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Thanks, Cable Guy| Savannah Maternity Photographer

blue_chevronOur cable guy’s name is Larry. Larry the Cable Guy. No joke. He is the kindest, friendliest person – easy to talk to, good listener, super outgoing. And I have him to thank for bringing Lauren and Drew to me.

Lauren & Drew recently moved to the Richmond Hill area and while Larry was doing cable-guy things at their new house, the subject of photography came up. Larry himself is a hobbyist photographer, so he and I had chatted on several occasions about our mutual interest. Lucky me that Lauren happened to ask Larry about maternity and newborn photographers, because he so kindly referred them to me. 🙂

The rest, as is said, is history. Lauren and I hit it off, she booked her sessions and we met for her maternity shoot at the end of December.

Lauren was another fabulous client – fun, upbeat and willing to try anything. She brought an array of clothing and props (love, love, love the choices!!!) and trusted me to make her look more amazing than she already is. 🙂

Lauren & Drew, such a cute couple.

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I like to think that Lauren & Drew made the decision about baby’s name right there in my studio (although they did have it narrowed down to two). I was bringing out the blocks for this shot and Lauren said, “Okay! We have to decide!”  🙂

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And there he is, such a handsome little guy.

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Lauren rocked this dress. Seriously. So gorgeous.

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Lauren is a speech therapist and works with littles quite often. I imagine she is wonderful at her job – at that kids just adore her.

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Love having lots of variety for maternity sessions, although it does make the task of culling much more difficult!!! Lauren could be a supermodel here, truth.

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Larry, thanks for referring this couple to me! So sweet of you!!!

Lauren & Drew, thanks for taking Larry’s advice! 🙂

You guys know I love you and am looking forward to watching your little man grow.

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Megan Myrick Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, child and family photography in Savannah, GA and surrounding areas including but not limited to Richmond Hill and Pooler.

HeatherFebruary 19, 2014 - 4:39 pm

I don’t know Larry the Cable Guy but I wish I did, nice gesture! Beautiful family too! I love the name Hugo…so sweet. Again Megan, beautiful work, I’m sure this family will cherish these forever. Can’t wait to see the follow up with the little guy 😉

My 365 Project: January Top 5 | Savannah Newborn Photographer

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I have admired other photographers’ 365 Projects for several years but always found an excuse not to start my own. I worried about not having enough time, running out of ideas, not being creative enough, disliking the images that came out of my camera. And then I realized that having those fears were the exact reason why I should start. So I did.

I post my 365 Project images daily (okay, well almost daily) on my Facebook page, but thought it might be noteworthy to recap my top five images from each month here on the blog. First, it’s nice to see them all in one place; second, the image quality tends to be better than on FB; and third, as amazing as it sounds, not everyone is on Facebook. No one should be left out, right? 😉

So here’s January’s Top Five, in no particular order.

1. Brothers

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I won’t begin to tell you quite how long it took me to capture this image or how much bribing I had to do, but I honestly don’t even care. Not only is this one of my favorite images of my children, but it’s one of my favorite images EVER. I recognize my bias, but gosh, don’t they just look beautiful here? So peaceful and serene. The most uncanny thing though, is how much this portrait actually sums up my boys. M, on the left, is quiet, thoughtful, more serious, emotional and with C, you can just see that hint of mischief in his eyes, the slight jokester grin. Yet within all of it, there is a tenderness and gentleness about them, and that is truly how they are.

I blew it up to a 20×30 canvas. 🙂

2. Breakfast

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I love this image because of two things: first, it captures a part of our morning routine. Second, I love the juxtaposition of their legs and feet. It’s just how I see them now … little brother and big brother. An easy and sweet capture.

3. A Quiet Ride

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I adore C’s eyes in this image, but I am glad I chose not to remove the “imperfections”, the green marker on his hands and nails painted purple. C is in preschool and this is how he comes home most days. I don’t ever want to forget that.

4. Service

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M came down the stairs one evening after bath and he had Taran’s (my hubby) dog tags around his neck. I was finishing up the dishes and we were causally chatting. I watched him gently lower his dad’s dog tags  into his hands and rub his fingers across the tops, asking what was engraved there. I instantly had shivers and reached for my camera.

