After putting Meacreations Photography on pause for a few years as I moved back to the Philadelphia area and pursued communications in other forms, I’m super excited to say that Meacreations is back to photograph weddings, events, and portraits in the Philadelphia area – but I’m not opposed to travelling, either 🙂
After 10 years, Meacreations was due for a branding refresh. “Made with Love” – my new tagline – embodies what I believe makes my photos touch people’s souls. The love is already there, the photo just captures it in its purest form.
I also want to give a shout out and a big thank you to those who have continued to support my photography throughout 10 years – it has meant the world to me, and I truly couldn’t have made it this far without you.
When I first started Meacreations, it was just after my own wedding, and it was quite by accident. Friends and family had trust in my photography hobby and started to ask me to take photos for them – and soon other people started. I accidentally had fallen into my very own photography business, and it was my very first baby. I nourished it, as one nourishes a child. I put hours of love into marketing myself, building my brand, shooting, and working on presentation afterward. I spent countless hours on my photography – and the hard work continued to pay off.
When I had my first child, Audrey, I was thankful for the opportunity to stay home with her and watch her grow and spend that one-on-one time with her.
Now, 7 years later, Katelen has arrived and I am excited to spend this time with her watching her grow – and capturing it on film (well, mostly digitally) just as I did and continue to do for Audrey.
Sometimes the best kind of portraits are those that capture the comfort of home (in this case mom and dad’s bed), and pure joy. I am a big fan of lifestyle portraits. Below you see my daughter, Audrey, having fun dressing up and jumping on my bed. I love my special times with her!
I took a peaceful walk yesterday without hubby or child in tow. I was in need of some ‘me’ time so I went to one of my favorite spots- Higbee’s beach in West Cape May. Always peaceful, it seemed to be more so with snow and ice everywhere.
Just wanted to wish you all happy holidays and thank you for all your support! Every year for our Christmas card, I bring my daughter to the Delware Bay beach just down the street from our house. We also make it a point to go to Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall in Cape May for some holiday fun. I hope you all stay safe and healthy this holiday season.
2012 was an amazing year for Meacreations Photography- thank you to each of you that made it happen! I can’t wait to see what is in store for 2013- so far it is looking great!
This February will be a very exciting month as I will be exhibiting at the Ocean City Arts Center a collection of fifty photographs taken during two visits to Bulgaria. I am very excited to share the varied landscape and culture of this country with you, and am putting the final touches on the show (with lots of help from my parents and husband!).
Information about the show is below. I hope to see you there!
Now that the season has slowed down a bit, I am trying to capture my daughter’s every move- and now that she is walking- that’s a lot of moves!
As the year comes to an end, I want to thank you all for your support. This has been my best year yet- and I am seeing good things for next year already. I really can’t do it with out you. I hope to post a year in review for New Years- keep an eye out!
I recently have redone my office and the curtains at my window have been tempting me to use them as a backdrop for a few days now. I decided to put them to use with a few self portraits and then my husband jumped in.
Last week my hubby and I traveled out west for a much needed vacation. My side of the family lives in San Francisco, and I used to live in Santa Barbara, and my parents are obsessed with the red rocks of Arizona. Needless to say, I have many good memories vacationing (and eventually living in Santa Barbara) out west and feel most at home there. I knew that as soon as I could bring hubby out (who is originally from Bulgaria) he would fall in love with it as well. It was a vacation that consisted of on-the-go constantly and no rest for the weary (or those who developed a nasty cold, like myself). Flew into San Francisco and were greeted by cousin Kim and her husband Sean who promptly took us all around San Francisco. What a great day! We spent the next two days traveling Napa Valley and exploring the rest of Walnut Creek (where we were staying). My family had surprise birthday cakes for my birthday which is coming up soon. We then traveled down to Santa Barbara (my mostest best favoritest spot in the entire world) and hit Half Moon Bay for my surfer husband. Go figure, it was actually flat so no surf for hubby. We had a very long but very satisfying drive on Highway 1. After 2 nights and only 1 full day in Santa Barbara we hit the road again for a very fun drive through the desert to the Grand Canyon to spend 1 night and part of a day there then off again to Vegas in which I won $6.75. (I quit while I was ahead).
I had way too many favorite pics from this trip, but pulled these:
I am extremely lucky to have won the 2011 Bride’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire this year, glad to know I make brides and grooms happy (and families!). Thank you to my reviewers, and all my clients. You have made my dream come true, seriously.
I always have been drawn to farms- especially during the fall season. In highschool we were made to take a career test and I even got that I was to be a farmer. (Don’t laugh- I have done manual labor at barns and have loved it.. for all those doubters out there, like my husband…). We even have entertained the idea recently of buying a farm property – if we wouldn’t just break even for house right now. (Stupid housing market). Anyway, this morning bright and early I found myself up in Cumberland County exploring very sweet farm areas. It was wonderful with the morning light and quiet all over- exactly how I like to start my Sunday mornings!
Fall evokes many special feelings in my head. In the fall, I listen to more and more jazz, I start baking more, and I am pulled to farms. On my way home from the gym this evening the light was absolutely beautiful and the horses were out. Just a few days before I saw one horse chasing the geese at full gallop- and I was sort of hoping to capture that. I did not capture that today, but I was able to make a friend with one very sweet horse who came to me and posed (over, and over, and over again).
Please enjoy below:
(This one is my favorite because if you look closely he is smiling!)