Maegan Dougherty Photography – Northern NJ Photographer » Northern NJ Birth and Family Photographer

Meet Maegan (NJ birth and family photographer)

Hi, I’m Maegan! (MAY-gen DOH-er-tee) Thank you for visiting my website. 🙂 I’ve been photographing families in Northern NJ and NYC for ten years. I love love love that this is my work and my life. As my own life has changed over the past decade (becoming a mom, leaving my corporate career, personal growth), my style has developed and evolved from portrait to lifestyle to more documentary. Real life is what I love to capture – those ordinary, perfectly imperfect moments we experience, and the feelings that come with them that we want to always remember.

My high-school sweetheart husband and I have been together for 22 years!!! We have two awesome little boys. Xander is almost 9 and Jasper is 6. Our small house is usually messy and always cozy. We have made a life that is simple and abundant with things we enjoy, most importantly time together. My days and nights are filled with flexibility, work I love to do, friends I feel deep connections with, time to binge watch a TV show on occasion, and little boy snuggles I can’t get enough of.

Life is not always easy. Sometimes even the smallest challenges of everyday life feel huge. But photography (among other things) has taught me to be present and to see the beauty where I otherwise might not. There are so many moments with my family when I think about how lucky I am to be a parent and to have this time with my kids. My passion is to help other people see the beauty in their lives. I want you to have some of your precious moments frozen, so you can see and feel them again and again.

Here we are in some family selfies, during our 2015 road trip to Montana and back, and on a hike here in New Jersey. 🙂

Family Selfies

What’s Next?

I hope you will take some time to browse around my website! Some of my clients have shared their feelings about their experiences here. You can see more of my own family here. Or click through some blog posts and the galleries to see some of my work! When you’re ready to connect, I hope to hear from you using my Contact page, or on Facebook or Instagram!