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Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Baby Connell

The Connell family was referred to me by another client (thanks, Chelsey!) My heart skipped a beat when I first met John and Christine. Not only are they an incredibly good looking couple, but outgoing and friendly as well, qualities the camera generally loves.

Each newborn session is so incredibly unique in its make-up. And while photographers may have props, hats, blankets, and backdrops selected and ready, the pace, flow, and feel of a session is completely driven by the individual baby. Even at only 7, 8, 9 days old, infants already have distinct temperaments, feelings, and opinions. Some newborns are sensitive to the slightest touch, while others, like Baby Connell, snooze on through any and all distractions.

In summary, he was a dream baby to photograph. I’m not going to ramble on any further. Instead, I’ll let his images do all the talking.

Introducing the Connell family.

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Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

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Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

John and Christine, thank you for the privilege of photographing your beautiful family, and for appreciating  the importance of beautiful, high-quality prints and products.

Best of luck to you!

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Richmond Hill Photographer | September 2016 Newsletter

We successfully made it though the first month of school, woohoo! I’m excited to bring you this month’s newsletter installment!

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This was my first year entering the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) International Print Competition and I am humbled and honored to share that all four of my images were selected for the 2016 Merit Collection. Close to 6,000 entries were submitted, with roughly 2,000 chosen for the Merit Collection. My work will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, TX January 8-10, in correlation with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.

Below are the winning submissions:

Richmond Hill Baby Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Baby Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Richmond Hill Child Photographer | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com
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The corresponding press releases are below. 🙂

Bryan County News

Savannah Now

All four of these images were taken from client sessions, so I can proudly state that I create award winning images for my clients! Pretty exciting, huh? 😉

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Click here to book your session. The fall season is underway and we only have a handful of sessions available!

The blog has been busy, too! Here are some blog posts  you may have missed since the last newsletter, click on each one to check it out!

Around the Hill | The Slide Shop

Lunchbox Chronicles | Week Five

Lunchbox Chronicles | Week Four

Lunchbox Chronicles | Week Three

Lunchbox Chronicles | Week Two

Baby B., | 6 Months

Go Hawks!

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For most of us, our smartphones have become the tool we use to take photos. These days, smartphones come with built in filters, editing software, zoom and so much more. One great feature is the HDR setting, which stands for High Dynamic Range. In simple photo lingo, it means taking the difference between the lightest and darkest elements of a photo and merging them together. When you snap a picture using the HDR setting, your phone takes 3-5 photos in quick succession at different shutter speeds and then edits the photos to take the detail from the light and dark elements and creates the HDR image. The ultimate goal of the HDR setting is to create an impressive picture. Before the HDR setting became standard on the smartphone, one would have to take 3-5 separate photos at different shutter speeds and create the image using an editing software like Photoshop. Even though HDR is a great feature, it is not the answer to everything.  There are better times and places to use HDR, such as landscape photography and low-light or backlit images. HDR is a great feature to have at your fingertips, but if you are unsure if you’ll be getting the best photo possible, take some pictures using  manual mode and compare it to the HDR setting. Decide which you like best and go from there.

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Dear Diary, “Today was a wonderful day! Susie took her first steps!” How many of us have ever written a entry like this? It is so fun to reread old journal entries and reminisce about the day we wrote about, but what if we take it to the next level and add a visual to the journal entry? I did my own 365 Day challenge two years ago and took one image a day for an entire year! I started a 52 week challenge this year (one photo a week), and although I’m behind in editing and posting them, at least the images have been preserved!  Today I challenge you to capture something in your everyday life for 30 days. Whether it be what you ate for lunch, the comfy bed you sleep in, the friends you visit with, the mess your kids created in the house…capture it!  There are so many apps available to journal your pictures and write a memory about it.   Here are some of our favorites:

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Don’t wait another day. Find the journal app that is best for you and get started. You won’t regret looking back and enjoying the little things that make each day special.  🙂

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I am a HUGE fan of TED talks. I often listen/watch one on Youtube while getting ready in the morning. I love the variety of topics and the brief time commitment allows me to actually finish one before my babes come calling! 😉

Haven’t heard of TED talks?

Well, from time to time, people need someone or something to inspire them. Some inspiring topics often include happiness, health, goal setting and/or success. Do you have a favorite place to go?  A wise person to turn to in your life? If you don’t have either of those, there is a great site to inspire, empower and motivate you on almost every topic. Almost every topic is covered by multiple people giving you the “talk” you need to go out and conquer the world. Okay, maybe it doesn’t go quite that far, but it does offer great tidbits of advice. Some of my favorite talks are listed below. Click on one now and see if you agree TED.com is a great site.

Price of Happiness

Try Something New

Inspire Action

Habits of Happiness

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That’s it for this month’s edition! Hope you all enjoy the rest of your September! See you soon!

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Richmond Hill Photographer | Around the Hill | The Slide Shop

Another installment of Around the Hill, this time featuring the Slide Shop!

