Meg Cooper Photography

Meg Cooper Photography

Based In: Sonoma, Napa CA
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Meg Cooper Photography

Meg Cooper Photography

Based In: Sonoma, Napa CA
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

I help couples build a wedding day that is as meaningful as possible by learning to question the status quo, and challenging them to listen to their intuition – even for those who already know they want to elope.

When we look at our pictures, we remember every point in the day and how we felt. We had the perfect day. And it was all documented so we can remember it forever.” – September 2022 All Day Elopement Couple



There is no one right way to elope, and that’s the way it should be.

The best part about eloping is that you can celebrate having the freedom to do whatever you and your partner want on your wedding day. Want to say your vows at the top of a 50 foot balcony in the redwoods? I know a place. Dreaming of dipping your toes (or more!) in the ocean in your wedding outfits? You got it. Thinking about bringing along your ten closest people, or no one at all? Either way and anything in between is perfect.

This is your wedding day, and you get to call all of the shots.

This is your opportunity to prioritize the wedding experience you never knew you could have.

And I not only advocate for my couples to design their fully aligned wedding experience, but I did the same for me and my husband.

Our 18-guest wedding took place in September 2021 and designing the day around what felt right to us was a huge focus, regardless of what “tradition” (or my parents) said. At times it was hard to stick to my guns when faced with their disappointment, but I knew in my heart of hearts that this was the wedding day that truly made me happy more than anything else.

Wondering what designing our intentional wedding looked like? We…

  • grounded ourselves with a meditation that our officiant read to us privately before our ceremony began
  • held space for ourselves and our people by standing in the middle of the aisle for a few minutes mid-ceremony, soaking the experience up
  • had guests leave notes to us yearbook-style on a large matted photo of us (that still hangs in our living room) as a guest book
  • entered our ceremony in a completely unique way that was extremely meaningful to me
  • skipped a dance party and had dinner at a restaurant, just the two of us, at 8pm after our wedding ended

We focused on only doing versions of things that felt good to us.

This is the beauty of intentionally designing your elopement day.

I’m not here to tell you that you should ditch every single tradition and do the opposite just for the hell of it. But I AM here to tell you that you owe it to yourself to ask questions about whether a tradition is truly serving you, or if doing it another way would be better and more aligned with how you want to experience your elopement.

Let’s create the elopement experience of your dreams outside in a beautiful place.

If I sound like someone you want on your team for your day, I’d love to hear all about your vision!


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Meg was an absolute joy to work with. From the moment we reached out, she was efficient, friendly, and professional. We got to know her well throughout the process of planning our elopement day - she carried positivity and creativity into every interaction and even helped us to plan our elopement. Meg is extremely organized and sends you reminders for anything that needs to be done prior to your event. Nothing ever felt stressful when working with her.

On our elopement day, Meg was at our doorstep right on time and ready to jump in. She was more helpful than we ever could've imagined, including bringing champagne, picnic supplies, backup items if it rained, and decorations. Meg will get to know you, respect your wishes and requests, and make you laugh throughout your big day. On top of all of that, her talent is undeniable - we loved how our pictures turned out and all of our friends comment on the aesthetic and one-of-a-kind beauty of our album. We feel like we got married in a private forest fairytale. We highly recommend Meg to anyone looking for a down-to-earth, INCREDIBLY talented photographer!

Khali + Andrew

At no point did we feel like we were getting anything but the very best from Meg! TLDR: Meg will go the extra mile to figure out exactly what you want for your wedding or elopement and bring that dream to life - with a smile on her face and a bag full of creativity. Choosing her to capture our special day was one of the best decisions we made.

We knew pretty much immediately that Meg was the right choice to photograph our elopement - she worked with us diligently from the start, getting to know us as a couple in addition to getting all the details around what we wanted for our photography. She communicated incredibly well with us and helped ensure that our wedding photography was NOT a source of stress leading up to the day.

Meg made us feel at ease both with her and with each other, and had a truly unique vision for the shots and scenes that showcased us along with the scenery. Everyone we've shared our photos with absolutely raves about her work, and every time we look back through them it feels like we're there again.

Meg, you truly made our day special, and it was a privilege to have you with us.

Julia + Trevor

Meg truly went above and beyond! Her portfolio is beautiful, you could really get a sense of each couple's day with the photos she took and the story it told, and that's exactly what we wanted. She was so great at making us feel comfortable and less awkward in front of the camera. We usually enjoy being behind the camera, not in front of it but Meg made it a truly enjoyable experience. Our friends and family also could not say enough good things about her and how professional she was, how easy to work with and how beautiful her photos came out. They all said Meg has a great eye and we agree!

Menaka + Akeem

We are so happy Meg was our photographer! She was super responsive, flexible, funny and incredibly easy to work with. We were planning our special day on an extremely tight deadline and Meg genuinely cared to help us make it memorable. She went above and beyond to suggest great spots for our ceremony, portraits, and she even had a list of cute Airbnbs! Meg is extremely knowledgeable and she made us feel comfortable throughout every step. On the day of our elopement, Meg made everything natural and fun. The results exceeded our expectations! The photos captured the personality and joy of our wedding day as well as the most intimate and detailed moments in such a beautiful and unique way. Meg is a real gem!

Kseniya + Nathan

Meg was the BEST decision we made for our wedding! As soon as we saw her photos, we knew that she'd capture the aesthetic we wanted for our wedding photos. Upon reading more on her website, we absolutely had to have her as our photographer! We would recommend Meg in a heartbeat to a friend, and definitely would love to hire her for any future photography needs. We are still in awe over how beautiful our wedding photos are, and we know that we'll cherish them for years to come!

Not only did our photos come out amazing, but Meg made our wedding extra special with all of the little touches along the way before, during, and after the wedding. All of the questionnaires and conversations we had beforehand made us comfortable knowing that we had made the right choice in hiring her!

Lindsay + Clint

Meg made us feel so relaxed and laid back during our elopement. She found THE most beautiful spot for the ceremony which was a great surprise. For anyone who is looking for a fun, reliable, and talented photographer, Meg's got it all! Not only is she incredibly talented but from day one she was so reliable, punctual, and always made us feel like we were taken care of. Thanks so much making this a day that we will never forget!

Jillian + Shay

Meg was super professional and helpful in keeping to our schedule (she gave us feedback and helped finalize our wedding schedule which was so helpful). I love our wedding photos, she captured so many wonderful moments (both candid and portrait), and I would recommend her in a heartbeat! I'm printing many of the photos to include with our thank you notes to friends and family for coming to our intimate wedding during a pandemic. Thank you Meg for your help and support, it made all the difference!

Carissa + Ricardo
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