Ashley | Richmond Hill, GA Maternity Photographer

As your Richmond Hill, GA maternity photographer I am fortunate enough to spend lots of time with first-time parents and there is just something so incredibly special about them. Of course, the birth of any baby is always exciting and remarkable, but the first born always holds a unique place in your heart, as they are the one to first to call you mom and dad.

Lou and Ashley were no exception. Young and vibrant with the excitement that can only come from the expectation of a new baby, I met them in the middle of May, a month also full of hope and anticipation of greater things to come. Lou, quiet and warm, Ashley bubbly and completely overflowing with love for their soon to be born daughter. The kind of exuberance that is inherently contagious and heart warming, fondly reminding me of my months being pregnant with my boys.

Their love for each other and for their unborn baby was palpable; the camera doesn’t lie.

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Ashley chose some of my favorite gowns from the studio’s curated maternity and postpartum wardrobe. We choose tops and gowns that are flowy and feminine, with touches of lace and elegance.

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This “bloom” pose has quickly become one of my post popular and requested poses. Ashley looks absolutely stunning here.

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Ashley and Lou brought these adorable “Promoted to Mommy” and “World’s Greatest Dad” shirts with them to their maternity session (we used them during their daughter’s newborn session, too!). While we have a wide variety of clothing choices for mom, we do encourage clients to bring items from home if they have great significance to you, or if you would like to see those items incorporated into your session(s). We strive to make everyone’s experience special and distinct, and adding unique touches (like custom shirts), helps to bring that more to life.

Ashley | Megan Myrick Photography |

Ashley | Megan Myrick Photography |

Ashley specifically requested a silhouette and we were happy to oblige! Wondering how to create your own silhouette? Simply expose for the background, which will allow your foreground to fall into shadow.

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Ashley, looking radiant in a rich mauve colored gown borrowed from the studio wardrobe. And who doesn’t love a classic black and white image? Smoking’ hot, you two! 😉

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Lou and Ashley, you know how much I adore you and am forever grateful you choose me to document these amazing moments in your life.

Sending you oodles of love!


March Newsletter | Richmond Hill, GA Photographer

Welcome to your March Newsletter! Hooray, it’s almost springtime!

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Our 3rd Annual Love Your Pet Event was a huge success! Stay tuned for the total amount we were able to donate to our local Bark Park.

Here are some recent blog posts you may have missed:

Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do

Baby Boy Evans

Our Limited Edition Spring Sessions event is THIS WEEKEND! Saturday, March 10th. There are only TWO spots left! Be sure to grab yours before they are gone. For information and to book, click here.

Mark your calendars!

Tiny Clicks – March 18th

Mommy & Me – April 21 (new date)

The Business of Maternity & The Business of Newborns (PPA classes) – May 17 & 18

Tea with a Princess – June (date TBA)

Dad & Me – June (date TBA)

Back 2 School Portrait Event – September 8

Limited Edition Halloween Sessions – October 13

Santa Experience – November 16-18

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I don’t know about you, but there is something inspiring about springtime that makes me want to fling open the doors, air everything out, organize and clean.  Clean out closets, cupboards, the boys’ rooms, the garage. We take bags and bags of items to shelters and thrift stores and it feels so good!! If the slightly warmer air and the blossoms on the trees make you want to get out there and get busy, consider starting with the organization of your computer.

Like me, I’m sure you have thousands of photos stored on your computer and digital devices. You will find that Spring is the perfect time to sort through all those shots so that you can find your favorites when you need to.

Here are a few tips that will help:


Digital cameras are amazing, but they make it really easy to take a ton of images.  Do you really need 50 pictures of little Susie in the same exact pose? Not only do those images take up a huge amount of space on your hard drive, but they clutter all of the “good” ones.

Get organized by being selective with the images you decide to keep. Suggestions of ones to delete include:
-out of focus images
-people with closed eyes
-unexplainable images
-multiple images of the same pose

Delete and don’t second guess yourself.

Folder Names

Place your photos into folders that are arranged by year, month, and event for easier reference.

Transfer & Organize Immediately

Once you’re home, download your images immediately. Delete the “no” images and file the ones you are keeping in the appropriately named folders. If you do this on a regular basis the task will not feel so overwhelming.


Be sure to back-up your images to a hard drive, USB, or in an online location like the Cloud. Digital files are not archival.

Don’t Forget to Print

Again, digital files are not archival. Be sure to print those images that really speak to you or make your heart sing. Choose a few for frames, or create a scrapbook with your favorites.

Sometimes the thought of organizing the mountains of photos you take seems like a daunting task, but once you get started you won’t be able to stop. Rope in your family and friends to make it more fun. There’s nothing quite like sifting through great memories with the people you love.

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I thought this quote was quite appropriate!

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Wishing you all a wonderful March and a beautiful Easter!

P.S. I promised in the last newsletter that I’d share my boys’ personalized Valentine’s Day cards for 2018, so here they are! We had great fun with this year’s theme.
(Names removed for privacy).

