We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Dougherty and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Megan, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
I’m very determined, I’m a perfectionist, I’m good with time management and I’m a night owl. I’m very detail oriented, and I believe in sending out only the best to my clients. I’ll go over my work in great detail and make sure I’m happy with it before it ever goes out to anyone. When working with my clients, I treat everyone with respect and how I would like to be treated. Everyone is welcome in my studio! I love meeting new people and working with clients who have become friends. I have a very relaxed space, and like to keep my sessions fun! I also adhere to the deadlines I promise. I try to give as much information about the industry as I can, to get them going in the right direction. I try to have very open communication, and I really do enjoy helping my clients. 

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been a professional photographer for 13 years and I love what I get to call my career! I truly enjoy meeting the people that come into my life because of photography. I’m very proud of of my body of work I’ve created over the years. I have clients that tell me the photo I took of them is their favorite headshot of themselves, which I am happy to hear. I thoroughly enjoy beauty photography, and over the years I’ve photographed some very cool ideas. I always look back at these images with a lot of pride and realize that I made some of my crazy ideas come to life!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My dad, Brian Dougherty! He instilled a love of photography and art in me from a young age. We have always bonded over our love of creating. He taught me so much of what I know about running a business, pricing, lighting and retouching. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his love and advice!

Website: http://www.megan.photo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megan.dougherty.photo/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/megansimage

Image Credits
All photos by Megan Dougherty Hair & Make-up (Images 1-4) Gwynnis Mosby Hair & Make-up (Image 5) Valeriya Shindrova

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutAtlana is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.