megan gielow


I believe that marriage is one of the most challenging relationships in life, but it is also one of the most important and unbelievably amazing partnerships that can ever be promised. It is a commitment to adventure; to sharing hardships and victories; to weathering good days and bad days; and to loving each other always, especially when it is difficult. Our story is messy and imperfect, but that is what makes it real and worth fighting for.

I believe that photography is a beautiful act of listening and storytelling. I value the responsibility of making honest images that reflect the truth in the relationships, moments, and emotions that I’m honored to witness. I make it a priority to get to know my couples so that I can create something authentic that will be a part of their heritage forever.


Loving God + loving people

Taking time to snuggle with my boys

Hiking in the Appalachian Mountains with our Samoyed pup

Consuming great food + wine + dessert + coffee

Reading mystery novels on our front porch

Entertaining personality tests (Enneagram 1 + ENFJ)
Cheering on Syracuse basketball

Exploring over relaxing on vacation

Being purposeful but also spontaneous

Trying almost anything once

Being sentimental

Chasing the light

asheville wedding photographers


After being a wedding photographer for over 15 years, I have intentionally crafted these three core values as the foundation of my business so that I am able to serve my couples well:

I want to cultivate a meaningful experience. By approaching the day in a photojournalistic fashion, I am focused on memorializing your relationship, your family’s heritage, your friendships, and every single person that is on your guest list. I believe in documenting the day as it unfolds vs. revolving the day around photos. I want you to spend the day with your favorite people in the most joyful and stress-free fashion.

When you look through your wedding images, I want you to remember how it felt to be there: the way the wind took off with your veil and shook your father’s jacket; how your grandmother’s wrinkled hands felt as she gripped yours; the way your partner looks at you undeniably with love in their eyes; the blissfully cool night that heard the music blaring and witnessed the stars winking back. These real, raw, and honest moments are memorable, and they deserve to be honored.

Your wedding photographs will not be typical. They will be creative, artful, momentous, adventurous, and—most importantly—a true reflection of who you are.

We are Asheville wedding photographers and Asheville elopement photographers. Even though we are based in Asheville, NC, we travel all over the world for destination weddings and adventure elopements. We specialize in documentary wedding photography, focusing on moments and genuine connection. To read more about our Asheville weddings and elopements, check out our blog or instagram page.