Why hire Meggan Jacks as your family’s photographer?
If you do a simple web search for “Phoenix Professional Photographer” there are hundreds of websites that will show in the results. If you ask your friends/co-workers/family for a recommendation, someone undoubtedly has a cousin/friend/sister who “takes good pictures.”
Ten years experience creating high-quality portrait art
As a Certified Professional Photographer, my goal is to create something more than “good pictures” for my clients. I want to create portraits. Portraits are more than just pictures – they are infused with memories beyond what our eyes can see. The smells of a new baby, sounds of laughter and joy and a quality portrait begs for us to reach out to touch it to remind ourselves of what is now in the past.
View my extensive portfolio by clicking on the images below
For the past ten years, couples and families from all across Arizona have trusted me with the goal of creating beautiful images to celebrate the special moments in their lives – moments such as pregnancy and the first weeks of a baby’s life – that are precious and unrepeatable. I know it is moments like these where quality matters.
Please view my portfolio by clicking on the thumbnails below or from menu above. Here you will see the true depth of my experience and the quality and consistency of my work. If what you see speaks to you, please contact me to discuss how I can help you celebrate your life with portraits.
I am proud to hold the designation of CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER (to see why that matters, please click HERE.)
My Commitment to You
Offer an exceptional experience…
From you first contact to the delivery of your final portraits, I am committed to making sure that your portrait experience with MJP is exceptional and professional. My business bears my name and my personal guarantee.
Create a beautiful portrait…
I am committed to applying the skill and knowledge that I have gathered through experience and education to create a portrait that will take your breath away and become a treasure in your heart and home.
Provide a quality product…
I am committed to offering the best products I can. The quality of the product should match the quality of the portrait it showcases. I never want you to question the level of quality that I provide and thus the investment you have made.
Provide the right product…
Through dialog and education, I am committed to ensuring that you are paired with the portrait product that best suits your needs and expectations.
North Phoenix Portrait Studio
Meggan Jacks Photography, LLC is a maternity, baby, children and family photography studio located in Phoenix, Arizona and serves the entire Phoenix Metro including the towns of Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Maricopa, Glendale, Peoria, Anthem, Cave Creek and surrounding areas. I create fine custom portraits for pregnancy/maternity, newborns, baby, infants, toddlers, children, as well as family portraits. I am also able to do on-location photography throughout the Valley of the Sun including DC Ranch, Silverleaf, Downtown Phoenix, Anthem Park, Saguaro Ranch Park, Mesa Arts Center, Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza and Downtown Tempe.
Pregnancy & Maternity Photographer
Whether you are anticipating the arrival of your first baby or your fifth, hiring a professional photographer is a beautiful way to celebrate the radiance of your pregnancy. My private residential studio is perfect for these types of portrait sessions and I am skilled in advanced lighting techniques that allow me to create maternity portraits that are simply stunning. Your investment in your pregnancy portraits is something you will never regret.
If you are looking for “just a few” portraits to capture your pregnancy, I suggest looking into my Maternity Simplicity Sessions.
Hire An Experienced Newborn Photographer
I have photographed close to three hundred newborns in my 9 years of business. So what does this extensive amount of experience mean for you? It means you will LOVE your portraits! I know how to work with your newborn to keep them calm and happy during the session. I am able to work quickly and confidently to maximize the time your baby gives us to make sure you have a gallery filled with images you can’t part with. Do you have an older child you’d like to have photographed with your newborn? Perfect! I have a number of ways to incorporate older sibling into the portraits. Looking for the stunning post of Daddy holding his new little girl? Absolutely! All of my newborn sessions include capturing portraits with mom and dad and even Fido if you feel you fur-baby is willing to be part of the session.
