Meggie Velasco Photography

What’s wrong with this picture?
June 23, 2008, 7:35 pm
Filed under: Meggie Updates, Velasco Happenings

Well, not an actual picture.  Yesterday was our 6 year anniversary.  We went to church, lunch, took Noah to the movies (Kung Fu Panda…very cute), then came home and put Noah down for a nap.  I then worked on my to-do list and finished up Jeremiah and Meredith’s pictures to blog for all of your viewing pleasure.  That’s right, you heard me, I was working on our anniversary.  We should have gone out to dinner or something.


I’m tired of always having to work and missing out on things.  Please don’t get me wrong.  I love all of this, but I’ve just let it all get out of control.  So I am closing down shop for a week, packing up my office, and taking off where no one can find me and I can finally get back on top of everything.  That’s right, I’m taking a working vacation.  I will be leaving on Thursday and coming back next Thursday.  No one is going with me and no one will be where I’m going.  I’m getting rid of all of my daily distractions.  I’ve come up with the list of things to get done before I leave and then a schedule and goals of things that will be finished by the time I get back.  I get told regularly that I need a vacation, and I agree.  However, this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and I wouldn’t be able to go anywhere for a real vacation knowing that I have so much waiting on me at home.  So if you all try to get in touch with me next week and I’m really slow to respond, that’s why.  


Jeremiah and Meredith’s Wedding
June 23, 2008, 1:34 am
Filed under: Weddings

  So you may remember Jeremiah and Meredith from their previous posts over the past couple of months. Click HERE to see their e-session and HERE to see Meredith’s b-session.

  We had a really good time with them on their wedding day.  They were a little on the teary side which you all know I LOVE!  They made the decision to see each other before the ceremony for pictures which gave us a ton of time to play around and have fun.  Are you seeing a pattern here with me wanting time to play around with my couples?!  Anyway, enjoy!






A note for all of your future members of wedding parties that I’ll be shooting, this is a good example of “just get together for a group picture”.  I find that many of us, me included, have a hard time breaking what has been ingrained in us when we’re told to get together for a picture.  The minute we put on that tux or dress and grab our bouquets, we all want to stand up straight in a line on our designated sides.  While there are pictures where it’s called for, BUT NOT ALL THE TIME!  So the next time I say, just get together in a group, do something like this.


Yes, I can take a “traditional” wedding shot.

They had a friend come and play the bagpipe outside of the church while all of the guests arrived.  When he started, Jeremiah got a little emotional.  I just love this shot because I can picture what Meredith’s face is while she’s trying to comfort him.  



This is a sweet moment between Meredith and her Dad as she gave her away.

I love churchs that are designed and allow me to be able to get in a good spot to get close-up shots during the ceremony.






See kids?!  Even grown-ups go crazy over bubbles!

Sad Jeremiah

Happy Jeremiah!

Happier Jeremiah!!

sleepy punkin

They had their reception at The Foundry, I liked how the sun was peaking out from behind the awning.  


Jacob and Miranda – Gulf Shores, AL
June 20, 2008, 10:03 pm
Filed under: Weddings

The weekend after I shot Matt and Kelly’s wedding, I took off for Gulf Shores, AL to spend the wedding weekend with Jacob and Miranda.  The set-up they had was so cool and unique.  They rented a house on the beach that was up on stilts.  The ceremony was on the beach behind the house and then the reception was under the house!  I had an idea of what to expect….but I was WAY off!  This house was amazing and way bigger than I had imagined.  There were starfish everywhere and tons of hot pink and orange which really popped off of the sand and water.  Everyone had so much fun and danced for hours.  Here are some of my favorite pictures from that day.




This house had amazing bedrooms and I loved this head board.

Miranda has such a fun personality, I had to get her jumping on the bed.  Now, I did get this idea from my friend Kelly Moore-Clark who did this with one of her brides earlier this year.  Check out her site to see the original brilliance.

Jacob and Miranda saw each other before so we could have fun taking pictures.  When I saw the house, we bumped the timeline up an hour so we had more time to play! 

We couldn’t stay out on the beach very long because it was WAY bright.

Doesn’t Miranda have rockin eyes?!

This is the coolest set of bunk beds I’ve ever seen.  These are 4 beds and the wall between them has 2 port-holes.  GENIUS!



Jacob was a typical groom who didn’t LOVE having his picture taken, but he did really great and warmed up to it fast.


These port-holes were in the stairwell that ran up the middle of the house.


The bridal party was decked out in pink and orange as well.

That pin was her grandmother’s.  


This is the main living area of the house.




Their first dance

They love all things UT.  This is Jacob’s cake.



A party isn’t a party till someone breaks out the leg guitar…on someone else…

or till the groom does his Michael Jackson routine!

