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Baby Haisley | Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer

Welcome to the world beautiful Baby Haisley! This sweet little girl was born in June, weighing in at a mere 5 pounds and 14 ounces. She joins an older sister and brother. No doubt she is showered with love from sun up to sundown.

Most newborns sleep right through their session (We have a magic touch). It’s such a pleasure photographing these sweet babies for their mamas. They grow up so fast!

Sugar and spice and everything nice. Haisley is wearing one of our beautiful headbands from our curated wardrobe. We also have a plethora of bonnets and outfits for parents to choose from. Many of them have an antique feel which is very popular now.

She is just gorgeous in pink!

Babies look so sweet in all of our props. We offer a wide variety to choose from. You can choose items to compliment your home decor and colors. You can also choose items to go along with the theme for your child’s nursery. We are able to change out the floors as well.

We love this shot. It’s called shooting from the shadows. It’s a great way to capture their perfect little profile. So sweet!

Lots of parents choose to be a part of our Grow With Me plan. This is where you can bring your baby back to the studio at 3/4 months, 6/7 months, and 12 months old for milestone portraits. What a great way to preserve that very special first year in their lives.

The bucket is one of our favorite props! Babies seem to love being in them too! She looks so sweet and adorable sleeping away in our bucket full of gorgeous pinks!

Doesn’t Haisley look amazing in teal! Who said girls should only be in pink? And those tiny toes…beyond cute!

Definitely looks like she’s contemplating her future here.

Such a beautiful family…and so much fun to be with! Ashley works for Bocook Realty and Dad is a local firefighter. Haisley, you are blessed!

Mommy and me time. So beautiful! Newborn full sessions include professional hair and makeup with one of our very talented hair and makeup artists. We are blessed to have these incredible ladies on our team! New moms deserve to be pampered and look as gorgeous as can be, too.

Gah! This one gets me every time! This is just such a sweet pose with the dads and their little ones. We love it!

We had the best time photographing this little princess for her family. We hope the Johnson family enjoys them for many years to come!

Carrie Maternity Session | Richmond Hill Maternity Photographer

Introducing the Martynek family! Beautiful Carrie was expecting a baby boy who has already made his arrival! Carrie and her husband Joe are the proud parents of a handsome 5-year-old son and a sweet 6-year-old daughter. This little bundle of joy was a huge surprise for the Martynek family! No doubt he will be spoiled with so much love from his family as he grows up.

Wow…she looks absolutely amazing in this teal dress! We have over 60 gowns, tops, dresses, and skirts to choose from in our curated studio collection. You may wear one of your own also. What better way to celebrate pregnancy than to capture this time in images.

Unsure where you’d like to have your maternity session done? Our boutique studio is always an option, but if on-location is more your style we have several places to select from including Ft. McAllister, J.F. Gregory Park, Tivoli Marsh, downtown Savannah, Red Gate Farms, and Tybee, to name a few.

Gorgeous Carrie! Our maternity sessions include professional hair and makeup artistry with one of our hair and makeup artists. We are fortunate to have these incredible ladies on our team! We always recommend a date night afterward. Mom-to-be looks so beautiful all dolled up and she deserves a night out with her favorite guy. It may be the last time before baby comes!

Just WOW! doesn’t Carrie look amazing in red! You may choose dresses and backgrounds that coordinate well with your home color scheme and style. We have multiple backgrounds to choose from in our studio.

Such a sweet mommy and daughter pose. Big sister couldn’t wait to be a helper to her mom when her new baby brother arrives. Children are a great blessing.

What a pleasure it was spending time with this sweet little family. It is always an honor to be able to capture this special time a couple’s lives as they grow their family together. Pregnancy is such a momentous time in life. It’s so important to soak in every moment with each baby arriving. We hope Carrie, her husband Joe, their children, and their entire family enjoy their portraits for a lifetime to come!

Donovan | Richmond Hill Children’s Photographer

Introducing super handsome Baby Donovan! Happy 1st Birthday to this sweet baby boy! Look at that adorable smile! He was a natural in front of the camera! We enjoyed all of his cute smiles as he hammed it up for us. Undoubtedly he is showered with love and kisses all the time. What a cutie pie!

Fun blocks little man! Babies love the toys and props we use here in our studio; we have a wide variety to choose from. You can also bring a favorite toy or item such as a book or a blanket they love. These often make your images even more fun and meaningful.

