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Sisters | Savannah Family Photographer

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I first met Leslie and her gorgeous boys at school, when I photographed their school portraits. We also attend the same church (Justin and I serve in the church band together) and they are honestly one of the kindest, sweetest families I’ve ever met. Fairly quiet and soft-spoken, Leslie and Justin just have a gentleness about them that is hard to dislike.

A short time after the school portraits Leslie approached me about photographing her family and her sister, Stephanie’s, family as well. We joked about the number of people (8 all together) but I reassured her it wasn’t the largest group I’d photographed (11 is that magical number for me).

Leslie and Justin wanted to photograph on their property which did cause me to sweat just a smidge. When I offer up possible location choices to clients it is because they are places I have checked out … good lighting, few background distractions, etc.

I arrived early and felt my shoulders relax as soon as I pulled into the driveway. Leslie and Justin’s property is gorgeous! Huge backyard with towering trees and the light was oh so perfect! I met Leslie’s sister, Stephanie, and her husband, Kevin, and their two kiddos. Unloaded the car, a few brief chats and we were off!

Leslie, Justin and their boys. Too sweet!

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Meet Stephanie, Kevin and their beautiful children.

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All the kids. Oh, and for those of you who may have littles, you may know the “Tooty Ta” song by Dr. Jean? If so, that is what Miss S. is doing in her picture. 🙂

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My favorite moments during family sessions are the candid ones. Hands down. Families being families. Showing all the love, the craziness, the kindness, the laughter. We absolutely need to capture that traditional shot for Grandma, but these moments are the ones that take my breath away.

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The kids were terrific. Considering their ages and that all of them could think of a zillion other things they’d rather be doing, they were amazing.

Gorgeous Miss S. Those curls!!

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Her little brother, Mr. C. Hello, blue eyes!

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The always handsome, ready-for-the-camera Mr. J.

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And the baby, Mr. J.

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The whole gang! Right before everything melted away, lol.

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Justin, Leslie, Kevin and Stephanie, thank you so much for trusting me to photograph your treasured family memories. I had a wonderful time chasing after your kiddos and capturing all the love you have to give.

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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.

[…] I first met Justin and Leslie at our church, The Waterfont Church, here in Richmond Hill. Outgoing and kind, they were some of the first people to friend Taran and I when we joined two years ago. I was fortunate enough to photograph their extended family last year. See all the gorgeous images from that session here. […]

Gorgeous & Adventurous, A Beautiful Combination | Savannah Maternity Photographer

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This had to be one of my favorite maternity sessions. Actually, it probably ranks in my top 5 favorite sessions ever. Not only to I adore shooting maternity in general, but Erica was just the perfect client and model to work with. I was like a kid in a candy store when I eyed her bag overflowing with fun props, heartfelt items and clothing choices. I’ve never had a mama come so ready to rock her session.

And rock she did.

Please, don’t let Erica’s quiet personality fool you, this girl is AHmazing in front of the camera. She came alive, moved softly and gracefully, was thoughtful in her expressions and not afraid to try anything. And I mean anything. Yup, this photog was in heaven. I could have photographed her for an hour more … Erica’s doctor’s appointment was the only thing that saved her from that!

Her Army husband is deployed and this was a surprise for him, which added to the excitement. I love a good surprise, especially when Soldiers are involved. It honestly took all I had to not blast each and every frame onto Facebook to show the world, but I’ve been a good girl! Hubby is home, just in time for the birth of his baby girl, so I can let loose now! 😉

Simple, classic dress. Fab. And pink converse. I die.

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Girls in cowboy boots? Perfectly lovely. Even a pair for Baby F.

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So many of the items Erica brought had special meaning, like this hat her hubby always wears. What a special way to help him be a part of this experience, too.

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When Erica pulled this sweater out I nearly shouted with excitement. You can see why …

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Biting my lip. Honestly don’t have the words. Stunning.

