Megan Hayes

Lexa & Eric: Valencia Engagement Session

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 Excited to share this sweet engagement session today at one of my favorite locations near Valencia, CA! Lexa & Eric met while in college and it was actually while Eric’s good friend was dating her.  They didn’t really dive into a friendship until later when Lexa was single and they ended up working on the same outreach team together. They soon realized they kinda liked each other more than just a little. They ended up dating and this last December Eric proposed and she said yes! During their session I loved that it was easy to laugh with them and just talk about life and future plans. They both have a heart to serve God with their lives and I know He is going to use them in a mighty way. So happy for you two and loved photographing your engagement session!! Congrats!

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Jadon Tyler: Newborn Baby Boy

Baby Boy Newborn Photography

This cute little guy was born a little early weighing 6lb 14oz and had to stay a little longer in the hospital until his lungs were completely developed. God surprised everyone brought baby Jadon home sooner than expected and he’s doing so well now. A strong little guy for sure! In fact during his session he gave a few strong wiggles and tried getting some stretching time in. He’s such a cutie and was so good for his newborn session. Congrats John & Pearl on your precious new little boy and congrats to Grandma & Grandpa on their first grandbaby!

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Nerissa’s Baby Shower: Westlake Village Inn

Westlake Village Inn Baby Shower

I so enjoyed photographing Nerissa’s Baby Shower at the Westlake Village Inn last week and all the pretty details were gorgeous! They decorated with pinks, browns, umbrellas, baby carriages, childhood photos of Nerissa and a candy bar complete with a cute diaper cake. Nerissa was beautiful in her lace cream top and looked so happy having her close friends and family there to celebrate their precious little girl.

Event Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events      Venue: Westlake Village Inn      Flowers: Charmaine Bouquet Canyon Florist      Cake: Jill’s Cake Creations      Photographer: Megan Hayes      Rentals: AV Party Rentals and A-1 Party Rentals

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DeeJay & Jake: Valencia Engagement Session

Valencia Engagement Photos

Excited to be sharing DeeJay and Jake’s engagement session today! We trekked around to a few different spots in Valencia and Santa Clarita to use the awesome vintage MINT GREEN Chevy truck and DeeJay’s DIY Lace Tent. I may have drooled a little over the truck. I loved how they like to have fun together just in the simple things. Sometimes Jake would say something trying to be be funny or make DeeJay laugh for a picture and then she’d just give him a weird look which then make him laugh so it all worked out.

We hit the hillside at the perfect time as the sun was setting and the lace tent was so gorgeous as the sun streamed through. I had so much fun with these two and I love it when clients get excited about incorporating fun things that they love. I couldn’t be more happy for DeeJay & Jake and being able to document their love has been such a beautiful experience. You can see their engagement on the Queen May here. So excited for their wedding this August!

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Camille & Dion

LACMA engagement pictures

 So very happy for Camille & Dion! They chose to have their engagement session at the LA County Museum of Art and I was excited about going there since I had never been before.  I found a few sparse cherry blossoms on the property while I was scouting out good spots before Camille and Dion arrived and wanted to jump up and down. I love cherry blossoms and Camille happens to love them too so she was delightfully surprised! :-)  Both of them are such sweet people and made it easy to get good pictures. :-) Congrats Camille & Dion!

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Queen Mary Proposal: DeeJay & Jake

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Jake Surprised DeeJay last weekend by proposing to her on the Queen Mary. She didn’t even know he was there until she saw him on the ship and he greeted her with flowers.  Jake and I had a little time to kill before the proposal since the ring was about 90 minutes late (due to a certain someone forgetting to bring it for Jake, whom shall remain unnamed :-) ) so we toured the boat and just chilled for a while. Just before DeeJay got there we got into position and Jake was pacing back and forth getting nervous. When DeeJay arrived Jake walked her down to the very end of the boat where he got down on his knee and proposed. She said YES!

Being there, seeing the anticipation and photographing these beautiful moments in peoples lives is such and honor to be a small part of. There’s nothing quite like watching a love story unfold. So happy for the two of them and so blessed that I was able to be there to photograph it all go down! My heart is full! Congrats DeeJay & Jake!!! Can’t wait for your engagement session and wedding to follow in August!

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Heidi & Robert: Wedding at The Vintage Rose

The Vintage Rose Wedding

Heidi and Robert got marred at a cute little vintage venue in Orange, CA called The Vintage Rose and we also took pictures at a park not too far from their venue. I went to the same college as Robert and we attended the same church for a while so I’ve known him for several years now.  When he announced his engagement to Heidi I was so happy and excited for the two of them! See their engagement session here. Heidi and Robert met in college and soon began dating. They both can be quiet but you can see the unspoken love they have for one another when you are around them. They just love being with each other.

Congrats Hiedi & Robert! Your love for one another and your families was such an evident aspect throughout your wedding day.  It was truly an honor to be part of and document such a beautiful day. May God bless your marriage and future together beyond what you could ever dream up…Megan

Venue, Catering, Decor:  The Vintage Rose   Wedding Coordination: Rose Wade at The Vintage Rose    Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo    Florist: Sharon Cosby    Hair & Makeup: Brooke Lopez     Wedding Cake: Beverly’s Bakery


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