GET TO KNOW ME
MEGAN ARINA

Sometimes I laugh too loud or give dramatic food reviews, but as a creative you will see me push the boundaries of what is expected. I give you a personal photo experience, always. 🙌

My passions are a cross between photography, cultures, film, design, and writing, and each is influential to my work. I create photo-journalistic style stories and evocative images.

The details that make up an individual are what matters most through my eyes, and my strongest medium is photography to ground that story. Where we come from and how we got here.

I'm from all over (literally - look below!) and you can read about my travels in The Journal with latest work. Need a good laugh?? ...Follow me on the 'gram!

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LOVES A LOT

- All my friends (#1)
- Reggaeton music
- Learning new languages
- Travel + writing
- Waking up early

DEF NOT MY FAV

- Eating fishy fish
- Running is the enemy!!
- Pumpkin Spice Lattes
- Waking up LATE

Portrait, Shoot, Amsterdam, Photos, Session, Lifestyle, Street, People, Photographer in Amsterdam

GET TO KNOW ME
MEGAN ARINA

Sometimes I laugh too loud or give dramatic food reviews as though I'm a critic. My attitude is best described as straight-up positive with no beating around the bush. 🙌

Travel is in my blood. Check out the stats below! It has shaped me to be a flexible, refined photographer that relates to a variety of people. My perspective is forever changed by culture, adding substance to my photographs and your experience. Ask me about it!

In my spare time, I looove to write about my travels which you can read in the Journal. I'm weirdly proud of my insta stories, so if you want to get a good laugh... follow up: *click!*

Wait?? You still want to know more about my background? 😱 Ooook. Scroll right down to read more about my life...

Portrait, Shoot, Amsterdam, Photos, Session, Lifestyle, Street, People, Photographer in Amsterdam
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2019 TRAVEL DATES

I travel extensively each year, and offer special rates for people who book me in a location I’m going to be in!! Get in touch.

APRIL

Currently in:
New York City

 

JULY

Amsterdam, NL

MAY

Nassau, Bahamas
Santiago, Chile

 

AUGUST

TBA

JUNE

Toronto, Canada
New York City

 

SEPTEMBER

Toronto, Canada

2019 TRAVEL DATES

Currently in: New York City

SEPTEMBER / Toronto, Canada

OCTOBER / Amsterdam, NL

NOVEMBER / Santiago, Chile

The Full Backstory...

Canadian born, Dutch raised, UK graduated

Oh yes, I'm from a small town - Woodstock, Ontario specifically. 😬 It's one of the most ordinary yet strange places, and I still get terribly homesick. Most of my friends and extended family live there, but it's not the only childhood home I have!

I grew up in the Netherlands for 5 years, giving me the chance to learn a second language and experience another culture and lifestyle. We eventually moved back to Canada, and I finished high school before jumping across the pond to study in the United Kingdom. I even got to live in Berlin for an internship!!

4 years later in 2017, I graduated with a Bachelor's and said "wait, what now?" I was living in Seattle with my dog and parents, self-reflecting and wondering how I could grow. What was the next step? Well, the opportunity came to move to Amsterdam... so off I went!! 🚀 I spent 2018 working as a full-time photographer / videographer, I learned and progressed as a creative.

Now? I'm a Photography Producer working with fashion brands in-studio, working as my own business, and still trying to make friends (be my friend pls) in NYC!

👉 I'm loud, a risk taker, and completely adore my friends. Traveling over the years + living abroad has really allowed me to learn about others and connect with different cultures, and I think it shows in my work.

The Full Backstory...

Canadian born, Dutch raised, UK graduated

Yes yes yes, I'm from a small town - Woodstock, Ontario specifically. 😬 It's one of the most ordinary yet strange places, and I still get terribly homesick. Most of my friends and extended family live there, but it's not the only childhood home I have!

I grew up in the Netherlands for 5 years, giving me the chance to learn a second language and experience another culture and lifestyle. 🌎 We eventually returned to Canada, and I finished high school before deciding to jump across the pond to study in the United Kingdom. I even got to live in Berlin for an internship!!

4 years later in 2017, I graduated with a Bachelor's and said "wait, what now?" I was living in Seattle with my dog and parents, self-reflecting and wondering how I could grow. What was the next step? Well, the opportunity came to move to Amsterdam... so off I went!! 🚀 I spent 2018 working as a full-time photographer / videographer, I learned and progressed as a creative.

Now? I'm a Photography Producer working with fashion brands in-studio, working as my own business, and still trying to make friends (be my friend pls) in NYC!

👉 I'm loud, a risk taker, and completely adore my friends. Traveling over the years + living abroad has really allowed me to learn about others and connect with different cultures, and I think it shows in my work.

WHAT I GET UP TO WITH MY FRIENDS

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WHAT IS MY REASON?

I decided that photography was what I needed to do to stop the ever-changing events happening around me, preserving those close to me and others. Documenting the time in a moment that I know will move forward and holding on to a feeling through the images.

WHAT ARE MY STRENGTHS?

I have a talent with speaking to people, to be a photographer that is vulnerable with others. If I had to choose, personal would be my defining characteristic - learning about people and being relatable to an array of cultures. That's what sets me apart.