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Santa Experience 2017

Megan Myrick Photography is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Santa Experience!

Enjoy more than just photos – live the experience!

 

When?

Friday, November 17th 4:00 pm-6:00 pm; Saturday, November 18th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday, November 19th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Sunday is SOLD OUT)

Where?

Richmond Hill City Center

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 a print package. You may upgrade to any of our other packages the day of your session or after you have viewed your child’s gallery. 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.

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 images will be posted in the online gallery?

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 10% from each session to our local Bryan County Family Promise chapter. To read more about this organization, please click here.

How is Two Chicks & a Trunk involved?

MMP is extremely excited to be partnering with Two Chicks & a Trunk – they have generously offered to decorate the Christmas tree 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. Other collections begin at $125.

How do I sign up for the magic?

Click here to reserve your booking. Hopefully you’re on the nice list! 😉

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” – Edna Ferber

We can’t wait to see you!

[…] The 2nd Annual Santa Experience is almost here … and almost sold out! Friday, November 17th has 3 remaining spots, Saturday, November 18th has 2 remaining spots, and Sunday, November 19th is SOLD OUT!  These sessions are unlike any other – no waiting in line, up to 10 minutes alone with Santa in his living room, a private, unique experience. Your children will have the opportunity to read with Santa, decorate the Christmas tree, check out his naughty-or-nice list, and enjoy a cookie (or two!) with jolly old St. Nick. Your session fee includes the session, a print package, small gift, cookie, and a donation to Family Promise of Bryan County. Additional packages will be available. This incredible opportunity will become a new family tradition! For more information, click here. […]

Kimberly | Richmond Hill Maternity Photographer

Maternity sessions are some of my favorites to photograph. Being your Richmond Hill Maternity Photographer allows me the joy of working with pregnant mamas, sharing in their joy and excitement. And while stories of pregnancy are often plagued with woes of aches and pains, morning sickness, heartburn, and swollen ankles, I think women are among their most beautiful while pregnant. Ladies, think back to the beautiful skin; thick, silky hair; and long, strong nails. What’s not to envy? Without a doubt pregnant moms also have a glow about them that is quite contagious. Who can glance at a pregnancy belly without smiling?

As much as I love meeting a new pregnant mom and documenting their baby’s life from pregnancy on, there is definitely something extra special when your session involves a family you already know and love.

I have been Kimberly and Brandon’s photographer for a little over 4 years now, chronicling their sweet family of three each year with a family session and a sprinkling of other limited edition or petite sessions along the way. So when Kimberly emailed to let me know she was pregnant, I’m sure you could imagine my excitement!

As her maternity session was scheduled for early February, she opted for a studio look.

 

Big Brother T. was so excited to meet his new baby brother!

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One of the things I love most about this family is their incredible sense of humor! We have the BEST time during their sessions.

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The gorgeous couple.

(Side note … Brandon usually gives me a bit of a hard time when I ask them to act a bit more serious or intimate; a little camera shy, I suppose. Without fail those images usually end up being among their favorites. Right, Brandon?? haha!)

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Like I said, amazing sense of humor and amusement. My favorite shot from Kimberly’s session – it depicts her fun-loving personality so well. She’s a keeper. As her photographer and friend, I can say that, right? 😉

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Baby bump.

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Kimberly, looking flawless in a mauve gown borrowed from the studio wardrobe.

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Brandon and Kimberly, I could gush over the (now) four of you, but I won’t. I pretty sure you know how I feel. <3

Thank you for always trusting me.

 

Photographing Children | Richmond Hill Child Photographer

We here at MMP consider ourselves pros at dealing with children of all ages. It’s one of the many reasons our clients to decide to hire us for child and family portraiture … it can be tricky working with kids! As a former elementary school teacher, I promise you I’ve seen it all and nothing surprises me. Rest assured we have plenty of tricks up our sleeve to deal with unruly or impatient children. Below are a few tips on photographing children.

  1. Don’t make a huge deal out of it. If you’re stressed out and cranky, your kids will usually pick up on it and act accordingly. Their behavior will usually be better if you are relaxed and having fun. You may have to make some compromises to keep the peace such as letting your energetic daughter’s hair stay straight instead of curling because she won’t sit still, or treating your daughter to a few pieces of candy. Focus on the big picture and don’t sweat the small stuff.

