Meggie Velasco Photography


waiting on information from me?
January 17, 2009, 4:26 am
Filed under: Meggie Updates, Misc, updates

Hey everyone!  If you met me at the bridal show this past Sunday and you’re waiting on information, you’ll be getting it tomorrow.  I’ve been working on a new website and I was hoping that I would have it done by now…but no luck.  It’s close!  But I’m still in the final editing stages.  I wanted to finish it before I sent you the information so you would have the link to the new one.  I know that you’re tired of waiting and I’m tired of having you on my to do list!  So I’ll be sending out information to all you lovely ladies tomorrow.  

To everyone else, I truely am almost done with the website.  I’m really excited about it and I feel like it’s MUCH more me.



MTV’s Engaged and Underage – Take 2
January 13, 2009, 10:23 pm
Filed under: Misc

Hey Everyone!  I wanted to post this really quick.  I got another email from MTV saying that they’re still casting for the next season of Engaged and Underage.  If you think that this is something for you, here’s the information that they sent me.

Engaged & Underage

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!!  

If you are already engaged and between the ages of 18-22, then MTV wants to hear from you!

 

MTV’s popular documentary series, Engaged & Underage, wants to tell your

love story – the excitement of the engagement, the ups and downs of the

planning, the fun along the way, and, of course,

 

THE BIG DAY!!!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…

You and your future spouse should both appear to be between the ages of

18 and 22.  

 

Give MTV a front row seat on your special day!

 

TO APPLY FOR THE SHOW, DOWNLOAD A CASTING QUESTIONNAIRE AT:

http://www.mtv.com/ontv/castingcall/index.jhtml?castingId=1509138

 

OR EMAIL US TO OBTAIN ONE AT: engagedandunderage@mtvstaff.com

 

Tell us when and where you are getting married and why this is important

to you. Include your names, ages, phone and a digital photo of you and

your future spouse.



*****VERY IMPORTANT VOICEMAIL MESSAGE*****
December 12, 2008, 3:59 am
Filed under: Meggie Updates, Misc

I found out yesterday that I haven’t been recieving my voicemail.  I spoke to someone who told me that she had been trying to get in touch with me for weeks and I had no idea.  Sure enough, my voicemail wasn’t collecting any data.  So I went to the AT&T store and they had to reset my voicemail and internet.  I saw that I had 20 messages!  When I went to get them, THEY WERE ALL GONE!!!!  We tried to restore them somehow, but it didn’t work.  I have NO idea who has called and left a voicemail over the past couple of weeks.  If you have tried to get in touch with me without success, I’m very very sorry.  Everything is working now, so please call me and leave me one more message and I will get back with you this time.  You can also shoot me an email to my new big girl address, meggie@meggievelasco.com.

I’m so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused anyone.



Pay It Forward
November 12, 2008, 2:51 am
Filed under: Families, Meggie Updates, Misc, Misc. Shoots, Velasco Happenings

Hey Everyone!  I know I’ve posted a TON today and I’ll hopefully post a ton tomorrow as well.  I guess it’s a good thing and it means that I’m working my way through my lengthy to-do-list.

Last Wednesday Adam, Noah, and I met up with the super funky photographer Tara Kneiser of Dixie Pixel Photography for our Pay It Forward Session.  For those of you who haven’t heard of the PIF Project or otherwise known as “Roadside Families Project“, it’s a project for photographers by photographers.  Since we all know that the cobbler’s children have no shoes, we are trying to make sure photographers don’t fall into the same category.  So John Michael Cooper of Alt-F Photography has started a pay it forward project to get photographers out from behind the camera.  Each photographer’s family that is photographed must photograph another photographer’s family in return.  Tara and I attended the Alt-F 1 day workshop in Atlanta together back in August and JMC photographed Tara’s family.  In turn, Tara has shot the Hopes of Hope Photography as well as us.  Now it’s my turn.  If you are a photographer and would like to have pictures of your family taken, email me!  I have 30 days to pay it forward.  Remember that you MUST spread the love.  If I do your pay it forward session, you HAVE to pay it forward to another photographer within 30 days.

Here are a few shots from our session.  You can see the rest on Tara’s blog HERE.



Attention “Underage” Brides
October 28, 2008, 10:56 pm
Filed under: Misc

Just after I got the email about the Halloween candy, I received an email from MTV announcing that they are currently casting for Season 3 of Engaged and Underage.  Here is the press release.

 

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!!  

And MTV wants a front row seat

on your special day!

If you are already engaged and between the ages of 18-22, then MTV wants to hear from you!

MTV’s popular documentary series, Engaged & Underage, wants to tell your love story – the excitement of the engagement, the ups and downs of the planning, the fun along the way, and, of course, THE BIG DAY!!!  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…

You and your future spouse should both appear to be between the ages of 18 and 22.  Best case scenario: you’re getting married in 2008 or January 2009.

 

TO APPLY FOR THE SHOW, DOWNLOAD A CASTING QUESTIONNAIRE AT: http://www.mtv.com/ontv/castingcall/index.jhtml?castingId=1509138

 

OR EMAIL US TO OBTAIN ONE AT: engagedandunderage@mtvstaff.com.

 

 

Tell us when and where you are getting married and why this is important to you. Include your name, phone number, email address and a digital photo of you and your future spouse, if possible.



$12,000 in 48 hours
October 3, 2008, 2:09 am
Filed under: Misc

I’m not going to give you all the full story because I don’t know if well enough to tell.  So here’s the Cliff’s Notes version.

Fellow Tennessee photographer Alison Bynum and her husband adopted a beautiful baby girl, Norah, last year.  They just received a phone call that Norah is going to be a big sister…a biological big sister.  That’s right, Norah’s birth mother is due any day and she wants Alison and her husband to be the adoptive parents.  They have till tomorrow, Friday October 3rd, to raise the rest of the $12,000 they need to adopt.  Last I heard, they were short $7,500.  To get the full story and if you feel led to help them out, CLICK HERE AND GIVE.

