Radiates Sunshine | Hinesville Newborn Photographer

I was first introduced to Kjierstin through another (ahhmazing) client (yes, we live by word of mouth referrals!). Friendly, outgoing, and with a wicked sense of humor, KJ is one of those people you’re instantly drawn to. And she’s crazy smart!

Unfortunately, Dad (Zach) was out with an arm injury so was unable to attend Baby J.’s portrait session. However, KJ’s mama was in town and I was thrilled when they agreed to pose for a generations portrait … they’re among my favorite to do!

Hinesville Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Baby J. posing with her grandmother and mama.

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Kjierstin and Zach fought for a long time to bring this sweet girl into the world. I think she was worth the wait, don’t you? She was honestly one of the sweetest, easiest babies we’ve photographed … and her cute factor is off the chart!

Hinesville Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The pink blanket is an item mom brought from home. We love incorporating personal, meaningful items into our clients’ sessions. Examples include family Bibles, jewelry, sports jerseys, old toys, wedding dress/veil, and military uniforms. The sky’s the limit!

Hinesville Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Pink is her color, don’t you think?

Hinesville Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Baby J. was quite an expressive little one! I think you’ll get a kick out of the next few images … we sure do!

Hinesville Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

I laughed out loud when this image was captured! Such a big frown from such a little peanut!
But after the rain comes the rainbow … and Baby J. just radiates sunshine.

Hinesville Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Hinesville Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

During your pre-session consultation we will discuss any colors and/or themes you’d like to see incorporated into your child’s session. Other than perhaps an heirloom or two, there’s nothing else you really need to bring for your newborn session with MMP. You are sure to find just what you need in our expansive prop closet!

Hinesville Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Baby J. was my second 4th of July newborn last year, so of course we had to add a little red, white, and blue to celebrate.

Hinesville Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

KJ and Zach, thank you for trusting me with you beautiful baby girl. Not only did I gain wonderful clients, but great friends, too!

 

 

Butterflies & Sunshine | Richmond Hill Child Photographer

It’s always a melancholy day when Birthday Bash sessions roll around. Most of these kiddos have been with me since birth (or before birth with mamas who opt for maternity sessions, too). These families become part of yours, and while it’s exciting to watch the kids grow, you also know it will probably be a while before you see them again … which is rough once you’re used to photographing them every few months.

For Baby A., mom wanted soft and feminine for the first part of her daughter’s Birthday Bash session.

Baby A. is a classic beauty, with a smile that lights up a room and skin like porcelain.

Richmond Hill Child Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

I simply adore baby girls in blue, and the tones in these images flow so seamlessly.

Richmond Hill Child Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Baby A.’s second setup was a vibrant pink and yellow, which helped to tie in the colors of the cake smash.

The backdrop, floor drop, birthday banner, stool, and headband are all part of the studio’s prop and wardrobe closet. There’s very little you need to bring for your session with MMP!

Richmond Hill Child Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

We usually plan for two “regular” setups before the cake smash, as babies are generally covered in cake by the end of the session!

Baby A. was no exception. She loved her delicious cake provided by Ates’ Bakes and Cakes.

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The theme for Baby A.’s cake smash was butterflies & sunshine, with pops of purple and yellow.

Richmond Hill Child Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Leslie’s cakes are so amazing, Baby A. was eating it off the cardboard base!
(For the record, I don’t blame her. They truly ARE that good!)

Richmond Hill Child Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Julie & Tim, thank you for allowing me the privilege of photographing this sweet girl during her first year!

Ready to book your cake smash session? Information on all of our sessions can be found here.

Copy & Paste | Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer

I was first introduced to the Berns family through other nurses we’d previously worked with at WINN Hospital, and we were thrilled to work with another! What was a little different about this lovely family is that they were expecting twin girls! We welcomed them into the studio in late November.

Megan is outgoing and kind, with an infectious smile that lights up the room. Mike is friendly and patient, totally attentive to his three girls.

Aren’t they a gorgeous family?

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

And Babies V. & G.? Completely precious.

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Parenthood looks amazing on Mike & Megan!

