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2017 Recap | Tribute to the MMP Family

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Where did 2017 go? Between weddings, traveling and weekend adventures – the year really seemed to speed by quicker than the rest. I know they say as you age, the moments go quicker but man, I’m not sure that I’m quite ready for all of that. This year was about growth and acceptance. Growth in my personal life, growth in my business and learning to try and not sweat the little things and accepting reality. It was an amazing year with many ups and downs but I’m thankful for every moment of it and ready for all 2018 has to bring.

I’m proud to say that I exceeded my 2017 business goals. Being a military spouse, I have to work smarter and harder to try and achieve what is needed to make my business flourish. I’m constantly learning, changing, growing to allow clients to find me and give them the best possible experience. Every single one of my clients this year was so amazing and so this post is a tribute to them and all of the wonderful experiences we had together. You guys allow me to explore the world while living my dream and I couldn’t be more thankful for each and every one of you.

So 2017, here’s what I was blessed to capture:

28 – Weddings and Elopements (Washington, the San Juan Islands, Oregon, Hawaii, Michigan & Florida)

2 – Styled Shoots

18 – Couples (Anniversary and Engagements)

3 – Births (My shortest birth lasted 4 hours and my longest 26)

15 – Lifestyle and Portrait Sessions (Family, Maternity, Homecomings, Boudoir and Headshots)

Check back later for a blog on some of my favorite personal 2017 moments. 2017 Clients, I adored going back through your galleries and finding photos from each session. Reliving those moments has brought such great joy to my week. It also could have been the HARDEST thing I’ve had to do in quite some time. I can’t narrow down photos for a sneak peek, much less pick one photo to represent our time together. I guess that’s a good problem to have! You guys rock and I hope you enjoy looking back through my year as it progressed. <3

Madigan Army Medical Center |  Tacoma, Washington

Swiftwater Cellars | Cle Elum, Washington

JBLM | Tacoma, Washington

Eatonville, Washington

Tacoma, Washington

Dupont, Washington

Kitsap, Washington

Madigan Army Medical Center | Tacoma, Washington
Mount Rainier, Washington

Lakewood, Washington

Olympia, Washington

Good Samaritan Hospital | Puyallup, Washington

Pacific City, Oregon

Lacey, Washington

Oregon Coast

Kauai, Hawaii

The Barn on Jackson | Chehalis, Washington

Olympia, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Kelly Farm | Sumner, Washington | Second shooting with the amazing Kelly Lemon! 

Snoqualmie, Washington

Rein Fire Ranch | Ravendale, Washington |Second shooting with the talented Leesha King!

Grand Rapids, Michigan

San Juan Island, Washington

Tacoma, Washington | Second shooting with the sweet Autumn Rudolph! 

Tacoma, Washington

Auburn, Washington

Craven Farm | Snohomish, Washington

Sanders Estate | Auburn, Washington

Mount Rainier, Washington

Swiftwater Cellars | Cle Elum, Washington

Mount Rainier, Washington

Northbend, Washington

Trinity Tree Farm| Issaquah, Washington | Second shooting with the lovely Jenny Storment 

Seattle, Washington

Trinity Tree Farm| Issaquah, Washington | Second shooting with the lovely Jenny Storment 

Puyallup, Washington

Olympic National Park, Washington

Portland, Oregon

Mount Rainier, Washington

Puyallup, Washington
Caden in crib

Mount Rainier, Washington

Wine & Roses Country Estate | Auburn, Washington

Issaquah, Washington

Olympic National Park, Washington

Maple Valley, Washington

Vantage, Washington

Tacoma, Washington | Second shooting with the sweet Autumn Rudolph! 

Olympic National Park, Washington

Thornwood Castle | Lakewood, Washington | Second shooting with the lovely Jenny Storment 

Lacey, Washington

Mount Rainier, Washington

Couldn’t resist showing off my sweet kitty Mishka!

JBLM Tacoma, Washington

Mount Rainier, Washington

Mount Rainier, Washington

Mount Rainier, Washington

Mount Rainier, Washington

Orlando, Florida | Second shooting for my dearest Sierra Ford Photography

Olympic National Park, Washington

Naval Base Kisap | Bremerton, Washington

Mount Rainier, Washington

A huge shout out to all of my second photographers this year and to the photographers who let me capture love stories along side them!

Engagement Give-a-way Bonus | Washington Photographer

If you’re not chosen for the engagement session give-a-way, I’ll offer $100 off engagement sessions and $200 off wedding packages to participants who comment below. To honor this discount, engagement photos must be taken before March 1st. Participation must take place between Thursday, January 4th and Monday, January 8th and offer is valid for inquiries from 1/1-1/8.

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  1. Helen

    January 5th, 2018 at 1:06 am

    I love your work Megan. Can’t wait to work with you:)

  2. Natalie

    January 5th, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Loved looking through all the galleries!!!

  3. Dianalynn

    January 5th, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous!

  4. Megan Montalvo Photography

    January 10th, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Thank you so much Diana!

  5. Courtney Knox

    January 5th, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    You had so many amazing shots from 2017! ✨

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