April Newsletter | Richmond Hill, GA Photographer

Welcome to your April newsletter! Hope all of our local friends enjoyed their spring break! Only a few more weeks until summer!

April Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

April Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Here are a few adorable images from our 3rd Annual Love Your Pet Event! These sessions take place every February, so be sure to mark your calendars for next year! 🙂

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April Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

April Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

April Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

April Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

April Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

April Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

This is one of our favorite events of the year … I’m sure you can see why! 🙂 Hope to see you and your pet(s) next year!

Please excuse the cell phone quality, but I want to thank you again for voting MMP your favorite Bryan County Photographer! It means so much and I love serving you!

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Here are some recent blog posts you might have missed:

Ashley’s Maternity Session

MMP Wing

The Chu Family Session

Mommy & Me – April 22nd SOLD OUT

The Business of Maternity & The Business of Newborns (PPA classes) – May 17 & 18

Dad & Me – June 2nd

Tea with a Princess – July, date TBA

Back 2 School Portrait Event – September 8

Limited Edition Halloween Sessions – October 13

Santa Experience – November 16-18

The word “photography” is created from the Greek words for “light” and “drawing”; so basically the art of photography is drawing with light. With that being said, one of the best ways you can improve your photography is to learn and understand light.  Most beginners are unaware, but the ideal time of day for portraits is early in the morning or late in the afternoon.  The sun is softer and illuminates your subject straight on, which helps avoid dark under-eye circles.  Shooting in the middle of the day casts deep shadows under the eyes and nose and the available light is too harsh for portraits.  Photographing people in the shade is another way to escape harsh light and shadows because it creates an envelope of totally even light, but watch out for “dappled light.” Dappled light is produced when light filters through the leaves or branches of a tree, creating a “zebra” effect across the faces of those you are photographing (probably not the look you’re going for!)

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When photographing indoors, position your subject close to a window or open door. Place your subject where their face is turned slightly towards the window or door, all the while looking for light that is soft and directional. Be sure to use only one light source at a time, meaning do not turn on your overhead lights and lamps. Utilizing just one light source will create more flattering light and eliminate crazy temperature shifts in your images.

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Hopefully these tips will help take your photography to the next level! Got questions? Feel free to email me at megan@meganmyrickphotography.com

April Newsletter | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

I recently came across this sweet little quote on Pinterest and knew I had to share. Helps put things into perspective, doesn’t it?

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Wishing you all a wonderful April!

 

 

The Chu Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer

Living outside of Savannah, GA definitely has its perks. Quiet, suburban neighborhood for most days, but the energy, color, and ambiance of gorgeous Savannah only a few miles up the road. If you’ve never visited Savannah, I urge you to add it to your vacation list. This city is packed full of incredible American history, breathtaking blooms every spring (truly, it’s magnificent), and awe-inspiring architecture. As your Savannah, GA family photographer, I feel the texture of exposed brick, lush green foliage, and bustle of the city make Savannah a perfect backdrop for portraits.

Clients normally defer to me for suggestions on where to take their family portraits, but the Chu family already had a pretty good idea of a location choice. I’d never photographed around the SCAD museum and was pleasantly surprised when I pulled up in late March. With fun, modern plastic chairs and couches, walls of exposed brick, and freshly bloomed flowers, the area had a multitude of ideal places for a family session.

A family of four, the Chus are sugary sweet and their daughters overload on spunk and cuteness. I won’t expend a lot of words here since the imagery will do most of the talking.

But I will preface all of this by saying it was a gorgeous evening and a favorite session from 2017.

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

We even had time for a few games of “Ring Around the Rosie”.

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

The Vue Family | Savannah, GA Family Photographer | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Linxia and David, it was truly a pleasure meeting you and working with your adorable family. Thanks so much for choosing me to document this little piece of your history.

5th Annual Mommy & Me Sessions | Richmond Hill, GA Family Photographer

I can’t believe this is the 5th year of our popular Mommy & Me Sessions! And we are so excited to be partnering with The Love & Legacy Project!

The Love & Legacy Project is a faith-based organization whose mission is to support families experiencing medical or socioeconomic hardship by providing complimentary maternity, newborn, and family sessions. Participants receive complimentary hair and makeup services, and use of a studio’s exclusive wardrobe and props. Professional photographers not only donate their time and expertise but also 10 heirloom quality prints to help document a family’s story.

