A Brief Guide to Professional Photo Restrictions | Richmond Hill Photographer

 

I love being your Richmond Hill Photographer. And while we do focus on the importance and legacy of prints, we do offer digital files. We get it, digital files are important to many people and we are happy to include them in our product guide. Oftentimes there are questions and myths that surround the purchase of said digital files. Hopefully this article will help answer some of those questions.

The digital images that a photographer hands over to you are part of their life’s work. Those photographs have the photographer’s name and/or branding so there are a few important restrictions to note when it comes to any professional digital images that you receive.

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1) Copyright. The digital images that your photographer provides you with have a copyright, which means the photographer owns those images and has the option to use those photographs to market their work and services anytime in the future. MMP is respectful of our clients though, so if there are any images that you would prefer to keep private, it’s best to let us know about it ahead of time so that we can honor your wishes.

Copyright and print release are not the same thing. With the purchase of digital files, most photographers will provide you with a print release. This document gives you permission to print those files for your personal use, but the photographer still retains ownership of said files.

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2) Image type. We aren’t able to provide you with the original files or RAW images. Handing over a RAW file would be like going to a restaurant and the chef handing you all the ingredients instead of preparing the dish himself. 😉 All images given to our clients have been fully edited, cropped, and prepared for printing.

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3) Image altering. While we appreciate your business and LOVE the sharing of our photos on social media platforms, we ask that images not be altered in any way as this is against our copyright policies (and most other photographers’ policies as well).

What constitutes image altering?

  • Adding filters or editing photos in Photoshop
  • Removing our logo or studio name
  • Color correcting or including transitions from color to black and white
  • Clipping people or objects out of the original shot

So why do photographers have this as a restriction? Our photos are a representation of our work so when a customer alters an image it directly impacts our name and brand in the industry. When we present you with final images, they have already been through our editing process and don’t require further alterations. When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of our original work and can then be mistaken for ours. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and cooperation in this matter.

Besides, we figure you chose us for our beautiful style, unparalleled customer service and impeccable branding anyway, why would you want to mess with that? <3

Thank you for supporting MMP and other locally owned small businesses. We exist because of you!

Limited Edition Spring Sessions

When? Saturday, March 10, 2018

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

What’s included? All-inclusive fee includes a 15 minute session, use of studio’s exclusive props and a fun new setup, a digital Easter card for social media sharing, 5 digital images with print release, and corresponding 5×7 loose prints to match your digital files. Receive 10% off additional purchases from our Product Menu.

When will I receive my images? Digital images will be delivered to you before Easter. Any additional product purchases will be available for pickup at the studio within two weeks of final order date.

What’s this year’s theme? Our setup for this year shown below. Props include flowers, easter eggs, and nests.

Are siblings allowed? Yes, sessions may include up to 2 siblings, $10 per additional sibling. Please note, these sessions are best suited for children ages 6 months – 10 years.

What is the cost? The all-inclusive cost is $150 plus tax.

I love this! Where do I sign up? Click here to reserve your booking.

See you soon!

P.S. Here are a few images from the last 2 years. 🙂

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MMP Is Hiring! | Richmond Hill Photographer

I am thrilled to announce that Megan Myrick Photography is hiring! After much thought, prayer, and consideration, I have decided to link arms with someone who will add value to my life, business, and non-profit organization. MMP has grown so much over the past few years, and I am excited to move forward into the next phase of business. As I am at the place where the workload is beyond my ability as one person I have created the position of a Studio Assistant: a part-time position that will help to efficiently move my business and non-profit forward.

Applicants must be self-starters, motivated workers, and eager to learn. As a Studio Assistant, you will be involved in the daily work of a photography studio: corresponding with clients via email, scheduling appointments/sessions, fulfilling print orders, delivering client orders, keeping packaging supplies fully stocked, running personal and business errands, managing client folders, learning studio-specific software and tasks, and assisting with certain photography sessions. This position is an office position only, not a shooting position. If you are an aspiring photographer or know how to work a camera, that’s great, but not required for consideration. I may or may not expand this position to include photography training in the future.

This is not the same as an internship. I am looking for someone to join my team year-round with the Studio Assistant position.

