Life and people: I love both equally and eagerly.
I try to live each day filled with gratitude for everyday moments, and photography is one of the ways in which I do that. A lifelong fan of beauty and light, I was drawn to the craft at an early age.
Not many photographers these days have a degree in the subject, but what started as a stint with the high school yearbook and a few classes at the Visual Arts Center were enough to convince me that photography was my calling. I attended the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, surrounded by some of the best teachers and students in the world. Following college, I won a highly competitive internship with award-winning American photographer Mary Ellen Mark in New York, and upon completion in 2002, opened the doors of Meghan McSweeney Photography in Richmond.
It’s been a long time since college, but I am a perpetual student of photography, and continue to seek opportunities for growth. I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy having my work featured both regionally and nationally, as well as have been supported by some really lovely clients, businesses, websites, books and print publications. In 2016, I co-founded The Family Narrative, a conference for family photographers that draws attendance from all over the world and is now one of the most popular and well-respected educational workshops in the industry.
I can’t think of a better job then one that captures life’s big and little moments, whether that’s a baby’s first smile, the quiet connection of people in love, or the passion of an entrepreneur as they grow professionally. My hope is that by framing and capturing these brief and beautiful snippets, my work helps cement those memories in my clients’ minds.