Megan Zeller Photography: Blog en-us (C) Megan Zeller Photography [email protected] (Megan Zeller Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:48:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:48:00 GMT Megan Zeller Photography: Blog 120 120 <no title> What a cutie.  This is my little Brooke bear.  She is now 5 month old and ALMOST sitting up.  We still aren't sure what color her eyes will be. 
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This adorable family stopped in to have photos done to celebrate the arrival of their daughter.  She was so awake most of the time!  I loved how much they wanted their son incorporated in the photos.  I feel as a parent that it's vital to make your first child realize how important to you they STILL are even though the baby will need constant attention.
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How sweet are these two?!
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She finally slept for about 10 short minutes like an angel so we could get a few peaceful shots of her.
Thank you so much to the Erb family for bringing your children for photos!
I hope to do photos for you again in the future as your children grow.
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Boiling Springs- Children's Photographer Fun in the Water! How much did I love photographing these girls?!  Most cooperative clients ever!
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 Beautiful girls!
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The most fun part was when we got in the water because they were SO good for me.
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 I took an assistant along and pointed out to her how important it is during a session that involves children, to do things that are fun between the posed shots.  Photography sessions are not only about the shots and finished prints, but the experience as well.  I give kids a moment to throw leaves or splash water. They aren't always great pictures, but this is something the girls remember with a smile.
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Thanks for coming out to have photos done with me!
[email protected] (Megan Zeller Photography) Boiling Springs photographer Carlisle Children's Photography Central PA Family Photographer Children's Lake Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:26:00 GMT
<no title> I love having the opportunity to photograph little babies for dear friends of mine.
This is little Finley.  I know that photographing babies can be very frustrating. You must have endless patience and a special touch.  I can't tell you how easy Finley made this shoot for me.  Makes me love him even MORE.


Absolutely precious.
It was as if he posed for us after we mentioned how perfect it would be if he hung his arm over the side and grabbed the paddle...
 And how awesome it would be if he hugged the football....

He totally killed it!  What a pleasure it was meeting him and getting to photograph him.  I hope to take many more photos of him as he grows with his family.
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Happy Mother's Day! To all you mothers out there and people who just love fun photos, this one's for you.
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The Nelsons came to visit me with an idea of their own with these adorable hearts drawn on their arms showing love for mom.  Styled by mom.
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 Love it guys!  Thank you so much for coming in to see me!
Happy Mother's Day!

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Boudoir Photography- Central PA Today I photographed the most beautiful girl.
These shoots are great confidence boosters and are so much fun.
One of the most common comments I get is that I made it comfortable and not at all awkward.
I love helping women see how amazingly beautiful they are.
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(Go ahead and start hating- these photos have not yet been retouched other than the black backgrounds.)
Thank you so much for coming to hang out today!
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Easter Bunny Portraits Easter mini-sessions are in full swing and will be going on until April 8th.
$100 includes a 15 min session, online gallery, & 5 digital files with the rights to print.
Check out these adorable kids with our baby bunny, who has received many different names...
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... from their previous owner naming it Monster
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... to Little Snuggle
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 ... or Carrot Face.
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 At one point the bunny snuggled up with Noah, and fell asleep.  Wonder if their mother has ever seen them sit this still for a photo?
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 And sometimes kids have had enough of the real bunny.
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Thanks to all who have come out so far.  If you are interested in booking a shoot, call/text/email me!
[email protected] 717-215-2874
[email protected] (Megan Zeller Photography) Carlisle Children's Photography Centeral Central PA Baby Photographer Central PA Children's Photographer Harrisburg family photographer Harrisburg Portrait Photographer Hershey Children's Photographer Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:09:00 GMT
Baby Cara I got the chance to visit a friend the other day and photograph this little precious baby.  I came to their house and brought a few things to transform their living room into a mini studio.  I was really happy that they turned out so well- but how could they NOT with such a sweet face?!
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I'm planning to replicate these photos with my newborn daughter and make some gallery wraps.
My job is always so much fun.
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The Knot After years of excuses, I pulled the trigger and signed up to advertise with The Knot online.
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I wanted to have a logo and a new website and now that I've reached that point, I wanted to make a big move in advertising my business.
I'm looking forward to meeting new brides and photographing some awesome weddings this year.
So far I have booked a wedding on a boat cruising the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and a one where I get to spend the weekend shooting at Kill Devil Hills at the Outter Banks!
Along with the anticipated arrival of my daughter, 2015 promises to be a GREAT year!

