I am beyond honored and humbled to be accepted as a Click Pro for Clickin Moms. I have admired and learned from many Click Pros when I joined Clickin Moms four years ago. I have taken countless workshops and breakouts through the Click Photo School taught by talented Click Pros. These women have pushed and supported me to continue to develop my photography. They have helped me become the artist I am today. I am forever grateful and humbled to be a part of this group of amazing women photographers. If you would like to check out Clickin Moms, go to www.clickinmoms.com/click/
Click Pro is "a modern network of highly skilled professional photographers and independent artists. Our members work spans all photographic specialties, including newborn & maternity, children & families, weddings, seniors, fine art, still life, documentary and more. Membership to Click Pro is application-based, and invitation is extended on the basis of an applicant’s portfolio evaluation".
I found the process of applying to ClickPro to be almost spiritual. It was not easy, there were times when I doubted my ability, when I poured over my photography, when I was critiqued and had to look deep for strength to go on. However, I am glad I was not accepted a year ago, because I needed to explore and find out who I am as an artist. I still feel like I am in the early stages of this process and look forward to where this continued exploration will take me.
I am incredible thankful for my family who have allowed me to practice on them when they didn’t want to. And who have put up with me on my computer taking classes, working on sessions, or patiently waiting on me when I’d say “just a few more minutes, the light isn’t quite right”. I am also extremely grateful for my clients, who have entrusted me with their photos and allowed me the opportunity to grow as an artist. Also thankful for my Click Pro Prep Group who helped me through the process. And last but not least thankful to God for giving me the gifts that allow me to do what I love.
I joined Clickin Moms looking for a class that would help distract me from the growth of benign vascular tumors in my brain. I was overwhelmed with all the what ifs this disease created in my mind and needed to find something positive to focus on. Clickin Moms helped me focus on something positive. Even though I could not control the growth of tumors, I could control my growth as an artist. Clickin Moms changed my life for the better. I am so glad I joined 4 years ago. I find there are moments in life when you know you are on the right path, when the angels seem to be shining down on you. The week before I was accepted to ClickPro I found out a few more new tumors have grown deep in my brain. However, this time I am more at peace, knowing I can focus on the positive with new Click Pro opportunities. As long as my brain is working, I will be creating.
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Year in Review
2018 was a great year for Amy Meng Photography. I continued to develop my voice as an artist and discovered my three words to describe my style as simple, timeless, and soulful. I took many online photography classes. I enjoyed offering more studio sessions. I was selected as a Qualified Newborn Photographer in the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International https://apnpi.com, and in the top 10% in the Shoot and Share Contest http://www.amymengphotography.com/blog/2018-shoot-and-share-photo-contest-video. I completed 42 sessions including 11 newborn, 8 family, 2 senior, 2 maternity, 9 headshots, 9 milestone sessions, and 1 graduation/engagement. I photographed a few events and lots of family and macro work. I even photographed my teenage son once this year (see photo below). Thank you all who entrusted me with your photos this year!
For 2019, my sessions have changed to offer a variety of options at different price points depending on your needs. If you are interested in viewing my availability, buying a gift certificate, or booking a session, please go to https://amymengphotography.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php. In 2019, I will also be offering a limited number of outdoor portraits. If you want to receive an email when these outdoor sessions become available, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and type Opt In. Please email me if you have any questions.
Here's to creating and capturing memories in 2019!
Are you looking for a unique gift this Christmas? I have partnered with an online photo gallery to offer fine art products printed by a professional print lab made in the USA. And I am giving all the proceeds from my Art Gallery from now until December 25, 2018 to the National Military Family Association.
I am offering a variety of products, from prints, cards, to calendars. A few years ago, I created cards from some of my photos. I love having this stash of unique cards ready whenever I need a birthday, thank you, or thinking of you note to send. No more running to the store last minute. I decided to share my photos with you. To view the gallery, go to picti.net/gbWCY?
Photography has been a great healer to me. I am so thankful for all I have been given, I would like to give back. Military families face many challenges from repeat deployments and moves. This is why I chose the National Military Family Association. If you would like to learn more about this organization, please go to www.militaryfamily.org
National Park Service - America's Best Idea! I truly believe this. We took a trip last summer from Kansas to California and back, and along the way visited almost a dozen parks. We were able to take a break from life and experience great beauty as a family. These are memories I will cherish forever. Thank you National Park Service!!!
I am excited to announce that three of my artistic images were chosen to be displayed at the Manhattan Arts Center's Photographers Exhibit on display April 8 to May 13, 2017. If you are in the Manhattan area, I encourage you to visit this exhibit of 50 beautiful photographs from area photographers. We have an amazing photography community with a lot of great talent. For more information about the exhibit, visit www.manhattanarts.org