Photography for me is about more than just snapshots or pretty pictures. As my work has evolved and as I have evolved, I've realized my photography is about celebrating authenticity. For my client work, I celebrate the authenticity of real life, real parenting, and family. There is nothing more beautiful than what is real.
As a mother, I learned to embrace the real - and the more I embraced it the more I loved it. I want my clients to feel that deep sense of joy and connection to themselves and to their families in the way I have experienced it within my own life. And I have been able to give that through photography. By photographing their real moments, I've been able to tell them they are enough. They don't need poses, props, or prompts - all they need is themselves to be present.
When they put this artwork up on the walls, they reaffirm that message to themselves and to their children - they are enough. And I can't think of anything better to give a child.
My hope is to capture moments that tell the story of someone's life, their family, or their business. I want my work to reflect not just who was there, but the feeling of that time.
If you'd like to work with me, I'd love to chat. For a bit more about me - I'm a mother to two tiny humans, I have a wonderful husband, and I seem to be collecting cats as we have just gotten a third. I am a Game of Thrones addict, a movie buff, and I have major wanderlust. So let's go wherever your story takes us.
You may contact me for personal work or commercial work.
1 Awards for Documentary Family Photography
1 TOP Family Photographer Titles
The FPJA proudly recognizes Margaret Albaugh as a TOP International Family Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Family Photographers.