reviewed On 6/30/2016 by Knottie1467303450
Ten years ago, my husband and I made the decision to "hire a friend". Our friend was someone who didn't charge us but a few hundred dollars, and he was someone who loved photography but didn't work as a photographer. While we love our photos, b...
ecause they're ours and they're still a way to remember our big day, we knew the moment we decided to renew our vows that we needed to hire a professional who could take memories and create art. Someone who knew how to capture the emotion of the day perfectly. As a wedding photographer myself, it's not an easy decision to make. You ask more questions. You know the worth of the work and the talent. You know your style. But you also know you may hurt feelings choosing one photographer over another.
In talking to Megan, though, I instantly felt as though we'd been girlfriends for years. She was excited, she was genuinely interested in hearing our story, and she was on top of all the little details that needed to be taken care before that day. On the day of, my husband and I had the pleasure of seeing Megan and her husband, Mitch, work together as a team, and there was something that stood out most to me about the two of them. Their relationship. The two of them were meant to be in this together, and it shows in how well they worked together and complimented each other. They both have beautifully artistic eyes, and while one was shooting from one angle, the other was finding creative ways to get another perspective. They're open to each others' suggestions, they play around, they laugh, and they get it. They get what this is all about. The work they do, individually and together, is a direct reflection of their marriage. They understand the beauty of it. They know the connections, they know the obstacles we overcome, they know the friendship, they know the history, and that's so visible in the emotion captured in their work.
My husband and I and our family still talk about them today. We talk about sitting at our beautiful, long farm table, talking about life and family, about them joining in our prayer before dinner, and about how instantly they became a part of the family. When you have a photographer who gets it and loves it, it shows. It really does.
The final result was absolutely beautiful. My husband's smile - the one that I only see when he looks at me - is now captured and here for me to see. Our oldest's gorgeous freckles and long lashes, our youngest's sassy little personality, and our home. The tears, the laughter, the most of all our family...our blessings in this life are now here, in beautifully vibrant images that we'll have forever, and we couldn't be more grateful for them, Megan. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by Mary M
Words can hardly describe how wonderful Megan Vaughn is! She perfectly captured my wedding day and has become a dear friend!! She was my biggest advocate on my wedding day!! Totally worth the money!!
Reviewed On 11/03/2014 by Rachel W
Megan was everything we were looking for in a photographer! Her pictures are breathtaking, and she has such a calm, comforting presence while she is taking them. I usually don’t enjoy being photographed because it feels forced and seems to take...
forever. However, it didn’t feel that way with Megan. My husband and I felt very comfortable when she was taking our pictures, and she knew poses that look great but don’t feel awkward or unnatural. She was also able to get great shots without taking a very long time. I really appreciated that on our wedding day because we wanted beautiful formal photos, but we also didn’t want to eat up too much time that we could be spending at our reception—and Megan made that possible. Throughout the process, she got to know us well, was very respectful of our expectations, and took beautiful pictures that were true to us. I was also amazed at how quick her turnaround time was--she sent us our edited photos only three days after our wedding! Megan is so talented, and she really knows what she is doing. I am so grateful that she was the one who captured our wedding day. Thanks, Megan!
Reviewed On 11/03/2014 by Amy B
From the moment I got engaged I knew my biggest goal, as far as vendors went, was to get a photographer that I really loved. Pictures have always been important to me and I wanted someone who was capable of taking the calibre of photos I felt w...
ere up to standard, as well as someone I genuinely liked as a person. Megan was all of those things!
I found her on Pinterest and after going through her galleries and reading her "About" section on her website, I knew I needed her to photograph our wedding! I can't say enough about her laid back, calm attitude and willingness to answer questions and be flexible, even when I was busy leading up to the wedding.
Megan has a way of making you feel like a gorgeous model when she's shooting your pictures, and that's something that every bride wants to feel! The day of the wedding, she was ready to go, I never felt that she was worried over lighting or situations where she had someone in the way of a shot. She handled everything with polish and professionalism. She even spoke in a soft voice during quiet moments while we were getting ready, very calming. My bridesmaids loved her, and she really knew how to make us comfortable so that she could get the most natural shots.
