I have to start this one off by telling you that I know some pretty amazing, talented and beautiful people... the Meyer family represents that statement to the fullest!
I met Chris and Deanna a couple years back and instantly took a liking to them. Even more so after getting to know them a bit. One might say that we were destined to get along... Chris plays the guitar (like myself) and is a fantastic songwriter. Deanna and I both share art as a passion. She is an AMAZING Illustrator and owns her own Illustration Studio, Verso Graphics. After a roadtrip across the US (their honeymoon, how cool is that?!?!), Deanna came back inspired to write and illustrate a children's book from experiences of their journey. She worked hard on this project and it shows. Her book, Buffalo on the Ridge is now published and if you have kids I suggest you pick up a copy. Remarkable artwork and a great story to match.
Nine months back Chris and Deanna welcomed a precious angel into the world. I have seen many pictures of "Smalls" over the last nine months via email but finally got the chance to meet her and photograph her this past weekend. What a DOLL!
We shot at a park Chris and Deanna scouted and suggested near their home, Wyomissing Park in Shillington, PA. The park had a lot to offer - all within a short distance from where we parked at our disposal was a creek, an old Mill, and a beautiful tree lined trail. Perfect location, well done Chris and Deanna!
When photographing a newborn, infant, or child you only get so much time until they throw in the towel. "Smalls" was a great sport giving us a solid hour and a half! After the shoot Chris and Deanna invited me back to their home for supper and to catch up a bit. An extremely nice gesture. Thank you again. The food was delicious and the company... even better.
Chris and Deanna it was great to catch up with you and finally meet "Smalls". Thanks for a fun day with you and your precious family!
On with some pics...
"Smalls" was introduced to pumpkins for the first time on this day. Inquisitive at first... she loved them!
An AMAZING family! Proof is in the pictures.
Below is a picture I took last year of Deanna with her precious creations... "Smalls" (in her belly awww) and her book. Visit Verso Graphics to see more of her work. You can also swing by her Etsy storefront to pick up a copy of her book along with other incredible artwork. In this technological age, kids still want and need books. Appreciate and support local art.
~Stay Classy Fellow Artists