10 Facts With Facebook Guest Judge 5/16-5/22 | Meghann Chapman Photography

meghannchapmanphotographyguestjudgeHey y’all! I’m Meghann, the photographer behind Meghann Chapman Photography. I am a wedding/newborn/family documentary photographer who is secretly in love with editorial work.

My camera bag is mix of film & digital gear: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 5D original, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4, 35 ART, 40mm pancake, a few flashes for OCF at weddings, a custom-made dual camera strap, Pentax Spotomatic 35mm, Polaroid Land Camera, and a prism for whenever I feel extra artsy.  I live in a heavily wooded area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, on a smallish acreage with my super-smart Engineer husband, and our 5 totally incredible children (I’ve been interrupted 7 times since starting to write this, haha).  We have a flock of misfit chickens, ducks and pigeons (most are rescues), 7 deranged cats & 2 dogs who are ‘mostly normal’.  I really enjoy reading all the features & tips on Dear Photographer, and I’m pretty dang excited to be the judge on Dear Photographer’s Facebook page this week!

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10 Fun Facts about Me:

  1. I’m a perfectionist and always looking for ways to challenge myself. For personal work, I will often force myself to use one lens, for weeks/months, until I feel I have ‘mastered’ it (Jedi Mastered, that is). That’s the reason I still have my 50mm 1.4, it’s soft and often fickle, but I love the challenge it gives me to get GOOD images (I may be buried with it when I die, haha). Don’t ever think you need the BEST gear to be a GREAT photographer.
  2. I’ve burned through 6 iPhone/iPad chargers in 4 months. If that’s not something to be proud of, I don’t know what is.
  1. My love for photography started with my Dad, who is a meteorologist, and when we were younger, he’d take my siblings & I out to photograph some amazing storms over the Texas plains.
  2. Breakfast food is my LYFE, yo. Actually, I think I mentioned that in my last Dear Photographer post. Because this is really important, I’ll mention it again. #breakfastfood
  3. Parks & Rec. Need I say more?  No.
  4. We have 5 children, as I mentioned above. When I was younger, I was never the girl who loved babysitting or always dreamed of having a huge family. So, how did I end up with 5? I’m still not sure. But, I really love being a Mom, and my children constantly amaze me. They have taught me so much and made me a better person. Whenever my husband & I have a RARE date night, we enjoy the first 30 minutes or so of ‘quiet’ then start missing our kids and want to go back home, haha!
  5. I’m a huge fan of the Myers-Briggs-Type-Indicator (MBTI) and try to ‘type’ everyone I meet. (sorry) I am very much an INTJ who has a well developed F side (thank you, motherhood)
  6. My younger sister is my BFF, who lives way too far away in TX, and we make up comedy skits (Portlandia style) that we film on our phones, & send each other throughout the week. One day we will be famous and you’ll feel cool & hipster knowing that you knew about me before I became #mainstream.
  7. I have an addiction to Chicken Poop Lip balm (it’s not really poop, I promise) & colorful socks. I rarely wear socks, so I see how this is a problem area in my life and I should seek therapy.
  8. I hate writing my blog for my website. I’d seriously pay someone to do it for me. I’ll add that to my ‘To Do’ list for the month. “Find a blogger, Meghann.”

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I love colorful things (but be creative and interpret how it suits you!)  I can’t wait to see your images!

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