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Richmond Hill Family Photographer | Peters Family

It’s not difficult to explain why I dig this family so much. They’ve been clients and friends for over 5 years, I’ve had the privilege of photographing two out of their four babies, and MMP  has joyously photographed this fun family more times than I can count (and in two different states no less!) And while all of those things are true, the main reason this clan resonates so well with me is because they are just truly amazing people. Hardworking, dedicated, wicked sense of humor, kind, and genuine; definitely the type of people you want to hang around with! (And need I mention Gwen’s perfect sense of style??)

The Peters family and I were first introduced when we were stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO together. I helped them welcome their second son into the world, and as fate would have it, we all moved to Fort Stewart, GA within a year of each other. I documented the birth of their last baby, sweet Miss V. in late 2015. We wrapped up 2016 with a family session on a gorgeous evening at a local park – I apologize (not!) for the image overload! The Peters are stunning and the camera loves them something fierce!

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These boys are simply the cutest! Love their close relationship.

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

Gwen with her beautiful daughter … they look more like sisters to me!

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Sweet Baby V. and her big sister.

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Dads are the best!

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

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

Haha! This image makes me giggle … there’s always one! 😉

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Hands down, a favorite from their session. It’s blown up as a sample in my studio. When words can’t, photographs can.

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This couple has endured so much together. Their strength and love for each other is a perfect example of how marriage can (and should) be.

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We literally shot until the sun disappeared from the sky. Evenings like this can’t be beat.

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Martin and Gwen, thank you for trusting me all these years to capture your most memorable moments. Your friendship and loyalty mean the world to me.

Kelly Fredson OlsonJuly 19, 2017 - 5:06 am

Megan, Your mom was a childhood neighbor and is a lifelong friend. Gary and Warren were very special lifelong friends of our family. We truly treasured those relationships. My mom and I had the pleasure of attending your wedding. Your gift of capturing such precious moments with your photography is so wonderful. Continue to share your talents and enjoy your family as well as those you serve. I enjoyed some of the posts on Barb’s facebook account of your recent visit to the Northwest. Lots of love to Barb’s treasured daughter and your loved ones.

leighJuly 29, 2017 - 2:49 am

Kelly, thank you so much for your kind words! I am glad you and my mom are still friends!! 🙂

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | Baby J.

Sweet Baby J. was the 4th nurse and/or doctor’s baby from the OB/GYN clinic at WINN Army Community Hospital that I’ve photographed in the last 2 years. The moms and I joke that perhaps that section of the hospital could just be renamed the “MMP Wing.” 🙂 All laugher aside, it’s a great honor to have so many referrals from one place, and a pretty awesome testament to how happy these families are with their sessions with MMP. Hopefully it’s no secret that we here at MMP go out of way to offer our clients an unforgettable photography experience.

Erin, head nurse at the OB/GYN clinic, is one of the kindest, most gentle-hearted people I have ever met. With a beautiful smile and infectious laugh, I immediately felt drawn to her and throughly enjoyed meeting her equally likable husband, Jose.

Such a lovely family, welcoming their second boy.

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer|www.meganmyrickphotography.com|Baby J.

See what I mean by infectious? This is one of my favorite mom and baby images to date. And Baby J.’s little mouth, in a “coo”.

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer|www.meganmyrickphotography.com|Baby J.

The joyous (and good looking!) couple.

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer|www.meganmyrickphotography.com|Baby J.

Sweet Baby J. and his proud big brother.

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer|www.meganmyrickphotography.com|Baby J.

Aren’t they so handsome? Another favorite image, in the sibling category. 🙂

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer|www.meganmyrickphotography.com|Baby J.

Love me some chunky babies!! And Baby J. delivered deliciously on the chunk!

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer|www.meganmyrickphotography.com|Baby J.

Photographing sessions is always a joy, but it’s especially fun around holidays when we are able to plug in a little something “extra,” like a mini tree farm.

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer|www.meganmyrickphotography.com|Baby J.

Photographing younger siblings can be a challenge, but we here at MMP do have a few “tricks” up our sleeve to help us capture some truly special moments. If you look closely, you might see that this shot may have included one or two (or a bunch) of smarties candies, a staple here at MMP. But the moment? Priceless.

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer|www.meganmyrickphotography.com|Baby J.

Jose and Erin, thank you for trusting me to photograph your gorgeous family. I look forward to capturing many more memories for you.

 

Richmond Hill Newborn Photographer | O Henry

The Johnson family and I first met over 3 years ago thanks to our cable guy, Larry (true story). Drew and Lauren were happily welcoming their first baby into the world, and due to Larry’s thoughtful introduction, they chose MMP to photograph both a maternity and newborn session for them. (See Lauren’s maternity session with big brother here and big brother’s newborn session here).

Years later and blessed again with a second boy, Henry, Drew and Lauren came back to MMP. It’s such an honor to document growing families! Their joy and love overflows in this image.

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

H. was obviously over the moon to become a big brother!

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H. has the most infectious smile!

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

It was a joy watching how gentle big brother H. was with little Henry. Capturing sibling images, especially with younger children, can be quite daunting but H. was patient and loving. Sibling shots are always a great desire for parents (rightfully so) and H. was so well behaved that Drew and Lauren had quite a few to choose from.

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Lauren, looking positively radiant. She’s an incredibly gorgeous woman, inside and out. Funny story, both boys had a preference for being awake during their session! 😉

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The happy couple.

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Couldn’t resist sharing a couple more of these sweet brothers.

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Lauren hails from Australia and we always include items that represent her heritage in the boys’ photography sessions. The koala and kangaroo appeared in big brother H.’s newborn portraits, too. If you have special items that you would like utilized in your child’s session, let me know! We love to make your images more personal and unique.