My husband has been a loyal Soldier in the United States Army for more than 14 years and I have been there right along with him, proudly. Through six moves, five deployments, countless field exercises, schools and trainings. Yes, it’s a hard life. Frequent separations, missing family, leaving friends all too soon. But man, we love it more than anything. We are all about God, Family, Country and we are so honored to serve Old Glory and Uncle Sam.

But watching M cradle those dog tags reminded me again of the sacrifice and service our children pay for their dad’s job. The kids leave friends, change schools, miss grandparents and cry for their Soldier at night when he’s gone. For those very reasons this image will always hold a very special place in my heart.

5. In Training

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If you have kids, you’ve seen this all before. This image makes me laugh, but I love the gentleness, softness and playfulness of it, too. Potty training isn’t fun, but it’s also such a milestone for our little guys.

Joyfully, this image was featured on the Giggles & Goldfish Blog and was also a weekly favorite. 🙂

Well, there you have it! My first Top Five recap. This blog post felt so good to write, so cathartic to be praising my own work instead of always only seeing the flaws.

Thanks for coming by to look!

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Megan Myrick Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, child and family photography in Savannah, GA and surrounding areas including but not limited to Richmond Hill and Pooler.

 

LaDonFebruary 14, 2014 - 3:37 am

I think your 365 project has inspired me to begin one for next year! I love the idea of reviewing each month!! Great blog content and a wonderful way to document your children and everyday life!

AmandaFebruary 15, 2014 - 12:24 am

I love your pictures and projects!!! Love coming home everyday to see my beautiful family hanging on the wall!! I hope we cross paths again someday!!

HeatherFebruary 15, 2014 - 3:06 pm

I absolutely love your 365 project. I literally look forward to it each day. The way you capture what some would think of as the most mundane things in their lives, you have created art, and precious memories that I know, as a mother, I would cherish forever. I’ve been thinking about starting a 365 project on my daughters birthday. 🙂 I may start with a 30 day project and see how it goes. Great job and great inspiration!

All That Luscious Hair| Savannah Newborn Photographer

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The very first thing I noticed was her hair. How could you not? Her gorgeous, rich, thick black hair. At only a handful of days old, it was amazing to see. Such a beautiful baby – porcelain skin, healthy chubby cheeks, 10 perfect fingers and toes. And that hair.

Derick works with my husband on Fort Stewart, but this was my first time meeting him and his lovely wife, Heather. The neat thing about photographing hubby’s coworkers is that even if we haven’t met we immediately have something to talk about, something in common. It’s only more true when you get some Army wives together. Trust me, conversation is never lacking.

Derick is a tall man and his eyes are kind and gentle. Heather is quite petite and has a fun, upbeat personality. Once Derick’s portion was finished during the shoot, he quickly left to finish up “stuff for work” but I’m pretty sure he spent the remainder of the time shooting the breeze with my husband. 😉

That certainly didn’t bother Heather or me … she has a soft and genial way about her, and we easily chatted over sweet baby K.

Derick and Heather, so happy and in love.

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See what I mean about Baby K.’s hair? I swoon a lot during sessions … this was no exception.

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Her serene little profile. This is always one of my favorite images.

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K. was literally like putty in my hands. It isn’t so often you are gifted with a baby like that.

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I always have a pre-session consultation with my clients before their session. We discuss possible themes, feel and colors. Obviously it can be a bit of a guessing game when it comes to what colors will look good on baby, but Heather knocked it out of the park. Purple is so lovely on Baby K.

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Not only is her hair divine, but would you look at those cheeks? Sweet perfection.

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This image just makes me giggle. I think Baby K. has decided that life’s pretty good after all. 🙂

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Derick and Heather, I was just blown away to discover that you’ve never had newborn portraits done of any of your kiddos. You have no idea how amazing it felt to provide this service for you. Thank you for bringing me precious Baby K. I had such a wonderful time during her session. It’s hard to believe she’s 3 months old already. I look forward to watching her grow.

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Megan Myrick Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, child and family photography in Savannah, GA and surrounding areas including but not limited to Richmond Hill and Pooler.

HeatherFebruary 15, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Megan, you’ve done it again! Captured the essence of this beautiful family. Beautiful head of hair, my gosh! Wonderful job again!

Like Family | Savannah Newborn Photographer

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One of the major benefits of doing maternity sessions with my pregnant mamas is that a relationship is established with them by the time baby comes. Don’t get me wrong, I am always excited to meet my newbies (and their families), but there is definitely something extra special about that first introduction to a new life when mom already feels like a friend.

