Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Years Resolution

{  Can't Wait  }

Thanks for all your love and support this year!
I'm ready to kick the year off with a new and beautiful website with all my newest work!
See you there!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Porter Madness!

I had the PERFECT fall session the other day! The lighting was amazing, the colors were  perfect and the family was darling! The little guy Cameron got sick of me in his face real fast and we had to get creative with keeping him happy but we had so much fun! 


This session had a fun twist at the end I couldn't wait to be a part of!
but not A baby

Life is about to get CRAZY in the Porter home!!
Congratulations you guys!

xo, Meg

Monday, October 22, 2012

McCurdy Family

This little family is one of my favorites! Such a funny couple and Debbie is quickly becoming one of my best friends here in Colorado. Tyler is attending Medical School with my husband and there little Mia is so cute I could just SMASH her! I'm shooting her 1st birthday here in a few weeks so look out for that! Can't wait!

Love you guys!

xo, Meg

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Last week I up and decided to fly to Salt Lake and attend the Professional Photographers Associations Annual Regional Conference! It was a life changing experience to say the least! The classes were great and I enjoyed them but the part I loved the most was all the professionals I met and got to know! I was hanging out all day with these amazing photographers who were so willing to answer all of my millions of questions ha ha ha. They were so great and helped me and my studio in ways that I could never have learned by myself. The conference was 4 days long and I was pretty much doing "conference stuff" from sun up to sun down!
 I was in heaven! 

While I was there Jeff Johnson and Tom Hern (two pro's and past presidents of the PPA) came and introduced themselves to me and asked if I wanted to go out shooting with them! We ended up going and shooting all over Down Town and I loved every minute of it!
 Tom and Jeff of course answered all of my obnoxious questions on how to get your masters, where to stay at nationals, whats the best way to create your workflow, what programs do you use, what lenses can't you live without, how to go Loan on a print! We shot for hours and then headed back to the conference for another full day of awesome classes!

 For any photog's that read this blog I would HIGHLY recommend becoming a PPA member, not so you can go to nationals or go to the conferences but for the people you meet and the resources you gain! That is priceless for me!

in the studio!

While I was in Utah I blew my savings and bought me some new lenses, new accesories and the all new JUST released 2 days ago
 Nikon D600!! 

 I can't wait till it all comes in the mail!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
-Robert Cushing

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Its Been A Long TIme Coming

 Hey followers! So the last little while for my family has been going at 100 mph! 
We just moved to Denver Colorado and went on a month long trip to Europe so I'm way too far behind on this blog. I promise from here on out I'll be better! Since I now live in Denver I don't have much of a client base so i'm taking this opportunity to shadow the VERY talented Jessica McAllister! I can't wait to mentor with such a talented artist! Until then, 
here is the Wing Wedding


This was a really special wedding for me. The Groom has been by my side almost every day since I was 15 years old and I never thought he'd get married because I wasn't even sure he'd find anyone good enough for him, and then he met this beautiful bride. 

I was so glad when Darlene asked me to shoot their wedding because I really needed to get to know her better. 
Turns out
I worried for nothing
she's perfect for Tyson in all the ways I hoped she would be
and a lot of the ways I never even thought of 

Congratulations you guys :)
Love you always, 


Sunday, April 29, 2012

So I was reading some comments on my family blog and this DARLING girl named Steph wrote me a comment! Curious as to who she was I looked up her blog and found out she has amazing style and has the best hair i've ever seen!! As her last post she wrote a list of the "Do's & Don'ts" before getting your pictures taken and I thought it was genius! So in credit to Steph I thought i'd repost this little ditty she posted. Thanks for the topic today steph!


DON'T get your hair cut the day before your pictures. you will not know how to style it & it will be stick straight where it should be flowy. get it cut 2 weeks or more in advance, just in case. don't try anything crazy or new either. trust me.

DO get your locks updated. fill in those roots (i wish i would have thought about that back then), wash & style it. possibly even invest in a hot oil treatment or something of the sorts so your hair will be sleek & shiny.