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  1. Make it fun. We always let the kids have a couple “fun pictures” where they get to pick their own pose, props, or make faces. You get to keep the more serious photos while they get to keep their silly photos. This way everyone wins! And who knows? You might be surprised and love their “ideal” image a bunch, too! It’s always a beautiful thing to see your child’s personality shine. If you are struggling to get your kids to sit still, turn the photo session into a game. Simon Says usually works like a charm.

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  1. Be prepared. If you’re going to be out for several hours, ensure that your children are well rested and have had their nap. Bringing some snacks and activities along is also a great idea. If you are having your own photos taken too then you might want to bring a babysitter or family member along to watch the kids. If you happen to be shooting in a remote location, you never know when you might need something like bug spray, tissues or a first aid kit, so it’s smart to pack those along too.

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  1. Be patient. While photographing children, save your sanity by trying not to control the session too much. Sometimes the best photos come from kids just doing their own thing.

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  1. Have a chat. Get your children talking to both you and the photographer about topics such as school or their favorite songs. This allows them to feel more comfortable around your photographer and will also give your photographer a chance to capture a few candid and cute expressions.

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  1. Let go of expectations. We have to remember that kids are just that, kids. Walking into a session with preconceived notions of how your child should behave could potentially leave you feeling stressed, upset, and disappointed. Hopefully you have chosen a professional that is not only technically sound, but also has experience photographing children. Here at MMP we take advantage of not only the smiles and laughter, but the tantrums and tears as well, because it’s all part of childhood. Embrace it.

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If you’re ready to book your family, newborn, or child photography session, we’d love the opportunity to serve you! Please reach us via the “contact” button on our website, by email at megan@meganmyrickphotography.com, or call the studio at 912-200-5284.

2nd Annual Limited Edition Halloween Sessions | Richmond Hill Child Photographer

MMP is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Limited Edition Halloween Sessions!

With such great success last year it was a no-brainer to offer these sessions again! With a new backdrop and props, this year will be a fresh take on classic Halloween portraits.

 

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When?

Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 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. Approximately two 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, 128 Frances Meeks Way, Suite 3, in Richmond Hill.

What to wear?

Halloween costumes, of course!

Backdrop?

You will have you choice of our newest backdrop (pictured below) or a 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!

 

 

 

[…] Our Limited Edition Halloween Session event is THIS Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 – 1:00 at our Richmond Hill studio. We still have a few spots left, so bring your kiddos over to have their portraits professional taken in their Halloween costumes. These session are all-inclusive digital sessions and are incredibly fun!! The best part? We are collecting food for our local Way Station Food Pantry to help stock them up before Thanksgiving. For more information about our Limited Edition Halloween Sessions, click here. […]

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Life is a Journey

My phone buzzed, alerting me to an incoming email. “Everything looks good! Can we add a quote? ‘Life is a journey, not a destination.’ Thank you!”

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous words are truth; a beautiful, simple reminder of what our lives here on Earth are truly about. Do we ever fully “arrive”? Do we ever figure out the big picture, the puzzle? Or are we meant to joyously travel the winding road, often uncharted, with hope and faith filling our hearts with strength?

To me, the birth of a child is an amazing part of that journey. Shielded and empowered with that hope and faith, we are suddenly born as parents, and Emerson’s words become clearer, more defined. There is no road map, no guidebook. Parenthood, and life, IS a journey. A beautiful, gracious, powerful, moving, joyous, heartbreaking journey.

So I found it all but fitting that Nichole emailed to ask that I include Emerson’s quote in her newborn son’s album … as his journey is only just beginning.

The gorgeous happy family.

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What is it about dads and babies? Even better dads with tattoos and babies?

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Such a handsome little peanut. I oohed and aahed over his swath of dark hair and tiny button nose.

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All that squish makes me swoon. Raise your hand if you love squishy babies as much as I do!

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Baby A. loved to be swaddled. And do you notice his sweet little toes?

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Macro shots of baby bits make me smile. How quickly we forget about all the little details.

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This was the first time I tried this setup, and I was really pleased with how it turned out. A gentle nod to our amazing nation …  God Bless America.

Nichole and Anthony, thank you for trusting me with documenting this incredible milestone in your journey. Best of luck to you.