, Meet Meredith
[su_spacer size="10"] [/su_spacer]Evelyn Elisabeth came into the world September 21st at 8:04pm at 6 pounds and 5 ounces and 19 inches of perfection. Here are a few of my favorite images from her first moments and days at home. We feel so blessed to have this little girl in our lives! [su_spacer size="10"] [/su_spacer]
Special thanks to my sweet friend, Whitney Bower, for taking the photos of me and Evelyn. Its so important for moms to be in portraits, too!
As many of you know, I am expecting the arrival of baby girl Hubbell #2 in late September. After maternity leave, my studio calendar will open mid-November with a limited number of session dates available for the remainder of 2015 and early 2016.
If you've been thinking of booking a shoot for a Christmas or Valentine's Day, now is the time! The cutoff for shoots with Christmas deadlines is December 8th and the cutoff for Valentine's boudoir bookings is January 21st.
Dates are available on a first come first serve basis, so please don't wait to contact me for more pricing and session details.
I hope to see you in the studio, soon!!
My new website will launch next month and I cannot wait!! Part of the launch includes a new studio video that I am just thrilled about - Nathan Willis is the most incredible videographer and he did a phenomenal job on this project. I couldn't be more pleased with the final product!!
A shout out to all of the other amazing vendors who made this video possible!
Bridal shoot | Aaron Perkins and Cody Dunbar
Senior and Boudoir shoots | Jessica Humerick and Stephanie Weaver
Bridal Shoot Details:
Dress | The Bridal Cottage
Tux | Bauman's
Jewelry | Jones and Son's
Floral | Tanarah Luxe Floral
Location | Belgian Meadows
Here is a sneak peek of the video from my lens...
I am so excited! I have been working with the fabulous Golden Fox Design on the new brand for my business. My original logo was mostly self-designed and over the years I've felt the need for something new. Something fresh, yet classic. Something fashion, something glam. I am in love with my new brand design and I can't wait for my new website to launch in a few weeks. For now, here is a sneak peek at the new and improved Meredith Melody Photography logo and brand!
One of my favorite parts of shooting a wedding is the wedding-ring shot. It's one of my favorite images to capture because it requires a lot of creativity, patience and skill to get a visually appealing and sharp image. It's especially challenging to capture this shot because I'm not always in the most ideal of locations - such as a dark church or a plain hotel room - so there's always some extra brainstorming to come up with something great for these shots. I love it!
For ring shots, you really need a macro lens. The one I use isn't super expensive, but it does the job. Shooting at a higher f-stop makes for sharp stones in the rings, so I try and shoot no lower than f/10 or f/12, but my preference if I have enough light is to shoot around f/18. When you set up this shot, look for lots of bright light. Use a backdrop that will create either a very classic set-up, or something that will help to tell the color story of the day.
Here is a behind the scenes shot of one of my recent set-ups. I had already captured a dark, mirrored image of the...
STUDIO OPEN HOUSE!
I opened the doors to my studio in Hillcrest at the beginning of this year. Many shoots have come and gone since then, but I am still SO excited about this fabulous new location that I want to celebrate with family, friends and my fabulous clients. Please join me for an evening of drinks, light snacks and some amazing giveaways.
A month of UNLIMITED classes to Pure Barre (my newest workout addiction!)
Makeover and Photoshoot - Professional hair, makeup and custom wardrobe styling from Face Your Day Studios AND a glam photoshoot with Meredith Melody Photography (valued at $800, y'all!).
$100 gift certificate to the newest and most fabulous beauty boutique in Little Rock, Belle & Blush
Blow-out and Style from Jessica at Salon Scarlet
$30 Gift Certificate to one of Little Rock's hottest clothing boutiques
And finally, a $100 studio credit to use towards your next shoot or fine-art print product from yours truly....
, Meet Meredith
Every year we go to Pensacola Beach, and every year I take some portraits of my sweet girl on the beach. These are some of my favorite portraits to look back at. I have such fond memories of this beach from my childhood, and I love that we're making new memories every year for Emma-Kate. Here are a few of my favorites from 2013:
I'm super excited to share my first studio promo video with you! For all of the ladies out there who've wondered what it's like to be photographed by me in the studio, I hope this video answers some questions and gets you excited about booking your own shoot!
Recently, I was honored to be included as one of the Soiree Women to Watch for 2013. I'm thrilled and humbled to be part of such an outstanding group of women. Each of these ladies has worked hard and passionately to create a career and life to be proud of. Many, many thanks to those who nominated me and more thanks to the editors at Arkansas Business and Soiree for selecting me. Here is to a fabulous future full of possibility, amazing clients and gorgeous photography!
I have been at my new photography studio for a few months, now, and I am loving everything about it. Being located in Hillcrest in Little Rock is amazing. I love it because the neighborhood is full of super nice people, is dog-friendly and has lots of eateries and boutiques. Parking is easy to find and there is a Kroger out my back door. I feel right at home!
I wanted the studio to feel light, airy and modern, so I chose mostly white and black for the decor, as well as a few pops of red since that's my favorite color. The large room is where I do day-to-day editing, client communication and marketing. It's also my consult area where I meet with clients and hold image viewing appointments. The second area is my natural light studio, which is dedicated to shooting, hair and makeup. The light in the shooting room is dreamy even on the cloudiest of days, and because it's almost always bathed in light, it also happens to be Frank's favorite place to nap.
Take a look around, and I hope to see you here soon!