Like I said before, they love all things UT and had all these orange and white shakers.  The last song of the night was Rocky Top.


I was heading out to the car to call it a night and saw how awesome the house looked with the full moon behind it.  

Happy monthaversary guys….a couple of days late.  




Ellie and Adam’s Pictures
June 16, 2008, 3:03 pm
Filed under: Meggie Updates, Velasco Happenings, Weddings

If you think back a little bit in “meggie time”, my sister got married at the beginning of May.  We just got the link to her pictures.  If you would like to check out Frank Gibson’s handywork, CLICK HERE.  His daughter Griffin came along and shot with him as well.  I’ve put together a folder of my favorites cleverly titled “meggie’s favorites”.  There isn’t an event key, so all you should have to do is sign the guest book if you’ve never seen anything on Pictage, or log in if you have already created a Pictage account for another event.  Here’s the selected cover shot of their gallery.  Thanks Frank and Griffin!  You guys were wonderful to work with and the pictures are great!


 I’m hoping to take a “working vacation” sometime in the next couple of weeks so I can escape all of my daily distractions and knock a ton of work out.  Hopefully, if all goes according to plan, I’ll be able to get all of the pictures I took at Ellie and Adam’s wedding done.  Sadly, since they were not pay clients and someone else had them covered on their wedding day, they got pushed to the bottom of the list.  I have a good 3 week break till my next wedding, so here’s to hoping I can do some catching up.

Matt and Kelly’s Finale!
June 11, 2008, 2:50 am
Filed under: Weddings

I just finished the last of my favorites from Matt and Kelly’s wedding in Hilton Head.  

Happy 1st monthaversary guys!!  

I love this look that Kelly gave Matt right before her dad gave her away

Wasn’t this a beautiful location?!


Laughs during the ceremony are always a great thing!


Matt had some of his best friends serve communion to all of the guests

There’s nothing wrong with a good fist pump

These were all of the guests that came to Hilton Head to celebrate with Gilmore and Taylors

This is the all new Taylor family







This was their first dance



Yummy Yummy Nancy!  Kelly’s mom got her own cake because she’s a woman after my own heart who loves chicken fingers and sweets!



This is Charles Pope, one of the founding members of The Tams.  They were so amazing!  They are located in Atlanta but will travel anywhere.  They put on a a great show that everyone enjoys and can dance to.  I highly recommend them.  


Funny story.  I picked up Matt and Kelly at 0’dark thirty to go to the airport.  We were on the same flight to Atlanta!  While we were there, I had to grab a couple of pictures because this would probably be the only time this would happen.  While we were there, they spotted the one and only “Miss Jay” from my favorite show, America’s Next Top Model.  FOR REAL!  The true Miss Jay!  I asked for a picture, but she was not having a good day and wouldn’t oblige.  Oh well, maybe some other time.  At least it makes for a good story and I have 2 eye witnesses!




thank you
June 10, 2008, 6:44 pm
Filed under: Meggie Updates, updates, Velasco Happenings

I have been very overwhelmed with all that God and life has thrown at us recently.  I wanted to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  I’ve been flooded with emails, phone calls, and texts from people from different areas offering support, names, and numbers.  I’m thrilled to know that people I don’t even know are reading my blog and care so much for a family they’ve never met.  I’m also so thankful for all of you, my friends, that are there to offer us support.  We are blessed to have you as our community.  


We are seeing improvements in Noah’s speech and behavior.  He will begin his speech therapy tomorrow, which we are thrilled about.  He’s also responded really well to Carmen, our in home therapist from TEIS.  She has been a miracle worker with him.  She had him cleaning up his toys when he was done playing with them!  While we continue our search to get Noah a psych evaluation, we are beginning to look for a new school for him.  He is currently in a wonderful mother’s day out program, but they are not prepared to deal with a child like Noah.  He is taking too much of the teacher’s attention with his crazy behavior and it’s not fair to the other children.  So we are looking for a school that is prepared to take a child with special needs and will be able to give him the attention and patience needed to get him caught up developmentally.    

Matt and Kelly – Take 2
June 6, 2008, 9:02 pm
Filed under: Weddings

I still haven’t finished all of the pictures yet, but I wanted to post more of what I have done.  I’m about to run off to a fabulous rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, so I want to try to give you a little bit more.

Everyone needs a picture with a clown on their wedding day!

Very nice boys!

It’s totally normal to be hanging out on the beach in suits…sweating.

a little hot boys?



Does anyone know where I might be able to rent a bride and some bridesmaids?  



I love it when storms wash up stuff to make the beach more than just a beach…it really gives the beach more character. 

Kelly has the best laugh!


There is still more to come…so stay tuned!!