Giving

We love — absolutely love — to photograph couples and their weddings. What else would we be doing here? But, life is all about balance, and a huge part of our lives is giving back to our friends, to our community and to ourselves. That’s why at M2, we have passion projects that keep us inspired, keep us motivated and keep us connected along the way.

 

Own Kind of Beautiful – by Melissa

I am a woman.

I am a wife, a mother, an artist, a photographer. I am so many amazing things.

I am a woman. I am a woman born with flaws, insecurities and struggles that I cannot change, and that I never would.

I started the Own Kind of Beautiful project to tell the stories of women like me, and like you. Women who have struggled, suffered, and above all — survived. Now, I get to photograph incredible women with mental illness, sickness, disease and emotional strife beyond explanation, and showcase the beauty, willpower and feminine strength they possess.

We are our Own Kind of Beautiful.

Beautiful with our imperfections,

Confident in our confines,

Superb in our struggles, and shining amidst the darkness.

To see these beautiful beings and learn their stories, visit http://ownkindofbeautiful.org/.

 

Gethrr – by Michael & Melissa

M2 Photography is all about connection — with each other, with our family, with our clients and with our world. And, like so many other people we know, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the support and assistance of our family and friends in the toughest of times.

We started Gethrr to build a community of compassion and of care. We wanted to connect people — regular people like us — who want to make real, impactful positive change on the world. We wanted to create a legacy for our girls and for generations to come, and teach them that no matter how small, what we do can change the world.

We’re lucky enough to be able to photograph the efforts of Gethrr members, and with other artists and story tellers, document the monthly projects to help spread the word and strengthen our resolve. Our members can connect with others around the country, and together, know that we are making a difference.

With a teeny tiny monetary pledge and a promise to do good, you can become a part of Gethrr. Visit the site today to give a dollar, make a difference! – www.gethrr.org.