I saw my mother in law when we got back from the honeymoon and she was complimenting the photos. She said "When Eleni" (her daughter) "gets married...we want Megan to photograph her wedding!". Needless to say, Megan made quite an impression on all of us, and I can't think of a better person to share in our day. I'm so glad we chose Megan to capture our memories for us!
Reviewed On 10/06/2013 by markhmpdx
It was such a pleasure to have Megan as our wedding photographer! As nature lovers, we appreciated the natural backgrounds she chose in the park where we held the ceremony. She has a keen eye for what makes a good picture, and attention to smal...
l details that we might have forgotten--the flowers, the wedding program, the decor. She arrived super early and took advantage of every minute she had before the wedding, throughout the ceremony, and during the reception to capture details that others might have missed. She used natural light in a masterful way to preserve memories that we'll cherish for the rest of our lives.
Reviewed On 10/06/2013 by MattAWilson
Megan did a great job on our wedding pictures. She was professional and very creative. She was very nice and took an awesome picture looking down the barrel of my gun that was wife was holding while in her wedding dress was pure AWESOMENESS! ...
The best decision we made for our wedding was hiring Megan. Thanks for making everything go so smoothly Megan!
Reviewed On 10/06/2013 by EmilyCWilson
Megan is amazing! She went above and beyond to make sure all my pictures were special and to my liking. I am very country so my bridals were done on a farm. Megan climbed tractors and even braved a bull. All of my wedding pictures were amaz...
ing and I'm constantly being asked about my photographer. There is no one better!
Reviewed On 10/06/2013 by Amber
I'd found Meghan after MUCH searching and digging through photographers in VA for our wedding in Roanoke this past September. After looking through her portfolio I was basically sold and ready to book her right then and there. I sent a deposit ...
her way and it was done! :) Easy breezy!
While planning my wedding I was actually out of state, but with email and phone calls, we got everything worked out. She always responded quickly whenever I had a question, which was fantastic! It's frustrating when you can't actually meet up with someone in person to hash out details, but her responsiveness made things so much easier!
The day of my wedding was kind of insane...it was supposed to be outdoors but we got hit with SO MUCH rain! It was really, really bad. We even had a plan "b" in case of rain, but had to go with a last minute plan "c"! Megan was amazing working in such a crazy environment (people running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to figure out where we were going to have our ceremony can be pretty stressful!). Nothing threw her off though, she was on her game the whole time and went the extra mile to try and keep me calm.
The venue was beautiful, but for a lot of the wedding, the best photo-ops we could get were on the big front porch. Even with the limited options, Megan got tons of great photos and the cloudy lighting was gorgeous in the pictures! Also, because we couldn't get as many photos as we would have liked outside at our venue, Meghan actually agreed to have us come back and do a mini "newlywed" or "anniversary" shoot next time we are back in town as a substitute for an engagement session (since my husband and I live out of state, we weren't in VA until a week or two before the actual wedding and didn't have time for a photo shoot before).
ANYWAY! Megan is fantastic and is so kind, patient, adaptable, and flexible. I wouldn't have wanted any other photographer there on our crazy big day, she's extremely talented and I would highly recommend her.
Reviewed On 6/06/2013 by Amanda H
Photography for my wedding was probably the most important thing I wanted. I found Megan Vaughan's website, and decided to go with her from the look of her portfolio. But she sure went above and beyond what I expected! Her quality of service is...
well worth what the client pays. Before the wedding she was always in touch, answered my emails promptly, and asked me lots of questions to make sure I got what I wanted. On my wedding day, she was always there. Capturing every moment of my wedding perfectly, she got great shots from the "getting ready" period to the emotion of the vows. But she was not JUST a photographer; she was ALWAYS ready to help me. At one point, she helped me immensely by going under my big gown to fix my garter! By choosing Megan, not only will you receive beautiful shots of each memory in your wedding with natural light and breathtaking details; you will have someone committed to do anything in making sure your day as a bride is perfect. Highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 3/03/2013 by kelly w
“Megan’s is a very talented human in many ways, but photography is her gift. I’m not just saying that b/c she is my cousin:)It is obvious by her body of work, that she is extremely talented and I would have wanted to use her even if she wasn’t ...
related to me. I was a bit concerned b/c she was alone, that she wouldn’t be able to get all of the shots I wanted. On the contrary, she was everywhere at once. I don’t know how she did it! She makes it look effortless and gets the images to you in no time at all! Go with Megan, and you will be very satisfied. I promise!”