 

**UPDATE**  They have currently raised $7500 and need $4500 more.  I’ll post again when I get a new number.

**UPDATE 10.10.08** They did it!  As of this past sunday, they raised $12,600 to adopt Norah’s baby brother or sister!

Here’s a pic of Norah I snagged from her blog…she’s so cute!



Twilight Support Group
September 25, 2008, 8:46 pm
Filed under: Meggie Updates, Misc, updates

First things first…..don’t judge me…I’m crazy!

A friend of mine turned me on to these books a couple of weeks ago, and I’m a crazy woman.  I started reading the first book, Twilight, on the 12th when I went out to Pawley’s Island to shoot Wells and Kate’s wedding (which was awesome) and finished it a couple of hours after I got back that Sunday night.  I went out on Monday and bought the next 3 books.  I can’t put them down.  I just started the 4th book yesterday and I’m trying to stretch it because it’s the last one.  When I’ve gone a while without reading them, I feel anxious!!!  When I’m not reading them, I’m thinking about them!  I had Carmen and Chris Walker’s wedding this past weekend (which was also awesome) in Ocean Isle and I was there for most of the week with them.  Whenever I wasn’t shooting or being a friend, I was reading!!!  I’m sorry if I wasn’t the best house guest because I was too busy being a silly bookworm.  I don’t know what’s wrong with me.  I’ve never been fanatical about anything to the point of tears, but these books have some crazy hold on me.  I started to think that I had some things deep down that needed to be released and that these books just happen to unlock that part of brain to let them.  However, as I’ve come across people (some total strangers) who have read the books, I’ve learned that it’s NOT JUST ME!  I feel so much better knowing that these books have a vice on EVERYONE who reads them….not just crazy emotional overworked (because I choose to be) women.  This is not just me trying to be funny, this is seriously unhealthy.  I loved the Harry Potter books just as much as the next person, but these are different.  I can’t describe it, but all of you who have read them know what I’m talking about.  I’m an crazy obsessed mad woman!!!  I’m sorry to all of you, my friends and family, that have taken the heat of some of this craziness because I’m pushing you to read them.  I just feel like I’m out on this Twilight island alone and I need some of you to join me!  I think that I may need a support group once I’m done reading the 4th book without a 5th to pick up.

I read on the author’s website, stepheniemeyer.com, that she may not finish writing the 5th book because someone leaked her manuscript…boo.  Stephenie, if you happen upon my blog and this post, please just email me whether I should wait because you will publish it or go ahead and follow the link on your website to the manuscript that was leaked.  I want to finish the 4th book and pick up the 5th, but I want to read it the way that it’s supposed to be read.  BOO HISSS to all you people out there that think it’s ok to put someone else’s work up on the internet without their permission.

The movie of the first book is due to come out November 21st.  Rumor has it that it was the reason that the 6th Harry Potter movie was pushed back to next summer (which I’m bummed about, but will take the trade off in a heartbeat).  If you don’t want to know anything about the book before you read it, then don’t go to the movie website just yet.  The trailers tell you more information than you may want to know.  Wait till after you’ve read it, which will only take a couple of days.

Like I said, I’m a crazy person and I need a support group.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself!  I guess I’ll have to go back to working on more pictures for you to see!!  I’m actually editing Ryan and Blair’s pictures from the beginning of September to blog and I should have them ready for you sometime tomorrow.

Oh, something fun I think that the author, Stephenie Meyer, does is create soundtracks to each book.  She has a page on her site that has the music she was listening to while she wrote the books.  I think the choices are interesting.  I don’t hear that music when I read these books though.  I hear the complete opposite.  So I thought I would put together a little playlist of the music I hear in my head when I’m reading.

(these are actually songs that I listen to while I’m editing too….maybe that’s why I hear them all the time.  I keep updating this part of my post because I keep thinking of great songs and the story keeps changing, so do my song choices)

“The Ludlows” – James Horner

“The Gravel Road” – James Newton Howard

“Claire De Lune” – Claude DeBussy

“Evacuating London” – Harry Gregson-Williams

“What are you asking of me” – James Newton Howard

“Will You help me?” – James Newton Howard

“Peter” – Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

“No Holly for Miss Quinn” – Enya

“Rituals” – James Newton Howard

“The Marriage” – Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

“Let Go” – Frou Frou

“William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – the Balcony Scene” – Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonc

“Fix You” – Coldplay

“Only Hope” – Switchfoot

“Colorblind” – Counting Crows

“On a Night Like This” – Dave Barnes

“My Love” – Sara Bareilles

“Today” – Joshua Radin

“Letting Go” – Johnnyswim

“Why’d You Do It?” – Johnnyswim

“Not Gonna Leave Me Here” – Johnnyswim

“Paperweight” – Joshua Radin & Schuyler Fisk

“Bella’s Lullaby” – Carter Burwell (a song from the actual movie and not just my head)

“Lovely Tonight” – Joshua Radin

“Fairground” – Joby Talbot

Once again….crazy….I know….it’s bad.

**NOTE**  To anyone who plans on leaving a comment on my blog regarding Twilight and you want to be a spoiler, I will not post your comment.  Keep it clean and friendly.

***UPDATE 2.9.09***  My assistant Katie told me that if you google “twilight support group”, this post is the 4th to come up.  I just googled it, and she’s wrong.  IT’S THE 1st!!!!!  HAHAHA!!!!!  See everyone reading this post desperate to wonder what’s wrong with you, you aren’t alone.  I also just updated the playlist with a couple other goodies.