here's where I lay it alllllll down for you.

here's where I lay it alllllll down for you.

the whats, the whys, the hows. all the things!

the whats, the whys, the hows. all the things!

Meg Cooper Photography

if this sounds like crazy talk...

Choosing to elope means that your wedding day is only limited by the extent of your imagination. It's your wedding day -- and I firmly believe that you should be in total control over how you spend it. Nobody should have to experience the pressure of adhering to traditions they don't want for themselves, especially on one of the most important days of their life.

where do I sign?

imagine a wedding day that feels like this...

You wake up with the sun streaming on your face, and it takes a second to hit you that OMG you're getting married today. After enjoying your catered breakfast with all of your favorite foods cozy in bed with your partner, you start getting ready for the day. You have a hike planned to a mountaintop with a bespoke picnic waiting for you, and where you’ll have your ceremony. Where you’ll finally speak the vows the other person has not heard, but somehow already knows.

After hiking back down, you’ll head off in a 4x4 to explore the mountains to find some epic wedding portrait locations. At the end of the day, you have a small reception planned with your ten guests to celebrate your day. You’re served by a private chef in a stunning home rental — a dreamy outdoor patio space under dozens of twinkle lights that match the twinkles in the bubbly you’re popping. A perfect day.

guess what? it's not. 

"She was fast to respond and able to answer our questions and concerns. We love looking back on the photos especially the candid ones because she captured the essence of what was going on so well."

"She was fast to respond and able to answer our questions and concerns. We love looking back on the photos especially the candid ones because she captured the essence of what was going on so well. It makes our hearts warm all over again after looking at the pictures!"

- Tiare

Meg is very detailed oriented.

the comprehensive and
high-touch experience you deserve.

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I’m BFFs with Google Earth. I love scouring it to look for less-traveled, jaw-drop-worthy locations that you won’t find geo-tagged anywhere on Instagram. I look through user-uploaded photos, maps, and think outside of the box for locations we could use for portraits. Basically, I’m a 21st century Nancy Drew with my location sleuthing skills.

As someone who loves to plan things out to a T, I’ve got your timeline on lock. In advance of your wedding day, I’ll send you a comprehensive questionnaire with all kinds of questions to get the info I need to craft your custom timeline; things you wouldn’t even think to mention, because I’m always one step ahead.

You shouldn’t have to wonder if you wedding photographer has just silently drifted into the ether. I’ll be in regular touch with you (my fave place to hype you up is Instagram!) and am always available to you by text or email for whatever questions you have. Nothing is too big or small to ask me about if it's important to you.

I’ll send you only the best of the best photos, all with colors that accurately reflect your day (orange skin tones and desaturated greens? We don’t know her). Best of all, you’ll be able to order premium quality prints straight from your online gallery in all kinds of formats and mediums.

reserve your date within 24 hrs!

I'll spend hours planning your day by researching the best locations.

I'll regularly send you planning resources and also plan your timeline. 

Communication with me is as easy as calling your mom.

After your day, I hand-edit each photo of the two of you. 

what your wedding day should make you feel:

ecstatic

relaxed

fulfilled

notice how 'stressed' and 'conflicted' is not on this list?

who's behind the camera anyway?

 In addition to an elopement photographer, I'm also a bride-to-be. I know exactly what it's like to be planning a wedding not only around a global pandemic, but around your family's expectations.

I'm here to offer all of my experience as support to you if you're struggling internally with staying true to what you want for your wedding day, and not relenting to the pressure of your family's differing opinions.

My name's Meg and I know exactly what you're going through.

and in case you haven't been told this before:

You are allowed to want a wedding experience that is completely different from what everyone else in your family has had.

You are allowed to choose anything for your wedding day, and not be pigeonholed into traditions that don't feel right to you.

You are allowed to have a wedding planning and wedding day experience that is fun and stress-free.



You are allowed to spend your wedding day doing whatever you want.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. We'll go our separate ways -- you'll head home and relax after your awesome day, while I get straight to work on your images. I'll have those delivered in no time at all and you'll have beautiful memories to look back on that'll last forever!

Here's to happily ever after

It's time to party!

We'll chat plenty of times beforehand and I'll check in with you at scheduled intervals leading up to your big day and make sure we have everything lined up and all systems are go! Whatever you need that I can help with to make things perfectly smooth, I'm there for ya.

Reach out + say hey

Once I receive your inquiry, I'll shower your inbox with some awesome details in response and answer any questions you have. We'll punch out the nitty gritty tasks of signing a contract, paying a retainer, and BOOM we're onto the fun stuff.

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a wedding planning experience as easy as 1-2-3

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Sadly, all good things must come to an end. We'll go our separate ways -- you'll head home and relax after your awesome day, while I get straight to work on your images. I'll have those delivered in no time at all and you'll have beautiful memories to look back on that'll last forever!

Here's to happily ever after

It's time to party!

We'll chat plenty of times beforehand and I'll check in with you at scheduled intervals leading up to your big day and make sure we have everything lined up and all systems are go! Whatever you need that I can help with to make things perfectly smooth, I'm there for ya.

Reach out + say hey

Once I receive your inquiry, I'll shower your inbox with some awesome details in response and answer any questions you have. We'll punch out the nitty gritty tasks of signing a contract, paying a retainer, and BOOM we're onto the fun stuff.

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a wedding planning experience as easy as 1-2-3

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"Meg made the day so much less stressful and helped it run so much more smoothly. She was more than just our photographer on that day, she was a part of our family. She is so approachable and charismatic and it felt like we'd known her for a lot longer than just a day!"

- Jennie

Our experience was incredible.

starting at 275

Sessions

starting at 2,900

Weddings

book your date
with only $500 down!

book your date with only $500 down!

starting at 2,300

Elopements

for 5 hours

for 7 hours

for 60 minutes

you really want

more 1:1 time with your partner on your wedding day

to be intentional with your budget

freedom to design your dream wedding activities

control over how you spend your wedding day

a less-than-traditional day that better reflects you

you don't want

excessive people to please 

tons of things to plan + coordinate

negative energy from people whose opinions don't matter

to be the center of attention

a planning and wedding day experience that stresses you out

yes, that's the experience I want!

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