joie de vivre by M Photography

Established in 2014 in Fort Collins, Colorado, joie de vivre by M Photography (pronounced: ʒwa də vivrə) specializes in destination wedding photography throughout Europe. In between weddings, joie de vivre by M Photography  is available for event, portrait and commercial/real estate photography in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Joie de vivre is a philosophy for living life to the fullest. Joie de vivre by M Photography is about capturing these moments in time, preserving them in all their raw beauty and passing them on. We have a passion for capturing the joy and grace in life and preserving it forever. We would be honored to help you tell your story.

Megan Thomas – International Photographer

5-17-15 Megan Selfie-1Originally from the Central Coast of California, Megan currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with Anton Gerth and their cat, Jolene Rae. A lifelong avid photographer, Megan started her photography career as a Wedding Photographer and is trained in a photojournalistic photography style. She believes a great session involves a good mix of traditional poses and candid shots. When not behind the lens, Megan enjoys reading, travel, golf and yoga.

“I love emotion. Not drama in the negative sense. But pure human emotion. The day I found I could capture these moments of Joy, Love, Anticipation, Excitement and Relief I knew I was hooked. It was better than the movies. It was real. But bigger than that, is giving these moments back. Sharing these intimate details of people’s lives visually with the people who created them and lived them and felt them. Leaving them with an image that truly is worth a thousand words. It fills my heart with joy, pride and gratitude. Priceless.” ~Megan

Anton Gerth – Technical Writer and Editor

Anton Gerth 2014


Minnesota born and raised, Anton recently completed his English Education Masters of Arts program at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. In addition to working with joie de vivre by M Photography, Anton’s current focus is on creating lesson plans with multimodal technology to allow for better visual comprehension for students. His past experience in editing and technical writing includes CSU Parking and Transportation, The Academy of Natural Therapy and Kibin. In his spare time, Anton enjoys camping, reading and watching the occasional sporting event.