We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Crowley and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Megan, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I specialize in motherhood photography, and it all started simply because when I became a mom, I was desperate to document every moment, both big and small. I clang to the memories the photos brought, and I just realized the importance and beauty of motherhood and how quickly time flees. So I wanted to offer other moms the same gift, the lasting memories.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I love all photography, but my passion is within motherhood. I think it’s such an overlooked niche. When you think of a successful photographer, I think a lot of people jump to wedding photographers. But photography branches out so much more than that. And I think people are starting to see that. Being a mom comes with so many challenges and is filled with so much love and joy. Each stage is so different, I think it’s so important to remember each one and who you were and your kids were.

Obviously a hardship within any business is building yourself up and creating a consistent clientele. But I’ve learned that the best way to build is to be authentic and to create what means the most to you. And that’s what I try to do, document beautiful moments for you to remember. I stay away from super posed looks, and try to create authentic moments between you and your family.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a pretty chill person, so most days you can find me hanging poolside, plus let’s be honest, it’s way too hot in Arizona to be doing anything else! But for dinner, my favorite spot to go eat and drink is definitely Joyride Taco House, their margaritas are to die for and I am a huge fan of chips and salsa!

I love to go exploring and find new places, but I’m a big home body so I love just hanging at home with my family.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband hands down! He has always been my biggest supporter. At my first mention of wanting to take this hobby to the next level, he surprised me with a new camera and told me he believes in me and can’t wait to watch me thrive. I am blessed to have a lot of people on my side, but my husband is and always has been my biggest cheer leader!

Website: www.megandawnphotography.net

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/megandawn.photography

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