Category Archives: My Life

Tuesdays Together Sunday Soiree

One of the reasons why it is a great time to be a local creative or photographer is because of what the Rising TideView full post »

Baby Girl Nursery

Just two more months to go before Durst baby #2 is here!  I’m straight up in the nesting mode and it’s keeping meView full post »

Ethan’s big boy room

Ethan has graduated to a big boy room!  I feel like it was yesterday when I was working on his nursery.  But he willView full post »

CLIC Conference

I treated myself to spend two days in the beautiful Old Town Alexandria to attend the CLIC Conference. As a small timeView full post »


We spent the afternoon of Easter Sunday at Burnside Farms in Haymarket, Virginia.  We needed an updated picture withView full post »

Cabin Weekend 2014

Every year a group of my high school girlfriends get together to unwind and relax at a cabin in Shenandoah.  This isView full post »


Bringing a little bit of spring to the blog today!  I love how nature gives you the perfect backdrop right in your ownView full post »

Megan Durst Photography

Welcome to my new website!  Thanks to a special lady named, Whitney from Heart and Arrow Design, to help me establishView full post »

Valentine Mini Session

One of my goals for my photography business this year, is to do more mini sessions.  So, I put my plan to action andView full post »

My “Vision”

As we’re preparing for our little boy to enter our world, this December, finishing the nursery was on the top of ourView full post »

Ryan’s 1st day

One of my longest known friends had her second son bornrecently and I just HAD to visit them in the hospital.  It was aView full post »

Happy 30th Birthday, Jenni!

This couldn’t be a bigger year for my friend, Jenni, since she has hit her 30th birthday and will be expecting aView full post »


Easter at the Carey household is tradition.  Brandon and I hide 90 eggs and then forget where we hid them when we findView full post »

Gender Reveal Party!

You can always find a good reason to throw a party.  This party idea is so creative, I love it.  Welcome to the latestView full post »

Merry Christmas!

This was the first year to celebrate Christmas as Mr. & Mrs. Durst.  Brandon wanted to make this a specialView full post »

GNI: Christmas Dinner

This is the time of year for spending time with friends and family during the holiday season.  But I’m lucky enoughView full post »

Family Time

Meet Mason, one of the newest members of Brandon’s side of the family.  He was born weeks before our wedding.  SinceView full post »

The Big Apple

      One of my best friends has lived in NYC for the past 7 years and never in my visits have I had the chance toView full post »

Home Sweet Home

In case you haven’t notice, I’ve been lacking on my photography posts and there is a reason for that.  WE’REView full post »

Have you hugged a Pug today?

I absolutely love our pug, Baxter.  No matter how bad of a day I’ve had, when I come home to him (and Brandon), theView full post »


I have a few updates to share- but first, let’s start with the biggest news.  I will be the sole photographer for theView full post »

How to order a Philly Cheesesteak

On the way to our White Water Rafting trip (Monday’s blog post), we stopped in Philly to grab a bite of the worldView full post »

Road Trip!

For a gift to give my best friend for being my maid of honor at our wedding, I gave her the gift of a fun filled weekendView full post »

Photo Fact Friday

The special thing about photos is the way they capture a special moment or time in your life. There are so many memoriesView full post »

Baby shower for Mackenna

It’s always a special time when one of your close girlfriends whom you’ve grown up with since 9th grade is about toView full post »

Got Crabs?

What is summer without picking at some crabs?  I got together with some friends at Quarterdeck in Arlington, Va to haveView full post »

Miss Carey to Mrs.Durst

As you may know, I recently got married to my one and only in May, happier than ever (Note: the reason why I haven’View full post »

A New Beginning

Welcome to the new website!  Today is the day of a new beginning for “Photographs by Megan”.  It all starts withView full post »

Cabin Weekend

5 close girl friends + Log Cabin in the Shenandoah Mountains + no TV = A good freakin time being entertained andView full post »

Pizza Party

After getting my nieces their Christmas gifts of chef outfits and a kid’s pizza making kit, I told my brother toView full post »

Part 3 of 3 Christmases

And finally, our 3rd Christmas with my family at the parents house.  Waking up at 5am two mornings in a row takes aView full post »

Part 2 of 3 Christmases

Christmas with the Smith’s; my new family.  Seeing Christmas through their eyes and all the new family traditionsView full post »

Part 1 of 3 Christmases

This was the year of three Christmases in three days!  Day one was the Christmas of Brandon, Baxter, and I.  Day twoView full post »

The Carey Family

It’s been years since we’ve had a family portrait and even that one was taken of us at Olive Garden by aView full post »

You know Christmas is here when…

You know Christmas is here when the stores start having crazy sales, the parking lots are packed, the holiday music isView full post »

The Carey Family

One of the best reason for being a photographer is to photograph the cutest family portraits for Christmas.  AfterView full post »