Megan Scott Photography
Two Years in Business
I am a 31 year old mama of five – four boys (they’re 9, 7, 5, and 3) and my baby girl (who just turned one in April). I began studying classical ballet at the age of 6 and stuck with it through high school… dancing 6 or even 7 days a week. I grew up studying form and lines, movement and music, and I think that remains a fundamental aspect of what inspires me creatively. I have a BA in psychology from Cornell, but remember as a child being so overwhelmed when people would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a mother, but also a doctor, a dancer, a lawyer, a writer, an artist… how was I supposed to choose just ONE thing?! It wasn’t until I became a mother several times over that I fell in love with photography.
It began with an old Nikon that belonged to my husband, but permeated our outings to the playground with my brood of boys even when all I had was my cell phone camera… I began to think in frames and compose images on my tiny little cell phone screen. When I took the plunge and started shooting friends, family, and then clients, I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into. All I knew was that photography gave me an outlet that I had been desperately missing in those early years of infancy and toddlerhood and diaper changes and sippy cups… I felt a connection to the person I was when I used to dance, to the days before motherhood when I studied art history and performed in a cappella groups and musicals… that drive to create and to create something with meaning and purpose.
Inconveniently for my business, I quickly realized I wasn’t happy just shooting families who wanted to pose and say “cheese” every November. My creative soul seemed to be groaning and gasping for air… So I learned. And I grew. And learned some more. I’m pretty sure I learned most everything the hard way, as seems to be my lot in life… but slowly I have begun photographing clients who want to make ART.
When I discovered Stormy, her work instantly made me “feel”, and all I knew is that is what I want in my own work. Her workshops and mentorships sell out so quickly that when I saw her Spring 2020 All Heart Access course… I’m pretty sure I signed up the second it opened. I devoured the content in a matter of hours- while my kids jumped on the trampoline I would lay on the deck and watch the course videos on my phone, or I would listen while I stirred the macaroni or nursed the baby… I couldn’t get enough.
The spring course content has dramatically changed two things for me – my awareness of light (where it is, the source/direction, what it is hitting, what it is not hitting, etc.) and my editing process (prior to this course I rarely opened Photoshop. It is now an essential part of my workflow.) I would one hundred percent recommend All Heart to any photographer wishing to go DEEPER and challenge yourself – your vision, priorities, goals, workflow, and heart.
“I have NOT arrived yet. I am growing every single day and growth is uncomfortable. This has simply been my journey so far. I am inspired by so many different things, all of which are fundamental to who I am… movement, lines, motherhood, perseverance, hardship, beauty, truth.”