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Why Paxton Photography?

With expertise in capturing genuine and creative images, Paxton Photography is a wedding photography company based in Leelanau County; serving Northern Michigan from M55 to just north of the bridge. The owner and photographer, Meg Paxton believes in a playful and laid-back approach when working with her clients. She brings an artistic and organic flair to each stress-free and enjoyable wedding experience.

She has a hands-on approach with all clients. She believes that everyone deserves to have the best service possible, even when that means stepping beyond of the roll of photographer. "I can't tell you the number of times I've fixed hair, re-glued eyelashes, sewn seam blow-outs, tacked up bustles, decorated cakes, pinned on boutonnieres, re-wrapped boquets, held children, counseled family arguments, driven home over-served guests, provided umbrellas, handed off my jacket and gloves; all with a camera in hand. Anything to make the day's experinece better for my clients." she says.

  • more than 2 decades photographing weddings
  • knowledge base that goes beyond just the job
  • packages that include print and electronic product
  • second shooter with most packages
  • direct download of entire gallery in high-resolution images

Standard Services Provided

Paxton Photography will curate a timeline and overall layout of the day with you. You will be walked through and prompted to discover what your priorities are and then helped to create proper expectations for what each package can offer. You will be advised of what works best, how to get the most out of your time, and how to feel the best through the entire experience.

Photography Style

Meg works in a traditional true-to-color style to give you the accurate representation of the florals and tones that you've picked for your wedding. She works with flash to create dramatic and unique images in full daylight and darkness of night.

Other Services Offered

Paxton Photography also offers a range of photographic options from engagement to family and pet sessions. Beyond photography, Meg also owns a stitchery that offers custom embroidery and sewing for all of the keepsake extras that bring your personal touch to a wedding.

  • Woman-owned

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Engagement Shoot
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Wedding Portraits

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Matted Prints
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Reviews of Paxton Photography

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User1298128 Sent on 08/22/2013
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Working with Meg from Paxton Photography was a wonderful experience. I am so pleased with our wedding pictures. Meg and her assistant both were extremely professional, friendly and efficient. I had a long list of photos and group shots that we really wanted to capture and she accomplished each one beautifully and in a timely manner so we could also enjoy the wedding. Before the wedding she asked me to gather wedding photos to see what style I preferred. She reviewed all of this thoroughly and not only captured the style, but also specific unique shots that I loved. We have so many fun and creative photos to choose from now that capture our wedding day. Also as an added perk, Meg not only was a great photographer but also repined a lock of hair that was driving me crazy before the wedding and she fixed my bustle when it broke (i.e. got stepped on). Overall a great experience, if we hadn’t planned the wedding from out of town I would book her again!
Nathan C. Sent on 07/21/2023
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Photography and vide for family event

Great experience working with Meg from start to finish. Meg was responsive, helpful in planning, came up with new and creative ideas and went above and beyond. Meg was a pleasure to work with during the event, handled kids pets and family like a pro, and delivered above expectations. Highly reccomend.
Shelby Sent on 10/11/2022
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Wish I booked her all night 11/10

Meg Paxton was the best vendor I had at my wedding. I got married at the Staffords perry hotel and she ran the show. She is creative funny and just the bomb. Her energy is unreal. I would have paid double for her and I should have booked her longer. I am going to recommend her to every single bride to be. 11/10.
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Meg Paxton
Meg Paxton
The Big Boss Lady

Artist, not just photographer. Meg creates in everything she does. I sew, I build, I design, I make stuff as a way of life. I love night skies and long road trips. I drink far too much caffine and like dogs more than most people. I love old buildings and making them new again. I love old trucks and prefer stick shift transmissions. I love meeting new people and learning everyone's family traditions. I believe with the whole of my existance that ALL people deserve respect.

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Amazing Day Weddings Amazing Day Weddings Wedding Officiants

Meg is a pro's pro. Incredible eye for detail and an extremely hard working artist.

Castle Farms Castle Farms Barn & Farm Weddings

Paxton Photography is much appreciated at Castle Farms. Meg’s eye for photography allows her to take striking pictures of Castle Couples around Castle Farms grounds.

2Bays DJs 2Bays DJs Wedding DJs

Paxton Photography go above and beyond to make sure your wedding day goes off without a hitch. They are attentive, active, and a breeze to work with. A bride can't go wrong with Paxton Photography.

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