Photo/Graphic​​​​​

​​Artist

M​​erran G
 ​Newborns: 
6+ reasons why I am a Photographer
 
I am the mother of 10 children. Three of which made it to birth, 2 of which were born breathing. One of those two, our son, was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer at 4.5 months, and we fought for his wee life with every ounce of our strength, to finally beat that terrible disease.

For me, our children are so precious, so unique, and so special. Each one a promise of unlimited possibilities. Each baby a living embodiment of love. Every newborn radiates the interconnectedness of our lives, of our universe. So much love, so much promise, so many possibilities. And so individual.

To capture those magical moments of precious new life, the love and tenderness of a mother for her child, a father for his family, to preserve these for generations, that is why I photograph Newborns.

I am honoured that you are considering me to capture these moments for you.

Blessings
 

 
Why Photography? And Why Newborns?
 

I have asked myself this question so many times, and I guess it all started in childhood.

I have always loved photos. They seemed to hold an element of magic to them. That you could capture one moment in time, and look back on that moment for generations, with one small click of a button.

If that is not magic, what is?

I remember pouring through the family photographs, always interested to learn who was who, and how I connected to them. Family photos, were for me, a way of connecting to my roots.
 
Why Newborns?

Well, that is a BIG why.

It is more than the mystery of conception.
It is more than the magical nature of birth that is so much like a spiritual journey.
It is so much more than the exquisite perfection in their smallness.
It is more than being so cute and cuddly.
It is more than capturing these special moments of your precious wee one while they are so small.
It is so much more than creating and hanging heirloom art on the wall, or printing it into albums that will last several lifetimes.



Although these are all good and valid whys, mine are these, and so much more.
The Truth About Digital
​​Why Print Images?
​​
I, MerranG, am an artist, with skills in acrylic and oil painting, as well as Photoshop. I call upon all my talents to create the most beautiful memories for you, and can create digital as well as acrylic and oil paintings. A printed image you can hang on your wall where you and your children can see it everyday. Digital files tend to stay on our hard drives.
Digital, acrylic and oil paintings are commissioned works.
The Small Print
I hate having to include this, but legally, I have to.

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