Once upon a time there was a Meg…that’s me. Then, some time later, came a Monroe…or Roe.

Roe is my business partner in this whole “business” thing and, to be honest, she’s literally the worst at business ever. Examples. She’s yet to return a single email. I’ve never seen her edit a picture. She gets candy everywhere.. She can’t figure out Venmo for the life of her. She doesn’t clean her room. Do I need more examples? What she does bring to the table is adorableness and inspiration. And, since she’s 9 years old, I’ll take it.

How we became Meg and Roe Photography 

I think it’s wild that we’ve been in business for over 7 years now…feels like forever and a flash at the same time. Sometimes I wonder how I didn’t find photography sooner.

Little Meg 

I grew up a rather creative kid. I’ve always been drawn to color. I loved art, I loved projects, I loved to create. When I moved to NYC after high school, I did a little modeling and acting…and the only good thing I can say about that is, I realized how much I love fashion and styling and I have a lot of experience in front of the camera…aka I know how awkward it can be. I did a little stylist freelancing and found my style, but also learned how to style for people who have a different taste than me. I loved styling in NY and how readily available fashion and culture were…but it wasn’t enough to keep me. After 9 years bouncing around NYC and some time in Spain, it was clear I wasn’t living the life I was meant to live. Thank god. 

*insert series of blah years here that ended in me moving to Marshfield, MA*

Welcome Monroe 

I was 31 when I had that little monkey and I’d say that’s when my  life *started to* align. She’s magical. She’s funny, sweet, a little devious, a little sarcastic and she tells me I’m “dee best mama in the whole wide world” numerous times a day…seriously couldn’t love her any more. At 9 years old, Monroe the Monster outwits her witty mama and her nonsensical stories provide endless amusement. 

But let’s just say staying home with her for the first few months was challenging for someone like me. As an excessive talker, her lack of conversational skills mixed with my sarcasm made for long days sometimes. She literally didn’t even get Friends references. And so I did what any sane and normal 31 year old would do. I tied a string to her bouncy seat and made bracelets.

This is when I discovered my true calling as a crafthead. I filled nap times with creating. I also filled our apartment with so many crafts supplies Michael’s would be jealous. Soon I filled all my time with crafting and when my family couldn’t hear about yarn and fabric anymore, I decided I wanted to start a blog. 

(Note I said *wanted to start*…a blog…we got distracted along the way) 

The blog was going to be about DIY crafts and all creative projects and all the things I love making,  like weaving, fabric crafts, painting, home decor, kids crafts…etc. When I decided I needed better photos of my “masterpieces”…I got my first camera. I fell hard for the clicky buttons on it and just like that, photography became a category. Shortly thereafter, I joined a beginners photography group on Facebook. Some lady (who I should probably thank) tagged me in a post looking for a family photographer within a week and, though I had NO idea what I was doing, I met my first client. (Hi Michaela!)

It’s kind of a blur after that…all of a sudden it’s like 7 years later and I’ve somehow been lucky enough to have an awesome list of clients and I get to go all over the South Shore and beyond to photograph so many different people. I’ve gotten to capture the tiniest of tiny new people in newborn sessions, the excitement of maternity and engagement sessions, the special wedding days, the genuine smiles of kids, some of the sweetest seniors with the brightest futures you can see in their senior photos, and so many loving families.

I’m excited for this upcoming summer/fall season for photography because there are some awesome shoots lined up, but there’s still always time for crafts. If you don’t find me carrying my camera on Rexhame beach, you can probably find me covered in paint in my workshop. You can check out my handmade page if you want to see more about the pretty things!

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