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Today is the day! We are finally live!!

I’m not a huge quotes person but there’s something about the greek term “meraki” that always comes back to me. It translates to “to do something with soul, creativity, or love; when you leave a piece of yourself in your work.” It sums up the way I feel about every aspect of my journey to launching MMP. Every time I press send on a gallery or post another picture, it feels like I’m letting a piece of my heart go out into the world. Sorry I had to get deep there for a second. 😉 The anticipation of our website release has been exciting yet scary all at the same time. I think I have probably changed everything at least three times, questioning how I felt about each little detail. I’m sure it’s not done and a forever growing and changing project but, for now, it’s exactly how it should be.

I have to take a second to thank my husband for not only supporting me and pushing me to embark on this adventure but also, for his hand in it. He’s pretty tech savvy and I’m sure that I’m only launching now because of his help behind the scenes. He’s kept me grounded and I’m so incredibly lucky to have him.

I also have to thank two of my friends and fellow photographers. I am so very fortunate to have had their guidance and support.  Sierra – thank you for teaching me to follow my heart and showing me that I can have a successful and creative career. In so many ways, you have helped me to get to where I am today and I am beyond thankful for you! Laura – thanks for kicking me in the butt and making sure I ACTUALLY finished the site. I’m pretty sure I got at least a text from you every day to see how my progress was going and that’s exactly what I needed while I was dragging my feet along. You are such an inspiration and positive influence on my life and career!

Thank you to my family, friends and clients for all of your support and cheers to new beginnings!

So, here’s what you’ve been waiting for…THE WEBSITE GIVE-A-WAY ANNOUNCEMENT AND LAST WEEK’S PROMO GIVE-A-WAY WINNERS!!

We’re giving away THREE sessions! Here’s the details:

ONE Adventure Session with MMP

Any session location within 2 hours of Olympia
A full online gallery with high resolution digital images and printing rights
A fine art 11×14 print

TWO Mini-Adventure Sessions

A one hour outdoor session within 30 minutes of Olympia
An online gallery with 15 high resolution digital images and printing rights

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Comment on this post FIRST for initial entry – that’s how I’m going to track your name! Not sure what to comment? Tell us about your favorite adventure spot in the PNW or where you aspire to have a shoot at!
  2. Like our FB and/or Instagram pages
  3. Comment on our “Launch” post on FB and/or Instagram and tag 3 friends

BONUS ENTRIES:

  1. Share our “launch” post on FB and/or Instagram
  2. For every additional blog you comment on, you’ll receive one additional entry
  3. Follow along with us on FB and Instagram for additional opportunities to enter

All sessions must take place in the next 60 days
Qualifying sessions include: Couples, Family and or Maternity
Session winners must be ok with signing a full model release
Promotion ends this Thursday at midnight PST | Winners will be announced on the blog Friday, May 6th

PROMO WINNERS:

 

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Thank you to Daniel with RSVP Handcrafted and Kelly with Before Noon Papery for providing the give-a-ways and to all who entered and helped promote MMP!

Elizabeth Victory @victoryeffect won the Before Noon Papery Hand-Lettered Set
Dolly Shirey won the RSVP Handcrafted Leather Luggage Tags

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  1. Sierra Ford

    May 3rd, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Ahhhh it looks so good. I know how many countless hours went into it. You always blow me away with your growth and persistence! You are going to do BIG things, and I am so proud to call you my friend!

  2. Laura Ryan

    May 3rd, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Let’s go to Cape Kiwanda!!!

  3. Penelope Anne Photography

    May 3rd, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Congratulations on the launch of your site! It looks great! Good luck!!!

  4. Chrissy Farrington

    May 3rd, 2016 at 3:10 am

    What a gorgeous site! I’m so impressed, girl!

    An adventure session would be such an amazing way to celebrate our last few months here in the PNW- in our few years here we have gotten married, had our first kiddo, and now are about to celebrate his first birthday! Would love to do a family session somewhere lush, gorgeous, and quintessentially PNW!

    xo girl- can’t wait to see your business continue to grow!

  5. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you Chrissy and congratulations on winning!! Can’t wait to adventure with you!