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March Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography |

Four Legged Sibling | Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer

As your Richmond Hill newborn photographer you know that I just love me some babies! Gorgeous Baby O. and his uber-friendly parents were definitely no exception. And of course every newborn session I photograph is special and unique (just like the baby), but this one included a tiny four legged sibling, which made our time together even more memorable.

But first, the reason the Van Houten family became part of the MMP family – precious Baby O.

Rolls for days … how I adore squishy babies!

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Gorgeous baby and a simple wrap. Sometimes that’s all you need.

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The “sweet dreams” pose is a favorite, but it can be tricky. Since babies are lying on their backs they have a greater chance of being startled. If bub isn’t fully asleep, try wrapping baby first to help keep arms and legs close to the body, reducing the chance of being startled.

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Rockstar babies are fun … we can get through so many setups! But please don’t worry if your baby is a bit fussy or tends to wake or stir easily during his/her newborn session … that is definitely more common than not! Any true professional newborn photographer knows how to safely handle babies (and whatever mood they might be in). If you are currently on the search for a newborn photographer, please check to make sure they have received adequate training on newborn photography. I pride myself on investing in quality continuing education, newborn safety and posing included. Experience and safety should always be your number one priority when choosing a newborn photographer.

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A favorite image from Baby O.’s session. Mom ordered it big and so did I as a sample for the studio. A lovely 20×24 framed print, displayed on a floor easel. Simple and classic.

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Shooting from the shadows and a macro of baby lips. Match made in heaven!

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The happy new family!

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And of course, the reason for my title … parents cherish these sibling shots! 2-legged or 4, it doesn’t really matter. Love is love and pets are family. The end.

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Patrick and Kristen, thank you for choosing me to photograph your legacy for the ages. It was a privilege to serve you.

A Brief Guide to Professional Photo Restrictions | Richmond Hill Photographer


I love being your Richmond Hill Photographer. And while we do focus on the importance and legacy of prints, we do offer digital files. We get it, digital files are important to many people and we are happy to include them in our product guide. Oftentimes there are questions and myths that surround the purchase of said digital files. Hopefully this article will help answer some of those questions.

The digital images that a photographer hands over to you are part of their life’s work. Those photographs have the photographer’s name and/or branding so there are a few important restrictions to note when it comes to any professional digital images that you receive.

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1) Copyright. The digital images that your photographer provides you with have a copyright, which means the photographer owns those images and has the option to use those photographs to market their work and services anytime in the future. MMP is respectful of our clients though, so if there are any images that you would prefer to keep private, it’s best to let us know about it ahead of time so that we can honor your wishes.

Copyright and print release are not the same thing. With the purchase of digital files, most photographers will provide you with a print release. This document gives you permission to print those files for your personal use, but the photographer still retains ownership of said files.

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2) Image type. We aren’t able to provide you with the original files or RAW images. Handing over a RAW file would be like going to a restaurant and the chef handing you all the ingredients instead of preparing the dish himself. 😉 All images given to our clients have been fully edited, cropped, and prepared for printing.

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3) Image altering. While we appreciate your business and LOVE the sharing of our photos on social media platforms, we ask that images not be altered in any way as this is against our copyright policies (and most other photographers’ policies as well).

What constitutes image altering?

  • Adding filters or editing photos in Photoshop
  • Removing our logo or studio name
  • Color correcting or including transitions from color to black and white
  • Clipping people or objects out of the original shot

So why do photographers have this as a restriction? Our photos are a representation of our work so when a customer alters an image it directly impacts our name and brand in the industry. When we present you with final images, they have already been through our editing process and don’t require further alterations. When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of our original work and can then be mistaken for ours. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and cooperation in this matter.

Besides, we figure you chose us for our beautiful style, unparalleled customer service and impeccable branding anyway, why would you want to mess with that? <3

Thank you for supporting MMP and other locally owned small businesses. We exist because of you!

Limited Edition Spring Sessions

When? Saturday, March 10, 2018

Where? MMP’s lovely studio, 128 Frances Meeks Way, Suite 3 in Richmond Hill. Right off Ford Avenue, across from the new Catholic church.

What’s included? All-inclusive fee includes a 15 minute session, use of studio’s exclusive props and a fun new setup, a digital Easter card for social media sharing, 5 digital images with print release, and corresponding 5×7 loose prints to match your digital files. Receive 10% off additional purchases from our Product Menu.

When will I receive my images? Digital images will be delivered to you before Easter. Any additional product purchases will be available for pickup at the studio within two weeks of final order date.

What’s this year’s theme? Our setup for this year shown below. Props include flowers, easter eggs, and nests.

Are siblings allowed? Yes, sessions may include up to 2 siblings, $10 per additional sibling. Please note, these sessions are best suited for children ages 6 months – 10 years.

What is the cost? The all-inclusive cost is $150 plus tax.

I love this! Where do I sign up? Click here to reserve your booking.

See you soon!

P.S. Here are a few images from the last 2 years. 🙂

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