See you in November folks.....
Joy comes to us in the ordinary moments, we risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary. Now if that’s not a sentiment about life, to sit right where you are and find the enjoyment where you can, I don’t know what is. I needed those words to start this week, how about you? Wishing a great start to a wonderful week. #thefamilynarrative #thesnapsociety #motherhoodunplugged #megannphotography #motherhoodanthology #thefamilycollective #boldemotionalcolorful #hellostoryteller #parenthood_moments
11 months || after the show it’s the afterparty - best way to sum you up. Thanks for letting me be your mama. (Swipe to the 4th photo for their girl band album cover) . . . #11months #almostayear #diyphotography #diybackdrops #megannphotoh #hmkids #hmfashion #midwestmama #clickinmoms #diyphotographyprops
A letter to the generations before us, please don't stop taking those cell phone photos you so proudly post to social media and tag every last person in. Please don't stop being friends with our friends and asking how their lives are going and if they've gotten that job they wanted. Please know that you are ALWAYS worthy of having your photograph taken, that you belong in your memories just as much if not MORE than the younger generations after you. You came from a time (literally not that long ago) that VALUED printed photographs, that CHERISHED moments of togetherness; because those didn't happen as often as you'd like. You came from a time when someone was able to get a good photo with everyone dressed nice and looking, it was printed and handed out like halloween candy at your next gathering...I'm willing to bet in spades that you and your siblings still have such a photo. Older generations, photographers are by the plentiful these days, but I'm here to tell you this, they are NOT just for the people that are expecting, getting married, nor have a new baby or those with a young family. I'm here to remind you that as photographer's, we are here to help you preserve your legacy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I want you, all of you, the young the old the in between the we don't really have an occasion to take a photo but yeah it'd be nice to have an updated photo⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ People⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If I could get you to understand any one thing it's this: all the photographs our generation has and (hopefully) prints....our kids will eventually ask why there are no images of grandma, and their great aunt, who their grandpa's cousins were....and what are we going to do? Open facebook and hand them our phone? No. So include yourself in your memories no matter how young or old you feel, you are just as important to be remembered, and don't we all deserve to give our families that?
This one is to you, to all the Dad’s of the world just trying to do it right in a society that constantly reminds you that you’re almost always wrong. To the 9-5 ers and overnighters, the work from homers, but also miss a lot of shit because you have to travel, dads. To the ones that get little to no recognition for all that they do because it’s easier for us as a collective society to talk about the burden on mothers instead of the shared burden that adds to fathers. I see you. I appreciate you. To the dad’s that show up, drop their work bag at the door and go straight into dad mode, you are so appreciated. To the dad’s that love their babies and their ladies (or their fellas, I really don’t give a shit who you love) I tip my hat to you. In a culture that scream’s “self care for mothers” “mother’s matter” I fear we’ve overlooked you, we’re over working you, and we are under appreciating you. I’m from the camp of “father’s are capable” “if you helped make it, you help take it” I share the burden and joy of parenthood with my husband because these are OUR children. I also make it a point to NOT save him when help is needed or he’s left scratching his head, why? Because those are bonding experiences between him and our children. Women, we’re bad bitches...But stop running in to save them all the time, claiming “where would they be without us”... because the truth is, just fine, they’d eventually figure it out like we all had to, and they’d be just fine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So Dad’s of the world, hear me roar, you are vital to our children’s growth, you are needed for more than your paycheck, your worth is so much more than just saving us when we’ve had enough (although we appreciate that too).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag a dad that needs to hear this below, because I think we can all admit, we don’t say it enough.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks for hanging the moon for us and our children ✨
This is you....at 9.....and 10 months old because you’re a second child and we’re doing our best to both document and survive. You’re happy and toothy and you love your sis like no other. You make us smile and as dreadful as the looming first birthday would normally feel, I actually feel happy and excited (your dad still cries on occasion because he feels like it flew by, and really it did) your mom on the other hand feels like our life is just beginning and all the adventures life has in store we finally get to experience together, as our complete family. Out of all the mamas in the universe, thanks for choosing me Livva. We love ya pudge 🖤 (we promise to get a more eloquent nickname soon, it just fits)
More. Of. This. Putting the life back into lifestyle sessions ✌🏽 . . . . #candidchildhood #megannphotoh #hellostoryteller #lookslikefilm #thehonestcapture #childhoodunplugged #pixel_kids #theheartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #thehonestcapture #treasured_childhood #littlepiecesofchildhood #letthembelittle #thesincerestoryteller
