Meet the Photographer
Welcome to Meredith Cornett Photography
I was born and raised in a small town named Newport, North Carolina; right near the beach. I believe God gifted me with an innate talent and desire for photography. Growing up, it seemed as if whether it was a real one or just a throw away, I always had a camera in my hand.
I first discovered my love for photography as a junior in high school, when I began taking pictures for friends and family. After high school, I enrolled in art and photography classes at the local community college, and then received my degree in photography 3 years later. It was when I was in college that I gathered a love for all venues of my craft, including a lifelong friendship with a photography mentor!
After college, I worked in advertising, photographing products, homes and the occasional head shots :) Quite the opposite of what I thought I’d be doing, but it really helped to challenge me to learn and put myself out there. All this while, I freelanced my portraiture and gained a greater appreciation for photographing weddings as well!
In November of 2010, I started a new chapter in my life when I married my best friend. His career as a United States Marine eventually led us to Beaufort, South Carolina during the Spring of 2012. We spent 3 years on Parris Island, SC, experiencing ups and downs on the Drill Field...Our next great adventure for 2015 brought us back HOME to Eastern North Carolina. I am especially excited to be back at my old stomping grounds, and to cherish the few years I have to be near my family and close friends before it's time to move again. We also welcomed our first child, Avenley Joy, into the world December 9, 2015. She is our whole world!
I truly believe that the more I learn, try new techniques, and better my eye, the finer a photographer I will become. This is why I continue my education and growth with classes through Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC), Professional Photographers of America (PPA) & Professional Imaging Group of Eastern NC (PIGOENC). It is my desire to create quality, professional photography with different styles of lighting that most flatter my clients!
I have priced my sessions and artwork at a professional level as to contribute to my family, further my photography education, and maintain the proper professional equipment and services in order to deliver quality portraiture.
I would say that one of the things I love the most about photography is meeting new people and getting to know them. It’s easy to say I want to work with everyone I meet, but my style isn’t always for everyone. If you love & value portraiture as much as I do, then you will enjoy and value your experience with me.
“When people are brought together by a career you love, and friendships form, how beautiful life can be." –Me
Thank you for visiting my website and I hope I will have the pleasure of working with you soon!
Meredith Cornett Hart