  6. Courtney Fernandez

    May 3rd, 2016 at 5:07 am

    The website looks amazing! So far (we’ve only live here for a year) my favorite spots are anywhere along the Oregon Coast and any and all of the great falls we’ve gotten to see while hiking. Can’t wait to do more exploring and I’m crossing my fingers Insnag one of these amazing giveaways! ☺️

  7. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you Courtney! I cannot wait to get over to Oregon’s coast!! Thank you so much for participating and for your support!

  8. Dolly

    May 3rd, 2016 at 5:15 am

    You should be very proud of yourself because you have a beautiful site. Your work is amazing too! May your business continue to grow! Congrats again!!

  9. Stephanie McDonald

    May 4th, 2016 at 2:35 am

    We love everything about the PNW! Rainier, the beaches & the Olympic Forrest have been where we frequent the most recently, but we would love to try a new adventure! We are open to anything!

  10. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    We do too Stephanie! Can’t wait to adventure with you!

  11. Noelle

    May 4th, 2016 at 4:56 am

    I love your photographs! My husband and I hope to win! (: Congradulations on the launch! (:

  12. Taylor Dane

    May 4th, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Your work is beautiful!

  13. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you Taylor!

  14. Marlene Hernandez

    May 4th, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Chambers Bay Beach Park, I absolutely love being near water and think that pictures near the water are that much better! Another place even Lakewold Gardens! Who doesn’t love taking pictures with pretty flowers!

  15. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks Marlene and congratulations on winning!! I haven’t been to either of those places so I’ll have to check them out!

  16. Lory Ruiz

    May 5th, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Welcome to the PNW!

    One of my favorite things here, other than a visit to Rainier, is walking the Sequalitchew Trail in DuPont. At the end you come upon a serene beach by the Sound. My kids and I love it!

  17. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you for your support Lory! I love Sequalitchew trail too! It so close and serene, I can’t wait to do a shoot there!

  18. Kelly Gatzke

    May 5th, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Beautiful photos!!

  19. Therese del Fierro

    May 5th, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Welcome to the PNW! There are so many great places for photos. I love any place by the water. There are also some awesome architectural features and unique places around Seattle that are great for photos. One of my favorite places for pictures is the UW quad in the spring when the cherry blossom trees are in bloom- absolutely beautiful, and makes for great photo ops. 😉

  20. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Hi Therese, thank you for those recommendations! I’ve been fortunate enough to take some photos over at UW and I have to agree…so many beautiful backdrops there!

  21. Kayla M

    May 5th, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Congrats on the site. I wish nothing but the best for your career!

  22. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you for the kind words Kayla!

  23. Ashley Miraldi

    May 5th, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Megan your website is perfection! Let’s go to crater lake?! 🙂

  24. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Let’s get it on the calendar!!

  25. Amanda S.

    May 5th, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Congrats on the new launch- and the giveaway! I don’t know very many adventure-y spots around here- as I am still learning the area, lol! I am looking forward to getting out and exploring though!

  26. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you so much for your support Amanda!

  27. Jennifer Luna

    May 5th, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Beautiful site! Congrats and best wishes!

  28. cheryl corris

    May 5th, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    You have an excellent eye for this line of work! Beautiful

  29. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you Cheryl! That means so much!

  30. Sydney Pearce

    May 5th, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Would LOVE for some of our love and love for adventure to be documented by you! We’re up for aNY adventure. Love mt. St. Helens area, artists pt, lava canyon, any mountain really!

  31. Sydney Pearce

    May 5th, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    So excited for you new friend! Can’t wait to pick your brain about websites and go on photo adventures! This site is beautiful!

  32. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you Sydney! I’m always open to sharing my knowledge and adventures!

  33. Danielle Belford

    May 5th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    You new website looks amazing and your work is stunning! We would love to do a family session or adventure session! We have an almost 2 year old and will soon be adding a yellow lab puppy to the family! We love family hikes and exploring new places!

  34. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you for the kind words! Family adventures and a new puppy sound like so much fun!!

  35. Cindy Erazo

    May 6th, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Beyond proud of you Meg’s. Shoot for the stars!

  36. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you for always supporting me <3!

  37. Greg

    May 8th, 2016 at 1:44 am

    The website is fabulous and I am so proud of you for all your effort! You have great natural talent and it shows in your photos and in the comments from others! Congrats and very proud of you. Great work!

  38. megandmontalvo@gmail.com

    May 10th, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you! I hope that I continue to make you proud! 🙂

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