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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Victoria Chan · Getting married on 10/27/2019
Easy Going and the Most Perfect Engagement Shoot
I had seen some pictures from a wedding of a sorority sister that Meredith had shot, and they were absolutely gorgeous. My fiance and I immediately decided to contact her when it came to trying to pick someone for an engagement photographer.Sent on 11/12/2018
Meredith was super responsive, emailed me back within a few hours. We didn't pick the location of the shoot till a couple days before, where Meredith emailed me to check in. The day of the shoot, the Arboretum was PACKED. Parking was a mess, but Meredith was still on time and not cranky after all the traffic.
Meredith is super friendly and cheerful. She was insanely easy to work with. She posed us and stopped us at certain spots of the park that looked fantastic. We got the pictures back in less than 2 weeks, and we are in love with them. Thank you Meredith! Everybody should book her now, because her pictures are gorgeous.
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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!
Corinne Woodey · Married on 12/29/2018
Everything We Needed and More
Meredith is exactly what my family needed! She was recommended to me by my wedding planner, Lori, from Elegant Affairs. I was looking for someone who could make the wedding and photos look natural and true to life. I also needed someone who was confident and not afraid to repose people or tell us what to do. Meredith was sweet, reassuring, and patient! She also has a sense of humor and a wonderful smile. With my large family she was exactly the woman we needed for the job. She took charge immediately and let me know what was going to happen and when I needed to wait to do something so she could photograph it. I felt extremely comfortable with Meredith, she felt like I had a good friend taking pictures of us. Meredith found some great places to take photos and is very creative. She has the experience to know what works and what will look better. I had so much fun working with Meredith and I can't wait to see all of her photos, just the sneak peak photos were better than I ever imagined!
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!