(A big, loud italian one)
Parents of grown children almost always tell me the same thing: it was a blur. They have a hard time remembering the little moments—how beautifully insane, horribly gratifying and joyfully exhausting every moment with their young ones was and is and always will be. My goal is to capture the beauty in that chaos. The real smiles. The little victories of a newly potty-trained toddler. The eye-rolls of a teenager. The tire in your eyes. The fire in your heart. Sticky walls. All of it.
Posing is not my thing, nor is it my style, but you will most definitely walk away from your session with a few traditional family shots that are frame-worthy. After we capture those necessary shots, I want to become a fly on your wall. I will hangout with you, play with your children, interact with your family, or become nearly invisible… whatever it takes to capture the moments that make your family you.
Your go-to gal
It was shortly after we had our second baby that we welcomed our first DSLR camera. I was equally terrified of it. I had learned the nuts and bolts of a camera in the newsroom in college, but unlike parenting, that came with a manual. “They grow so fast,” I told myself. Really, all I wanted was to be able to take cute photos of my crew on command.
But after countless photos and forced smiles, I started to see something more. More than just dirty clothes. More than just to-do lists that felt never-ending. I saw my children growing up. Like, really growing up. Into real people. And it had nothing to do with poise or posing. It was everything in between. It was in the real moments where they squealed, and laughed, and cried, and found themselves more capable than the day before.
I choose to see this beauty and chaos through a lens. A lens that allows me to grab ahold of the fleeting moments that otherwise fade so quickly. A lens that reteaches me so much about the basics of life. A lens that helps me make sense of the day-to-day and to visualize the perfect imperfections that lie within it.
Shooting clients in their everyday lets them celebrate the ordinary. I believe in discovering the hidden miracles within the mundane. I use my camera to trace the tiny details of other people’s stories and hand back the moments that slip away so quickly.
Through photography, I’ve found proof that love is loud and messy and begging to be noticed. My goal is to highlight the love in your everyday life. I want to highlight the moments that seem to say, “Hey—this might be ridiculously hard and chaotic, but it’s so worth it.” Look around. It is all so beautiful and temporary and worth it. Every second of it.
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Cookie croissant ice cream cookie jujubes soufflé. Dessert icing tart cupcake. Apple pie pie tiramisu danish oat cake. Soufflé macaroon croissant powder jelly dessert dragée. Lollipop apple pie bonbon chocolate cake tootsie roll. Lollipop liquorice jelly-o dessert toffee. Marshmallow macaroon wafer donut macaroon powder tart.
Meredith is the consummate professional. She communicates well before and after the shoot, making the whole process so easy. She made our session fun and enjoyable by engaging our boys with her southern charm and outgoing personality. Not to mention the fact that she has an incredible eye and a real talent for photography. I can't recommend her enough!
Meredith is beyond wonderful to work with! Her smile and warm personality puts everyone at ease and makes for the best environment to get amazing family photos! Her attention to detail is like no other and I am always blown away by the finished product! She is the only photographer I use.
Meredith Santucci Photography has taken stunning photos for our family for almost 5 years now. She has helped us preserve our memories for some of our family’s most cherished times. From special sporting events to 1st Holy Communion to family photos at our new home, she has captured them all. We can’t thank her enough for her professionalism and beautiful artistic style. Whether it’s a staged family photo or a fun candid she manages to catch in between shots, they are all perfect. Thanks to MSP, we have photographs we will hold close to our heart forever.
We absolutely loved our experience and photographs with Meredith Santucci! Meredith was able to capture the essence of our family and what is important to us. We had so much fun at our photo shoot which brought our best, most natural smiles. Meredith has a great eye for details and has way about her that makes everyone feel comfortable and special. If you chose Meredith Santucci to capture this moment in time you will not be disappointed! Meredith is simply the best!
• Up to 2 hours of shooting time
• Hand-edited, high-resolution images (approx. 100) delivered
via digital gallery
• Vimeo Slide-show of highlights
• Printed 8 x 10 linen, hard cover photo book of photos from your session
• Session must be booked 1 month in advance
• Up to 1 hour of shooting time
• Hand-edited, high-resolution images (approx. 50)
delivered via digital gallery
A 50% deposit is required at time of booking along with a signed contract and completed questionnaire about you and your family. The remaining 50% is due 3 days before our shoot. Other payment plans available. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with details.