Qualifications
Professional, friendly demeanor
Self starter, motivated worker, eager to learn and grow
Experienced with Word and Excel (not a requirement)
Experienced in the basics of Photoshop (not a requirement)
Must not only be organized, but also have a love for organization
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Working knowledge of social media including FB, IG, and Pinterest
Must love dogs
Personal/administrative assistant experience a big plus

Logistics
Part-Time Position
Works with Megan at her RH studio and/or home
Occasionally works on weekends

Compensation
Contracted position, $8-10 per hour based on experience
Bonuses available
5-20 hours per week (this profession is highly seasonal)
Must be available weekdays, weeknights, and occasional weekends

To Apply: Complete this form and return NLT than February 28th.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Baby Boy Evans | Richmond Hill, GA Newborn Photographer

When I received the message from Callie letting me know she was pregnant again, I truly couldn’t contain my excitement. I’d photographed their first baby, a girl, a couple of years prior. (See her session here.) It’s an honor and privilege when clients return. We work hard here at MMP to gain trust and create a client experience that is too amazing to pass up!

The Evans family are genuine, kind-hearted people with a gentleness about them that is hard to resist. They also have a wonderful sense of humor and our sessions together always fly by. The conversation is easy, the laughs overflow, and my heart always feels fuller after being with them.

So clearly I’m a fan of the Evans’. But I haven’t mentioned how stinkin’ gorgeous these people are! In all seriousness, the camera loves them. I’m fairly certain not a one could take a bad picture … which I only tell you because of the incredible image overload I’m about to share. But I can’t help myself.

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Big Sister was SO proud and her smile … well, it’s contagious.

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Gorgeous Callie, motherhood looks so good on you.

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Gah! What is it about dad and baby images? They get me EVERY time. And Baby P.’s smile? Shut the front door.

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Speaking of dad, Tyler is a huge football fan. I definitely don’t mean little, I mean HUGE. And I love that he brought back the same jerseys we used for little Miss C.’s session. Classic.

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(Although Tyler did bring a new one to Baby P.’s session)

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Such a love bug.

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I distinctly remember Baby P. doing so well that we were able to do a few extra setups. He slept like a champ.

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This one, though … definitely a favorite! Isn’t he just the cutest? This is an image mom and dad bought big for their wall. I certainly didn’t blame them.

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 Tyler & Callie, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for trusting me to capture the two most precious things in your life. Thank you for your loyalty, your friendship, and for being part of our MMP family.

 

Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do | Georgia Photographer

If you have ever wondered what spurs on a photographer’s passion, you are about to find out! Below are just some of the many reasons why I wouldn’t change my job for anything in the world.

Photography changes how you see things. You notice colors, textures, flowers, trees, people, shapes and light in a way most people never see them, like Baby Ava’s sweet toes.

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You pay more attention to the beauty around you. Even the most mundane object can become beautiful when you photograph it in a creative way. Many photographers love their job because they develop a fascination with the world around them by viewing it through new eyes. For example, the below image is of my youngest son, taken 3 years ago during a personal endeavor, Project 365. The way the light was falling across his face immediately caught my eye. While playing with legos may not be inherently beautiful, this moment most certainly was.

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It’s an amazing creative outlet. You get the chance to put a little bit of who you are into each photo that you take. Anyone can click a camera’s buttons but not everyone can truly make a photo come to life.

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It’s a challenge. Creating amazing photos that capture the magic of everyday life doesn’t come without hard work, dedication and imagination. There is always something new to explore and a new way to take the same photos. It’s definitely a job that never gets boring.

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You get to meet new people all the time. I am fortunate enough to work with people from all walks of life. Getting to know someone new is a part of the process of bringing individual personalities through in a photo. It also makes my job a lot more fun!

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The flexibility is great. Being a full time photographer means I am able to work my own hours, which is imperative with two little boys. This doesn’t mean it’s a laid back profession though. A photographer is always aiming to perfect their craft, take on new challenges, and help their clients achieve the perfect images.

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When you decide to pay for me or another professional photographer, know that you are hiring an individual who is passionate about what they do and is willing to go the extra mile to help you create beautiful imagery that you will treasure forever.

How about you? What in your life are you passionate about?