I first met the Ponivas family through the preschool where I photographed their two middle kiddos. A gorgeous family of five, I was ecstatic when they chose me to photograph their tribe becoming six.
Aren’t they all so photogenic?
Baby F. is so loved and her older siblings were obviously incredibly smitten with her. Needless to say, with two big brothers and a bis sis, I think Baby F. will be well protected. 😉
Bethany is soft spoken, warm-hearted, and born to be a mother. I was touched by her immense patience and love for her children. And you can clearly see how she feels about her youngest. The camera doesn’t lie.
Gah! The Dad and baby images get me every. single. time.
How about you?
Baby F. had the most delicate features and porcelain skin.
Mom chose coral and teal as the main colors for Baby F.’s session, and they complemented her skin tone beautifully. During your pre-session consultation we will thoroughly discuss any specifics that you’d like to include … specific theme, colors, and props. We are continually adding to our extensive prop and wardrobe closet, so you don’t have to worry about bringing anything with you to your session, other than yourselves!
Love me some chunky babies!
Simple yet impactful setups to honor her daddy’s service.
And the hands down favorite image from Baby F.’s session.
Simple, sweet, and classic.
A princess baby.
Ponivas family, thank you for trusting me to photograph this incredible milestone in your lives! It has been a pleasure getting to know you and documenting your sweet family. All the love.
We here at MMP are excited to announce our beat-the-summer-heat “Tea with a Princess” sessions! Perfect for little girls ages 2-7, your darling will enjoy sharing a tea party with a princess complete with petite cakes, flowers, tiaras, and beautiful products to capture the memories.
When? Saturday, July 14 from 9:00 – 1:00.
Where? MMP’s studio, 128 Frances Meeks Way, Suite 3 in Richmond Hill
What’s Included? A 20-minute session for up to two girls ($15 per additional), use of studio’s exclusive props and set design, and delicious tea treats made by the impeccable Sweet Whimsy Shop. Collections begin at $99.
When will I receive my products? Digital images and products will be available within three weeks of payment.
What is the investment? $99 is required to secure your booking, with that amount being applied to the collection of your choice. Collections range from $99-$399.
Love this idea! Where do I sign up? Click here to reserve your booking.
Looking forward to seeing you and your little princesses very soon!
With the huge influx of photographers entering the market on a (seemingly) daily basis, it can be difficult to narrow down one that is right for you. Peek onto any thread on a Facebook yard sale page of someone looking for “an xyz photographer” and the list of responses can be downright daunting. Of course, one of the best ways is to ask local friends and family, which can help shorten your list. Once you have that short list in hand, be sure to check each photographer’s website and other social media platforms. Initial questions to ask yourself might include style and budget, but here are six questions you should be asking your *potential* photographer.
How long have you been a photographer? The longer a photographer has been in business, the more likely it is that it’s not just a hobby for them. And why is this important? A professional photographer will cost you more than a hobbyist, but you will also be receiving higher quality service and product. The old adage is true, “You get what you pay for.” The date this blog post goes live, MMP has been in business for almost 7 years. We are a legitimate, tax paying business licensed through the county and fully insured and we pride ourselves in offering top notch, heirloom quality products for our clients.
Which types of photography do you specialize in? It’s uncommon for a photographer to specialize in several different types of photography as they often only specialize in one or two genres. For example, a photographer who specializes in newborn photography might not be the best candidate to shoot a wedding unless they have the experience in doing so. I fully believe in the “jack of all trades, master of nothing” philosophy, so have chosen to specialize in portraiture, focusing on children and families.
Do you have many repeat clients? This is a great litmus test of not only the quality of a photographer’s work but of their customer service, too. Whether it be through Grow With Me plans, yearly family sessions, growing families, or repeat clientele for our limited edition and annual sessions, we pride ourselves on a huge percentage of our clients returning to us year after year to capture their memories.
