Welcome to our blog!

Jake and I are excited to be starting our first blog. We decided to create this blog to help keep everyone updated on what's new with Meredith Photography. By frequently posting new photos of our latest shoots, you all can know what we are up to, see our most recent work, and just stay better connected!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Flashback...California + Josh & Kara wedding

Last month my brother-in-law Josh married the lovely Kara in the LDS Newport Beach Temple. So naturally, we all traveled to California for the big day. The trip was awesome! I went crazy with the camera (of course) and took a million pictures. With that said, steady yourself for a pretty hefty blog entry. I tried to narrow it down to the favorites, but there were so many! It's hard cutting a week down to just a few (or dozen or so) photos.

The group of us split up and stayed at three different homes (family friends of Kara--SO nice!) When we arrived at one of the houses, they were setting up for their son's birthday party. They were so nice to let us test it out! We had a blast, as you can see:

Because of my love for hydrangeas, my husband Jake thought I should pose by this vase of them. Yes, I love them.This is the Hardy home. It was amazing and is the Hardy family!
Here's the back view:

I loved their stairs leading up to the front door:

Here's the view from their front yard. Not bad, eh?

The day before the wedding we all headed over to the reception site.

There were lemon trees everywhere, so we thought we'd all see who could eat them without pulling a sour face. I think Josh might have come the closest:

Here's the fam!

Me and Jake on the beach
And of course we all had to take a stroll down Hollywood Blvd.

Now for the wedding!

Kara is a former Rockette, and also dances on Broadway, so they obviously had to do a dance for everyone! Here are some of their top moves:

Congrats Josh and Kara!

And if that wasn't enough, here are two slideshows of the trip: California and Josh & Kara.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Meet Maya

Meet the adorable Maya. Both mom and dad came along to this shoot which was a lot of fun. Maya was all smiles. I guess she was in the modeling mood since she'd already spent the morning at a baby contest! It's tough being cute.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Photoshoot for Smink Beauty

My sister Emily has recently started her own business, Smink Beauty. It's a company that does in-home spa treatments, as well as hair and make-up for bride's and their bridal parties. She's been working on getting her website up, and asked if I would take some pictures for the site. We decided to first get some spa shots, and then some bridals showcasing her bridal makeup and hair. For our model we recruited our awesome/gorgeous cousin Audrey. The three of us had a blast I think we ended up with some great shots!

After a bit Audrey and I started getting a little silly, and acting as if we were in an intense model shoot. I love this face she pulled.

To check out Smink Beauty, go to www.sminkbeauty.com