Artist & Stories strives to create lasting memories with emotion and we are just as passionate about helping you tell your story.

About the brand

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        We believe: Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.
— Peter Hagerty 



We believe that it is our mission is to capture every emotion and detail to make your moments


02 — We believe everyone is an individual, so everyone should have a unique experience, tailored to their specific vision.

We believe that the moments you want to remember aren't always perfect or scripted, they are uncut, raw and writhing with emotion.


Our Values

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Our couples don't care if their dress is perfect in every photo or if it drags on the floor. They love it when the wind blows and rain doesn't dampen their day, in fact they embrace it. Tradition is boring. Our couples trust us to capture an honest representation of their wedding day through our cameras even if it means running across a street, standing on the side of a cliff, hiking to the top of a mountain or jumping into a lake. They value photography.

"My photography is an exploration of myself and relationships. I take photos that matter. I take photos that make you feel. They are not cookie cutter. I want to capture your love and how it flows naturally. Not posing you in stiff poses but guiding you to open up while the camera is present. Capturing you with your loved ones in your best moments. Most of all capturing the beginning of your marriage. At the end of the day the linens are put away, the flowers go back to the earth, the food goes in the trash and your outfits go into a closet, but you have your wedding story, told in photographs to look back on for generations." - Megan

It started as a girl with a dream for something more, to help people have raw, honest photography + educate about meaningful, authentic photography.

A story is something that is told for generations. It is something that makes you feel. It is a collaboration between you and us to tell your honest and raw wedding story. We believe connection is important for your wedding photographs. Because in order to be authentic, and natural in front of the camera, you need to feel comfortable and that starts here. We want to capture the anticipation while you are getting ready through to the party (and maybe even beyond.) Moments that are brief but should be held forever. Our typical clients are creatives, adventurers, artists, lovers who want the intimacy of their day documented. They are couples who put meaning into their wedding and details that are about them, instead of just going through the motions of a traditional wedding day. They want something unique, something that is them to their core. They don't mind raw, messy, in the moment, some times out of focus but beautiful photographs.

Our Story & Philosophy

How it started & what we believe

Funny, I bought this template & those words stuck. It's more true to who I am then I've ever admitted. I've been a photographer for well over a decade. My heart lies with being an artist, first & always. I'm infatuated by human connection & how people touch (butt grabs). My couples want to party, have a blast during their time in front of my camera, be intimate and just truly be themselves. They want different. I want my couples to trust in my vision & go along for the ride. In all the ways, you are imperfect & that's ok. I want to document that. The grit, the wild, the emotion, the laugher & everything that goes beyond. Most of all I believe we learn through other people's stories. 

I reside in Northern Illinois, in a beautiful A-Frame with my partner, Kenny, surrounded by nature. I appreciate gardening, music, and traveling the world. I'm also an ambivert of sorts. 

Megan Saul

If you ask me, I am a self-proclaimed badass photographer that captures true emotion with all its grit and beauty.

the woman behind the BRAND

and what we can do for You!

What we do

If you want raw, authentic photography then you are in the right place. Each story is different, every person unique & we capture that. 

Hire Artists & Stories

Whether you are a seasoned photographer or a beginner, we can help you take your photography to the next level from talking strategy to portfolio reviews by us, we got you.

Education & Tools

We are dedicated to capturing the everyday raw moments and educating fellow photographers + videographers through education and tools.

Meet the Storytellers

Weddings Photographed
Countries Visited for Weddings

Megan is an incredible photographer. Working with her felt like working with a friend not just a professional. She was easy to work and laugh with which meant my husband and I were able to feel 100% relaxed and comfortable. Our photos came out amazing and she trully captured our day in a special way.

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Mandy & Carlos

Megan Saul is an incredible photographer. Fate truly brought us together and I knew she would understand our vibe immediately! She captured so many wonderful moments of our day, put our unique spin on our photos, and I laugh every time I look back at our moody photo booth pictures! She was truly more than a photographer to us but a friend through the whole experience. I couldn't recommend her enough!

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Meghan & Kevin

Megan helped make our incredible wedding day -- the happiest day of our lives -- something we can cherish forever. Her photography not only captured the day's spirit but also all the sudden instances that now help us recall how emotional it was. Her attention to detail and her eye for angles, lighting, and composition are uncanny. We'll look at these photos for years and will forever be thankful to Megan for putting her heart and soul into everything she does, including our wedding. On top of all that, she is absolutely pro: she takes pride in her work and delivers only the best product and service. I could not recommend her any higher.

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Kirsa & Andrew

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