Megan Allen is a Photographer in Vermont who specializes in capturing real human connection. She uses her unique ability to connect with her clients to capture the most authentic, emotive, and raw photographs by showing the pure nature of her subjects and their lives.
She promises to provide you with the space to be you - To be filled with nerves and laugh, to cry while in the embrace of a loved one, or to feel at peace and just be able to breathe. To Megan, perfection is a thing of the past. She embraces all of life's experiences and welcomes you as you are.
I am often asked where my photography journey began. I discovered my love for photography when I had my own maternity photos taken - Two incredible women captured a version of me that I may have otherwise never seen. Since that day seven years ago I have been in love with photography and my goal has been to make others feel as I did when I saw my photos for the first time.
Yes! You are the perfect person to book a session with me! We will work together to plan the perfect session to suit your needs. I will walk you through step-by-step to ensure you are 100% confident and prepared for your session. I truly love to photograph real people like yourself, and I promise you'll connect with person you see in your images. I promise to make this a memorable experience!
I've been in your shoes and trust me, I know how exciting it is to see your photos! After your session I try to share an image or two within 24 hours and full galleries within 2-4 weeks. For weddings, I try my best to share a preview within 48 hours and full galleries within 6-8 weeks. Please keep in mind that each photo receives 3 separate rounds of thoughtful retouching to ensure I deliver the best quality photo to you. I do not deliver RAW or untouched photos - They do not leave my hands without the final stamp of approval.
Great question! Most would assume that a mid-day session is best, but 99% of my sessions take place 30 minutes before sundown and last for roughly 1 - 1.5 hours. I do not prefer to shoot sessions in direct sunlight because it is not ideal for my style of photography.
Absolutely! I am available to travel worldwide.
Wonderful! You can connect with me HERE . Let the journey begin!
Trust me, I know how you're feeling! Finding the perfect outfits can be one of the most daunting parts about your photo session. It's my goal to make your session experience as easy and fun as possible! You will have full access to my client wardrobe closet along with styling assistance to ensure you feel 100% confident at your session.
My photography will help tell your story, what do you want to remember when you look back at your photos? We all know how quickly time passes, so I am here to help freeze time a bit; let me document this time in your life for you, your children, your spouse, etc... With that being said, I specialize in capturing the bond between families, parent with child, couples, and solo portrait sessions (yes, a shoot just for you). I also love to spend time documenting intimate, emotion-felt weddings and elopements.
This is my most asked question, I'll break it down below. First you will contact me HERE. Once I have received your email I will send over a brief questionnaire that will help me better understand what type of session you're inquiring about allowing me the opportunity to get to know you a bit better. We will then connect via phone and discuss more about your session and what you hope to capture during our time together. If you choose to move forward and book your session, I will send you a session proposal which goes over all the details we discussed, along with your session retainer fee, payment plan, and contract. Once your retainer fee is paid, we will set a session date - The the fun really begins. You and I work together on styling and wardrobe, we usually meet up at a local coffee shop where you can view my client wardrobe closet, share ideas and inspiration, and much more!
"Megan's work proves to be deep - she has the ability to capture the depths of ones heart and the unique chemistry between all individuals."
"Words are hard to find when trying to depict how lovely, special, and beautifully talented Megan is. When I look back at the photos Megan captured on our unique and special day, my heart warms and butterflies fill my stomach all over again.
Megan has a raw, vulnerable, and purely personable aura to her work, and not only does this show in her photos but she also brings these qualities to her relationships with clients. I first met Megan sitting in a Starbucks where we spent over an hour talking as old friends would - chatting about relationships, struggles, success, and just the beauty yet chaotic journey of life. She was someone I knew I wanted to be a part of our day from the moment we met - and for all future photographic sessions.
Megan's work proves to be deep - she has the ability to capture the depths of ones heart and the unique chemistry between all individuals. I especially love her black + white talent; color isn't always needed when the relationship being captured holds so much beauty itself. There is an almost eerily romantic and strong quality to these images - they hold so much power and reminds my heart of such strength each and every time I glance at our photos.
The Mansfield Barn
I don’t feel pretty. I never have. Taking photos of myself is the last thing I would ever choose to do. And if you were to ask my husband, he feels the same way.
After I met Allen and we were planning our wedding, I became hell bent on finding a way to get past my insecurities and document our love. It was fairly easy at our wedding; we could not have been more in love. And now, here we are, marking our five-year anniversary, and the love is exponentially stronger and I wanted nothing more than to capture that stronger-than-ever bond that we share.
I knew from day one that the right photographer would have to be someone that I knew and felt a connection to. That person was always Megan. And while I could never picture myself looking as good as all of her other subjects, I knew she would make us feel loved, comfortable, and safe in front of the lens. And if I was lucky, Allen and I would have one or two amazing shots.
We ended up with many more than I ever expected. I’m not sure quite how she captured the essence of us, that one facial expression, that one familiar touch, that smile in the eyes. All the things that we love about one another and speak volumes without words, she captured. I can only say that it is her gift - an unteachable, untouchable skill she just has with her camera. We are so blessed by the gift she has given us.
My fiancé and I had the pleasure of having Megan shoot our engagement session and we could not have been more pleased with the entire experience. When the day came it was everything I imaged and more. She was warm, sweet and so much fun. My fiancé was a bit more nervous than I, since he doesn’t do this type of thing often, but even he walked away saying how wonderful she was with giving direction and making him feel comfortable. Once we received our images my jaw dropped. She gave us a gallery full of stunningly emotive images that I will forever cherish. She truly has an eye for capturing moments in a timeless and artistic way, all while making the whole experience fun! Did I mention the weather the day of our session was cold, wet, and rainy, yet I still walked away with the biggest smile on my face? We are now looking forward to this summer when she works her magic again for our big day, and I simply cannot wait!
Megan is an amazing photographer who is a pleasure to work with. We had the opportunity to have her shoot our wedding and she made us feel so comfortable and worked with us to make all our photos feel and look natural. I would highly recommend Megan and I am so grateful to have shared our wedding day with her.
Wedding, New Jersey
Megan is an extraordinary person, but more importantly photographer. My family recently had the pleasure of working with her and our experience was phenomenal. What was even more impressive was she level of communication after the photo shoot. She set a very clear expectation of when I would receive our photo gallery (2-3 weeks) and wound up getting our photos to us in 5 days, which let me just say was quite impressive!
What I love most about Megan is her ability to capture moments. Not all photographs have this gift, but she does. She captured the essence of my family. She captured the love within my family. She captured our true authentic selves. The power of our photos is incredible to me.She is kind, friendly, a wonderful coach, and encourages you to be you. Simply stated she is extraordinary.