Tara & Jason | Columbus, Ohio Wedding Photographer | Megan Danser Photography

I looked forward to this wedding alllllll year!!!! And it, of course, did not disappoint! Enjoy my faves!!

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Every girl gets realllll excited when they see that Tiffany blue box. Well done, Jason! harland-12

Best girlfriends. Ever. harland-14harland-16harland-13harland-19

Their first look. harland-21

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I love this wedding party. Gooooood people!harland-33harland-34harland-35harland-36harland-37harland-38harland-32

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Because they did a First Look, we were able to do alllllll wedding party photos before the ceremony. So afterward, I was able to steal them away for just a few minutes for their first portrait as husband and wife. It’s one of my most favorite times of the day. <3

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Guys!! I can’t thank you enough for asking us to be a small part of your beautiful day. You two are surrounded by friends and family who love you dearly. Congrats! xox


JASON + TARA

The Vault, Columbus, Ohio

October 15, 2016

:: TARA ::
5 words for your wedding day :: Perfection, incredible, fun, emotional, classic

Funniest memory :: My nephew and nieces dancing, I still have no clue where they got those moves!

Most emotional memory :: Going up on the balcony with Jason during the reception, we snuck up there and got to spend a few moments alone overlooking all our family and friends together enjoying our day!

Advice for future Brides & Grooms :: Try not to stress about the little stuff, and remember why your having the wedding in the first place, its not about the centerpieces its about you marrying your best friend!

Do anything differently :: nothing, I couldn’t have imagined it going any differently

:: JASON ::

5 words for your wedding day :: Amazing. I’m a lucky guy.

Funniest moment :: Tara’s nephew’s dance/strut down the aisle. He was our ring-bearer and it made us all laugh which really set a tone for the night and really showed how much fun this night was going to be.

Emotional memory :: Absolutely when Tara was reading her vows to me. We wrote our own and I know how hard she worked and the thought she put into them. Nobody has ever said such amazing words about me and how she feels about me, I would lie if I said I didn’t get choked up.

Advice for future Brides & Grooms :: My best advice is to make this day about you. Do it the way you want it to be done. You will always have outside pressures to do things certain ways, but remember, this day is about you (well, let’s not lie, it’s about the bride). Remember to smile, to laugh and to take it all in. Have fun with it! Dance, drink, eat and have the time of your life.

Do anything differently :: Not a thing. This day could not have been any better. Everything was perfect, exactly what we wanted and I would not change it for the world!It’s obvious we had fun with this group.

:: SONGS::

First Dance :: My Best Friend, Tim McGraw

Father Daughter Dance:: My Wish, Rascal Flats

Mother Son Dance :: Woman, John Lennon

:: VENDORS ::

Ceremony & Reception :: The Vault – http://vaultbanquets.com

Florist :: Flowerman – http://flowermanflowers.com

DJ/Entertainment :: Columbus Pro DJ – http://www.columbusprodjs.com

Paper/Invites :: Wedding Paper Diva – https://www.weddingpaperdivas.com

Cake/Desserts :: Sams Club

Caterer:: Boardwalk Catering – http://www.boardwalkcatering.com

The Dress :: Sophia Tolli – http://www.sophiatolli.co.uk/wedding-dresses/

Hair: Lorna Volmar (JMAC hair studio)- http://www.jmachairstudio.com

Makeup: Jennifer Walker – http://www.jlfmakeup.com

Photographer :: Megan Danser


And it’s obvious we had fun at this one. Jason, I get that look alot. 😉harland-23

Big thanks to Jenny for being my rock and partner in crime. harland-18

And I love each one of these girls. They are good friends and have all trusted me with their perfect day. I have my eye on a few more of their friends in the future. 😉 harland-70

November 30, 2016 - 10:35 am

Kristine b - Wow. This is a stunning wedding!! I love the colors and the bridesmaids dresses! You freaking killed it on the bridal party portraits! I love it!!!!

November 30, 2016 - 11:37 am

jacqie - AWWWWW, Meg! These are STUNNING. Love all the color and those purple converse are on point! Beautifully captured as always, love.

P.S. LOVE LOVE LOVE the behind the scenes. You’re so cute!

November 30, 2016 - 3:16 pm

Chrissy - Sooooo gorgeous!!! Love everything about this wedding!!! Also, you’re so stinkin’ cute in that first BTS shot!!