DON'T fret about zits or blemishes on your face. i'm not going to explicitly tell you what sorts of infestations came upon my face on this day, but i will tell you that i caked on the makeup & i wish i hadn't.

DO NOT cake on the makeup. it is easier to take away blemishes than to take away lots of makeup in photoshop. you want your face to look fresh & fine, not cakey & crappy.

DO wear nice makeup! invest in fake eyelashes if you so choose. wear what you normally wear, but pump it up just a bit (i emphasize just a bit because you musn't over-do it) to make it special. trust me, these pictures will be your "senior pictures" for, like, the rest of your life. you want to look nice.

DO pluck, shave & wax whatever needs be. eyebrows, lips, armpits, hairy moles, just get it off. it's so very noticeable in photos & is difficult to remove in photoshop. & yes, peach fuzz is sort of noticeable-- but it's your call. alos, lay off sodium & carbs for a few days before your pictures & drink lots of water-- that will reduce water retention & make you (at least your face) thinner & more fit.

DON'T cry over what you're going to wear. i know it's sort of a big deal to wear cute clothes, but if you're literally crying over it then just give up. have your mother or your best friend pick out something nice. you can never go wrong with a simple t-shirt & jeans, & that is FACT.

DO schedule your shoot more than a month before your graduation. i had mine scheduled for the day of our "senior sluff day" where we went up to a resort in the mountains & played outside all day. then i came home & had my pictures taken-- and it was a few days before graduation. DON'T do that.

& lastly, PLEASE DON'T be afraid of the camera. so what if some lady your mother knows from your childhood is holding a huge camera in your face & telling you to smile? OWN IT. work that updo. no deer in the headlights or "aw, but i don't like my smile. i don't like posing. i don't like blah blah blah i feel weird!" if you act uptight or nervous in your shoot, it will definitely show in your pictures. photographers are there to make you look so good, all you have to do it give them something to work with. otherwise you'll be looking at the final product and be all, "geez, these are ... how awkward am i? mom, do i really look this dorky all of the time?" do it for you.

this is all from my own experience on the "other side of the lens" as i would put it. & since i've seen both sides of that lens, i can tell you all of it my tips are true. so good luck & have FUN!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My Favorite Pin Up Girl

Before we get to the photos on this post let me just go off for a second about this girl
This is Cooper Fossat
She is the bright light I think every person needs at least once during their day!
Every time I'm around this girl my entire week seems to go better
She is a powerhouse of a woman and an amazing artist!
She is so intelligent and knows exactly what she wants out of life.
She's kind and forgiving and an awesome example of how people in this world should be.
She and I were both photography majors at SUU and my college experience was worlds better with her in my classes. 
She's strong, courageous, beautiful and confident and it was such a privilege shooting with her.
love you coop!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Good Morning everyone!
It's a beautiful morning I'm feeling very vintage-hazy so I decided to let that flow into my editing.
.blue ginger.

This is Miss Kallie
She's graduating from SUU this semester so we got together for an adventurous shoot at an old water park!

I'm literally on my way out the door to go on a 3 week long get-away to Missouri and Denver so this is all of this shoot I can post for now but I'll get back to you soon I promise!



oh and please pardon my blog! it's under graphic reconstruction right now!
thanks guys!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You are my Sunshine...

. a little ray of sunshine this morning . 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Janelle & Mark

I have NEVER met a more love sick groom in my life!
and WHO WOULDN'T BE with a Bride as gorgeous as Janelle!!?
Here is just a tiny sneak peak of whats to come on this shoot but I have to hold off on editing anymore because I'm off to WPPI 
(Wedding Photography Conference)
 in Vegas in the morning!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


I have absolutely LOVED working with this couple
and I think this photo says exactly why!

 ha ha ha ha ha
these 2 were a major crack up the entire time I worked with them and I'm so sad their wedding is over :(

Merilli is such a beautiful bride too
I'd love to photograph girls like her all the time!

Love you guys!
Best of luck in your years to come!