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The Wedding & Event Design Studio: New Meeting Space!

I have a new meeting space/studio!!! Beyond excited to share and announce the new Wedding & Event Design Studio where several wedding vendors in the Santa Clarita and Valencia have teamed up to share a new studio and client meeting space! Our cute little space is located in the beautiful victorian style Tanner Building in Old Town Newhall. Just minutes away from my favorite cafe, Eat Real Cafe. I may need an intervention to keep myself from stopping in that place every time I drive by.

In the past I’ve met with clients in my cute little living room and I loved having clients in my home but having a separate space for my business was always on the back of my mind. Tricia, whom is THE brilliant behind  Tricia Dahlgren Wedding Consulting & Event Coordinating, emailed me back in April to see if I might be interested in a shared meeting space. While I had to think about it a little because I loved having clients come to my home I decided quickly that it was such a perfect opportunity.  So excited to talk wedding details, have lots of laughs and cry happy tears while viewing photographs of beautiful memories in the new studio space.

Megan Hayes Photography      Tricia Dahlgren Weddings & Events      Romantic Journeys


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Danielle & Jake: Lace and Mint Green Wedding

When I get to photograph the wedding of someone I’ve know for a little while it makes it that much more sweet because I know a little bit more about their family and just how much this wedding day is anticipated. I’ve know Danielle (or DeeJay to all her friends/fam) for a while and was so excited when I got her text asking me to photograph her wedding. I was photographing another wedding when I read her text and I couldn’t wait for the first little break I could steal away to reply YES, YES, YES! Ha! Since she contacted me before she got engaged I got in touch with Jake and we devised a plan for me to photograph the proposal on the Queen Mary which you can see here and their engagement session here.


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Lexa & Eric: Oak Grove Church

Lexa & Eric said their vows earlier this month at the cutest little white country church that Lexa found in Rickreall, Oregon. Oak Grove Church was established in 1882 and is surrounded by vineyards, hayfields and orchards for miles. The church and gorgeous backdrop made for the perfect place to have a wedding!

These two met while traveling together on a ministry team in college Lexa & Eric became friends and soon that friendship turned into a more serious relationship. Eric proposed to Lexa this last December at Canon Beach and she said YES!

Oregon is where I grew up I was over the moon to be able to go back home to photograph Lexa & Eric’s wedding surrounded by the green trees and beautiful countryside that I will always love. I am so so happy for you two! It was an honor to be part of and document your day and I wish you both the very best as you serve the Lord together in ministry! -Megan

Ceremony & Reception: Oak Grove Church, Rickreall, Oregon     Shoe’s: TOMS      Bridesmaid Dresses: Macy’s – Alfani      Tux’s: Hollywoodsuit      Florist: Salem Farmer’s Market      Invitations: Designed by themunch on Etsy and printed at Vistaprint


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Aline & Nicholas: Julianni’s Italian Ristorante

Nicholas & Aline got married at Father Serra Parish in the desert of Southern California and then held their reception at Julianni’s Italian Ristorante. The two of them first met while working at the same hospital. Nick would come in early and she would stay late hoping they’d run into each other. Aline mentioned that she knew when she first met Nick that he’d be her husband one day. How sweet is that!  Aline looked gorgeous in her dress and  especially with her bridesmaids in Mint Green dresses standing beside her. Mint green is my fav! What I love about Nick and Aline is that it seems the just get each other and sometimes without even saying anything. I think that Aline brings out the spunk in Nick a little and I love that about them too. They are such a beautiful couple!

Your wedding day was so beautiful and I am so happy for you Nick & Aline! I wish you both the very best in your future together as Mr. & Mrs Nicholas Saylor!

Ceremony: Father Serra Parish      Reception: Julianni’s Italian Ristorante      Wedding Gown Designer:  Alfred Angelo      Bridal Store:  Alfred Angelo, Beverly Hills      Shoe designer: Michelangelo      Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal      Tux’s: Tuxedo Station      DJ: As You Like It, Ben Thomas      Florist: 1-800-Sunflorist, Annette      Hair & Makeup: Isa      Wedding & Groom’s Cake: Cakes by Carol      Cake Topper: Dances with Clay       Invitations: Vistaprint      Unity Candle Wrap: No.9 Downing Street


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Baby Reese: Santa Clarita Newborn

Little Reese finally made her entrance to the world on June 20th in Santa Clarita, California!  Her momma was on bed rest at one point trying to keep from going into labor too early and once they were in the safe zone Reese decided to take her time and make her mom and dad wait a little longer. :-)

Babies really are the sweetest little things and Reese was no exception. Such a beautiful little girl and she was so good for her session. My favorite part was when she smiled repeatedly when her daddy would talk to her. It was soooo cute! Apparently she still does that so it looks like she’s definitely a daddy’s girl.

Congratulations to our friends Drew & Emily! So happy for the two of you! Reese is adorable and she’s a blessed girl to have you two as parents.


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