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Growing My Business Through Thumbtack I am always looking for ways to grow my business and do more work.  After looking for a plumber one day, I stumbled upon Thumbtack.  It's a sight/application where you can look for professionals in your area.
Here is the link to my profile:
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I have been using Thumbtack for about a year now and it has really helped me to target new work specific to dates I have open or areas I'd like to shoot more such as weddings and boudoirs.
In a field where there is so much competition I've really appreciated Thumbtack's ability for me to gain new clients.  I have shot several professional head shots for individuals and companies, a wedding rehearsal and brunch, a family in Hershey, 5 boudoir sessions, and have a wedding booked for May through responding to leads.  
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The great thing is that turns into a life long customer and more referrals.
My past clients are able to review my business to help increase my chances of booking new work.  If you have a moment, please leave your comments about work I have done for you and your families.

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Emily's Senior Portraits When I started shooting more boudoir sessions, I began to search for make-up artists who were looking for experience and portfolio pieces.  That's when I found Emily.  She has been doing an amazing job for me whenever I need her to come do make-up for the girls.  Recently I had the opportunity to give a little of my hard work back to her.  She is a senior this year and soon hopes to be heading off to college to learn more about the make-up business.
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 And of course, her make-up was flawless for the session!
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A big thank you goes to her for all the hard work she's done for me and I wish Emily the best of luck in the future!
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I met up with the Beachell family in Hershey to take photos of their adorable one year old daughter as well as the rest of the family.  The family enjoyed being photographed... all but the guest of honor for her one year portraits.  Never have I seen such an active 1 yr old- and that's saying A LOT!  I tried chairs and benches and people holding her but she could climb out of everything and wanted to eat it all.  I even tried just following her around but she would keep her back to me as much as possible.  The best shot that I got of her all day was her running with her sisters as the VERY LAST SHOT of the evening. 
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These ladies got their own personal shoot while their littlest sister had a bottle to keep her going for the rest of the photo shoot.
 The girls planned their outfits and color scheme and I loved it!
Wish they had these dresses in my size!
And in the end, it only takes a split second for photographer to capture the moment when everyone is looking and smiling at the camera.
It was great meeting your family and I look forward to photographing you guys again in the future!

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Roy Zimmerman's Reunion Thanks to my great friend, Gretchen Hallman, I was asked to come photograph at the Harrisburg Country Club to capture the moments shared between past employees during a 30 year reunion of the Roy Zimmerman administration as Pennsylvania's Attorney General.  
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 Throughout the night I learned of how highly respected and loved Roy is and was for his leadership.
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 I loved being in the room with this group because you could see how much they cared for one another.  There were so many hugs and kisses going around.  I laughed to myself wondering who I wouldn't press charges against at my place of business for hugging me let alone kissing my cheek.
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It was truly an honor to meet each an every one of the people at this event and hope to cross paths with them again!  
*Thanks again to Gretchen for passing my name along.
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Hayleigh's One Year Portraits I had the pleasure of photographing these little cuties the other day in celebration of Hayleigh's first birthday.  I found myself thinking of her smile throughout the rest of my day.  It was contagous!
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We got some great shots with her sister, Daniella, as well.

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 How can you not fall in love with this smile?
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Thanks ladies for coming out to let me take your photos.  Looking forward to next time!
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Gorgeous Boudoirs Every woman is beautiful.  
Particularly this one.  These photos are without any retouching done!
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Briella's 2 Year Portraits- Sneak Peek Recently met a very sweet 2 year old to do photos.
Here is a little sneak peek for mom!

Can't wait to share the rest of her gallery with her family.
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The Grant Family Photographed a great family the other day.  The boys were nothing but smiles.  We took photos at one of my favorite spots- the stream and the bridge on the Carlisle Barracks.
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I am kicking off the beginning of the busiest fall season I have ever had.  Book now though because pricing is going up for 2015!
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Boudoir popularity is growing! If you have ever thought of doing it, you've gotta try it out! My clients often talk about how much fun they are to have shot and the final product makes a jaw dropping gift- especially for your soon to be groom! And Christmas is coming!
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The books are also great as anniversary, birthday & Valentine's gifts, or for a deployed spouse.
I offer very affordable packages. The all inclusive package is only $350 which includes hair and make-up with fake lashes if you would like (I recommend them), a 2 hour shoot with 2-4 changes, full retouching on all of the photos you select to have printed, an online gallery for you to make your selections, and a 20 page 5x7" leather album 
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I can shoot a la carte for $65/hour then you can purchase prints separately for those of you on a really tight budget.
Come let your beauty SHINE!
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Contact me at [email protected] or call 717-215-2874 (ok to text) to book your appointment.