December 1, 2016 - 10:38 am

JennyBZ - Dangggggggg we had fun at this wedding!! I love everything about this. Such a beautiful fun wedding of the most amazing couple. Tara was the best, most fun, beautiful bride ever. Can we do this one again, everyone?! Beautiful job Meg, as always. And those those photos of us at the end!! xx

December 1, 2016 - 4:43 pm

Destinee - So beautiful, fun, and tender. Great job capturing all the emotions!

December 2, 2016 - 3:52 pm

jenny g - Loooove all that architecture in the group shots! So gorgeous. I am falling head over heels for the one of the newly weds in front of the bright red wall – it’s perfect 🙂

Baby Carsten | Columbus Ohio Family Photographer | Megan Danser

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I LOVE this family. I met them when I was very pregnant with Leo and their first baby (sweet Rosalind!) had just arrived. Since then, Jill and I have kept in touch and have even spotted each other during a Cap City Marathon. (You’re the best cheerleader Jill!) Sooooo OBVIOUSLY I was super excited for them when they told me baby Carsten had arrived and it was time for photos. Let’s do thissss!

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This doggie still has my heart. Tesla, you are in the Top Three Favorite Pets That I Photograph category. green-3green-2

And look at how much my girl Rosalind has grown!! green-5green-8

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That image on the right was a special request from Jill. We have the same shot of baby Rosalind too.

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Another fave! green-11

I’m SO SO happy for you guys and adore the newest addition to your family. Thank you for making me a small part of your celebration. xoxoxo


NATE + JILL + ROSALIND + CARSTEN

Columbus, Ohio

Together:: Our love story….We have known each other our whole lives. We were born on the same day, in the same hospital (Jill is a few hours older). Nathan grew up next door to Jill’s best friend. They started dating their senior year of high school (2002-2003) and the rest is history.
Engaged:: July 2006
Married:: Sept.15, 2007

JILL::
Hometown ::  Antwerp, Ohio
Fave Food :: A good Mac & Cheese…yes, I am 3 years old 🙂
Described by Nathan :: loving, caring, hardworking

NATHAN::
Hometown :: Antwerp, Ohio
Fave Food :: Steak
Described by Jill :: caring, patient, jokester

ROSALIND::
Age: 3…will be 4 in January
Fave Food :: Sandwiches…like Peanut Butter and Jelly (straight from her mouth, lol)
5 words :: Caring, Smart, Beautiful, Curious, and Funny

CARSTEN ::
Age :: 5 weeks (born on Sept. 30th)
Fave Song :: Anything his big sister sings to him.
5 words :: Hungry, Sleepy, Smelly (sometimes good sometimes bad kind of smells), Fussy = a newborn…but we are sooooo in love 🙂

Most surprising thing about being a parent the second time around :: The realization that constant chaos is the new normal…and we can’t screw things up too bad 🙂

Favorite current Rosalind habit :: Singing to her baby brother to “make him feel better”

Biggest difference you see between Carsten as a baby and Rosalind :: The size 🙂 Rosalind was quite the peanut…Carsten is a great eater and is actually on the growth charts 🙂

Favorite thing you packed in your hospital bag :: Maybe not a particular thing but the fact that we actually had bags packed this time!

November 7, 2016 - 9:11 am

jacqie - YESSSS! I love this lifestyle sessions, Meg! Those canvases up the stairs are such a nice background. HANG YOUR PHOTOS, YO! But seriously, you found amazing light and that Rosalind is a adorable and sweet and you captured her so well. Rock on, friend!

November 7, 2016 - 9:18 am

Faye - This is one adorable family! If I was this mama I would snuggle those two all day long and do nothing else. Beautiful work Megan!!!

November 7, 2016 - 5:17 pm

jennybz - oh goodness, I remember baby Rosalind!! I can’t believe she’s so grown up!! these are so sweet meggie!! love that close up of Carsten where you can see that little spit bubble! all those tiny things they will want to remember are present here! wonderful job, as always! xx

November 7, 2016 - 10:09 pm

Nicole - One million and one heart eye emojis!!! Looooove these! What a sweet family!! I want another squishy newborn for you to come over and photograph!

November 9, 2016 - 10:26 am

Natalie - How sweet are they?!! I am swooning at that very last shot on the porch! Fabukous job, as always, Megan!

November 12, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Angie - Oh my!! These are absolutely wonderful! Perfect captures of that sweet baby and family!

November 15, 2016 - 1:02 pm

Melissa Yocum - So much fun!! These make the massive life change of adding a new baby look like a piece of cake! What perfect new baby squishiness and Rosalind is so adorable!

