A few months ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Jennifer and her sweet family.  The session took place right at the brink of sunset  in the hills East of San Francisco, and the girls ran wild through the tall grass and trees.  I’m sure to Jennifer, a photographer herself, this particular session seemed like an exercise in chaos.  And to be completely honest, it was.  I’m so grateful to Jennifer for trusting my vision and letting her twins be as true to themselves as possible.  This study in chaos is her reality, and there is nothing more meaningful than capturing the truth. This session is everything I love about lifestyle and documentary photography.

Thank you Jennifer for trusting me so completely.

 

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To book a session with Meg, email hello@megsexton.com

It was such a pleasure getting to know Colleen and Matt before their wedding day.  They were so joyful and truly wanted to get to know me.  Not just as their wedding photographer, but as a person.  And while that may seem like a simple thing, it was an incredibly flattering gesture, and something I still think about… even 3 months after their wedding!  I’m convinced that Colleen’s day is filled with similar small gestures that she has for those around her that make up the wonderful person that she is!

Thank you both for trusting me to capture your elegant wedding day.  I’m honored and wish you nothing but the best.

Colleen + Matt | November 8, 2014
St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco

 

Venue: St. Francis Yacht Club \ Dress: JCrew Bridal \ Makeup: Misty Spinney \ Flowers: Joseph Cunningham \ DJ: Peter Haley \ Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss \ Assistant: Desiree Nguyen

Rhea’s session was simply a dream.  I’ve mentioned before how much I love pregnant women and they’re gorgeous bellies, but add in an adorable Boston Terrier and a stroll on Baker Beach, and I’m smitten.  Thank you Rhea, for welcoming me into your amazing home. I can’t wait to meet your sweet little baby!

To book a session with Meg, email hello@megsexton.com

I feel like I owe all of my wonderful families and clients a heartfelt thank you for making my 2014 year a smashing success.  Today is dedicated you.  It’s simply impossible to narrow down all of my favorite images from the year, so these are just a sampling of what inspired me.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I have. I truly can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store!

There are so many parts of a wedding day that move me.  The obvious ones, like the exchange of vows and the father daughter dance.  The toasts and the groom seeing his bride for the very first time.  And the not so obvious ones, like mom’s tears as her daughter slips on her wedding gown.  Or the maid of honors barely contained emotion during the ceremony.  But on of my absolute favorites, the one that is guaranteed to make me cry tears of happiness, is the moment when the ceremony is over and a husband spends those first few precious moments with his new wife.  Those quite, uncelebrated moments are my favorite.

 

treasure island wedding photos

 

You can see more of Brooke and Jerry’s Treasure Island wedding here!

It was so hard for me to choose an image today. There were just too many incredible sessions this year.  But so many of the images from Victor and Angela’s session took my breath away.  It was amazing to spend time with a couple so willing to be open to the creative process.  Especially when their newborn was involved!  And this image of Angela and her tiny son makes my heart flutter.  It brings back all too vividly the feelings of holding my own tiny baby’s in my arms.  I look at this image, and I can remember the endless hours of shhhing.  The time spent rocking in the nursery and dreaming of the future.  This image, to me at least, is timeless.  And I love it.  Don’t you agree?

lifestyle newborn photos

 

There is something so remarkable to me about fathers and their daughters on a wedding day.  Maybe it’s because my dad passed while I was in college and to this day I wish he could be here to witness life with me.  Or, maybe it’s simply watching grown men wear their emotions so outwardly.  But I just can’t look away from wedding day display of father daughter love.  This image is an obvious favorite from my last wedding of the year.  More to come from this very special Estate Wedding soon!

 

Estate wedding photography