- The Studio
EXPERT PHOTOGRAPHER, PHOTOJOURNALIST EXRTRAORDINAIRE
A calming, artistic photographer, Meredith Davenport is masterful at evoking emotion, hope and joy in every shot
A PHOTOJOURNALISTIC EXPERT
Meredith investigated her passion for storytelling with her journalism major at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and furthered her news coverage experience when she lived in Venezuela, Colombia and Costa Rica – for nearly 7 years. She was awarded a Pew Fellowship to report on a story from the mountains of Sudan. National Geographic loved Meredith’s photos so much, she’s been shooting assignments for them ever since. She has also shot a segment for an HBO documentary, and has been teaching the principles of documentary photography/photojournalism in three years of classes at ICP.
While her large body of work focuses on human rights issues through documentary and portraiture, Meredith loves the emotional intensity of shooting weddings. To her, wedding photography is a combination of editorial storytelling and beauty with a concern for details. She combines her background of photojournalism, still life, portraiture and even landscape photography to capture all the magical elements of your wedding day. Meredith thrives on the nonstop action of the day and the emotional reward of providing a lasting memory for the bride and groom.
Meredith's clients and editorial credits include: National Geographic, Harper's, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, and HBO.
She credits her greatest achievements in photography to be her extensive work for National Geographic, winning the UNICEF Child Photo of the Year in 2001, a Picture of the Year Award (POYi) in Sports Features (for War Games), and the cover of Newsweek Magazine International Edition April 2000 (Guatemala). She is very proud of her feature for The New York Times Magazine on Bangladesh.
"My personal work investigates human rights issues by capturing emotion, yet it is the stories that I tell that keep my work evolving. Shooting weddings is my opportunity to tell a more personal story and to express the real emotional moments of the couples day, For me, It's all about documenting the joy and love that happens, whether it is a subtle glance or a bear hug, these moments are what make each wedding unique." -- Meredith Davenport