Matt and Ariel are two of the funnest, sweetest, cutest couples I’ve ever met. This was one of those sessions that I just couldn’t put my camera down! I love when my job allows me to push past “the normal”; when I can feel myself enter into a place of creativity flooding my being. It’s such an amazing feeling and I’m so honored my clients choose to let me in their life for special occasions to create special memories. It’s not just about the actual pose or photograph. It’s about how you felt when taking that photograph. The smells, the songs you favored that time in your life, the feeling of laughing and kissing the one you’re in love with, newly engaged preparing for your wedding, all those kinds of things. And then I get to step in and document creative photographs to embody that time in your life, for you to look back on and always remember those memories. AH. It’s so awesome.
This session was one that completely re-motivated and inspired me last year and has me so excited for all of my 2015 weddings and couples. Matt and Ariel instantly felt like friends and were just so darn photogenic. Though it’s super hard to choose, I think my favorite shot is the black and white holding hands image. Which is yours!?
xoxo, Meagan Nicole
It’s quite possible that Liz is the most photogenic human being on the planet, which is part of what made photographing her so a joy! I first met Liz during her college program at Disney World and absolutely fell in love with her positive energy and adventurous spirit. The night of our shoot, we set out in Orlando and spent the majority of our time at an abandoned property right outside of Liz’s apartment building where we got attacked by burrs… like the really big kind. I don’t think we have laughed harder or found more burr’s on ourselves than we did that day. After our shoot, I think it’s safe to say Liz has a future in modeling. I barely had to give her any sort of direction, these images are all her which is a pretty cool thing. She’s a cutie, that girl. Check out our adventure!
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
Hey guys! Man, it’s been aaaawhile. I hope you’ll forgive me, it’s been quite a full year planning a wedding, buying a house, getting married, moving in, becoming an owner of my first ever PUPPY! All while still shooting tons of kick butt sessions and weddings! I will be catching up and blogging all of that over this Winter so stay tuned!!!
I’m sure you’ve seen some stuff about my two amazing 2014 interns Julia + Katherine! They’ve been doing everything from assisting at photo shoots, second shooting at weddings, helping to edit all of the lovely photos we’ve taken so far this year as well as attending some “intern classes” where we went over flash techniques, composition, strengths/weaknesses, editing/photoshop.. you name it, we covered it. I have seen these girls grow in their knowledge, experience and talents so much over this year. It’s always such a good feeling to be a part of someones growth and love for photography! Makes my heart feel so full. 🙂
Last night we had a little party to celebrate the (sad) ending to their internship! Food, hot chocolate, laughs, balloons, and of course some photos! Plus, anything styled in white + gold is just dandy in my book.
I am so thankful for all of the time and hard work these girls put into their internship and time with me and am SO excited to see where they go in life and their photography journeys! We have some exciting news in store for 2015 some of which include potential workshops, styled shoots, advertisements, updated materials and.. team growth!? We will be announcing all of this exciting stuff over the course of the next few months so keep your eyes peeled. 🙂
Hope everyone has an AWESOME Thanksgiving holiday!
And of course, my puppy Kemma had to make a debut.. 😉
The King family are re-occurring favorites of mine! I’ve done multiple sessions for them and it seems every time a new little smiling face is added to the package! Jed and Michelle have three adorable children- Brooklynn, Lucy and Ben! Growing up I’d always admired Michelle and my sister would tell me “your gonna be a cute little mom like her with adorable kids like that some day”.. ha! I don’t think you knew that until now Michelle but, y’all are the prime example of a fun, beautiful, loving family.
We let the girls run wild around Lancaster County Park – they had such creative imaginations and suggestions for “model poses”. One session a few years ago I couldn’t get them to even stay near the camera, this session I couldn’t get them to STOP wanting to smile for the camera. LOVED IT. Also, these girls adore their little brother. He is going to be one loved boy. Future girls- watch out. You’re going to have two bold, funny, loving sisters to get through first. ha ha!
What do you think of these funny, quirky little girls!?