Somebody asked me the other day the best thing I bought in 2019, to which I replied: my husbands vasectomy 🤷🏼♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hi I’m meg and these are my two girlies that keep my hands busy and my heart full and my wine glass overfloweth 😬 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m owner, operator, lead photographer, head honcho of this biznass. Refuse to use the term “boss babe”, and am always gonna be unapologetically me. That includes being authentic, being genuine and having an opinion and not afraid of sharing it 🤔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fun fact: my husband max and I almost found the winter carnival medallion a few years ago after spontaneously deciding to look at the clues the star trib put out and woke up at 4:30 one morning (for fun, so this is obviously pre kids) to drive to where we thought it was to look....it’s a story for a different time but a story it is.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I’m not working I enjoy cooking, trying new wines, walking in the woods with my fam, creating things with my hands, projects, and summer softball.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Never have I ever: seen greys anatomy, have bought something from an instagram or Facebook ad, have never done the stupid which Disney character am I filter (me and @davepuente apparently), watched Star Wars anything, Alice in wonderland or ET (it scared the shit outta me as a kid) or recycle other people’s ideas and label them as original🤷🏼♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feel like you know me?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Good.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m Meg, aka @megannphotoh
Hello you⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .
Incredibly displeased with this new situation, mother. #shitdogssay . . . . . . #portraitcollective #dearphotographer #documentaryphotographer #lifestylephotographer #documentyourdays #thehonestlens #mnlifestylephotographer #minnesotaphotographer #megannphotography #clickpro #minneapolisfamilyphotography #minnesotafamilyphotography #liveforthestory #thelifestylecollaborative #thesincerestoryteller #inhomefamilysession #minnesota #megannphotoh #inhomenewbornsession #midwestnewbornphotographer #honestmotherhood #motherhoodrising #letthekids #clickinmoms #minnesotamama
Sugar and spice and everything nice . . . . . #candidchildhood #megannphotoh #hellostoryteller #lookslikefilm #thehonestcapture #childhoodunplugged #pixel_kids #theheartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #thehonestcapture #treasured_childhood #littlepiecesofchildhood #letthembelittle #thesincerestoryteller
Raise your hand if you’re about to be 1 years old....⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fresh48 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #candidchildhood⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #megannphotoh⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #hellostoryteller⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lookslikefilm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thehonestcapture⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #childhoodunplugged⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pixel_kids⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #theheartofchildhood⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wildandbravelittles⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thehonestcapture⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #treasured_childhood⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #littlepiecesofchildhood⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #letthembelittle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thesincerestoryteller
✨ You don’t need all the things you think you need - to do all the things you feel called to do. You have all you need, right now, right here - now go make life beautiful ✨ . . . . #candidchildhood #megannphotoh #hellostoryteller #lookslikefilm #thehonestcapture #childhoodunplugged #pixel_kids #theheartofchildhood #wildandbravelittles #thehonestcapture #treasured_childhood #littlepiecesofchildhood #letthembelittle #thesincerestoryteller
I hope you always remember a small part of each other this way. I know the years will give way to competitiveness and then to the blissful teenage years with a house full of girls and you’ll return your stride to normal pace in your early 20’s but please, for the love of all things holy and sane....please remember each other this way. Spread out on the floor playing with Christmas morning toys that sound off new music we’ve never heard before the two of you giggling near the Christmas tree. Pouring over pages and pages of books wondering what it all means while Liv rips off a piece of a page and starts to eat it, like the little cave baby that she is...it’s just everything I saw in my minds eye when I thought of my children together, and to be absolutely honest....it’s so much better.
Cuddled up, snuggled in, winter time energy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Isn’t there something so beautiful about the chance to wake up and try again? Something about the opportunity to break ourselves open little by little to let the light shine into the dark spaces we never wanted to face before? Something about the new year, clean slate, open and endless possibilities excites me. But also, self worth, self growth, SELF REFLECTION, and most importantly.....self acceptance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some things you’re trying out in 2020? Better yet, anything you’re leaving in 2019? (I’m trying, in 2020, to move my body every day in a way that feels like happiness to me. I’m leaving behind people that waste my time energy and happiness in 2019...and every year before that)