Working with Margaret was one of the best decisions I made throughout my whole wedding plan process. I knew we were a match made in heaven when our first meeting ended up being over a glass of wine at a place nearby my office. :-) She’s super fun and easy to talk to and made me feel really comfortable right from the start. I can’t tell you how hard it can be to find good vendors to work with — someone who is RESPONSIVE, TRUSTWORTHY, and ORGANIZED —and Margaret embodies all of it!!! I just let out a sigh of relief just typing that lol.
She’s super on top of it — would respond to emails promptly, email you forms/questions when she said she would, and on top of it all …she executed and captured our wedding day beautifully. On the actual day of our wedding she was flawless. She made us feel really comfortable and she stayed calm throughout the whole day. My family was really loud and rowdy and she was able to wrangle the herd, keep it together, and even protect my husband and I from being bombarded for photographs (so we could enjoy a couple of drinks at our cocktail hour :-). We also just received our wedding pictures back and they’re amazing -- she delivered them on time and we couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Margaret Austin Photography!
MEGAN + RODRIGO
Margaret is the best! She just photographed our wedding 2 weeks ago in DTLA and we cannot wait to see the final photos! She has such a unique style. She also came super early to scope out DTLA in order to get some unique shots in different environments... Taking pictures was probably the thing I was most nervous about, but she really makes you feel relaxed when you're in front of the camera. She has such an ease about her and she is just all around a cool person. I would recommend her to anyone!
ALEX + PAUL
There are not enough amazing things to be said about Margaret and her photography! We were nervous taking our engagement pictures and Margaret made us feel so at home and natural and our pictures turned out AMAZING. At our wedding, Margaret got all the pictures we wanted and we loved them. She is not only super talented but is so nice and easy to be around, which is really important on your wedding day! Again, I cannot say enough great things about Margaret and her team!!
Margaret was so great to work with! I can't say enough good things!! We booked her for our destination wedding last August in Sonoma. We communicated via phone and email before our big day and I had no worries on wedding day. She has a great eye and is so easy to work with. My husband and I and our entire wedding party felt comfortable and had fun taking pictures. We are so happy with all the images from the wedding! I highly recommend her!
I cannot say enough about how great Margaret was to work with. She was really more than a photographer for us. Since we had a destination wedding in San Francisco, we were able to ask her all sorts of questions, like what time to host certain events, where should we eat dinner, etc. She was responsive through the entire process and the day before we even met her for coffee. On the actual day, she kept us sane. Taking professional photos is always kind of awkward, but she made it fun and natural. She has a very calm and sweet, but professional personality, which I greatly appreciated on our day. The icing on the cake was how gorgeous all of the photographs turned out. I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing the first time I looked at them (and I still get that way looking back). She captured the emotions and feeling of the day so perfectly. Also, we got married at the SF City Hall since we are both architecture nerds. I love the way she captured the scale and colors of the building-- exactly what I was hoping for. Margaret was honestly one of the best parts of wedding.
Margaret is absolutely amazing! I booked Margaret for my November wedding in San Francisco. Since my husband is super awkward about taking posed pictures, we did an engagement shoot with Margaret a few months in advance to get a feel for what it would be like on the big day. She made us both feel comfortable and look amazing. She gave great direction and was extremely detailed oriented (even suggesting my husband takes his wallet out of his pocket to avoid bumps in his jacket!). I met with her several times before the wedding to discuss the kinds of pictures I wanted to take, family shots, and even creating a day of timeline. On the big day, she showed up exactly on time and jumped right in. She has amazing ideas for great ambiance photos of my dress, shoes, accessories and even snuck into the reception hall to take some pictures of the decorations before the festivities began. The best part about working with Margaret is that she is super easy going and flexible but totally professional. She can command a room while being a total sweetheart, which I’m sure isn’t easy! She even managed to get an amazing group shot of ALL our wedding guests!
On top of everything else our photos turned our beautifully! The way she plays with light & saturation really captured our special day perfectly… just dreamy! The pictures are so lovely and romantic and I will certainly cherish them forever.
We hired Margaret to photograph our wedding a few weeks ago, and we couldn't be happier with the results. From when we first met her, we could tell she got it and shared our goal: we wanted lasting portraits of our friends and family on a day when everyone is really looking their best, as well as candids and other scenery shots to help us remember the event. In the months leading up to the wedding, Margaret was always easy to work with, unfailingly responsive, kind, and helpful. On the day of, she arrived early, and just started taking care of things. It was easy to trust that she would take care of what was needed, and I left everything in her capable hands. She herded our family members with grace, and many people commented they didn't notice her taking the candid shots of them. And the photos are hands down amazing. I still can't believe how well she cataloged the ongoing emotional high of the day. I'm thrilled I'll have these photos to look at in the years to come.
Margaret Austin photography blew us away! I didn't really know what to expect considering I didn't know much of her work but it turned out beautifully. She really makes you feel comfortable and does a first look which I don't hear many people doing. You really can't go wrong with her and I would suggest you definitely look into her work.
Margaret was a dream to work with. She listened to what we wanted captured, and made sure to do just that on our wedding day. She was always available to chat (and continues to be), and was always so professional but personable. She really cared about capturing the day for us, and it shows in the pictures. We couldn't be happier with what we have left of our wedding, which is a huge stack of memories captured on film. Thanks again!
I worked with Margaret of Margaret Austin Photography at my wedding in May and she was absolutely amazing! My husband and I opted for a 'First Look' before our ceremony because we wanted to have a uniquely personal moment together without all eyes on us. Naturally I was very nervous to see my soon-to-be husband and I was anxious about someone taking photos of that intimate exchange between us; I was worried that it wouldn't feel natural and comfortable and that it would be obvious in the photos. Fortunately for me, Margaret eased my worries immediately with her professionalism and kind nature; she assured me that how I felt was normal and that if I just focused on the man I was about to marry everything would be perfect. She was right. When I received the finished photos of our 'First Look' I was blown away with how beautiful they turned out and I was overcome with emotion and the memories of that day. Margaret truly captured the emotions and the love of that moment for us and I never realized how much that would mean to me until the day was done. Working with Margaret was an absolute joy for us; she far exceeded our expectations both on our wedding day and with the quality of her work. If you are looking for a photographer who is both professional and personal, I highly recommend working with Margaret Austin Photography. Working with her was one of the best wedding planning decisions I made and I thank her tremendously for the work that she did and for making it possible for us to remember that day always!