Josephine | Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photography | Megan Danser

I LOVE this family!! And I was thrilled when they called me to document Jo Jo’s newborn stage in their home. I mean, loooook at this princess!!!venci-13venci-5

And Oliver is quite possibly the cutest toddler. Ever. And he looooooves his Jo Jo. venci-2venci-6

That one on the left…one of my faves. venci-3venci-7

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Congrats guys! Thank you for trusting me with this special time in your lives. xoxo


CHARLTON + DIANA + OLIVER + JOSEPHINE

Columbus, Ohio

Together:: 1/27/2007 | Engaged:: 5/27/2011 | Married:: 11/10/20/12

DIANA::
Hometown ::  Worthington

5 words (From Charlton) :: loving, dedicated, giving, thoughtful, amazing

CHARLTON::
Hometown ::Worthington
Fave Food :: i’ll plug two restaurants instead. Los Guachos and Amul India. You’re welcome.

5 Words (from Diana) :: devoted, playful, nurturing, loving, patient

OLIVER::
Age: almost 21 months
Fave Food :: apples and/or rice
5 words :: happy, affectionate, energetic, bright and curious

JOJO ::
Age :: 2 months
Fave Song :: you are my sunshine
5 words :: hungry, affectionate, chirpy, easily startled

Most surprising thing about being a parent the second time around :: how quickly our family adjusted (pets included)

Favorite current Oliver habit :: giving the dogs commands.
Biggest difference you see between Oliver as a baby and JoJo :: ability to handle loud noises (and Charlton)
Favorite thing you packed in your hospital bag :: Diana works in the hospital and just walked over during her shift. No bag.
October 11, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Kristine B - This little girl is so pretty!!! Gotta love that sweet little face. Love how real these images feel!

October 12, 2016 - 9:34 am

Maike - Oooh so sweet!!! LOVE that very last one in the crib. Beautiful job!

October 12, 2016 - 11:01 am

Jenny - Ahhhhhh that is a sweet, perfect, dreamy little newborn nugget if I’ve ever seen one. 🙂 Love these!

October 12, 2016 - 5:05 pm

Jenny G - Such a beautiful family!! I love the lifestyle shots of them in the kitchen and the shot of the cat under the table (so perfect!).

October 12, 2016 - 6:48 pm

lauren - these are so incredibly beautiful, megan! what a precious little baby and gorgeous family. there is so much love in these images – how lucky they are to have you!

October 13, 2016 - 1:15 am

T Boyo - So precious. Beautiful photos, megan.

October 13, 2016 - 8:23 am

JennyBZ - Oh my goodness!!! What a beautiful baby girl! And. If brother Oliver is so dang cute I can’t stand it! I love love these Meg!! The ones of mom and jojo in the nursery, that light! Beautiful! They will love these foreverrrrrrrrrr!! xx

October 13, 2016 - 11:50 am

gisselle - AWWW What a cutie!! These are fantastic!! Well done!

October 13, 2016 - 6:06 pm

Rachel - What a sweetly captured family. Memories to cherish.

October 14, 2016 - 12:46 am

Laurie - Ohhh sweet Josephine! Love this gorgeous family session and these beautiful memories – you captured this new story so perfectly!

October 14, 2016 - 5:23 am

Nick - Such a cute session. Great job!!!!

October 14, 2016 - 7:50 pm

Melissa Yocum - Oh Megan, what a sweetie pie!! These are just beautiful!!

October 17, 2016 - 12:23 am

shannon - what a beautiful, heart warming session!! love love!

October 17, 2016 - 10:42 am

erin - Meg these are gorgeous! What an adorable family and Josephine is such a doll! Great work as always 🙂

October 17, 2016 - 3:14 pm

Chrissy - Oh my word what a sweetie!! Beautiful images!

October 17, 2016 - 3:51 pm

Erin Evangeline - Beautiful in every way! They will treasure these photos for years to come!!

October 18, 2016 - 7:42 am

natalie - What a beautiful babe!! This family is absolutely adorable! Great job, friend!

October 18, 2016 - 12:47 pm

katie - All I kept doing was saying awwww awwwww awwwww through this whole post. I love the lifestyle approach of this shoot and each image is pure perfection.

October 19, 2016 - 9:11 pm

Karen - Love baby Jo jo! Oh so darling” so much love here , great session, photographed beautifully!