Who Am I and Why Should You Care?
Sometimes I think I was born to be a student. First of all, I loved school. I loved it so much, I went back for more and got a masters degree in, get this, Critical Studies of Film and Television. You'd love school if you watched The Sopranos for homework, too. Six years of studying movies and tv means I visualize your wedding cinematically - I want to tell your story with my photography. Secondly, I am a kick-ass notetaker - my notebooks have even been featured on a photography blog! I love keeping everything organized, and your wedding day would be the same way. Thirdly, every day I learn something new. As a photographer, I continually invest in my education, and occasionally I even get to teach. The best of both worlds.
I come from a huge extended family - I have 40 first cousins, most of whom are married with multiple children. The chaos and sheer volume might drive some people insane, but I love being surrounded by that many different voices. I moved back to Boston from Los Angeles because it was just too hard living so far away from everyone. Most of my mother's family lives in the same neighborhood, so moving 3000 miles away was pretty much the most rebellious thing I've ever done. There is no better feeling than being surrounded by people who love you, your family by birth and your family by choice. On your wedding day, get lost in those beautiful voices - they are celebrating YOU.
Laughter is the best medicine. It's the best everything.
I am a stress sponge. What that means to you is that I take on full responsibility for your wedding photography so that you can immerse yourself in your celebration. You've spent months worrying about the details - now it's my turn. You deserve the freedom to let loose and enjoy the party!
Some quirkier tidbits....
My favorite movie is The Philadelphia Story starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart.
I went to Colby College in Maine and wrote my thesis on The Beatles. It was titled, "Looking Through A Glass Onion: Paul McCartney and the Epistemological Crisis of the 1960s."
I am named after my paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth. My mom, however, was in love with the book The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough, and so I became Meggie, after the main character.
If you're interested in seeing my portrait work, go on over and visit megbelanger.com!