She/Her | AAPI | LGBTQ+ | ADHD | ASD
Hey, I’m Meghan!
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.
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!