{You are the story. I am the narrator.}

{You are the story. I am the narrator.}

story

you are the

story

In all great, time-transcending stories, there are strong characters. (That's you.) Compelling, perfect through your flaws, hopeful and eager as you move into an exciting new stage of life. 

I've found that the people who love working with me are the couples who care about being married, and view their weddings as an important kickoff event for the next stage of life, but not as the happily ever after. 

My couples get married in the dirt on working horse ranches, drag me up the California coast in January to go on a camping trip that leads to an engagement session. They want to be friends because they want the people at their wedding to matter to them. All the people. 

My couples love with wild abandon: throwing themselves into marriage with all the gumption and gusto of a hurricane, diving into life with each other like kids on the summer camp diving board cannonball into the refreshing pool. They have intimate weddings because they care about the special few, or giant weddings because they can't imagine celebrating without everyone they've ever met. 

They love heartily. They're in this for the marriage, and their stories have just begun. 

In all great, time-transcending stories, there are strong characters. (That's you.) Compelling, perfect through your flaws, hopeful and eager as you move into an exciting new stage of life. 

I've found that the people who love working with me are the couples who care about being married, and view their weddings as an important kickoff event for the next phase, but not as the happily ever after. 

My couples get married in the dirt on working horse ranches, drag me up the California coast in January to go on a camping trip that leads to an engagement session. They want to be friends because they want the people at their wedding to matter to them. All the people. 

My couples love with wild abandon: throwing themselves into marriage with all the gumption and gusto of a hurricane, diving into life with each other like kids on the summer camp diving board cannonball into the refreshing pool. They have intimate weddings because they care about the special few, or giant weddings because they can't imagine celebrating without everyone they've ever met. 

They love heartily. They're in this for the marriage, and their stories have just begun. 

narrator

i am the

I was pretty young when I started telling stories. Fish stories, most of them. Absolutely terrible five-year-old fiction, a lot of times. I entered a story contest in second grade, and lost to a fifth grader. But stories were still… magic. They transported me. Awed me. And when I told them, I had not only the ability to get lost in a world other than my own, but the opportunity to paint a new world around the people hearing my stories.


and your story is waiting to be told.

No pun intended. A decade ago, I realised I could pick up my camera and tell stories about family history… family history that wasn’t history yet. I could immortalise a grandmother’s wedding dress… before she was even a mother. I could be the one taking those pictures to be found in an attic.

Stories are powerful. Special. They’re all meant to be told, because each one is a unique adventure: mountains and road trips, still waters and crazy waves. Sweetness, sorrow, love, laughter…

I am the narrator,

I was also the kid who was obsessed with family history. My first time up in our attic, I asked my mom, “Where’s all the old stuff?” I wanted family heirlooms—her grandmother’s wedding dress, photos so old they might fall apart in my fingers, the pocket watch that had been passed down from generation to generation. And, you know, that old steamer trunk that every family had lying around, right?

"where's all the old stuff?"

"BUT STORIES WERE STILL MAGIC."

SOMETHING CLICKED.

No pun intended. A decade ago, I realised I could pick up my camera and tell stories about family history… Family history that wasn’t history yet. I could immortalise a grandmother’s wedding dress… before she was even a mother. I could be the one taking those pictures waiting to be found in an attic.

Stories are powerful. Special. They’re all meant to be told, because each one is a unique adventure: mountains and road trips, still waters and crazy waves. Sweetness, sorrow, love, laughter…

I am the narrator,

"But stories were still... magic."

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Book fiend. That's the only way to describe me. Some of my favourites are Watership Down, The Imperfectionists, and The Count of Monte Cristo

I've been gluten-free for two years. I miss wedding cake and blueberry muffins, but most of all, Cheez-Its

Fall. Does anyone else love boots and scarves and crisp air and trees that look on fire? I can't get enough

June 3, 1985 (the day I was born)

Weddings. Hi. I love them. All that love and new beginnings stuff, the pledging of lives, the starting of a family history. Marriage. The best.

Wardrobe capsule! Last year, I gave away several hundred items of clothing and now have my 35 basics. Minimalism is my friend

City & Colour, Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic, Ron Pope, Jason Mraz, Rend Collective, Bethel, movie soundtracks, classical, all the indie coffee shop stuff

My dad is a brilliant photographer, and today I'm still inspired by the way he sees the world

Travel. Travel travel travel. Take me to ALL the places! Every place feels like home, except home. I'm a born wanderer

Notorious for loving technology, I've owned 40 cell phones, and am definitely an early adopter. I'm actually texting you from my Apple Watch right now...

Rain! Water falling from the sky in a glorious tumble down to earth so dry. I could do without the sun, if only it rained every day

Harry Potter. I know, I already mentioned books, but Harry deserves his own place on my favourites list

Obviously, I'm a storyteller, and writing is to me what yoga is to the world. Everything falls into a state of harmony when I have a pen in my hand

Even though I prefer rain to sunshine, I'll always be a swimmer and water polo goalie at heart

Chai lattes subsidise my life. When I'm not shooting, you can find me at Canabru, drinking more chai than is possibly healthy

we were wanderers

we were wanderers

never lost

always home

travel policies

megan on the move

we were wanderers

travel policies

#MeganOnTheMove

Pictures from my wanderings, from up and down the California coast castles in Wales, the shores of New England to the beaches of Hawaii, the streets of London to the metro in Paris... and everywhere in between. 

Somehow, pieces of my heart are scattered around the globe, and I must go find them. It's not my fault. I never had a choice. Since I was five years old, I have wanted to leave. To go. To move. 