We so loved this Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed birthday cake smash! And how cute is his tie! Childhood goes by way too quickly, most especially that first year filled with milestones. They change so quickly that first year too. Oftentimes parents choose to be a part of our Grow With Me plan which allows you to create memories and milestones of your little one during their first year. If you’d like more information, please contact us!

This sweet boy loved his yummy Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed cake! It was beautiful and also delicious! We have a very talented baker who makes our cakes. Her name is Leslie Ates and her cake business is called Ates’ Bakes & Cakes. She is also local here in Richmond Hill!

We agree, buddy … cake is pretty awesome! It was so much fun watching him enjoy his studio birthday session. It is so wonderful to capture these milestones for parents. Children grow up way too fast!

Happy 1st Birthday!!! What a joy it is to capture these precious milestones and moments in the life of a child for their parents to cherish forever. We hope you and your family enjoy these images for many happy years to come.

7 Ways to Look Better in Images | Richmond Hill Photographer

Everyone has a handful of unflattering photos that they don’t particularly like looking at, and what’s worse is that most of our photos end up online for everyone to see (yikes!)

Unless you’re a model, it’s not always easy to know exactly what to do in front of a camera in order to look your best, whether you’re posing for a selfie or have hired a professional. With a few helpful tips, you can start taking better pictures starting today!

Here are some tips that will come in handy the next time you find yourself in front of a camera.

  1. Eyes wide open. Close your eyes and open them just before the photo is taken. This will ensure that you don’t end up with half-closed eyes ever again.
  2. Goodbye double chin. Want to prevent a double chin? Simply press your tongue against the roof of your mouth when smiling. Celebrities such as Heidi Klum are big fans of this simple technique (and who doesn’t want to look more like Heidi?!?)
  3. Angles are always better. Facing the camera head on almost always leads to an unflattering image. It’s best to angle your body and tilt your chin slightly upwards for a more flattering pose. Bend whichever knee is towards the camera (pushing the booty and hips away, making them appear smaller … WIN!) In addition, placing one hand on your hip will ensure that your arm doesn’t look flat. A good rule of thumb – if it can bend, bend it!
  4. Up high. If someone who’s shorter than you is taking your photo, sit down if possible as shots taken from above are always more flattering.
  5. Keep it different. Taking a group shot? Make sure that you don’t all pose the same way. Different poses ensure everyone stands out and makes for an interesting image.
  6. Relax that face. Want to achieve a more natural smile? Relax your face and then smile just before the image is taken.
  7. Perfect your posture. Having good posture makes all the difference, so be mindful of whether you’re standing up straight with relaxed shoulders before the shutter is clicked.

The key to taking better pictures is to implement small changes and to practice them often. Don’t overthink it though, as this will show up in your face. Relax and have fun!

6th Annual Halloween Sessions | Richmond Hill, GA Photographer

MMP is pleased to announce our 6th Annual Limited Edition Halloween Sessions!

Next to Santa, these sessions have become our favorite! We love seeing all the kiddos (plus some of you parents, too) dressed up in fantastic costumes ready to celebrate this spooky holiday. With a new backdrop and props, this year will be a fresh take on classic Halloween portraits.

When?
Saturday, October 23rd from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost:
3 digital images for $55, 5 for $75. Bring 3 items from our suggested food list to benefit our local Waystation Food Pantry and you will receive a complimentary digital image for your generosity! We would like to help stock local food banks in time for Thanksgiving!

Suggested Food Items:
Think about Thanksgiving meals … canned vegetables and soups, corn muffin, biscuit, stuffing, and cake mixes, frosting, applesauce, cranberry sauce, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, boxed rice, pasta, potatoes, and macaroni and cheese mix.

What’s included?
Limited Edition Halloween Sessions are open to all Halloween-loving kiddos! Have your child(ren) wear his/her fabulous costume and come to the studio for their yearly Halloween photo. Sessions will be 10 minutes each and 3-5 digital images (or more if you bring food to donate) are included. By Halloween, you will receive your full-resolution images and print release via Dropbox. These sessions are meant to move quickly and will be 10 minutes in length.

Are siblings allowed?
Yes! These sessions are limited to either single children and/or their siblings.

Where?
MMP’s studio, 10384 Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.

What to wear?
Halloween costumes, of course!

Backdrop?
You will have your choice of our newest backdrop (see below) or our classic solid gray. Please note the printed backdrop will only accommodate ghosts and ghouls (and their wardrobe) 5 feet and under. 🙂

How do I sign up for this awesome opportunity?
Click here to reserve your spot!

Can’t wait to see your littles in their fantastic Halloween costumes and help those less fortunate in our community!