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!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Just a reminder that today by midnight is the last day to submit orders from any sessions photographed prior to October. All galleries shot before then will be removed from the proofing gallery to make room for new 2009 sessions. Thank you!

In the next week or so, I'll be debuting my new wedding website, an updated portraits website, and a whole new look for Meredith Photography! Lots of fun changes are in store for 2009, so stay tuned!

And on a more personal note, I hope you have the most fantastic New year's eve! I'll leave you with these photos I shot with my little ol' point and shoot. Every time there's a new snowfall, my neighbor sculpts the snow around his mailbox to be a different character, scene, etc., and each time it's incredible! I always mean to take pictures, but never seem to get around to it. Well, I'm shaping up and will start debuting his latest and greatest creations here! First up, Madagascar.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Giveaway Winner Selected!!!!

Just wanted to thank all of you who sent in nominations for this giveaway! I've been so touched by all of the stories. You are all so amazing and it was REALLY hard to choose! Everyone is so deserving! Because I was having such a difficult time choosing, I finally turned it over to a panel of judges. The winner has been selected and contacted. 

Thanks again to everyone who participated! I hope to do it again next year. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Rachel + Brandon 11.15.08

I planned on doing some last minute christmas shopping today, but when I woke up to a blizzard I was forced (okay, totally chose) to stay in my warm little house in my jammies, turn on my christmas music, and get to work updating my poor neglected little blog.

Rachel and Brandon are such a fantastic couple. Jake and I loved working with them! They were married in the Bountiful Temple and had a lovely luncheon/reception at the Joseph Smith Memorial building. It was beautiful!

To view their slideshow, click here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Finally! I've been waiting for the snow to come. I can't really enjoy it to the fullest this year (no snowboarding and sledding for me--boohoo), but I'm still excited it's here! Nothing gets me in the holiday mood more than a good snow and everything covered in white.

I have so many sessions I could post, I hardly know where to begin! It seems I always get behind on my blogging this time of year because I get so busy with christmas orders. I'm almost done though, and then it'll be time to turn a little focus on my own poor family and get some shopping done!

Speaking of family, I think I'll post just that. Here's a bunch from my sister's family session this year. We decided to go urban this year, and I really loved how they turned out!

Coco was the funniest. She was posing for me left and right and had everyone laughing.

She also had a mind of her own and didn't want to snuggle up to the rest of her siblings, but I love this shot just the same!


and Ryan...
Love them all!

More posts to come! I still have more families, a wedding, and bridals so stay tuned! :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Holiday Giveaway!!

Fellow photographer Kristen Kalp began the Giving is Awesome (www.givingisawesome.com) campaign to help share our love of photography and make someone happy this Christmas season. I'm so excited to be a part of this campaign. Please read the giveaway rules below and participate! And please spread the word. This is in no way supposed to publicize me, I just thought it was a great idea and would love to share this gift with someone deserving!

You know someone. You know someone who's experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family's spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography -- $1000 worth, to be exact. Whether it's canvas or albums, prints for Grandma, or a slideshow to watch over and over, it's in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this holiday season.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $100 print credit. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

* The nominee must reside in Utah. Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must e-mail me the full story : merephotography@gmail.com.

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve -- get nominating! I can't wait to read all of your entries!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

With love,


Monday, December 8, 2008

It's A.........


Yep, that's right! Many of you already knew that I was pregnant, but for those of you who didn't, surprise! And for those of you who did, surprise! It's a girl!

Jake and I are thrilled. We're due April 25th (just in time to miss the first bit of the summer wedding season--sorry about that!) We are so so happy though. She's perfect. If I could get my scanner working I'd post the ultrasound pic....ah well.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Deadline Reminder

Just a reminder that today is the last day to place your holiday orders to receive the 20% discount. Also, don't forget that any session shot prior to October of this year will be removed from the proofing galleries Dec. 31st. Please place your orders before that time! Thanks!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Drumroll Please...

Our basement is finally refinished!!! Woohoo! I still have finishing touches to do (i.e. hang all my frames, get a coffee table, and decorate it up a little more), but the main work is done.

As promised, here are the before and afters:

I can't find the before for my office, but here is the after. The before was just as bad as all the rest (linoleum floor, peeling wallpaper, etc.). Now it's a bright cheery yellow. This is the corner where my desk now resides.
And we sectioned off a corner of our furnace room, sheetrocked it in and made it our laundry room.
A big huge thanks to my father-in-law and Jake for all their super hard work!!!!!!