Most people long for their soulmate. I long for my soul place. But the more I travel--the more of the world I see--the more I need to travel. The more I need to see. To experience. To sink my toes into new sands, walk along cobbled streets I've never walked, raise my face to skies I've never seen. 

So if you go somewhere, take me with you, and if you are already somewhere else, give me an excuse to be there. 

Because I love to travel, it's my goal to make it as easy as possible for you to bring me along on your adventure. Rather than calculating the cost of rental cars and fuel, flights on this day or that, hotel versus AirBnB, it's a heck of a lot easier if I just charge one flat-rate fee for travel. Any expenses above this, I'll cover, so you don't have to worry about it. Below, I've listed the travel fees for each area of the US. If you're not sure which area your wedding falls into, or if you're having a wedding outside the US, please contact me using the contact form below, or feel free to email me at hello@megankuethen.com. For international weddings and sessions, contact me so we can work out the specifics.

West: $500
Rocky Mountains: $550
Midwest: $500
Gulf Coast: $600
East Coast: $700
Hawaii: $800
Alaska: $650

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Megan was amazing at our wedding, and family and guests alike commented on her quick ability, great personality, and eye for photography. We are incredibly happy with all our photos (engagement and wedding photos) and appreciated that she took the time to meet with us over breakfast before the wedding and worked with us on a "must-get" photography list. We were able to just relax and be ourselves around her, something so important in photography. She was able to blend classic moments with spontaneity, and also invite and capture our intimacy. She captured not only the big moments from the day, but also the little details and shared moments of our guests, us, and our bridal party. Thankful to have so many amazing photos to remember our day. It was such a pleasure working with her! 

lisa + nathan

love,

Megan was the best vendor we had for our wedding. She was constantly keeping an eye on our timeline to make sure we were on schedule (she helped create the timeline and typed it up for us to give to all the other vendors). She made us feel like we were the most beautiful couple she had photographed. My friends and family still talk about how awesome the photographer was because she and her second photographer managed to put up 30 of their favorite pictures from the ceremony and getting ready into a slideshow to play during the later part of the reception! She went out of her way to make sure our day was special and I'm so happy we chose her to be our photographer!

vanessa + robert

love,

As a new bride you have so much to take in and think about. Where do you start? Her vision, style, and positive attitude sold my then fiancé and myself right away. We agreed that on a day where you spend more time with your photographer then possibly anyone else it was important for that person to be someone like Megan. She is always supportive, encouraging, talented, and above all else, fun. The day of the wedding came, happened, and before we knew it, was over. Luckily we have a TON of beautiful photos proving that it all actually happened. My grandpa, a 93 year old Episcopal reverend performed our ceremony. During the reception he pulled me aside and said “your photographer is the nicest, most professional, and least invasive photographer I’ve ever worked with.” Thank you, Megan, from the bottom of our hearts for capturing everything so gorgeously for us!

sarah + john

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the average investment is $4,800

INCLUDES:

• up to 10 hours of wedding day-coverage

• two professional photographers

• rehearsal & rehearsal dinner coverage

• cherish engagement session

• artisinal engagement guestbook

• simple online gallery with social sharing

• archival quality digital downloads

• celebratory video slideshow

• wedding photo reveal party

• handcrafted wedding album 

• keepsake replica parent albums

• valued at $13,045

pioneer

$8395

adventure

INCLUDES:

• Up to 8 hours of wedding day-coverage

• Two professional photographers

• Cherish engagement session

• Simple online gallery with social sharing

• Archival quality digital downloads

• Celebratory video slideshow 

• valued at $6,325

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$5995

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INCLUDES:

• Up to 6 hours of wedding day-coverage

• One professional photographer

• Cherish engagement session

• Simple online gallery with social sharing

• Archival quality digital downloads

• valued at $4,800

$3395

1 hour wedding-day coverage | $700

Rehearsal & rehearsal dinner | $1500

Handcrafted wedding album | $1300 & up

Replica parent wedding album | $1000

Celebratory video slideshow | $125

Cherish engagement session | $600

Disneyland engagement session | $1000

Styled engagement session | $1200

Artisinal engagement guestbook | $525

Intimate boudoir session | $800

Private little black book | $650

Engraved memory box with prints | $700

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the average investment is $4,800

INCLUDES:

• up to 10 hours of wedding day-coverage

• two professional photographers

• rehearsal & rehearsal dinner coverage

• cherish engagement session

• artisinal engagement guestbook

• simple online gallery with social sharing

• archival quality digital downloads

• celebratory video slideshow

• wedding photo reveal party

• handcrafted wedding album 

• keepsake replica parent albums

• valued at $13,045

pioneer

$8395

INCLUDES:

• Up to 8 hours of wedding day-coverage

• Two professional photographers

• Cherish engagement session

• Simple online gallery with social sharing

• Archival quality digital downloads

• Celebratory video slideshow 

• valued at $6,325

adventure

$5995

INCLUDES:

• Up to 6 hours of wedding day-coverage

• One professional photographer

• Cherish engagement session

• Simple online gallery with social sharing

• Archival quality digital downloads

• valued at $4,800

dare

$3395

1 hour wedding-day coverage | $700

Rehearsal & rehearsal dinner | $1500

Handcrafted wedding album | $1300 & up

Replica parent wedding album | $1000

Celebratory video slideshow | $125

Cherish engagement session | $600

Disneyland engagement session | $1000

Styled engagement session | $1200

Artisinal engagement guestbook | $525

Intimate boudoir session | $800

Private little black book | $650

Engraved memory box with prints | $700

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email megan: hello@megankuethen.com

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I can't wait to celebrate with you! Typically I'll get back to you within 24 business hours, but if you just can't wait, ring me or text me at 714.864.9523. Plus, connect with me on social media for extra love.