Check out this little model…

I got to meet and photograph one of my new little nephews over christmas break. Meet little Braeden all the way from New York. Isn’t he adorable? Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so, since this little guy just landed his first modeling job with Playtex bottles. That’s right folks. He’s already pulling his weight in the world and he’s not even 1 year old yet. How come the rest of us are such slackers?

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Staring contest with daddy

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Love these next two. I just want to squish him!

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Your Husband - This little guy is a stud! I was fun to finally meet and get to know my little nephew over the Christmas break.February 20, 2009 – 12:05 pm

kara - meredith is the best! No one else could have gotten all these smiles and made him so happy and content. These pix submitted to the NY agents are what got Braeden started in the world of baby modeling! Thanks for capturing him so well.February 17, 2009 – 5:44 pm

Maternity–part deux (but technically part 1)

Nothing makes me appreciate how my clients feel more than having to step in front of the lens myself. I suddenly become very self-conscious, have no idea what to do with hands (or arms, or feet, or anything!), and I forget how to smile naturally. Is this how all of you feel? Do I help to alleviate that feeling when I photograph you? (My goal is to make you feel comfortable and provide good direction, so please let me know if I don’t!).

Jake and I decided to take some real maternity pics (as opposed to the quick snapshots on my old blog), so here you go. Me at 7 months pregnant as photographed by Jake. I’m laughing self-consciously to myself as I post these, but figured I can’t plaster all of you lovelies all over my blog, if I’m not willing to plaster myself, right?

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Nice…real nice

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Here’s a few plays from the studio. We tried some sillouhettes. I like the one of me okay, but the one with both of us looks a little funny to me…

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Apologies for these (though they make me laugh). I just couldn’t resist taking a shot of my stomach from MY point of view. Some people have told me I’m not very big, but I feel huge! Can you see why now? I can barely see my feet! The second shot I’m bending forward.

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Gina - I love all these shots! SO GREAT! The silhouette and point of view shots are so unique! What a creative gal you are!April 4, 2009 – 8:08 pm

Saedi - You are the cutest pregnant woman!!! I love these pictures so much. And yes, we all feel that way when you take our pictures, but thankfully you do ease the discomfort a lot!March 2, 2009 – 10:25 am

Emily Williams - Meredith, you are an absolute betty.
i just got a new camera and i had a little nudge to google you tonight (so glad I did). Now I plan to spend the next several minutes catching up on your life and ogling your beautiful work. Congratulations on the pregnancy! Can’t wait to (blog)meet your little one.
OXFebruary 21, 2009 – 9:59 pm

Carin - beautiful!!!!!! congratulations!!!!!
i love the sillouette!!!!!February 20, 2009 – 1:14 pm

Kayti - girl, you look bangin. i know i have said it before and i will say it again – you have no idea how beautiful you are.February 18, 2009 – 12:39 pm

kara - You look amazing! I cant wait to meet the little bambina!February 17, 2009 – 2:40 am

Carissa - Not only are you the cutest pregnant lady ever…but that outfit is so chic and ADORABLE! I want it;)February 16, 2009 – 3:56 pm

Nat - You’re so cute!February 15, 2009 – 4:39 pm

Aly - Okay, Jeff and I are laughing so hard over the one from your viewpoint… with the tiny little feet! Awesome! I love the silhouette too. You are a beautiful woman.February 11, 2009 – 1:10 am

Angie Brown - Wow, congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope all goes well for you! Preston and I still love our pictures by the way. I always recommend you to people I know who are getting married! I think you’re a great photographer … and I’m sure you’ll be a great mommy too 🙂February 10, 2009 – 2:50 pm

Katie - I wish that I could look like you when I am pregnant…but I don’t! They turned out really cute!February 10, 2009 – 12:56 pm

Esther Parsons - Meredith! You are like the cutest pregnant person I know!!! Wow! Love all your maternity pictures. 🙂February 9, 2009 – 11:34 pm

lanni - what a babe!February 9, 2009 – 9:36 pm

Check, check, check it out

So how do you like the new blog? Change is always a little scary/exciting to me, and as a creature of habit, I admit I often resist it. But I’m excited about this change! What about you?

I’ll start off the blog with this awesome bridal/groomal session I had with Laura and Ben. Remember them? I shot their wedding several months back, and then before christmas had the chance to head up to SaltAir and the Great Salt Lake for some delayed bridals/groomals. I like to call these “day after sessions.” If you don’t have time before the wedding to get bridals, it’s always awesome to do them after! That way you’re relaxed, not worried about the dress getting dirty, and let’s admit ladies, who doesn’t want to hop into that fabulous dress again?

Check these two out!

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Ashlee - You are amazing!February 10, 2009 – 11:19 am

Carissa - I love love love love my wedding dress and would get in it again whenever. Even though I had bridals if someone wanted to see it or take pictures of me in it, I would do it!!! Love the look and the logo. You’re the best!February 7, 2009 – 8:27 pm

kara - How much cuter does Braeden need to get before he is allowed to be a slide show baby?February 6, 2009 – 3:17 pm

Gina - Love the new blog! I’ve adjusted my RSS feed! Great wedding photos. You are so talented!February 6, 2009 – 12:38 pm

Marie - Love the new blog….you’re inspiring for realz!

You’ve got talent!February 5, 2009 – 11:53 pm

Melanie Henage - Meredith – Your new blog looks great! It’s a very clean, crisp, and fresh look. It seems very modern and fits in with the style right now. We need to hang out with you guys! It’s been forever!

MelFebruary 5, 2009 – 6:25 pm

Emily Sharpe - Mere, I love the new blog. These pictures are great and I love the location. Fantastic.February 5, 2009 – 5:11 pm

Katie - I love these pictures! Your new blog look really great!February 5, 2009 – 3:33 pm

Kayti - girl. i dig. seriously, the new blog is rockin. i am a huge fan of the simple print and the big pictures. all the better to emphasize your talent, my dear!February 5, 2009 – 1:47 pm

Aly - Love the BIG photos and the new blog.February 5, 2009 – 12:23 pm

Lindsay Jane - I love the new blog. Simple, clean and beautiful – some of my favorite things. Can’t wait to see you on Saturday!February 5, 2009 – 12:17 pm

Your Husband - I Love it, You are awesome!February 4, 2009 – 6:41 pm