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Drew and Lauren, thank you for trusting me with yet another newborn session. It has truly been an honor photographing your family over the years. Thank you for believing in what MMP curates and for your loyalty. It is much appreciated. <3

May 2017 Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography

Happy May Day friends! I have fond memories of making paper flowers in school to take home to my mom or neighbor. What ever happened to that wonderful tradition? Do any of you still celebrate May Day?

Not only is it May Day, but it also signals the last month of school, woohoo! Is anyone else looking forward to sleeping in, pb & j sandwiches, and lazy days at the pool? I can’t wait!!

Our 2nd annual One Love Animal Rescue fundraiser was a huge success! We raised $350 for this terrific organization! Check out some of the wonderful images.

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Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Mark your calendars! Be sure to check the website and/or social media for any MMP events.

4th Annual Mommy & Me Sessions – Sunday, May 7 from 2:00 – 6:00

Pregnancy Care Center Fundraiser – Friday, May 12th from 6:30 – 8:30

Last day of School  – Wednesday, May 24th

MMP Celebrates 6 Years! – July 2017

Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn with MMP – Wednesday, July 26

Back 2 School Portrait Event – Aug/Sep TBD

Santa Experience – November 3, 4, & 5 at the RH City Center

We still have a few spots left for our 4th annual Mommy & Me Sessions! Just say “no” to a new vacuum or pots and pans! 🙂 Celebrate motherhood and cherish your children with portraits that will last a lifetime. Packages range from $99-$399 and all of them include prints, digital image(s), and an exclusive jewelry product that can only be purchased during this Mother’s Day event. Contact the studio today!

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Please click here for more information.

This is a simple activity that doesn’t take too much time, but you would be surprised how many people are unsure how to do this and keep all of their photos on their phone. Hope this is helpful for you to permanently save your memories!

Windows:

  1. Plug your camera phone into your computer.
  2. If the AutoPlay window appears, click “Import pictures and videos” using Windows. Go to step 4.
  3. If not, then choose Start > Computer. You will see a small icon that represents your phone.   Right click this icon and select “Import pictures and videos”.
  4. Select the folder you want to save your pictures in and start the import.
  5. Once the pictures are imported, you can now erase all of the pictures on your camera phone by selecting the icon, then locating the pictures and deleting them.

Mac:

  1. Plug your camera phone into your Mac. iPhoto should launch right away with the import window.
  2. Select “Import All”, or select only the images and videos you want imported and click the “Import Selected” button.
  3. After the import is done, you will be asked if you would like to delete these photos from your camera phone. Click “Delete Photos”.

As I always reiterate to my clients, digital does not equal archival, so back up your folders onto an external hard drive so they are saved in 2 different places.

Transferring your photo to wood is a great craft for those that love the natural look of wood grain. Here are some simple steps to tackling this craft.

  1. Get a piece of wood the size of your image from the hardware store.
  2. Print your image onto paper. Black and white is best, but color will also work.
  3. Paint the wood with a Gloss Medium found at your craft store (Liquitex makes a good one).
  4. Place the image face down on the wood and press out any bubbles. Print will be reversed when complete.
  5. Leave the picture alone to dry for at least 8 hours.
  6. Using a wet rag, dampen the paper and start rubbing the paper off. You will see the image has transferred to the wood!

Today you will find people from every walk of life with very different attitudes. You can find the poorest people on the earth that are truly happy, and you can find the wealthiest that are miserable, and vice versa. Not only does a good attitude determine your happiness, but science now tells us that a positive attitude improves your health and extends your life. So what can we do to improve our attitude and become healthier and happier?

Have gratitude for everything. Gratitude can be the key that changes everything. Oprah Winfrey strongly encourages everyone to have a “Gratitude Journal” to help you be more receptive to the goodness in your life. She has personally kept them for years stating it is the single most important thing she’s ever done.

Replace your negative thoughts. It can be hard to just stop having negative thoughts, because then you are focused more on the negative thoughts and how to stop them. An easier task is to replace them with positive thoughts. Take a self inventory on your thoughts, find what isn’t serving you well, and replace them with positive thoughts.

Look for good role models. Finding and being around people with uplifting and positive attitudes can rub off on you. This can be a friend, co-worker, neighbor or even a celebrity. Role models help show you and inspire you to be a better person and live a better more positive way.

What are ways you use to improve your attitude?

Have a wonderful May, friends! I hope all of you with school age kiddos survive the last few days of school! 🙂 Here’s to summer!

4th Annual Mommy & Me Sessions | Richmond Hill Child Photographer

I can’t believe this is the 4th year of our popular Mommy & Me Sessions! And we are so excited to be partnering with the Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill!

The Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill is a faith-based organization striving to enable women to make life-changing decisions in a nonjudgmental environment. Bringing compassionate help and hope to women and teens who are unprepared for pregnancy, the Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill is a vital, important resource in our community. The center also provides counseling and education on parenting and adoption.

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When? Sunday, May 7th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Where? MMP’s new studio, 128 Frances Meeks Way, Suite 3 in Richmond Hill. Right off Ford Avenue, across from the Catholic church.

What’s included? A 20 minute session of up to 3 people ($15 per additional) and use of studio’s exclusive props and set design. Packages begin at $99.

When will I receive my images? Digital images and products will be available within three weeks of full payment.

What is this year’s theme? Sticking with floral this year, our backdrop is a delicate Anthropologie-inspired paper flower and puff garland, in shades of blush and white.

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. 10% of all collections purchased will be donated back to the Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill.

I have been looking forward to this event! Where do I sign up? Click here to reserve your booking.

See you soon!