Hi! I'm Laura! I'm a NJ + Hudson Valley NY based wedding and brand photographer for adventurous couples in love and creative, heart driven brands. I'm a storyteller at heart and am so blessed to call this my job! My photography style is organic and timeless and I can't wait to hear your story!. 

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Art by Megan

I don’t know that I’ve ever felt like I was “destined” to meet someone [except Scott] until I met Megan from Art by Megan. It’s a rare moment when you find someone you are meant to be friends with, and you just know that your paths crossed for a bigger reason.

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We were at the Creative at Heart Conference in Charleston, SC back in November when Megan and I, along with our other new incredible friends, bonded over sushi, boxed wine from Walgreens and meaningful heart to heart conversations about life, business, and dreams. But Megan possessed a quality that I completely envied. Contentment. As we all spoke about the things we wanted to accomplish in our business and in life [our bucket lists], seeking the next mountain to climb and next thing to check off, Megan blurted out: “I’ve already accomplished everything I want.” We all looked at her like she had five heads. Okay, Miss “I’m perfect and have no dreams because I’m awesome and have already accomplished them.” But that’s not what she meant. She explained that she already had everything she could ever want: a career that allows her to do what she loves everyday, a supportive husband, wonderful friends, a wonderful place she calls home, a great family, and the most precious daughter she could ever ask for. Although she has dreams and aspirations, she said she wouldn’t be upset if they didn’t come true because she loves her life and is happy and content with how everything is.Art by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyArt by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyArt by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyArt by Megan - Laura Lee Photography Art by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyArt by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyArt by Megan - Laura Lee Photography Art by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyArt by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyArt by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyArt by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyArt by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyArt by Megan - Laura Lee PhotographyBrooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0010Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0011

And that’s Megan. She is a wildly free spirit, a crazy talented abstract artist, a supermom, and the most supportive kind of friend you could ask for.Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0015Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0017Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0020Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0019Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0022Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0018

Her paintings are each a memory.  She says:

“So often, I visit a place and immediately look around and think, ‘I will paint this moment’.  Whether it is a beach scene, beautiful flowers in a tote bag on the subway, or a simple moment walking in nature, I collect memories and turn them into my paintings.   My works reflect an attitude of experimentation and a curiosity regarding the beauty created by the transparency and overlapping of ideas. Inspiration for all of my artwork comes from waterscapes, sunsets, bright colors in nature, and the silhouettes created by extreme light or darkness.  I absolutely love working as a painter and am constantly exploring new ideas in my work.

I have taken the road less traveled in life, full of adventure, crazy times and world travels.  I believe that I have been collecting my paintings since childhood, when all I could think about was painting and drawing.  Even as a little tiny girl, I loved to cut paper and do projects with glue.  Art was not a decision for me. 

My career started at the birth of my daughter, who is my inspiration.  Being strong and challenged as a mother for the first time in 2011 taught me to reach further and follow the dream to pursue this art full time. My husband, who I have known my whole life (and loved for most of it!), is a major part of this process as well.  He challenges me, inspires me and pushes me to work harder and believe in myself much more than I ever thought was possible.”

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So it’s not just the person or the art that I love with Art by Megan. It’s the heart behind her business. The free spirit and the desire to teach her daughter that she can do anything she sets her mind to. Megan says “Despite the challenges of being an artist and supermom, I love the example it sets for her to follow her heart and never question.  She has been to almost every art event with me, since diapers, and I am proud to call us a team.”

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I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to share a session with you all. We decided to shoot on the beach at Coney Island to represent where the inspiration for her paintings comes. Growing up near the beach, and traveling all around the world has inspired Megan’s life works and I am thankful for her unwavering support as a friend, fellow business owner, and fearless creative.Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0030 Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0042Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0049Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0032Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0047Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0050Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0048Brooklyn Artist_Art by Megan Brand Session_Laura lee Photography_0036
Also, if you need some art for your house, you absolutely MUST go check out her website. I wish I could have it all! 

Check it out here! www.artbymegan.com

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