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Santa Experience 2016

Megan Myrick Photography is pleased to announce the 1st annual Santa Experience!

Enjoy more than just photos, live the experience!

 

When?

Sunday, December 11 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Sunday is SOLD OUT. We have opened 8 spots for Friday, December 9th from     5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Where?

MMP’s studio, 11258 Ford Avenue, Suite 5 in Richmond Hill.

What is Included?

The Experience includes: a scheduled, one-on-one 10 minute appointment with Santa in his family room; a monetary gift to Family Promise of Bryan County; cookies and small gift, and either a print package or fully edited, downloadable images via Dropbox. Online galleries will be available approximately 2 weeks after the event. The print package includes (1) 8×10, (2) 5x7s and (8) wallets of one pose. You may upgrade to the full digital option either the day of the session or after you have viewed your online gallery.

Are siblings allowed?

Absolutely! Immediate families are welcome, too!  This experience is for all those who still believe.

What to Wear?

Christmas outfits or even pajamas! The creativity is up to you!

How many digital images are included?

Due to the nature of this event and how children may react to meeting Santa, we are unable to guarantee anyone a set amount of images, but our goal is a minimum of 10-15 images per client. Rest assured we will do our best to capture as many as we can and we think you’ll be delighted!

What is Family Promise?

The mission of Family Promise is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. To date, Family Promise has provided shelter, meals, and support services to more than 700,000 families nationwide. We are pleased to be gifting a monetary donation from each session to our local Bryan County Family Promise chapter. To read more about this organization, please click here.

How is Ashley Furniture of Savannah involved?

MMP is extremely excited to be partnering with Ashley Furniture – they have generously offered to loan us several beautiful furniture pieces to help bring Santa’s family room to life! Please visit them here.

What will Santa’s family room look like?

We don’t want to give away too much of the fun or spoil the surprise, but think classic Christmas with bold reds and greens. Please visit our Santa Experience Pinterest vision board here.

What is the cost?

The Santa Experience investment is $99 for the print collection or $299 for the full digital collection.

How do I sign up for the magic?

Click here to reserve your booking!

“Christmas isn’t a season, it’s a feeling.”

-Edna Ferber

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Mindy GalbreathNovember 18, 2016 - 1:43 am

We need latest appointment please
Thank you

leighNovember 19, 2016 - 2:02 pm

Mindy, please visit http://meganmyrickphotography.bigcartel.com/product/santa-experience-2016 to secure your time slot! 🙂

Halloween Home Tour

Halloween has always been a holiday favorite for my husband and me. Bring in the addition of two children and the excitement for all things scary and fear-inducing goes through the roof. I don’t know about you, but I love to scour the internet (primarily Pinterest) for home tours, especially holiday home tours, so here is ours.

Welcome to our Halloween Home tour. 🙂

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The entryway of our home. We have so many projects we’d like to tackle, including a new front door and ripping the carpet off the stairs and adding wood. Mirror is an older Kirklands find, “Trick or Treat” is a pinterest printable find, the lighted pumpkin is from Homegoods, and the wicker basket is from Target.

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Our dining room is immediately off the entry way and has direct access to the kitchen, which I love. We eat in our dining room almost every night as a family for dinner. The large hutch and table were both brought back from our time in Germany. A friend refinished the table for us last year, I refinished the chairs with Annie Sloan paint and a light coffee “stain” from McDonalds :). I’m fairly certain I’d like to paint the hutch … possibly white to match the chairs? What do you all think? The decorations were fairly minimal on the hutch – due to its size I honestly feel it needs a bit more. This piece of furniture will definitely be high on my list for added Halloween decor next year. I purchase shutters for each home we buy – I love the cozy, farmhouse feel they add. The curtains were a lucky Homegoods find last year.

Oh, and there’s our sweet pup, Farrah. 😉

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Funny story, when we purchased our furniture in Germany it was delivered to our apartment completely disassembled. Taran and I had no idea that we were expected to put it all together, and we had purchased multiple pieces. Needless to say it was an extremely stressful weekend – We figure that since our marriage survived that long, arduous weekend we know it’ll survive anything, lol!! You can’t tell, but the base sides are actually flip-flopped from the way it’s actually supposed to be! There are glass doors for the side shelves, but I love to have it all open. Again, any thoughts to paint color? I know it needs something but am having a hard time deciding.

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Our eat-in kitchen has gone through many changes since we moved into this house 3.5 years ago. For quite a while it housed a large play kitchen and a child’s table and chairs – perfect solutions for when your kids are 5 and 3. Now that they’ve grown we have a “big kid” table and chairs. The table was a neighborhood find and the chairs? From Amazon! All of the white curtains in my home are from IKEA. The rug here and in my family room are from Rugs USA. Would love to add a new chandelier in here. Again, too many choices!

