Many of you already know that before I became a stay-at-home mom and small business woman, I was a teacher. First grade teacher in fact, and happily for 10 years. I loved being a teacher, knew it was a career path I was meant to follow. I’ve been out of the public schools for a little over five years, and there are days I really and truly miss it. I miss seeing the kids’ smiling faces in the morning, playing with them on the playground, watching their eyes light up when they read their first sentence. I even miss the parents who became my friends (some whom I still am in contact with today). Thankfully I am able to re-live some of these precious moments through my own children, ages five and three.
I suppose it is no surprise that when I began my photography journey and decided that I wanted to open a business, that I was naturally drawn towards child portraiture. Children have been a huge part of my life for so long, and I feel like I connect with them on an entirely different level. I just get kids. I love them happy, sad, frustrated, crying, laughing, quiet and content. I am as much of a sucker for an image of a huge chuckle as I am of a serious, thoughtful face.
I have been fortunate enough to photograph preschools for the last three years and it is a job I always look forward to. In fact, I hope to add a school or two next year. I only spend about ten minutes with each student, but you can learn so much about a person in that short amount of time. Especially little people who genuinely wear their hearts on their sleeves and aren’t afraid to show you who they really are.
Here are a few more of my favorites from this year’s preschool.
Moms & Dads, thank you for allowing me to have a few precious moments with your kids. I can’t wait until next year.
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.