When I was growing up, my dad would send me postcards from everywhere he traveled to in the Navy. I strung each one together and hung them in my room. In 8th grade, on a trip to New York City with my mom, I had an ah-hah moment … I wanted to take the pictures on those postcards myself, and not just buy them in a store. My parents bought me my first “real camera” after that trip & the way I saw the world was changed forever.
I fell in love with photographing weddings when I was just seventeen years old. I arrived at the University of Virginia knowing I wanted to make a career of documenting people in love. I assisted one of Charlottesville’s best wedding photographers for all four years of college & struck out on my own before graduation. I know weddings inside and out – from my experience as a wedding planner, to working for custom letterpress stationers. I have photographed over 100 weddings and love to help my couples with every step of the planning process.
My (now) husband, Kevin, and I decided to begin our own adventure together by moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2012. We enjoy trying out new restaurants, hanging at local breweries, and taking our adorable puppy, Lemon*, on walks in our neighborhood. We love to travel, whether it’s visiting my family back on the east coast or jetting off to Thailand for our honeymoon. I know first hand that marriage is awesome and I’m excited to get to document the beginning of yours!
* If you want to be overloaded with cuteness, check out #lemonruth on instagram.
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Samantha · Getting married on 03/30/2019
My fiance and I received a save the date which featured Meredith's photography and we instantly hoped we would get the chance to work with her. We were thrilled when she agreed to shoot our engagement photos and could not be happier with her work. She, of course, is incredibly talented as a photographer, but was also such a pleasure to be around and so obviously perfect for the job. I am not a huge fan of getting photos taken, but she made the process so comfortable and fun! She had a great read on us as a couple and captured us genuinely. While we were shooting pictures, Meredith was hugely helpful in posing us so we would look and feel comfortable. She was also very timely in editing our photos and we are absolutely in love with the finished product. I could never imagine a better person to capture any important event than Meredith. She delivers an unparalleled level of professionalism, talent, and fun. Anybody would be lucky to work with her!
Naomi · Married on 08/17/2018
Meredith was the greatest asset on our wedding day, and we cannot recommend her more highly as a wedding photographer and as a close friend. Meredith first worked with us in Paris, where we were living at the time, when we shot couple photos together during her trip to the City of Lights. We clicked with her instantly; while we're both comfortable in front of a camera already, shooting with Meredith was even more comfortable because we both felt like were were just shooting with a close friend. When we got engaged later that summer, I knew we had to have Meredith be our wedding photographer, too! We flew her out to Pittsburgh to capture our city wedding, and it was the best choice we could have made.
Meredith is an excellent professional and sent me lovely questionnaires throughout the planning process, as well as gave me extensive feedback on our timeline to ensure our day ran perfectly. She spent the day before and the morning of our wedding scouting out all of the best places to shoot around our ceremony and reception venues, going above and beyond to ensure she knew how to shoot everything best. Having her with us throughout the wedding day was so uplifting - Meredith's bubbly and charming personality made the day so easy, calming both me and my husband throughout the day. She got along so well with every person in our wedding party and got so many natural and beautiful shots. She also is a pro at family pictures and managed to get us through every shot we wanted easily and quickly - not an easy feat! The pictures we received afterwards are true works of art, full of emotion and intimacy, and we could not feel more blessed to have worked with this lovely bosslady for our wedding.
Kate · Married on 08/05/2018
Meredith went to the mountains and back for us - literally. She has such an incredible talent for capturing the light and love in her work. And to top it off she has a heart of gold. When I asked if she would photograph our engagement in the North Cascade mountains she radiated with excitement! The photos she took for us during our mountain engagement and our lavender farm wedding day were stunning. For all my nerves and self conscious tendencies, she was that "Girl, I got chu" kind of person. We got to share so much with Meredith and more to come in the future for sure! So many thanks to our favorite photo ninja Meredith!
Meredith McKee is a delight to work with and a true professional! Even under less than ideal circumstances (pouring rain!), she was extremely creative and pulled off AMAZING imagery. Not only does she have an incredible eye for awesome photos and composition, she is just a lovely person to be around. Choosing Meredith for your photography is a no-brainer. Just do it!