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Erica, it was such a pleasure meeting you and being your photographer. I am looking forward to meeting the hubs and sweet Baby F. very soon!!

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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.

No Longer “Just” a Fan | Savannah Maternity Photographer

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Her name seemed so familiar. I’d just moved to Georgia, so how could that be? Curious, I opened the email and began to read. Amazingly enough, Madeline and her Army-husband had also recently transferred from Fort Leonard Wood. She was a fan of mine back in MO, but never had the opportunity to book with me. Madeline said she was thrilled to find out about our moving to GA and she was the first official session on my southern books.

The awesomeness that is being part of a military family. Love. It.

(and it also teaches you not to burn any bridges because you never know who you might run in to again!)

Madeline is an amazing woman. Mom to one, Army wife, going to school, exercising, eating right and she also writes a fantastic blog called Food, Fitness and Family. You can find it here (she’s also on FB).

Scheduling her session on a day when all of our kiddos were ditched in school, we were like two giggling children ourselves … no kids, no husband, just us girls! Going with the flow, she let me play and experiment, which is always a plus. 🙂

Madeline is gorgeous and the camera loved her! I can’t wait to photograph her new baby girl in just a few short days!

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I had recently purchased this gorgeous gown from TAoPaN and I knew Madeline would be the perfect person to model it for me.

She delivered.

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If only I looked this genuinely amazing at the end of my pregnancy … sigh … Madeline, you are simply stunning!

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Madeline, thanks so much! It was a pleasure finally getting to meet you and I had a wonderful time … sorry our lunch afterwards was so rushed! We’ll definitely have to plan on another one soon. 😉

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BarbaraDecember 5, 2013 - 5:39 pm

What a beautiful photo shoot and a beautiful mother. Am looking forward to seeing the newborn photos!

Retail Location, Say What? | Savannah Newborn Photographer

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The moment he opened the door, I had a feeling. Had a feeling that after weeks of searching and being disappointed in places that weren’t quite right or I couldn’t truly afford, that maybe, just maybe my luck was turning. I stepped inside and I could see it. The viewing and waiting area, the shoot space, a prop room, full bath, even a mother/baby room. The bones were good, great in fact. Some new flooring, paint, adding my personal touches, and it would be mine. My first retail location. It sounds a bit corny, but instant goosebumps. Was I really taking this step? This giant leap into the unknown?

After 14 years as an Army wife, I feel like I am pretty good at preparing and adapting to the twists and turns life dishes out. When Taran received orders for Fort Stewart, I booked a flight and came down for a week to look for a house. It makes the transition that much smoother to have somewhere to go, a place to call your own when you coast into a new town. When we purchased our home in Missouri a photography business wasn’t on the radar, so a studio space wasn’t on the list of “must haves.” It certainly was for Georgia, so with my stack of possible locations in hand, my realtor and I headed out (along with my friend Dawn. Hey girl!)

If you’ve ever rented or purchased a house (which most of you have), you know how daunting the process is. It is even more so when you have a home business with genuine needs. I wanted something decent sized, a bit separate from the main living and I definitely didn’t want clients coming through the main part of the house to reach the studio (hello, I have two little boys, my home is almost aways a wreck, lol).

After several days, I found it. The house that would give us plenty of room to grow and allow my business to continue. Our family of four moved south without a hitch. Unpacked boxes, enrolled the kids in school and got busy with the process of settling into our new community and home.

And then fate intervened.

See, I had a plan and then God had a plan.

Admittedly, I fought back at first. I wasn’t sure exactly what God was asking me to do. Did He want me to continue down the path I was on, full of roadblocks and frustration? Was He asking me to close up shop and give up on a newly born dream? Or was He rather roughly guiding me down a completely new path, one bathed in self-doubt, uncertainty, risk? None of the choices seemed quite ideal.

