Hi there! Meg here. I figured there’s an appeal to putting a face with the name behind the camera. There I am....in the middle, not the cute one in yellow 🤗. I’m the owner and lead photographer of Meg Ann Photography, I specialize in • Maternity • Birth • Newborn Lifestyle • Family Story Sessions • I’m located in Bloomington MN, living that burb’ life. ⚡️ A few fun things about me, I’m an INFJ (apparently that’s rare, so bonus points for that?) I have an obsession with self reflection and any and all personality tests help feed that hunger. I’m a self proclaimed flaming hot Cheetos addict. I have two puppy dogs 🐶 Bella and Kaylee that turn 8 this year (how?!). I have (1) human child that will turn 3 next year (how?!) I used to sell stickers on the playground in elementary school and debate strongly, that’s where my entrepreneurial spirit began. I’m a full time mom, part time camera slinger, full time business runner, and I’m over here just constantly moving the puzzle pieces around to fit and make each day work. ⚡️ I’m already counting down the days until Christmas, I purchased our home based on how a Christmas tree would look in it and I already have my daughter saying “ho ho ho”. It’s an obsession. Happy Friday! Introduce yourself here if you’ve made it this far ♥️ • thankful for @brin.hanson always being able to capture my sweaty crew •
Two of the sweetest and most thoughtful individuals I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. So excited to welcome them back to MN with their engagement session ♥️
There I was, 6 Months into new motherhood and I was enjoying it! I felt like it was something that didn’t overwhelm me, something that I was naturally good at and something that came at me easy. But nobody knew the internal battle I was wrestling beneath the surface. Sure I had a beautiful happy healthy baby and a hot ass baby daddy and a relatively easy life....but here’s the thing about post partum depression (and depression) it doesn’t give a fuck who you are, what you do or don’t have, and it certainly doesn’t care where you’re at in life. It doesn’t discriminate. I was no stranger to depression prior to having Nora, so in a way, I was lucky, I saw this for what it was once it started to take hold. Unfortunately I took longer to seek out help than I should. I thought “well I don’t have time” “it’s going to be expensive” all dumb things you tell yourself when you’re in the thick of mental health issues. There’s never a good time to come to terms with the fact that you didn’t get to choose this and you hope this doesn’t affect your kid in their future. I’m incredibly grateful to the man I married for calling out the change he noticed in me right when he saw it, I know it took balls, but I admire him so deeply for it. I was the first of our friends to have a baby and I didn’t know anyone with postpartum depression, all the unknown was a little scary and intimidating. I hope you know that whatever season of life you’re in, you’re never alone. Reach out, talk to friends, family, people you trust, people care about you and want to see you win the battle that you’re facing. Why am I talking about this? Because nobody does. Most of social media is BS and people prefer the perfectly posed shot over the real truth of life and motherhood (for some people) having postpartum depression is like holding a 5 lb weight that feels like 20 lbs. This is for all the girls, women and moms out there who never knew it was ok to stare the big scaries in the face and say “not today”. I’m happy to report that through doing the work it took to get through the issues, life is a lot easier, well rested, and peaceful. I wish that for anyone out there struggling, too.
Nothing sweeter than the first 24 hours after birth. You just find yourself getting lost in time staring at this beautiful thing you made, continuously asking yourself “how”.
The sweet details of newborn life ♥️
“Memories are what make houses homes”
Tell me this dog doesn’t belong in better homes and gardens?
Holding hands holding hearts
Happy to be able to finally announce the sweet expectation of baby B come November! (Where are my scorpios at?!) 🦂