one moment

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It sounds crazy but I follow more photographers than I do designers in my reader. 
In High School I wanted to tell stories through images it sounds funny but I always wanted to understand how to use a camera right and I particularly wanted to do Music Videos. I loved the idea of tying images to a song because of the deep intimacy that can be created. The idea of storytelling was something I always loved, but I never wanted to do it through words, it just didn’t fit how I thought. 

Now I never obviously became a videographer, simply because I realized I wasn’t that kind of thinker, but I am learning to use a camera and sometimes get a chance to be one on occasion. But my true passion I learned was setting the moment. I can see the space and visualize the shot but I don’t always now how to transfer it correctly into the camera, thus why I love being an Art Director on a photo shoot. 

But over the years my passion has grown to a point of deep love and understanding of the art of photography. Where I communicate in styles, colors, and lines they communicate through the art of capturing a moment. I remember someone explaining photography as a breath in a moment and I loved that idea. I love seeing those iconic images that simply capture everything about one day or one moment. I am not for all the fussed up stylized engagement shoots cause I love the rawness of passion and love that can come when a couple is in their own element. 

So to close out this busy crazy week I thought I would post some images that have taken my breath away over the summer. I am sure there will be more to come but I wanted to share some of these unique and amazing images. 

Also make sure to stop over to Simply Blue Weddings today for my post on Cakes today. Yeah who DOESN’T love cake, especially on the weekend 🙂

Enjoy my friends!


 Photo credit: Alec Vanderboom

 Photo Credit: Cassidy Dawn Photography

 Photo Credit: Clayton Austin

 Photo credit: Clayton Austin

 Photo Credit: Cory Weber Photography

  Photo Credit: Cory Weber Photography

Photo Credit: EE Photography

Photo Credit: Logan Cole

 Photo Credit: Max Wagner

 Photo Credit: Our Labor of Love

Photo Credit: We Are The Parsons

Hello! I’m Megan Gilger,

A strong believer that nature and the seasons are our greatest teachers. We live on a hill in Leelanau County, Michigan just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. This land we are responsible for is where we are focused on building a life around the seasons and intention. We spend our days here building a regenerative model of living and focusing our garden on native plants and intensive polyculture planting styles. My focus is less on self-sufficiency and more on community-sufficiency through how we grow and connect through the seasons.
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