Natural light wedding and Lifestyle Photographer serving california + Beyond

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megan helm

I've been capturing love stories for couples and families in California for the past 5 years.

When I began this business, I had a $400 Costco Camera Kit and a huge heart for serving people by making them feel comfortable + confident.

As a child, I was constantly snapping photos on disposable cameras and stealing all the tape and glue from the junk drawer and every sticker I could get my little hands on to make photo albums - yes, I still have all of these handmade albums.

Fast forward to today, I'm offering my clients more than a photographer. 
I aim to connect and dive deep with you guys so that you feel comfortable with me. In creating this relationship that goes beyond "just another photographer", we can say goodbye to the awkward prom pose and HELLO to creating a real connection captured in beautiful photographs you can cherish for years to come.

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, BELIEVER, LOVER OF LIGHT

hi friend, i'm megan

timless + classic

photography for all the sweet moments of life

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Photo Love

My love for photos began with my desire to be creative. My mom always made photo albums and I always got the leftover stickers to make my own albums. When I finally got my hands on my first camera, I couldn't put it down!

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college years

My college girlfriends really encouraged me to continue photography. After taking senior portraits for several of my friends, I set up a Facebook page, made a simple logo and website and saved my graduation money to buy a $400 Costco camera.

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just starting out

That Costco camera wasn't going to be enough to get my work where I needed it. 
I started offering free shoots and giveaways to build my portfolio. After investing thousands of dollars into my gear and countless hours into my photography education, I'm proud to see just how much I've grown over the years!

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today

What I offer is more than images, but a true experience to authentically tell your unique love story.

While it's important that you love my photos, it's more important that we click; pun intended. When we feel like old friends, it's not only easier for me to capture your genuine selves, but for you to be yourself. And ya I'll be my weird self 1000% 

*see chai mustache photo evidence*

Let’s be friends!

It's more important to click with people, than to click a shutter.

- Alfred Eisenstaedt

a dream come true!

- hudson and miriam

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I do not even know where to start. Right from the beginning Megan was very quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we had. Even though we never met her until the big day, I felt that we were already in good hands.

Meeting Megan felt like we were meeting an old friend. The final product of the pictures were stunning! If I had to say exactly what the pictures were like I would say breathtakingly fairy-like. A dream come true. She truly captures the essence of the moment. Very organic and yet simplistic.

We are happy with our entire experience and she worth it all! Thank you Megan for giving us everlasting memories of our love!

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so professional and talented!

- Ben and Brittany

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We were referred to Megan through a mutual friend and wow are we glad we found her! So professional and talented. We’ve booked her for our entire wedding package- engagement shots, wedding day photo & video, and we’ve been so impressed.

She is communicative, so easy to get a hold of. During the shoot she made us feel at ease and listened to our feedback. We received our pictures earlier than promised and they were gorgeous!

Excited for our wedding day and so glad we picked Megan to capture it!

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LOOK NO FURTHER!

- CHRIS and MARLAENA

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There aren't enough words to describe how passionate and professional this woman is about photography! She clearly has a love for capturing breathtaking moments, and throughout my whole experience, Megan was on top of everything. Not only is she an amazingly talented photographer, with her crisp, yet warm style, but she is also a really positive, genuine person!

My husband was really nervous before our first look, and Megan completely changed that with her warm personality. If you are looking for great photos and an even better experience, look no further!

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Amazed every time!

- jeff and alyssa

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Megan was our photographer and we could not have asked for a better person. She was so sweet and professional. She was also more then willing to do a "trash the dress" shoot with my husband and I in the ocean, which is going above and beyond for what she needed to do.

I would highly recommend Megan to anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion. My husband and I love all our photos from her and we are still amazed by them every time.

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TRULY UNDENIABLE

- Luigi + Sara

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Megan's talents as a wedding photographer are truly undeniable. When she gave us our wedding photo gallery, my jaw DROPPED. She listened to our not-so-traditional ideas and truly ran with them. Because of our photos, I look back on my wedding and have never felt more beautiful than on that day. You will not be disappointed in hiring her and I know she will make you feel incredible. 

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