What is your policy on rescheduling a session? This may seem like a silly or odd question to ask, but an experienced, professional photographer will definitely have a policies in place that include customer cancellations or rescheduling a photography session. A photographer with policies indicates that they have experience with different types of customers and situations and have created policies accordingly. There’s no need to worry when you book a session with MMP. Our contract is there to protect both parties.
Have you had any experience with (name your specific concern)? If you have any specific concerns regarding your photo session such as the photographer’s ability to work with a special needs child for example, find out if they have ever handled that type of situation before. Do not dismiss a photographer and their abilities based on their answers to your concerns. If given adequate notice, an experienced photographer should be able to deal with any situation you present them. This is the hallmark of a true pro. Our pre-session consultation will put your mind at ease as we are able to discuss, at length, any concern you might have.
Silent Question: Use your gut to judge this photographer’s personality and rapport. A photographer’s main job is to capture emotions and moments. If your photographer doesn’t mesh well with you on the phone or in person, chances are you and your family will not mesh well with them at your session and this will show in your images. The pre-session consultation is a great way to determine if we are a good match. We are interested in building life-long relationships, and meeting before you book your session is the ideal way to see if we are the photographer for you!
Selecting a family photographer is a task that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You are investing your time, money, and memories to this specific person, so be sure to take your time and choose wisely. Hopefully these six questions will help you find the photographer of your dreams.
“You will never understand life until it grows inside of you.”
-Sandra C. Cassis
To me, pregnant mamas are some of the most beautiful women in the world, and pregnancy is a wonderful life event that should be captured. Pregnancy is a time you are going to want to remember and share with your little one once they are older. If you are thinking about or have recently booked a maternity session, then the following tips should come in handy as you prepare for your session.
Schedule your session between 31 and 36 weeks as your tummy will have “popped” and have a beautiful shape. By booking your maternity session during this time you are also past the discomfort and bloating that happens earlier in pregnancy.
We know how important it is to moisturize those knees, elbows and belly (especially while pregnant), but we recommend you do so 1 – 2 hours before the session to avoid any shiny skin or sticky clothes. You should also avoid wearing any tight fitting watches or bracelets that might leave marks on your skin. For portraits, minimal jewelry is always best anyway.
Treat yourself to a neutral or light colored manicure (and pedicure) 1 – 2 days prior to your maternity session so that you can take some beautiful shots with your hands on your tummy. A neutral nail color also offers more flexibility in clothing and wardrobe choice, besides being timeless and classic.
If you already have some cute baby items such as shoes, hats, toys, blankets or a copy of an ultrasound picture, bring them along as they make for adorable, personalized props. The same applies to family heirlooms. If you have a special locket or photo that you would like to use, bring it along too.
Take the time to pick the right outfits for the maternity shoot. You should of course be comfortable but make sure that your clothing doesn’t detract from your tummy’s shape and your natural glow. Avoid large, bold patterns or clothing that is too loose. Empire waists, drawstrings, flowing tops, cardigans, scarves, lingerie, and wrap dresses are perfect for enhancing your shape.
Or, if you’d rather, choose items from MMP’s extensive curated wardrobe closet. Pieces include tops, skirts, and flowy dresses. A maternity dress fitting is included with your session.
Be sure to think about your undergarments as well. It’s smart to bring white, nude, and black underwear to your session, especially if you haven’t finalized your wardrobe. A well-fitting strapless bra is a must! Strapless bras eliminate unsightly bra straps and bra strap indentations while still allowing for proper support.
MMP offers two types of maternity sessions. Our Simple & Sweet session is a half hour session either in the studio or on location and includes access to our curated wardrobe.
Our Pampered Maternity session includes a full hour session either in the studio or on location, access to our curated wardrobe, professional hair and makeup artistry, and a complimentary 30 minute prenatal massage at Joberson’s Day Spa in Richmond Hill. It is the perfect session to feel refreshed and gorgeous!
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Megan Myrick Photography
10384 Ford Avenue
Richmond Hill, GA 31324