- Kelly Wolfe
Reviewed On 3/02/2013 by Dana S
Megan recently did our daughter’s wedding. She arrived on time, was professional, and took creative shots. We were extremely pleased with the results. Her pictures were beautiful! Many of them were shots I would never have thought to do. Thank ...
you so much for making our memories permanent!
Reviewed On 3/01/2013 by Markie R
“Megan just shot my wedding on a Saturday and on Monday night she already had them uploading! I really didn’t expect to see them so quickly, and let me tell you how unbelievable and perfect they ALL were.
One of my favorite things that Me...
gan does so well is what I call “details”. It’s all the beuatiful close up shots of the little things like the rings with candles, flowers, iron chairs lined up outside the chapel, even on when she caught my hand making a fist with my ring showing on it and she captured it. It made a beautiful shot, and I had no idea that happened. I was talking and not paying attention to much of anything and that’s what’s so great.
She’s there to capture everything you may forget or miss because you’re so busy with the whole day. She is priceless, there aren’t enough words.
One of the most meaningful and simply beautiful was a shot she captured of my Grandmother sitting in a chair with her coat on and her hands were clasped in her lap. She got another one of the portion of her lap with her hands clasped which happened to capture the ring she was wearing which was my Grandfather’s ring he wore that we all remember about him, who passed a few years ago. Seeing it captured in that way took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes.
Megan is a gift to know and be there to capture so many beautiful memories of the night between my husband and I, our friends dancing on the dance floor and more. Her art is captivating and I’m blessed to have had her shoot my wedding and spend the day with her.
She was also very helpful in the moments that we weren’t exactly sure what to do. It may seem obvious, but when you’re there with lots of people around you it’s nerve wrecking, so when it came to the cake cutting and such, she was there to tell us what’s the best way to go about doing something and the order in which things are done most of the time and how it can be captured. I still can’t say enough “thank you’s” to her for all the priceless and endearing photos that constantly captured the best of us. Thank you so much Megan!!”
- Markie Reeves
Reviewed On 2/25/2013 by stucker86
“Megan photographed both my wedding and engagement pictures and I would recommend her to anyone looking for great prices, beautiful pictures, and a unique vision in photography. She was running around, sitting on the ground….she did whatever it...
took to get the best shots at my wedding (she even offered to fix my plate of food at the reception!). I have never seen a harder working photorgrapher than Megan. She is all about you on your day and makes you feel important, special, and beautiful. Her ideas are great, her attitude is fun, and she is extremely talented! Go with Megan and I promise you will not be disappointed!”- Savannah Tucker
Reviewed On 2/25/2013 by DanyelleSnead
I absolutely love Megan! Not only were all of the pictures exactly what I wanted and more, but she was so great to work with! Truly a joy, and exactly the kind of person you want around on such a big day! She was so encouraging and very sweet. ...
She would help me calm my nerves, tell me how great I looked, how awesome the day was and would continue to go, and really listened to what I wanted as far as pictures go and was great at directing everyone to get the shots that I wanted!!! I am more than pleased and love all of my pictures, and especially the sweet memories from my special day!
Reviewed On 2/25/2013 by Beth K
My fiancé and I decided to elope, so I began frantically searching for a photographer a week before our wedding. Megan responded back straight away, and luckily she was available. She was incredibly responsive and accessible through the plann...
ing process and even worked with me when we changed the date the day before the wedding! The pictures she took are incredible, and she was absolutely wonderful to work with. She even uploaded our pictures the very next day! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and will definitely be using her again in the future.