Offbeat staff photographers WEST: Megan Finley Photography in Los Angeles, CA

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Last week I told you all about how my Offbeat Mama editor, Stephanie, is a wedding photographer in Alabama. This week, I'm going to talk to you about how the two editors in the Offbeat Bride LA Office do double-duty as wedding photographers in California.

Luke & Suzanne's Muppet wedding

Megan and Coco, the two shooters of MFP
So, Megan (Offbeat Bride's managing editor) started the aptly named Megan Finley Photography last year, and then hired Coco (Offbeat Bride's current intern) as her second shooter. This means that when you book MFP to shoot your wedding you get TWO offbeat editors showing up on your wedding day. (Hell, for all you know I might crash the wedding and start photo bombing.)

When I say Megan and Coco are “affordable,” what I actually mean is “I've had conversations with Megan about how she needs to increase her rates because she's selling herself short.” Her rates are designed with Offbeat Bride budgets in mind, and seriously: if you're in California and you're not taking advantage (and I DO think it's quite literally taking advantage, but that's between Megan and her therapist) of MFP's pricing, you're basically crazy.

Djinnaya & Jason's wedding of WINNING

Megan and Coco are digital photography nerds, and so they make sure you get all the digital negatives of edited, high resolution photos — as many as are fit to print, no limit to the number of photos, and no extras to drive up the prices. Basically, they take the pictures and then you own 'em. The end. No weird finagling over prints or prices.

Katie & Aaron's Oceanside wedding

Oh, and did I mention that these two ladies travel all over California? Half the time I'm all, “Dudes, could someone do this thing for the website?” and I get dueling iPhone responses that are like, “Sorry we're currently driving across the state to shoot a purple-dressed wedding in San Francisco.” And I'm all, “Damn you OBBs for hiring my editors to shoot your weddings!” But then I forgive y'all cuz, you know, it's cool.

the first kiss!

Megan and Coco don't have any set poses. As Megan says, “We'd rather capture your actual behaviors and the moment then put you into pre-determined wedding positions… like freaking robots.”

Danelle & Jason's Tiki Wedding

And of course, if they're working for me … you know they're freaks. As Megan says, “Don't hire us if you don't want your photographers dancing at your wedding, because we WILL dance and we WILL have fun.”

Megan, getting down at your wedding

Oh and PS: as if I wasn't already worried about Megan undervaluing herself she offers $100 off her already ridonkulous prices to Offbeat Bride Tribe members who send her a link to their profile. So go book that shit up, girls!

Comments on Offbeat staff photographers WEST: Megan Finley Photography in Los Angeles, CA

  1. Hmmm…. Since I live in Los Angeles, but Life Partner and I AREN’T getting weddinged anytime soon, I feel like we should get some couple portraits taken just for fun!! Might as well take advantage of the ladies while they are “hot and cheap!”

  2. I would have loved to have AMS photo bomb my wedding. I still count myself lucky to have had even just one Offbeat editor take photos at my wedding. Thanks again Megan!

  3. I am so glad you finally featured MFP on the blog! My fiance & I were looking at a ka-billion photographers and when I became obsessed *ahem* started checking out OBB I said “Hey, this chic’s pictures are freaking awesome! Honey, come here & check this out.” He said, “Wow, those are really good. Can we afford it?”
    “I hate dealing with vendors.”
    “This one has pink hair.”
    “Done. Book her.”

    I sent an e-mail, signed a contract, had to change some deatials, freaked out, sent another e-mail with said freakout concerns, and got a very personable response that calmed me down. Is there such thing as a no hassle vendor, yes… yes there is :)Now I can’t wait until our wedding so we can actually get to shooting!

  4. incredible photos!!
    as a MOFG (mother of the future groom) I am genuinely admiring the work (and secretly wishing my son and his B2B will choose wicked-cool vendors like Megan Finley Photography!)

  5. “We’d rather capture your actual behaviors and the moment then put you into pre-determined wedding positions… like freaking robots.”
    Best attitude a wedding photographer can have!

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