Meredith M. Mashburn
Personal Outlook In my business, there is nothing more important than meeting and exceeding the needs of my clients. From the roots of a design concept, to the culmination of a fully integrated photo campaign, my positive attitude and tenacious work ethic never waiver. As a creative, I approach challenges and problems as a critical component of my end design. I see these challenges as opportunities to better my artistic vision and fine-tune my process. When we embrace challenges as opportunities, we prepare ourselves for success.
Objective I am interested in a position that is challenging and exciting. I am a highly motivated and driven individual. Ideally, I would like to work in a professional atmosphere with like-minded people.
Education Bachelor of Arts, Photography Spring 2000
University of Arkansas
Degree emphasized design theory, darkroom techniques (black and white and color printing), digital imaging, and final presentation.
Study Abroad Program in Italy Summer 1999
Certifications/ Montessori Instructor
Training North American Montessori Center
Maine Photographic Workshops
Tim Cooper; Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Scholarships Phi Beta Delta November 1999
Honor Society for International Scholars
Awards/ Originals! Arkansas Women Artist 2001 Art Exhibition
Exhibitions Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Hardshare Art Continuum Spring 2001
Mountain Lakes Estates Photo Award April 2000
Collier Photo Award Fall 2000
Collier Photo Award Fall 1999
Experience Montessori Children’s House June 2003 – January 2007
Early Primary Lead Teacher
Qualities Needed: Appropriate training, a mature attitude and behavior, and the ability to communicate
Duties: Maintain communication with parents and administration regarding the best interest of the children
Communicate with young children using the Montessori method
Provide a caring and attractive environment conductive to learning
Teach children to be strong, confident, and independent while nurturing their thirst for knowledge
Bedford Camera and Video April 1997-June 2003
Qualities Needed: Being responsible and knowledgeable about the care and use of photography equipment and the ability to make people feel comfortable in an unfamiliar studio setting
Duties: Provide beautiful professional portraits in studio and on location
Transportation and care of photography equipment
Consult with portrait customer and help guide the customer through the purchase of prints
Quality control—making sure every portrait and prints were flawless.
Maintenance and upkeep of the studio and equipment.
Meredith Mashburn Photography, LLC April 1997-Present
Duties Responsible for all duties in this start-up operation
Provide perfect portraits in studio and on location
Transportation and care of photographic equipment
Customer service and relations
Creating Line Sheets, Commercial Design and Add Campaigns for corporate clients
Filing and archiving digital files
Specializing in Portraits, Events, Commercial, Editorial, Fashion, Photojournalism and Fine Art Photography
Skills I have over 15 years experience in all aspects of photography. I have Professional working experience with Adobe Creative Suite, MS Word, and Excel. My strengths include Photoshop, In Design, Set Design, Creative Concept Development, Photo shoot Production and Creative Vision
"Our company uses Meredith Mashburn Photography Studio for all our professional photography needs. We feel Meredith's easy and confident personality allow her to be an expert in producing quality photos of individuals and teams that illustrate the unique personality of people and companies. She is also willing to rise to meet the challenges of special requests. When developing our website, she listened carefully to the direction we were taking with our new branding, and she produced the photos that captured the essence of our company and have been part of our branding efforts ever since."
~Amy Robinson, President¬¬¬? Springline Group
"Having endless praises to sing for Meredith Mashburn Photography Studio, I will attempt to keep my words brief! I have been fortunate enough to work with Meredith in multiple facets and have come to find there are certain qualities you can always expect from her performance: a consistently prompt turnaround time, an openness to push the creative envelope and an unmatched eagerness to please her clients.
Throughout our partnership at www.shopmasons.com, I found Meredith to be naturally business savvy with a knack for ¬¬¬¬¬understanding practical planning. She constantly strove to deliver more than was expected and even ended up playing an integral part in multiple online marketing campaigns! Due to the sharp attention to detail offered at Meredith Mashburn Photography, you can rest assured that, with her, your business will shine above the rest. As soon as my fiancé and I became engaged, we knew we had to have Meredith Mashburn Photography Studio capture our love for one another. At times, being in front of a lens can be unnerving, but Meredith's personable nature instantly put us both at ease! And isn't that what you want in your engagement or family photos? To look and feel like yourself? I think so.
Whether photographing a product, a landscape, an editorial or a person... Meredith Mashburn Photography will always have my vote!"
~Anna Chatelain, Founder & