2016 in Review

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!

 

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Haylee Turns ONE!!!

One of my Favorite Little Clients with her Mom & Dad!  I have had the wonderful opportunity to capture Miss Haylee three times in her first year of babyhood!  I had so much fun editing this one year session, it has some of my favorite shots too date!  Thank you to Courtnee and Scott for making me their adorable baby girl’s personal photographer to capture all her milestones, it is an honor :) I look forward to watching Haylee transition into toddlerhood!  I am so excited to share with you some of her photos throughout out our time together this first year….AND…I hope you enjoy our special tee pee party for ONE! 


NEWBORN

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ONE YEAR

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Happy First Birthday Miss Kinsley!  What a sweet and fun little girl (mom too)! I had so much fun photographing Kinsley tasting her first bite of sugar all dressed up like any little girl should be on her Birthday!  Look at those diamond eyes!  One of my favorite parts about newborn, baby and childhood photography is seeing the kids grow and having the opportunity to capture it for their families.  The Yellow Balloon Photos on the bottom represent the presence of Kinsley’s beloved Grandma who wanted to be here with Kinsley on this day more than anything.  She will live on in your heart little girl, for always and forever.  


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Haylee’s Newborn Session

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Meet Miss Haylee.  What a little treasure for her family :) This little sweetness was born a few weeks before Halloween and went as an Angel for Halloween, how appropriate!  This bright eyed cutie was so sweet and content, even awake!  Congratulations to Courtnee and Scott, enjoy parenthood for it is the most rewarding experience of your lives!  

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