Among my Favorites | Richmond Hill Family Photographer

It’s no secret that this family is among my favorites. I first met Val & Emma several years back when Emma was pregnant with their first baby. Since then, as their family photographer, I have been fortunate enough to help the Alvarados celebrate their baby’s first year of milestones, Mother’s Day, another pregnancy, and the arrival of their second sweet little one, a boy, Baby A.

I mean, really, aren’t they an adorable family? What’s not to love?

Baby A. loving on his beautiful mamas.

Ok, are these kiddos not the cutest ever? How I’ve loved documenting Miss S … she has the sweetest personality and is always a ham in front of the camera. And her smile? Totally infectious.

Such a handsome little dude! I just want to love on those cheeks! Which is your favorite edit – color or black and white?

No need to worry about bringing anything to your newborn session. Our curated prop closet is filled to the brim with hats, bonnets, wraps, tiebacks, bowls, baskets, boxes, and beds … anything and everything you might want or need. A session with us is easy and stress-free!

Gah! Makes my heart so happy when we snag some newborn smiles! We have a few “tricks” up our sleeve to try and coax a smile, but most of the time it’s just plain old luck!

Our rule for babies … if they’ve got some chunk we show it off! 🙂

The happy family of four.

Val and Emma, I don’t want to be all weepy and emotional, but y’all have blessed my life in such a big way. I’m thankful we met those years ago, that you continued to trust me with your life’s biggest memories, and that I am lucky enough to call you my friends. Wishing you all the best and praying our paths cross again. <3

2nd Annual Christmas in July Event | Richmond Hill Child Photographer

Yay! We are so excited to announce our 2nd Annual Christmas in July Event! This fun experience for kids of all ages includes a picture with summer Santa (digital download), face painting, crafts, popcorn, and a winter activity hosted by Kidzways and Dreamcatcher Parties! Becca with Sweet Whimsy Shop will be on hand with her delicious cake pops along with our favorite local ice cream, The Ice Cream Stop, and the amazing Lovebird Cookies with her macaroons and cookies!

When? Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 – 12:00
Where? MMP’s RH studio … 10384 Ford Avenue
How do I sign up? Click here for tickets! Due to social distancing space is limited.

This year’s patriotic summer drop!

See you there!

Lawrence | Richmond Hill Senior Photographer

I first met Lawrence and his family when they moved into our neighborhood. Quiet and hardworking, Lawrence and his brother started a part-time landscaping business that kept them both quite busy!

Lawrence technically graduated in December from RHHS and will continue to attend GSU. He plans on becoming a pharmacist.

Lawrence was a natural in front of the camera (as you can see). Soft spoken, he has a kind and generous heart.

It usually takes a while for clients to become more relaxed in front of the camera, but like most guys, Lawrence settled in fairly quickly. Before long we were laughing and joking around (Lawrence and others can attest that I’ll break out some pretty bad jokes to catch a smile, and I don’t even apologize for it, lol).

It’s always meaningful when we are able to incorporate personal items (instrument, car/truck, sports jersey, etc.) or locations into our sessions. Lawrence spent much of his high school years four-wheeling, camping, fishing, and hunting on this land. That place was an obvious choice to use!

All of our senior sessions include the option of both studio and on location. This is a great way to include wide variety into your session, mixed with your wardrobe and style changes.

There’s a reason why it’s called “Golden Hour” … it’s that time just after sunrise and just before sunset when the light is warmer and softer than when the sun is high in the sky. Also called “magic hour” by photographers and cinematographers, it truly is the perfect part of the day for your session, and why we are so insistent on when we shoot outdoors.

KaCe, thank you for choosing MMP to capture this important milestone in Lawrence’s life. And Lawrence, best of luck to you at GSU and in the future!

Baby S. | Richmond Hill Newborn Photography

Stephanie and Fausto walked into our studio for their consultation already pretty convinced that they were going to book us for their son’s newborn session. Showing the couple all of our beautiful finishes and pieces of wall art options sealed the deal, as Stephanie and Fausto knew they wanted tangible products and not just digital files … services we pride ourselves on!

Outgoing and warm, this sweet family was such a joy to work with. And Baby S. was an absolute dream … we barely heard much out of him!

How we love the simple elegance of these poses. Nothing to tear you away from what’s most important, mom and baby.

Beautiful new family of four.

For the same reasons as elegant posing and minimal props, we recommend wearing neutral colors for your newborn session … keeps the focus where it’s needed most. On you!

Gah! Dad and baby images get me EVERY. TIME. Fausto was a natural handling Baby S.

Sibling images are always a client favorite, and for good reason. Is there anything more precious?

I love using props that can be utilized during subsequent milestone sessions, and this little wooden bed is perfect to use again around the 6-7 month mark.

Our Grow With Me plan is a wonderful, easy way to capture all the incredible milestones your baby will see over their first year – first smiles, sitting, laughing, crawling, walking … and cake eating! 🙂

Give me all the chunky babies! Actually, just give me all the babies. We puffy heart them!

This prop and pose is super popular among our military members. We like how it’s a quiet nod to a parent’s service and isn’t overly busy. This is a great image for a desk-sized print, either on an easel or in a frame.

Handsome Baby S. just rocked his bean bag posing! This is a classic pose and one we do almost every session as parent’s adore all the squishy goodness!

Fausto and Stephanie, thank you for choosing MMP to document your family’s story and the addition of your gorgeous new son.

Lewis Family | Richmond Hill Family Photographer

As the photographer for Richmond Hill Neighbors magazine, I am fortunate enough to meet amazing local families each month to feature on our cover. In December of 2019 I met up with Christopher and Heather Lewis and their three beautiful children.

All of the wardrobe choices Heather made for her family were perfect! If you find yourself struggling to prepare for your session, please know we are here to offer you suggestions and advice. I know wardrobe selection is often the hardest part!

One day a week is designated as family time in the Lewis house. The kiddos rotate choosing a restaurant and they all eat out, followed by playing a board game or watching a movie at home. Love how they focus on togetherness and enjoying precious moments as a family unit.

Such beautiful children! Hard to believe their youngest was born at 27 weeks and spent 79 days in the NICU. She is definitely like most other preemies I know … full of energy and spunk!

Christopher and Heather met when Heather’s brother and Christopher worked together at a local Chick-fil-A. Years later, Christopher still works for the restaurant as an operations manager. Heather is employed at SunTrust Bank.

We lucked out with the most lovely evening and soft, beautiful light.

One of my favorite images from their entire session. So much personality packed into one shot!

When I first pulled up to the location, a HUGE, colossal construction truck was parked right where I wanted to shoot. Just as I started to sweat over the circumstance and tried to figure out how to maneuver around it, two construction workers showed up to haul the rig away. Whew!!!

The image chosen for the cover of the January 2020 edition … one of my favorite covers to date!

Lewis family, thank you for being such a gracious family to photograph! I loved getting to learn more about you! See you around the hill!

Nominate your neighbor to be featured in an upcoming edition of Richmond Hill Neighbors magazine at nrendelman@bestversionmedia.com