Jim and Karen are effortless together. It’s constant smiles, kisses, hugs, and heart eyes with these two! When you’re around them you can just sense how they light one another up. Also, can we just take a moment to swoon over Karen’s long locks? Seriously! Pretty sure I asked her a billion times if she’d gift it to me, haha. It was so much fun hiking into the woods of Middlecreek to capture some snowy engagement photos for them! They even brought along some hot chocolate and the cutest aztec blanket ever. Here are some of my favorites!
My next wedding of the year is coming up in March for these two love birds, Jason and Karlee! In honor of that, I thought I would share their adorable engagement session from this past Summer. I mean, just look at that awesome hat! It was a perfect summer evening at Chickies Rock, and we even ended the session dipping our toes in the river. Well, poor Karlee wound up taking a bit more of a dip then the rest of us, but she was such a trooper and it made for some stunning shots of them laughing together at the thought of her spill. Luckily, that happened at the end of our session! Jason and Karlee fit together like peanut butter and jelly. Seriously! These two are golden together and I can’t wait to be a part of their Spring time wedding.
You guys. Does this session even need a blog post with it!? I mean, holy cow. Look at this girl! She is gorgeous from the inside out. These are hands down some of my favorite images I took in 2014. Kaylisha braved the severe cold and harsh wind to rock these shots. And let me tell you, she definitely rocked them. Ah, I love senior sessions. This was one of those “I feel totally reinspired and motivated creatively” sessions. The edit, the subject, the location, the cotton candy sunset. I can’t even. The awesome factor is real.
xoxo, Meagan Nicole
*Photographs taken November, 2014
Gabby and Sean were such a joy to photograph because of their love for life, each other, and FUN. These two definitely know how to have a good time. In our short time together, we joked, laughed, and found a way to make a cold, windy afternoon an all-around blast. We spent the morning diving into their love story and finding ways to capture the pure and beautiful love they have for each other on camera. I am so looking forward to their September wedding and getting to photograph their love and joy all over again!
It’s crazy to me that this is our THIRD “working at work” or “Behind The Scenes” end of the year blog post we’ve done! The years are flying by and all have been filled with more and more amazing faces, assistants, interns and clients. I look forward to putting this post together each year. These are shots my second shooters + assistants and I have captured while shooting weddings and portrait sessions. Some may be us testing out our lighting, a photo location, or just being silly cause that’s just how we roll. ha ha. It’s always so fun to look back and see what was happening on the OTHER side of the camera to produce some of the beautiful images you’ve seen us share and post. It’s a good mix of iPhone + our professional camera’s shots so bare with us with the quality.
This year has been FILLED to the brim with goodness. I got engaged over last December (12.19.13 to be exact), hired my first employee Tori who is stinkin’ awesome, took on 2 interns Julia and Katherine, planned a wedding, had some aspiring photographers shadow me for the day, GOT MARRIED, got a puppy, photographed three of my closest friends weddings, and became a featured photographer on The Knot.. and that’s just naming a few of the memories 2014 held. God tuaght me so much this year and I am forever grateful for the doors He continually opens for us and this business. It was a year of trial and error, learning, growing, loving, and so much more. One of my favorite memories from this year was planning my own wedding while photographing 1-2 weddings every weekend! I am already a super indecisive person, so experiencing so many different ideas and styles of all of these amazing weddings was not an easy task. But it also made it so fun for me to connect with my brides on a newer level that I never truly understood until I was a bride-to-be myself. You can imagine how many iPhone shots/texts my poor fiance had to put up with every time I would get a new idea from the wedding that I was photographing. ha!
Thank you times a billion to every person who made this year possible, for helping me keep my sanity during the last few months leading up to my wedding, and for all of the patience and help I received while I moved into a new home, became a wife and.. got a puppy! From second shooters, assistants, editors, interns, friends, family, and clients (and my mom for letting me borrow your cool antique blankets and chairs for props). You are truly appreciated and made 2014 so great. We have some super exciting things happening in 2015 for our brand + team and we can’t wait to reveal it all to you super soon!
*These photos are starting at Winter of 2013 all the way through to Winter of 2014. I also attached some of my wedding photos at the very end! Compliments of Jeremiah and Rachel Photography. 🙂
Happy New Years!!!
The MNP Team
I’d never met Heather before but I’d seen her face so many times through mutual friends and social media. I was super excited when she contacted me about doing her senior portraits because I knew she was a super sweetheart with a big smile and kind heart. I couldn’t get over her adorable big brown eyes and perfect, thick hair! That probably sounds weird but, girls you know what I’m talking about.
We did two different shoots within one day- first half in downtown Lancaster City and the second half in a local, random field by my house. The sun was literally perfect and we just couldn’t stop snapping away. Love when that happens! Shoutout to one of her best friends and one of my go-to assistants Adelle- you rocked that whiteboard girrrrl.
Until next time,