these are my people. these are the photos of my heart.

I'm Megan. I'm a mom. I'm a wife. I'm a wedding and family photographer located in Orange County, California.

I'm convinced I have the best job on the planet. I am continually amazed by and grateful for my clients. They welcome me into their homes and into their lives, allowing themselves to be vulnerable. I cherish this trust. Turningvulnerability into beautiful, meaningful art is my goal and my joy.

I'm am also Mama to three of the kindest, smartest, most hilarious little girls in the world. I love their Dad with all my heart. He is the reason I love weddings and marriage and families - because I know how beautiful life can be when you are with the right person.

I love Jesus. My ultimate goal is to please God with every action I take. I am still very much a work in progress.

My photos have been featured in numerous publications including Style Me Pretty, Inspired by This, Wedding Chicks, On to Baby, and 100 Layer Cake-let. While those features are thrilling, there is no better feeling than walking into the homes of my clients and seeing my photos hanging on their walls.

I value honesty over neatness, quality over quantity, accuracy over speed.  I use way too many exclamation points in my e-mails.

If you've made it this far in this long-winded monologue, you're probably a really nice person and we'd probably be great friends. Contact me at megan@meganhartleyphotography.com or (562)331-0384.