Meggie Velasco Photography

Diana Warner’s New Bridal Collection
July 31, 2008, 2:38 pm
Filed under: Misc, Weddings

I’ve just learned about this awesome jewelry designer named Diana Warner.  She did the jewelry from Matt and Kelly’s wedding in Hilton Head.  She even named a collection after Kelly!!!  I just love her style.  Every piece is incredibly unique and just has flare that’s genius.  I love it all Diana!  I sent her some pictures from Kelly and Matt’s wedding for their look book and she put them on her press release!  So if you’re looking for some jewelry to give your bridesmaids that’s different and classy, get something from Diana.



Noah Update
July 31, 2008, 2:00 am
Filed under: Meggie Updates, updates, Velasco Happenings

Our in home therapist, Carmen, came to see us today for our weekly visit.  We always look forward to her coming because she’s done such an amazing job with Noah and he’s really taken to her.  When she came a couple of weeks ago, we went over some goals that he’s reached to get an idea of how far he’s come.  So she had the results tonight.  With almost 2 months of work, he’s made about 3 months worth of improvement!  In most areas, he’s at about where a 24 month old should be except for speech which he’s at about where a 15 month old is.  The biggest improvement though was in the social area.  When we first did the evaluation, he registered at about a 16 month old and this time he registered as a 24 month old!!!  Yes, he’s still behind by about 7 or 8 months (according to whoever the experts are), but the social area is where most of his autism red flags were….AND HE’S COME SO FAR IN THAT AREA!!!!!  We still haven’t had an autism evaluation, but I think that this speaks volumes about how much he’s improved.  I’m so proud of him!!!

July 30, 2008, 7:42 pm
Filed under: Misc

I just got an email from my friend Beth about Nordstrom discontinuing their make-up line E.L.F (eyes lips face).  Everything on the website is an absolute steal.  Most everything is $1.  The gift sets are around $10 or $15.  I just got a ton of stuff.  Here’s the link,

Miss Sarah’s B.Session
July 27, 2008, 7:36 pm
Filed under: Bridal Sessions, bridals, Weddings

I’m excited that I can finally post Sarah’s Bridal Session we did about a month ago because she got married yesterday! It was a beautiful wedding complete with a star studded guest list….at least to the Velasco household!!!  More on that later when I have pictures to blog.  For now, let’s focus on the super cool chick formerly known as Miss Sarah Alexander!  I’ve always wanted to shoot at The Bleak House and I thought that it fit what Sarah wanted perfectly.  My neighbor Jessi joined me for the festivities and I’ll post the link when she gets hers up.  When I saw Sarah in her dress, I knew we made the right decision to use Bleak House….it was a perfect fit!  I don’t know if I need to tell you any more because you can see from the pictures that we had a good time.

***UPDATE***  Here is the link to Jessi’s Blog Post……CLICK HERE!!!

I had to get a good shot of her ring because I know that Rusty picked out all by himself and he’s really proud of it!




Sarah has such a great smile


I love the silhouette of Sarah’s dress.  “Mermaid” cuts were made for girls like Sarah!





Look at this yummy light and lens flare!







Sarah was fearless!  Whenever I ask my brides to do something, it’s always followed by “if you don’t feel comfortable doing that, then we can do something else”.  Before I could get that out of my mouth, she would say “SURE!!” and hop up on a column! 

She wanted to do some pictures with a cowboy hat and boots because Rusty is from Texas.


Sarah is one of my brides that still has a love for some of the more traditional pictures.  Yes, even though I love to do crazy off the wall stuff, I can still accommodate those who still want a traditional picture…as long as it’s kept to a minimum and you still let me go a little nuts.



This is my favorite one.  In fact, I blew it up to a huge print to put at the upcoming bridal shows!  So make sure you come by my booth on August 17 to see it BIG!  We displayed it at the reception last night and it looked awesome!  I think it’s very Anthropology.


Karlen and Allison
July 22, 2008, 1:06 am
Filed under: Children, Families

Now that I’m almost caught up with wedding posts, I need to start catching up with some of the family sessions I’ve done recently.  I shot Karlen and Allison back on father’s day.  We had such a great time being dinosaurs, looking for rolli-pollis and playing in this amazing garden where we think some fairies may live!  











Marshall and Tiffany
July 17, 2008, 1:52 pm
Filed under: Weddings

I’m sort of getting caught up with all of my blogging.  Marshall and Tiffany (aka Michelle) got married on June 14th at the Knoxville Convention Center.  They were such a fun group.  It just so happened that “Adventure Con 2008” was being held in the ballrooms on the first level.  There were people dressed up everywhere!  When there was any downtime, we would all look over the railings at all of the Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Gallactica, video game characters, etc..  There were some truly incredible costumes, I mean, incredibly elaborate.  So of course, we had to get a picture with some of them.  You’ll see that below.  Anyway, back to Tiffany and Marshall.  I think you’re going to like their pictures.  Enjoy!













These are Marshall’s little girls.  






a fun little self portrait



Mike and Janelle’s e.session…BOWLING!
July 16, 2008, 9:11 pm
Filed under: engagement, Engagement Sessions

I met Mike and Janelle at the January bridal show.  They were the last couple to come through and I ended up talking to them the most.  My mom asked me at least once a week for months if I had heard from them until I finally did!  I felt such a great connection with them.  We’ve had so much fun every time we’ve gotten together.  They went bowling for the first date, so we HAD to go bowling!  I had been wanting to do a shoot in a bowling alley for a while, so I was pumped when they thought it was a great idea.  I have to brag on the folks at Strike and Spare on Western Avenue.  They were so wonderful to use.  They put us in a separate room so we had about 15 lanes to ourselves.  You’ll see how great they were because they let us go nuts!  It was a little nerve racking because they kept coming in and watching us….that always makes me a little nervous!  Make sure that you guys go over there and show them some love.  

















Then we headed to downtown K-Town.  









Mike and Janelle are both from Colorado, but they met here in Knoxville.  They wanted to make sure we got a picture with something that said Knoxville.  

Nice jump Mr. Weatherman!




Easy there Janelle…

one good turn deserves another!