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The Megan Kawahara FAMILY Portrait

From the moment you book until you the moment 
you receive your gallery and beyond, I’ll be a helpful collaborator assisting you to create the photos of your dreams without all the stress.
Want to learn how I do it?

By assisting in every stage of the planning and photography process, I lift all the pressure from your shoulders. I’ll find a way to make your vision a reality. I’ll prompt you through poses. I’ll even corral the kiddos. You just relax and enjoy the ride! 

to be treasured forever

RADIANT, HEARTFELT PORTRAIT SESSIONS

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My goal is to create a relaxing atmosphere, giving your family the space to connect authentically in front of my camera. 

SAY HELLO

the process

HOW IT WORKS

A few months before your desired session date, send me an inquiry, and I’ll be in touch in 48 hours or less!.

01

book YOUR SESSION

After receiving more information and selecting a date on the calendar especially for your family, officially book your session with just a paid retainer and signed contract. 

02

CRAFT YOUR SESSION

Let’s dive into your vision for your session as we cover locations, inspiration, wardrobe styling, and more! Yep! I’ll walk you through the planning process with your own customized mood board, and help you choose outfits for your session. Let out that anxious breath you didn’t realize you were holding!

03

HAVE FUN!

Your session is here! Now, relax and enjoy while we create some art together! This is your time to enjoy your family & my time to bust out all the moves to get everyone engaged and excited!

04

CREATE YOUR HEIRLOOMS

About a month after your session, you’ll receive a breathtaking gallery full of photos to treasure. That’s right; you get to select your collection last! Once you see your images, choose how you’d like to display them!

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ALBUMS we deliver annually

THE NUMBER OF

25

GROOMS THAT CRied. HARD.

THE NUMBER OF

24

MILES WE DROVE LAST YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

15k

COUNTRIES we've traveled to

THE NUMBER OF

9

OUR COUPLES WHO DO FIRST LOOKS

THE NUMBER OF

95%

WEDDINGS WE SHOOT PER YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

25

AT A GLANCE

by the numbers

film

Curious why these images seem to glow from the inside out? That’s the radiant magic of film for you! Its timeless quality and soft tones ensure your images will never go out of style. Explore some of my favorite photos from recent sessions on the blog to see what I mean while imagining what your very own session will be like! 

The magic of 


 - Up to an hour and a half of photography
 - Full-service session planning
 - Wardrobe selection assistance
 - Access to a curated client closet
 - Location scouting assistance
 - Endless patience, encouragement, and fun!

Starting at $1095

THE investment

creating heirlooms

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EVERY SESSION INCLUDES

ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR FULL GALLERY, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO EXPLORE A RANGE OF DIGITAL FILES AND BEAUTIFUL HEIRLOOMS TO DISPLAY AND SHARE YOUR IMAGES EFFORTLESSLY. 

Wait, so you use film? like, film film?

Yep, film film! Actual old-school, physical film you’ll see me load and unload from my camera throughout our session! This decision enhances the timeless, soft, brilliant qualities you love while creating a more intentional, thoughtful session experience. 

But if you photograph film, how do we receive a digital gallery?

Thanks to my amazing partner in art, my Oregon film lab, we are able to develop and scan each image, converting them to digital files without losing any of the film appeal! Then, I edit them just as I would any other digital image! While this extra step adds a little extra time (about 2-3 additional weeks after our session together), I know you’ll adore the results. 

My husband and kid(s) have a hard time sitting still. Do you offer mini sessions instead?

Because I focus on connection and interaction, my session style doesn’t translate well into a mini session. So, unfortunately, I don’t offer them. But never fear! As a former middle school teacher and current mom of two, I have endless strategies to engage your little ones in the process! I can’t wait to show you my unique approach to family photography!

To be honest, we are kind of awkward in front of a camera. Can you help?

Absolutely! Believe it or not, most people feel exactly like you do! But by providing gentle direction, I create a space for you to connect with your family organically while looking like a million bucks! I deliver images filled with flattering angles AND genuine smiles, because I believe you deserve both.

This ALL sounds amazing! How far in advance should we book?

Wonderful! I recommend booking your session 2-3 months in advance, as my limited calendar space tends to fill quickly. I look forward to guiding you through this journey!

Frequently asked questions

A BEAUTIFULLY CURATED CLIENT CLOSET FOR YOUR FAMILY TO EXPLORE


perks of the process

Loads of TRICKS TO GET SQUIRMY, SASSY LITTLES INTO THE PICTURE-TAKING MOOD


perks of the process

RELIABLE, ENGAGED COMMUNICATION FROM BOOKING TO DELIVERY DAY


perks of the process

FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION TO ENSURE YOUR SESSION IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT


perks of the process

"the photos are relaxed, organic, and romantic; and lovingly tell a story about our family in the most beautiful way."

KYLA & ZACH

Megan is an absolute rockstar and delivered a perfectly curated collection of photos and we cannot recommend her enough. The whole experience was a dream- her prompt communication, her outfit styling and coordination, pinterest-worthy mood board and her warm and friendly nature helped set the tone for an incredible shoot. 

JULIE & KYLE

"megan will forever be our family photographer!"

Her excitement for each and every photo gets passed through the lens onto you and you can’t help but smile. Megan was able to capture my family’s personality and feelings through photos. You get a sense of who we genuinely are and how we were feeling in that moment just by looking at the images. 

KRISTIN

"megan's warmth and genuine kindness makes you feel at ease."

She captured beautiful moments even throughout all the chaos a session with two young kids brings. 

Together, we will find the perfect time, location, and styling for your session, creating art that will blend beautifully with you home and lifestyle. Begin the adventure by saying hello, and I’ll be in touch to continue the conversation!

Let's create your dream session.

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