The Slide Shop is one of my family’s absolute favorite places to eat in Richmond Hill. With its fun, quirky atmosphere, vintage movie memorabilia, friendly staff, and downright delicious food, the Slide Shop is a no-brainer if you’ve ever wondered, “What’s for dinner?” Not only are the sliders, fries, milkshakes and other notions enough to satisfy any appetite (don’t let the slider size fool you, the flavors are mouthwatering) the owners, Steve and Meaghan Price, are amazingly kind, generous, thoughtful Richmond Hill residents. Let me introduce you to them. 🙂

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  1. How long have you been in business? 6 months as of September 4th.
    Richmond Hill Photographer | Around the Hill | The Slide Shop
  2. Where are you located and what are your hours of business? Ford Plaza, 10076 Ford Avenue, Suite L. Our hours are Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday from 11-7, Friday 11-9, although we are open later for home football games.
  3. Describe your business. What service(s) or product(s) do you offer? We offer big flavors and small packages. Sliders, fries, and milkshakes. Sliders are a great way to pack a variety of flavors in one meal. Plus, you get to choose the size of your meal with 1,2,3 or more sliders.
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    Richmond Hill Photographer | Around the Hill | The Slide Shop
  4. How did you get started in this business? While cutting our teeth waiting tables in college we developed an appreciation of good food. Two decades later we started to make our own food, and wanted to bring it to our new community.
  5. What is unique about your business? We’re all about our customers. We want them to have an experience every time they come in, not just good food. We keep it interactive. Have an idea? Share it … you just might see it on the menu. Heck, you can name it, too.
    Richmond Hill Photographer | Around the Hill | The Slide Shop
  6. To what do you attribute your business success? 100% customer focused.
  7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? We hope that our following grows enough to allow additional locations and a food truck in the Savannah area.
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  8. What do you enjoy most about what you do? Getting to know the people of Richmond Hill, and knowing they enjoy the experience so much they keep coming back.
  9. What do you love about Richmond Hill? The small town feel and sense of a family community. Our residents are incredibly loyal.
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  10. Favorite quote? “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
  11. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? “He” wanted to be an FBI agent, “She” wanted to be a teacher.
  12. Anything else you’d like to share or think the readers would like to know? We’re thankful for the hospitality of Richmond Hill and the way the people here have embraced the Slide Shop. We look forward to feeding your for many years.

Steve and Meaghan, thank you for bringing your delicious food to the Richmond Hill community. You may reach The Slide Shop by:                      phone (912) 445-5638, or through Facebook.

Have a business you’d like to see featured? Please contact the studio at (912) 200-5284.

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Lunchbox Chronicles | Week Five

Welcome to week 5 of the Lunchbox Chronicles!

Monday was Labor Day, so no school lunch to prepare. 🙂

Tuesday

Cheese ravioli with marinara sauce in the thermoses, parmesan zucchini slices with carrots for my oldest and cucumber for my youngest. Mixed fruit of blueberries and strawberries, and a biscuit. My oldest chose apple juice to drink and my youngest, milk.

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Wednesday

Love this meal! So easy and delicious … crock pot sweet and sour chicken with carrots, pineapple, and rice. My youngest loves cottage cheese, but my oldest prefers apple sauce. Both have mixed fruit and chocolate milk.

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Thursday

Turkey and cheese tortillas wraps with lettuce, sliced apple, veggies, and an Oreo for dessert. My youngest has the addition of cucumber chip pickles (yum!)

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Friday

I had a business event to attend the night before, so the boys had organic mac & cheese for dinner. I warmed up the leftovers for the boys to take for lunch on Friday. Applesauce, peas, and tomatoes as a side. Milk for my youngest, apple juice for my oldest.

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I wanted to let you know that this will be the last time I complete a weekly Lunchbox Chronicle. I have decided to do a monthly blog instead highlighting some of our favorite lunches from each month. I have many other ideas I’d like to share with you and I definitely don’t want you to be sick of hearing from me! 😉

Thanks for reading!

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Lunchbox Chronicles | Week Four

Wow! Can’t believe our littles have been in school for over a month! We seem to be settling into a nice routine and both boys are super happy with their teachers; I am, too. 🙂

Here’s what my little men ate last week for lunch:

Monday

I had two whole-wheat pitas leftover from last week’s meals so I quickly made grilled-cheese pitas for the boys on Monday. Sliced carrots, mixed fruit, and milk for both boys. My oldest has the addition of ranch for his carrots plus mixed almonds and raisins as a side. My oldest opted for a hard-boiled egg.

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Tuesday

Tried a new recipe I found on Pinterest, black bean and corn quesadillas. You may find the recipe here. The family thoroughly enjoyed this dish and it’s now a permanent fixture on our menu. The kids had no trouble gobbling them up the next day, even at room temperature. Peas, corn, peaches and tortillas chips as sides, juice and milk to drink. Although the boys loved this lunch, my only regret is that it was too monotone in color – which I know is kind of a “no-no”.

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Wednesday

Sloppy joes kept warm in a thermos with whole-wheat sliders, unsweetened applesauce, mixed veggies, juice and milk to drink. My kids spoon the sloppy joe mixture onto the sliders and will usually eat any leftover meat by itself. Always a favorite lunch!

A reader asked how I keep the thermoses warm until lunchtime. As soon as we get downstairs I set a pot of water to boil on the stove. Once boiling, I fill each thermos to the brim and seal the lid. After sitting for 5 minutes or so, I microwave the contents to hotter than I would normally serve the boys, dump out the water from each thermos, add lunch and replace the lid. When I ask my oldest he does tell me the food stays warm, but I never really worry about this as both of my kids seem to prefer their hot meals close to room temperature anyway.

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Thursday

Turkey and cheese sandwiches on King’s Hawaiian sub rolls, with lettuce and tomato. My youngest likes pickles (like me) so I add some cucumber chips to his sandwich as well. Apples with peanut butter, an egg for my oldest and crackers and almonds for my youngest, Oreo as a treat, and milk.

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Hurricane/Tropical Storm Hermine came through late Thursday night/early Friday and in the interests of safety, all schools in the area were cancelled for Friday, so there was no school lunch to pack that day. I honestly don’t remember what we had, but it was likely PB&J as we were all exhausted from spending time in a cramped closet during all the tornado warnings, lol. Thankfully our little town escaped mostly unharmed and after a wonderful remainder of the Labor Day weekend, the littles are off to school today. See you next week!

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