Happy First Birthday Ryder!
One of my favorite parts of being a Portrait Photographer is repeat clients…particularly when my primary client base in the Magical World of Newborn, Baby and Child Portraiture. This Little Guy and his Family joined me for my 2016 Christmas Minis when he barely 4 months old! Thank you to his family for choosing Merrick Imagery! Ryder is adorable and I hope that you love his One Year Portraits! Ryder had a Dual Portrait Session…we did both an On Location Session and a Studio Session. He is the apple of his families eye!
2016 was a Great Year!
January of 2016 I made a BIG move! I jumped through the hoops and made Merrick Imagery an official Business! How exciting right?! I knew this would be a major juggling act between having a full time job dictating my schedule, being a Mom, a Wife and now a Business Owner. Trying to make all areas of my life thrive is exhausting, but I put my head down, did my best and am thrilled with the progress I have made! This journey began for me 4 years ago…I had my first son Mason and quickly realized that an 8-4 (or 6-4) was NOT for me! Something had to change. Luckily I found photography and set a plan. At the time it seemed like forever away and a daunting task to accomplish with a full time job and a new baby, but I stuck with it…1-year with The Photography Institute, 1-Year working on my craft with friends and family, attending my first Photoshop World Conference, Meeting and Interacting with some tremendously inspiring and talented photographers, joining photography groups dedicated to helping one another learn, grow and advance in their dreams, getting published in 2 magazines and finally this year’s goal was to Get Legal and Shoot as much as possible with-out driving myself or my family crazy! Now I stare out the window at the vision that I so patiently and steadily worked for and it is so close, I Can’t Wait!
Thank you to all of my clients. Those that I have just met and those that have been with me on this journey from the beginning! I have had the opportunity to meet and work with very supportive, fun, beautiful families this year and want you all to know that you are appreciated! (Oh, and did I mention that I shot my first wedding this year! A special thank you to the Happy Couple that encouraged me and trusted me to photograph their big day, it was a great experience for me and it showed me how much I was capable of!) My clients are what makes this happen for me and I hope to over deliver for you EVERY time we shoot together!
Thank you to my husband that has been patient and understanding while I spent almost every night dedicating myself to my new business and hours into the night editing until my eyes closed. It isn’t slowing down just yet, but my goal is to make a better family life for all of us using my business as that bridge! Thank you for the support and continually watering my dreams.
Thank you to my sons that are patient while mommy edits “just one more photo” or watches some webinar.
Thank you to my Dad for guidance and business advise.
Thank you to my Mom for being my biggest fan and cheerleader.
2017 is going to be an Amazing Year! Leap-of-Faith here I come! Now let’s get shooting!
Here are some of my favorite images from the awesome people I worked with this year, Enjoy!