Baby & Baby’s First Year Portraits
“The days are long but the years are short…”
It’s hard to believe that such a simple sentiment can so accurately describe the emotional roller coaster that is parenthood. The first year often feels like the longest as it’s filled with sleepless nights and constant questioning of “Am I doing this right?” But, somehow, within a few blinks of an eye, we find that our tiny, helpless, bundle of joy is suddenly a bubbly, inquisitive bundle of ENERGY!
In between those blinks there are beautiful baby milestones that are perfect to capture with timeless portraits. The first smiles of a three month old who lights up from head to toe when you make those silly faces; the giggle and grins of baby who is proud to be sitting independently or the delight of a toddling one year old who is learning to master their new found mobility.
These are the moments to cherish and we’ve created special sessions perfect for celebrating your child’s first year. I highly recommend celebrating the milestones of Smiling, Sitting and Standing with professional baby’s first year portraits.
Children & Family Photos
Surround yourself with stunning artwork of your family – it’s a decor statement you won’t regret! The images I create for you will definitely be show-stoppers. I offer family portrait sessions in my North Phoenix studio or we can venture outdoors to one of several beautiful locations around the Valley. I have great wardrobe suggestions to help you plan your outfits to make sure that your portraits will be all you dreamed of and more. Your session will capture a mixture of casually posed and in-the-moment candid images.
Full Service, Traditional Printed Products
I am pleased to offer a full range of printed products as well as a full-service portrait design option. If you have a wall you want to transform with portrait art, I am happy to custom design a display that will delight you. I offer unframed prints that you can frame yourself, or if you prefer full-service, I have a wide assortment of framing samples and can custom frame your portraits for you. If you prefer the modern look of a gallery wrapped canvas, I offer high quality, professionally crafted canvases that will last for generations. Looking for something to display on your coffee table and flip through with your friends and family? I offer stunning, high-quality, custom designed coffee-table books!
Flexible, Modern Print-Ready Digital Files
If you appreciate the beauty of an exquisitely crafted portrait, but prefer the flexibility and convenience of digital file, I am pleased to offer print-ready digital files for purchase by my clients. These files are hand edited and high resolution – the same exact files I use to order my professional quality, traditionally printed products. The potential of these files is nearly limitless, and therefore, priceless. Your professionally crafted files will be an investment that gains in value over time as you children and family grow.
Why Should You Hire a Certified Professional Photographer?
I am proud to hold the designation of Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). Through a somewhat intense process of studying, testing and image submission/review, I achieved the designation in early 2011. While the CPP designation isn’t new, it has only been recently that the Professional Photographer’s Association (PPA) has started actively taking steps towards educating the consumer about the importance of selecting a CPP to capture their monumental, unrepeatable occasions – and I don’t just mean weddings.
Events like pregnancy and the first few weeks of your new baby’s life are truly monumental and definitely unrepeatable occasions. If all else fails, you truly can re-stage a wedding. But once your baby is born or a few months old, the opportunity to re-create your pregnancy portraits and “shrink your baby” back down to newborn size is lost forever. So while it seems like a no-brainer to thoroughly research to find a skilled photographer to capture your wedding day, don’t hesitate to invest the same time in searching for that perfect photographer to capture your pregnancy and newborn baby portraits. And looking for the CPP designation is a great place to start that search.
The PPA published a great article on why consumers should hire a CPP. An excerpt that I wholeheartedly agree with:
These days, photography is practiced by anyone with a smartphone, but it’s mastered by few. When it comes to those once-in-a-lifetime moments—when you’ve got one shot at getting it right—you better make sure the person behind the camera is a pro. A proven professional photographer that is.
There’s no greater proof than when the letters “CPP” follow a photographer’s name. They designate a Certified Professional Photographer, someone who is putting in the extra work to stay above the rest. It assures you of this photographer’s professional knowledge and experience, while also declaring that photographer as one who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.
Bottom line: There are hundreds of photographers to choose from. Consider narrowing your search to photographers who hold the CPP designation – a sign of quality and professionalism that shine through your portrait experience and resonate in your images.