She/Her | AAPI | LGBTQ+ | ADHD | ASD

Hey, I’m Meghan!

“Meghan gave us the space to name what we really wanted in our photos and what moments we wanted captured. That, paired with her flexibility on the day of the event made us feel so supported and taken care of. We cannot recommend her enough and absolutely will be working with Meghan again in the future!”

There are two guiding philosophies here at Meghan Blanton Photography:

Adventure is for everyone!

Growing up, every “adventure” website I saw had these beautiful pictures of skinny white people up on a mountain top exploring nature. Don’t get me wrong — skinny white people deserve beautiful photos and fun adventures as much as anyone else! 
And as a brown, first-generation American, neurodivergent, LGBTQ photographer, it’s important to me that you know you deserve beautiful adventure photos, too, no matter what you look like, where you come from, what you’re able to do, or who you love.

How you define adventure is entirely up to you

For some people, adventure is climbing a mountain.

For other people, adventure is sitting on a beach watching the waves crash.

For me, an adventure can be as simple as going to Costco. (Samples out the butt!)

A lot of photographers are really good at reading body language. 

I will keep it real: I am not one of those photographers.

I’m autistic, and I need people to be direct with me to understand them well. I think it makes me a better communicator and a better photographer. 

I don’t make assumptions about what makes you feel comfortable. 

Instead, I always ask what you’re looking for, what your boundaries and preferences are, how much direction you want, what family dynamics I should be mindful of, and a whoooole bunch of other questions. 

So if you want someone who’s going to read your mind, I’m probably not the right fit. But if you want someone who will go above and beyond to learn and respect your boundaries, hit yo’ girl up!

I’m an open book

And I get that you probably want to get to know me before you think about inviting me to your wedding. So here are a few fun facts.

  • I hum “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” when I’m nervous. And I have two degrees in music.
  • I have a weird fear of storm drains. (And no, it’s not because of IT.)
  • I have been to 39/50 states and 19 countries–and counting! My favorite part about traveling is getting to immerse myself in another culture and gain a new perspective on the world. I’m always down to travel!
  • If you don’t put your shopping card back in the goddamn corral, you should honestly go ahead and look for another photographer.
  • The best gift I’ve ever received from a client (turned friend) is a custom D20 which is sparkly and has the pansexual flag colors. (You don’t have to get me a gift, btw.)
  • The best part of my job is giving people photos of and with the people they really love.

Photos don’t just help us remember moments. They help us remember people.

There’s a concept in photography called the burden of the final click. It’s the idea that the photo you create might be the last photo of someone, and it’s something I take seriously. 

I know what it means to have photos of people who have passed in my hands and I also know what it’s like to wish I had those photos.

Grief and love are not that different. Photos capture both.

Okay, that was a lot about me.

Tell me about you!

how did you hear about me?