Filmmakers We Love…Meg Simone Wedding Films

Meg Simone is adventurous, creative, talented and super cool! She takes these awesome qualities and infuses them into the beautiful wedding films she creates for her brides and grooms. For Maine couples looking for a film maker who will creatively capture the moments of their day, works with the most current gear and keeps up to date on all the latest gear and technology Meg is your girl! She is a true collaborator and embraces all the wedding day details, smiles, tears and funky moves on the dance floor. Keep reading to get to know Meg a little better and also see a great film of her work.

In a past life you were…
A hard working peasant in Italy… don’t ask me why I think this because I’ve never been to Italy!
When you grow up you want to be…
A professional traveler and documentarian of life, at least for now… I say that because I still consider myself a kid.
Favorite color…
I cant pick just one. I’ve always loved natural earth tones, and then periwinkle, turquoise and raspberry, lately I’ve been a fan of “blue-bell” and “chartreuse” (according to the Paper Source catalogue). Truthfully I don’t have a favorite because I love every color for what it is… the deep reds, purples and oranges of a winter sunset…. the dark blues of the Colorado sky. The color of sunlight shining on a pine tree covered with newly fallen snow. During wedding season it’s black, because I only wear black when working.
Thing you do to chill…
In the winter, ski, ski, ski and travel in my sportsmobile (nordic, alpine, and ski touring –  back country etc)
You have three weeks free…loading up the car and going to where in Maine…
Great question, seeing that I have a Sportsmobile Camper Van that I LOVE to take to Maine weddings (and camp along the way to and from) I wouldn’t mind exploring Baxter State Park and points north all the way up to the border. My cousins lived in Fort Fairfield for years and I never went to visit but wish I did. For the third week I would explore the coast from Lubec to Belfast and try to see as much as possible. You can do anything in a Sportsmoblie – check it out www.sportsmobile.com  If I had to do this trip in the winter I would try to hit up every ski area in Maine like maine wedding photographer Samantha Warren did in 2009!
Best meal you cook…
ummmm, I don’t cook. Ha ha, honestly Dave does 99% of the cooking. I cook my own breakfast, oatmeal, cream of buckwheat (gluten free), or cream of rice (Gluten free)… I do make a good modified “egg drop soup” … modified because it’s “italian style” a made up recipe from my dad. Same with Pasta “Va-zooool” a made up version of Pasta Fagioli!
Favorite family celebration memory…
Every memory, past, present and future. I love my family and cherish everything we do together.
What every bride and groom should know but no one tells them…
I could think of a couple… but what always shocks me is how many people don’t pay attention during the parent dances. If you hate dancing and cringe at the thought of having to do more then your own “first dance” just forget about it, chances are most of your guests will too. Even if they ask you why you aren’t doing a parent dance I can guarantee they will be eating or at the bar when you do yours.
What you love about what you do…
EVERYTHING. Honestly I love love love meeting new people, capturing “real” life/live events and allowing others to relive the moment.
Lady Gaga vs Madonna...
If I’m doing pilates, Gaga… karaoke, Madonna. Singing in the car… depends on my mood.
First live concert…
John Denver, and I locked myself in a port-a-potty by accident. Had to yell for someone to get me out . I was in 3rd grade.
Something new you learned today…
I can get in a 35 minute nordic ski, and be back home in an hour (door to door)
Favorite indulgence…
Ice cream…. and soaking in hot springs out west (or a hot tub here in New England)
Champagne or margarita…
Margarita!
Most influential person in your personal life & why…
Oh boy, impossible to even pick one. Family members would be tops on my list. My mom’s mom, my mom, dad, sister and uncles…. Plus Dave (my mortgage mate), he’s so understanding and supportive and always inspiring me to try new things, learn more, and grow professionally and personally. He has never given up on me and never holds me back.
Most influential person in your professional life & why…
Again, I can’t pick just one, but I could write a book about the top 20! My uncles would be on that list, photographers from Maine (many of you), and other wedding professionals who boosted me a long, and helped me out over the last few years.
Person living or dead you’d like to have a cocktail with…what would that cocktail be & where would you be…
My dads mom, Grammie Nora (Deceased May 17, 2003). Warm/steamed milk and honey, served the way she would give it to me as a kid, but this time not in bed, sitting at her kitchen table. Alzheimers onset when I was in high school and although she lived a long life and I have a good memory, I never got to know her in my adult hood. I would have LOVED to spend time with her in my 20’s learning family recipes and getting to know what it was like growing up in such an Italian family, triple decker homes, living with relatives, raising three boys, and so much more.
Thanks Meg! You rock and we definitely love you!
Be sure to check out more of Meg’s work on her web site…megsimone.com
Many thanks to Brea McDonald for the photos of Meg in action!

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