Tim & Julie are no exception. I loved them both from the moment we met. They are kind, supportive, appreciative and just plain nice. Julie’s maternity session was calm, relaxed and honestly, fun. You can see her amazing maternity session here.

Handsome Mr. G. was born on Halloween, all 6 lbs, 12 oz. of him (yeah, a tiny little guy). I was pouring over those first FB images like a dear old friend or family member, stealing glances of his cute little nose and mouth. Sighing to see that both mom and baby were just fine.

It might be hard for some people to understand, but photography can be a very personal, touching, almost intimate thing. We, as photographers, are allowed into peoples’ lives to capture the happiness, the joy, the miracles, the anticipation and at times the sadness and heartbreak. We snap that shutter and the image is frozen in time, like a delicate snowflake before it falls to earth. A few relationships are fleeting, but most are not, especially with my maternity and newborn clients. These couples, these families, feel like kin to me because the moments we’ve shared are just too amazing to ignore.

Which is why I was “oohing” and “aaahing” over G.’s FB snaps, eager to see more. And, of course, eager to meet him in person.

Such a gorgeous family. And you can feel the love here, no question. Such lucky little guys.

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Big brother, Mr. K., was like any other 2 year old. Quite unsure about all the fuss, wondering if this new addition was good enough to keep and required a bit of bribery to hang around long enough to capture a photo or two. But, as you can see, it was all worth it in the end.

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These mama and baby poses get me every time.

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Taco pose. One of my favorite ways to pose a baby. All squishy.

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Baby rolls and perfect profile? Yes, please.

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Any guesses as to daddy’s profession? 🙂  Love it when clients bring in a sentimental prop. Just adds a new dimension to the session.

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Please don’t let this angelic face fool you. Baby G. was definitely a fighter, but thankfully mom and I have the patience of teachers. 🙂   Halloween babies just have to be photographed with a pumpkin hat in a pumpkin box. It’s a given.

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Yup, this pretty much sums it all up.

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Mom & Dad, well, you know how I feel about all of you. Thank you for trusting me with your sweet family. I can’t wait to watch the boys grow.

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Megan Myrick Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, child and family photography in Savannah, GA and surrounding areas including but not limited to Richmond Hill and Pooler.

Brooke MoxleyJanuary 30, 2014 - 3:03 pm

So sweet!! Love it! :o)

Georgia Peach | Savannah Newborn Photographer

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“Keep calm and love a Georgia peach.”

A phrase I’d seen a time or two since moving to Georgia. It definitely came to mind when I met sweet Baby K. She was such an incredibly good baby, ate once (maybe twice) and peacefully snoozed all the rest of her session.

Baby K.’s daddy works with my husband out on Ft. Stewart, so of course we had a lot in common to chat about. Baby K.’s mama is soft-spoken and kind, I imagine K. being beautifully similar one day. Mom and dad were both relaxed and gentle, a quality you don’t often see in first time parents. Mama shared her remarkable pregnancy journey and K.’s birth story and it never ceases to amaze me the depths of love we have for our children, even before they are born, before they even take their first cleansing breath. It is truly wondrous.

On to Baby K. I think you’ll see that she is something rather magnificent (her parents would most assuredly agree). 🙂

Isn’t she simply gorgeous?

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Did I mention her cheeks? And oh, how I adore baby rolls!

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These simple poses are my favorite. No props, no frills, just baby.

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Baby K. had some of the best back rolls … I swoon!!

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Precious in purple. I wasn’t quite sure this tub would hold those magnificent cheeks!! 😉

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Baby K. and her lovely Mama … I try to capture this shot for every newborn session. I love the skin-on-skin contact,the closeness, the sense of warmth and love that just radiates from beyond my camera. Mama’s heart is so full, you can just feel it.

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Mom & Dad, thank you for bringing your tiny miracle to see me. Baby K. was the perfect “Georgia Peach” and I look forward to watching her, and our friendship, grow.

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Megan Myrick Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, child and family photography in Savannah, GA and surrounding areas including but not limited to Richmond Hill and Pooler.

alanaJanuary 24, 2014 - 3:38 am

ONE WORD…adorbz

AnkeJanuary 24, 2014 - 11:48 am

OMG what a cutie <3