I N V E S T M E N T
I believe that it is important to invest in what you find the most important in your life. When you invest in a photography experience with Merriwillow, you are investing in the sweetest, most precious people in your life, and the moments in time you never want to forget. We are committed to capturing those things for you and creating beautiful, tangible artwork from them for you and your family to enjoy for many, many, years.
"The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do" -Andy Warhol
Nearly every single day, I receive questions regarding digital files, and it's just part of the instant gratification era that we've all gotten accustomed to. We all LOVE online galleries and digital files for social media and sharing with family and friends. But, keep reading and let me explain a few things!
To this day, I get emails from clients asking to help recover their photos from session years ago due to a crashed computer or forgetting to download the photos because they were saved on a past laptop or lost the USB from moving. You know, life happening! When I ask friends and family if they have printed photos from any past sessions, they all say, "No, not yet, but I will eventually", only to forget the next day. And the next, and the next. It's one of the those back burner chores that never gets placed on the priority list because, "Oh, I could just look at them on my phone later."
A tax professional submits your paperwork to the government after filling out forms, a landscaper picks up debris after they complete a yard. Why would I give any service and not complete it? We have pictures taken because we want to remember a certain moment in time - not to have that moment digitally hiding in a virtual world. I want nothing more than for my work to be seen, proudly displayed in your homes, offices, everywhere! Your baby, your family is WORTHY of being seen and appreciated.
The very last thing I want is to have digitals stay as digitals, collecting dust on a digital cloud, perhaps only to be seen a handful of times in your lifetime.
Merriwillow specializes in creating stunning, tangible artwork for your family. The best part is, all artwork comes with a FREE full resolution digital, so you get the best of both worlds. Click HERE to learn about the gorgeous products we offer. The enjoyment you will get out of seeing your family and loved ones displayed is worth every. single. penny!
Every newborn photography session is shot in my cozy Studio located in West Ashley, Charleston, SC. Sessions are best booked as early as possible, preferably during your second trimester as I book up quickly. Ideally I will schedule your appointment at my studio when your baby is between 8-21 days old. Newborn sessions take approximately 1-3 hours depending on session type.
Once your session is booked, you will be sent a newborn session questionnaire along with a newborn session prep guide. We like to have your little bundle prepared for his or her first modeling debut! Your newborn session will be an incredible experience filled with awe and adoration as I pose your sweet baby in safe, adorable ways to capture a moment in time that will become your own beautiful work of art. Parents and siblings are welcome to join baby. Lastly, other than some personal items that will be listed in the newborn prep guide, I will provide everything! From the cutest boxes and beds you can think of, to gorgeous crowns, bonnets and hats!
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MATERNITY, BABY, AND FAMILIES
If you are interested in a maternity, baby, or family session, please contact me for more information on your desired session type.
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