*Books take about 6 weeks to complete so please book your session with ample time prior to the gift giving occasion.
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Senior Portrait Rep Contest Winner! I am happy to announce that Megan Smithson is the winner of the Senior Rep contest.  She will be helping to advertise for Megan Zeller Photography at her school and her surrounding area by winning a free portrait session and 100 free wallets to hand out. 
*Update- I first had uploaded the photo of one of the runners up- sorry!
Everyone who participated are going to receive a consolation prize of 24 free wallets for entering.
All the winners will need to contact me within the next few days to set up their portrait sessions!
Thank you to everyone who entered!
I will be looking for 2016 reps as well in the next few months, so feel free to contact me if you are interested: [email protected]
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If you would like to enter to win or know of anyone you want to nominate to win, please send a photo along with a list of extra-curricular activities to [email protected].  Winners will receive a free photo session and 100 free wallets to hand out to upcoming seniors (a $200 value).  I will be photographing the winners by the end of summer.  The winner(s) will be chosen on August 9th.

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Good luck everyone!
[email protected] (Megan Zeller Photography) Carlisle Portrait Photographer Carlisle Senior Pictures Harrisburg Senior Portrait Photographer Hershey Senior Portraits Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:03:00 GMT
July 21st-24th 6-8PM - Photography Classes These days everyone is a photographer.  Armatures are able to buy quality cameras at relatively low prices.  This has in turn made it hard for professionals to stay in business.  One thing I noticed though, is most people leave their high quality cameras on AUTO settings.  There are very few opportunities to learn how to actually use a digital camera with control.  
I saw this need and responded by offering several classes over the years.  Instead of letting it take me out of business as friends with a camera shoot weddings sometimes for free, I have found a way to grow.
This Monday, July 21st through Thursday July 24th from 6-8PM I will be teaching a class in Hershey for people 15yrs + to help them learn how to use their DSLRs.  
We will be learning settings, lighting, and composition.  This time I am incorporating a few different photo projects as well all over town.  The last class will be spent painting with light- always a crowd pleaser.
If you would like to sign up for the $100 4 day class, please contact me, and tell your friends!

[email protected] (Megan Zeller Photography) Carlisle Boudoir Photographer Carlisle wedding photographer Hershey Boudoir photographer Hershey Photographer Hershey Wedding Photographer Photography classes Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:26:00 GMT
New Website- Finally! I'm always looking for ways to better make my business better.  One thing that I feel has been holding me back is my website. has not been updated since... oh... maybe 2009.  Embarrassing.  
So I've been spending the last few months creating something that I can be proud of that is a little more up to date that will hopefully better connect me with my customers.
You can also order your photos directly through my website now.
I am still working out the kinks.  Feel free to leave me feedback.
Soon will take over my original website-
Thank you all for your constant support!
[email protected] (Megan Zeller Photography) Harrisburg Boudoir Photographer Harrisburg family photographer Harrisburg Wedding photographer Hershey Wedding Photographer Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:29:00 GMT
Little Announcement Andrew and Maya as well as Andy and I have a little announcement that we are excited to share with everyone.  Of course as a photographer, this is how I wanted to announce it.

Andrew and Maya will have a little brother or sister in January!  

 They can not be more excited.  They are already dreaming of bunk beds.
 I will try to keep everyone updated, but not overly informed about my progress.  All of my brides can rest easy- my due date is no where near wedding season.

[email protected] (Megan Zeller Photography) Carlisle Portrait Photographer Harrisburg Baby Photographer Harrisburg family photographer Harrisburg Portrait Photographer Mon, 09 Jun 2014 01:30:00 GMT
Harrisburg Baby Photographer- Evelyn Ah yes.  The time of the year when mass amounts of pollen blow around PA, and along with the pollen comes my busy season.  Soccer teams, weddings, the Joint Ball for the US Army War College, and new interns.  I met with a bride today, worked with Lexie, my newest intern, but most importantly, photographed Miss Evelyn! 
I don't know why I was nervous to photograph a 6 month old.  I was worried either she couldn't sit up on her own, or might be cranky, but Evelyn was a pure joy to photograph.  I think 6 month olds may be my new favorite age group for portraits.
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 And that smile?
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Thank you Evelyn for coming to visit for portraits.  You're a doll!
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