Mommy & Me Sessions | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

When? Sunday, April 22nd from 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Where? MMP’s RH 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 4 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 the popular floral theme, this year’s backdrop is a cascade of pink, orange, lavender, and green flowers, with a delicate painted effect.

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 Love & Legacy Project.

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

See you soon!

MMP Wing | Richmond Hill, GA Newborn Photographer

Nicolas and Becky were word-of-mouth referrals from previous clients, which is always the best type of referral for any business owner. Becky happens to be a nurse and after photographing several of the nurses’ and doctors’ babies from this one particular floor at a local hospital, one of them joked about renaming it the “MMP Wing.” I could definitely get on board with that! 😉

In all seriousness, current clients passing on our name and referring us to their family and friends is the ultimate compliment and what we strive for every day. It’s true … referrals are the best compliments!

And of course we have a pretty terrific referral program, one that benefits you and also the person you are referring.

The youngest of three (with two older brothers), delicate Baby A. came to see me in late May, one of the tiniest little babies I’d every worked with. But oh! How precious she was!

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And Baby A. did have some of the sweetest lips. I enjoy adding macro shots to a baby’s gallery as they are some of the most precious and delicate aspects of our babies that are so soon forgotten.

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Even at this young age, many newborns can be quite particular and Baby A. was no exception. She definitely preferred to have her hands close to her face, and we were happy to oblige. 🙂

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The happy new parents.

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And big brothers! I swooned when mom brought the seersucker Peter Rabbit outfits for the boys … love classic and timeless looks.

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Along with family images we capture each parent with their new baby individually. These are the moments that your child will look back on and appreciate. Remember these memories aren’t ours to keep, they belong to the generations.

MMP Wing|Richmond Hill, GA Newborn Photographer|www.meganmyrickphotographer.com

MMP Wing|Richmond Hill, GA Newborn Photographer|www.meganmyrickphotographer.com

My all-time favorite mom and baby pose, and mamas adore it, too. The closeness, innocence, and simplicity perfectly represents a mother’s love.

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My hands down favorite image from Baby A.’s gallery. Isn’t she lovely?

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Thank you, Nicolas and Becky, for choosing me to capture your sweet young family.

Ashley | Richmond Hill, GA Maternity Photographer

As your Richmond Hill, GA maternity photographer I am fortunate enough to spend lots of time with first-time parents and there is just something so incredibly special about them. Of course, the birth of any baby is always exciting and remarkable, but the first born always holds a unique place in your heart, as they are the one to first to call you mom and dad.

Lou and Ashley were no exception. Young and vibrant with the excitement that can only come from the expectation of a new baby, I met them in the middle of May, a month also full of hope and anticipation of greater things to come. Lou, quiet and warm, Ashley bubbly and completely overflowing with love for their soon to be born daughter. The kind of exuberance that is inherently contagious and heart warming, fondly reminding me of my months being pregnant with my boys.

Their love for each other and for their unborn baby was palpable; the camera doesn’t lie.

Ashley | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Ashley chose some of my favorite gowns from the studio’s curated maternity and postpartum wardrobe. We choose tops and gowns that are flowy and feminine, with touches of lace and elegance.

Ashley | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

This “bloom” pose has quickly become one of my post popular and requested poses. Ashley looks absolutely stunning here.

Ashley | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Ashley and Lou brought these adorable “Promoted to Mommy” and “World’s Greatest Dad” shirts with them to their maternity session (we used them during their daughter’s newborn session, too!). While we have a wide variety of clothing choices for mom, we do encourage clients to bring items from home if they have great significance to you, or if you would like to see those items incorporated into your session(s). We strive to make everyone’s experience special and distinct, and adding unique touches (like custom shirts), helps to bring that more to life.

Ashley | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Ashley | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Ashley specifically requested a silhouette and we were happy to oblige! Wondering how to create your own silhouette? Simply expose for the background, which will allow your foreground to fall into shadow.

Ashley | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Ashley, looking radiant in a rich mauve colored gown borrowed from the studio wardrobe. And who doesn’t love a classic black and white image? Smoking’ hot, you two! 😉

Ashley | Megan Myrick Photography | www.meganmyrickphotography.com

Lou and Ashley, you know how much I adore you and am forever grateful you choose me to document these amazing moments in your life.

Sending you oodles of love!