About

Let Me Introuduce Myself

My name is Meg Paxton

 Art defines the world around me, an emotional response, a way of living.

I am a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Cedar, Michigan. This easy, slow, small town is home base.  There is no need for the city when I have an entire county as my playground.  The Leelanau Peninsula (need I say, surrounded by natural beauty, inspiration, and water) has always been my home. I have traveled the world and still find this to be the very best place to be.

My job affords me the ability to create art every day.  Creativity needs time, freedom, and the right tools.  Don’t be confused by the concrete mixer in the back of the 1964 pick-up truck, with photo gear and lights on the bench seat, lumber on the roof, dogs hanging out of the window, parked next to a dumpster, happily “diving” for prizes.  This is likely just a 5 project day, otherwise known as a GOOD DAY.

Which brings me to you! I’m happy that you live here too, or you’ve come here, or are thinking of coming here, or are planning an event here.  You should!  Let me help you find the right location, props, and ideas to make your visions a reality. Be sure to check out my galleries.  Bring me your ideas.  Bring me your BIG ideas.  Call today to schedule some fun art!

Jess DeBoard-Peters - Harbor Springs

Jess DeBoard-Peters - Harbor Springs

Getting to work with Meg on our year-long family photo project documenting the changes, not only in our environment, but our family as well, was fun and turned out better than we ever imagined. Her creative and expert eye captured each individual family member's true essence and the beauty of the area in which we live. Thank you Meg, for your brilliant ideas and creating moments that are immortalized.

Katelynn L. - Harbor Springs

Katelynn L. - Harbor Springs

Meg has a wonderful eye when it comes to taking pictures! Thanks to her charming personality, I felt very comfortable throughout the entire senior photo shoot.

Jen Gaston - Traverse City

Jen Gaston - Traverse City

Meg is a wonderful and creative photographer. She's incredibly artistic and imaginative. Meg has a friendly personality and is very easy to work with. My pictures came out beautifully! Over the years I have worked with a multitude of professional photographers and I can definitely say she is the best. I highly recommend working with Meg Paxton.

Jessica L. - Traverse City

Jessica L. - Traverse City

Meg was beyond accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Her creativity provided us with a collection of shots that are both atypical and personal. She made our first ever shoot such a carefree and memorable experience I wouldn't think to take my business anywhere else in the future.

Chandra G. - Traverse City

Chandra G. - Traverse City

My children and I had two, above and beyond studio and outside setting sessions with Meg. She was very personable, and we had great experiences capturing memories, that were full of both posed and candid shots. She was able to catch our "donkey laughter" and love. I highly recommend Paxton Photography to encapsulate the moments that you will want to remember forever, while feeling comfortable in the moment.

Matt & Jonese - Arlington, VA

Matt & Jonese - Arlington, VA

Thank you for taking such beautiful pictures for our wedding. Your skills are superb and your patience, creativity and attention to detail made all the difference. We've received so many compliments on the pictures and we are looking forward to framing many of them!

Andrew & Kim - Charlevoix

Andrew & Kim - Charlevoix

Thank you so very much for everything you did for us. The pictures are so amazing! I can not believe how good every single one turned out, and how many special, happy, pretty moments you captured. It really is incredible. Thank you for all of your wedding expertise and for keeping us all on track. We would've been completely lost without you. We are so grateful.

Chelsea P. - Traverse City

Chelsea P. - Traverse City

Meg took pictures of my little min-pin, and I can't believe that she was actually able to catch her "posing" for the camera! If you know little dogs, they don't sit still much and that's the truth for my Karma, but Meg worked her wonders and we ended up with some really beautiful shots of my little fur baby. I'd recommend Paxton Photography to anyone that was thinking of pet pictures. Meg was really patient and accommodating, and it was such a fun experience for me to share with my pup.