I prayed. I quietly chatted with my family, friends, former clients. Am I good enough? Will people laugh at me, find my decision ridiculous, whisper behind my back? What if I fail?

What if I fail.

And then I decided, at the end of the day, it didn’t really matter what other people thought. It wasn’t about them, this was about Him and me. Was I going to trust or run? I am in God’s hands and there really wasn’t another choice . The decision didn’t come lightly or easily, but with great risk comes great reward. I’ve worked hard, I DO work hard. I deserve this.

I can do this.

I believe in me. God believes in me. My husband, my children, my family, friends, former and new clients, they all believe in me. And that is powerful beyond words.

And so yesterday I paid my first ever rent check and it would be a lie if I told you I didn’t walk out of there shaking a little and almost crying because all I could think was, “What are you doing? You are such a fool.”

I have no doubt there will be days where those feelings overwhelm me but I will do my best to push them aside and fight on. I’m not a perfect person, or business woman, or photographer. I have much to learn in all of those things but to me, that is incredibly exciting. To never stop growing, pushing the boundaries, tunneling into those places that make you uncomfortable, pushing back the shadows and finding the light – challenging yourself. Isn’t that what life is all about my friends?

I think so.

For the next year, at least, I will have my cozy little studio in downtown Richmond Hill. I will meet with you there for pre-sesison consultations, photograph your beautiful round bellies and then your baby’s soft lips and wispy hair. Rejoice with you in the milestones of your child’s precious life, still for a moment your family as it is in this very moment. We will laugh, sigh, cry and be driven thoughtfully silent looking at image after image during your viewing appointment, small glimpses of your life that have been captured with the tiniest click of a shutter.

I am excited, I am hopeful and confident and driven to begin this new adventure. I’d love to take you with me and be your photographer.

See you soon.
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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.

BeckyNovember 21, 2013 - 1:59 am

you did it!!!! I am so, so proud of you 🙂

BarbaraNovember 21, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Megan, I am so proud of you! I am sure you will be very successful in you new venture. You’re a great photographer!!

Ali PruittNovember 21, 2013 - 6:24 pm

HOw proud I am of you for trusting in Him!!! Of course we are excited for all the wonderful families you will photograph too! But super excited in this big leap of faith your took. Bravo and keep truckin!!

Leslie MyrickNovember 21, 2013 - 8:07 pm

The path we walk is ever amazing when we open to the possibilities- Congratulations!

GwenNovember 22, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Great job Megan. I can’t wait to see your new studio.

AbraNovember 22, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Goosebumps just reading this…so proud and you go girl! Big blessings coming your way!

Second Time Around | Savannah Child Photographer

blue_plaidI met Mr. E. and his family right after the new year while we were both still living in Missouri. I received an email from mom who wanted to have some family portraits done before they PCS’d (Permanent Change of Station) for Fort Stewart, GA and before hubby deployed to the Middle East. Like normal, we wrangled out a date and time that worked, chatted a few times about the session through email and waited for the session date to arrive.

I know I say it quite often (because it’s honestly true), but mom & dad turned out to be some pretty fantastic people and we’re now friends. Their session was one of my favorite to date … the lighting was gorgeous, both of them were relaxed (despite all the craziness going on in their lives at the time), they were excited about being there (even dad; if not, he faked it pretty well) and just relished their time together as a family while I snapped away at the memories. You can find their family session here.

I remember mom emailing me after their online gallery went out saying she wished we’d met sooner and hoped our paths would cross again (big possibility, Army life is like that).

Who would think that a few months later MY family would be heading south as well, right to Fort Stewart? And I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that handsome Mr E. would be one of the first kiddos I photographed here (‘cuz I’m kind of sentimental like that).

I have to admit I freaked out just a little because he was so tan. Like beach bum tan. Didn’t have to worry about that so much in Missouri! 😉

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Mama, second time around with you guys was just as fun. I can’t wait until your next session! Thanks for all your love and support, you are a gem.

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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.