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The favorite image from the girls’ entire session. Aren’t they the cutest? Love these adorable hats from Snippets Props. I purchase from her shop on a regular basis.

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

One of the things I like about shooting twins might surprise you … oftentimes they are easier to pose and work with together than apart. After spending months growing in a tight womb together for months on end, twins seem to find comfort and security in each other. It’s actually incredibly sweet.

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Of course each daughter deserved her own solo images, too. 😉

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

A beautiful womb-like pose to create with twins.

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Megan Myrick Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Mike & Megan, thank you for choosing MMP to photograph your baby girls! Honored to document this milestone and more to come.

Girls Beach Session | Richmond Hill, GA Family Photographer

A client for several years, I squealed when Lindsey told me she was interested in a girls beach session for herself and two young daughters. We headed out to Tybee only to be promptly driven away by the reckless wind and whipping sand. A few weeks later we tried again and although it was still windy and overcast, the weather proved to add to that carefree, beachy vibe.

We moms are usually the ones behind the lens instead of in front of it. And while it is an important task, being the memory maker, it’s imperative that we take the time to be in the images, too. There are always a myriad of reasons as to why moms put off family portraits (I usually hear the “need to lose weight” excuse), but I urge you to not wait. Tomorrow isn’t promised, and your children won’t care if you needed a haircut or to shed a few pounds … they’ll  just want to remember you. I promise.

Richmond Hill Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com | Megan Myrick Photography

Richmond Hill Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com | Megan Myrick Photography

Richmond Hill Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com | Megan Myrick Photography

Richmond Hill Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com | Megan Myrick Photography

Richmond Hill Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com | Megan Myrick Photography

One of my favorite images from the entire session. I opted to give this a soft painted effect, and I’m so glad I did as it brings out the softness in the waves. Think it has potential for a print competition image … any thoughts on a title?

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Miss C.’s love for the beach just can’t be contained.

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Yup, this was the hands down favorite image from their entire session and mom ordered it big for their home. Again, I chose a soft painted effect. It really helped to pop the gentle pastel hues in the image, and I adore how the painted effect creates even more flow and movement in the girls’ dresses.

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Lindsey, thank you for trusting me to photograph your family over the past several years. It’s been such a honor to watch the girls grow.

Atticus

Every February for the past several years MMPs has held an annual “Love Your Pet” event in support of local animal organizations. After our last successful one I received an email from Kelly, inquiring about a full photography session for her dog, Attics. Trained as a service dog and nearing his 10th birthday, Kelly wanted to celebrate her beloved companion. We eagerly began planning his session.

I was thrilled when Kelly told me she wanted to pose with Atticus. The love between them is so evident.
(umm, and isn’t Kelly stunning?)

Richmond Hill Pet Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Pet Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Pet Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

This was a favorite image from Atticus’ session. One edit is clean, the other has a painterly effect. Which do you prefer? If you’ve followed me for long you know that I’m a pretty pain Jane as far as editing goes, but every now and then it’s fun to experiment and try out artistic edits. Personally, I love the feel and flow of the artistic edit. I think the edit works especially for this image because of the gentle posing, plus neither subject is looking at the camera, which allows for more intimacy and tenderness.

Richmond Hill Pet Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

I spotted this amazing antique chair in a snapshot Kelly sent me, and I asked if she could bring it in. Loved the texture it provided for Atticus’ session. He is quite the regal beagle! 😉

Richmond Hill Pet Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Look at his sweet face! Seriously one of the cutest dogs I’ve ever worked with. Bonus points that Atticus is trained as a therapy dog … he knew a ton of commands!

Richmond Hill Pet Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Kelly is a special education teacher and Atticus goes to school with her, so of course we just had to do a little school setup. He even rocked sporting glasses, although he did appear a little annoyed with us. Haha!
(if you look closely, the dice add up to ten … for Atticus’ birthday)

Richmond Hill Pet Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Kelly, thank you for choosing MMP to document Atticus’ amazing life. It is clear he is loved beyond compare, and that the feeling is mutual. Yours was truly one of the more memorable sessions I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. Much love to you all!