And my windows need to be washed on the outside! Still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. 🙂

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The family room is where we spend most of our time as a family, so there is lots of seating and big, fluffy pillows. It’s also kid friendly, with an enormous basket for toys and tons of storage within the TV cabinet, bookcase, and coffee table. The leather couch and love seat we’ve had for EVER, bookcase is from a beautiful furniture store in MO, chair is from IKEA, TV hutch is from Haverty’s in Savannah.

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I like to keep our mantel fairly Halloween-free so it will transition well into Thanksgiving. The birdhouses I have picked up from different shops along the way, the pumpkin was an amazing find at a little consignment shop in Hinesville. The “fall” banner was made by my sweet friend, Amy. Peace lilies aren’t too fall or Halloween-ish, but the plant is happy and healthy so I’m not moving it. I have a black thumb, so keeping this gorgeous foliage alive (and blooming!) for so long is quite the feat for me. If she’s happy, I’m happy. 🙂
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Need more inspiration? Here are a few other fall home tours:

Harvest Haven Fall Tour

At The Picket Fence

Miss Mustard Seed

House by Hoff

Hope you enjoyed our Halloween home tour! How do you like to decorate your house for Halloween? I’d love to know! Comment below. 🙂

TanyaOctober 25, 2016 - 7:48 pm

Love this!!! Love the scales in your dining room!!!!

leighOctober 25, 2016 - 7:58 pm

Thank you, Tanya!! 🙂

Liloia Family | Richmond Hill Family Photographer

I was first introduced to this fun-loving family when I photographed the spunky Miss H. for her fall preschool portraits two years ago. Mom and I instantly hit it off – Jennifer is outgoing and friendly with an infectious laugh. Since sessions are almost always booked by mom I often meet dads for the first time at the actual session, and you can never be quite sure how dad feels about the entire experience, lol. I needn’t have worried, as Pat was gracious and relaxed, with a wickedly smart sense of humor. The Liloia’s chose downtown Savannah as their backdrop, and this gorgeous historic city never disappoints.

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Always wanting complete customer satisfaction, I checked in with Jennifer after she received her portrait order. Her response? “100% happy with our portraits … I just love them! Thank you so much!”

Liloias, thank you for the opportunity to photograph you beautiful, gracious, zany, cheerful family. The love you all share is abundantly clear.

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Limited Edition Halloween Sessions 2016

After years of clients asking us to please offer Halloween sessions, we are pleased to be able to fulfill your requests!

Announcing Limited Edition Halloween Sessions for 2016!

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When?

Saturday, October 29th from 2:00-5:00 pm

Cost:

3 digital images for $55, 5 for $75. Bring 3 items from our food list and our local United Way will deliver to area food banks and you 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. Approximately three weeks after your session 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, 11258 Ford Avenue, Suite 5 in Richmond Hill.

What to wear?

Halloween costumes, of course!

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!

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Gallery Wall | Richmond Hill Family Photographer

Several months back I included a section in my newsletter on gallery wall suggestions and promised I’d share my personal gallery wall with you as well. Well, today is your lucky day!! I finally snapped some pictures while the kids were at school and I’m excited to blog about it today.

I actually have two gallery walls in my home, the one I’m going to share with you today, and a second going up our staircase wall. This arrangement of photos is visible as soon as you step into our house as the entryway is wide open and the upstairs banister is exposed to the entry below.

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I often have clients ask how combining the different types of photo finishes look, and I always try to allay their fears. Unless you prefer matchy-matchy, I say mixing it up is the way to go. 🙂

The largest images of my two boys are both 1.5 inch deep 16×20 canvases (my youngest is actually covering the upstairs thermostat, lol). I replace these two yearly, with their newest birthday image. Older ones are recycled in other areas of the house or I remove the canvas from the frame, roll it up and stash in a tube for safe keeping. I wouldn’t recommend storing any photographic paper in attics, garages, or storage units unless they are climate controlled. You must treat your photographs with care if you want them to withstand the ages (which you do!!).

The “America” image is a 1.5 inch deep 12×18 canvas, and the remaining three are .75 inch deep 11×14 canvases. The family image is showcased in an 11×14 frame, as are the individual photos of the boys, with crisp white 8×10 mats. The portrait of my hubby and me is a 5×7, housed in a matted 9×11 frame. The wooden arrow and letter “M” are both Hobby Lobby finds, and the 2+2=4 sign was custom made by WahlToWallWordLove on Etsy.

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To answer your question, nope! I don’t measure or plan my gallery walls at all. I’m more of a “hang it once and hope it’s right” type of girl. I’d honestly rather patch an extra hole or two than mess around with cutting out similar sized sheets of paper, tape them to the wall, and move it around until it’s right. I start with the two largest images and fill in from there. For now I think this wall is done (save for switching out images), although there is a small spot between the “M” and the arrow that maybe could use a little something …

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I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my gallery wall today! How about you? Do you have a gallery wall? Would you like to start one? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below! 🙂

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TanyaOctober 3, 2016 - 11:34 am

I saw that as soon as I came in! I love it!!!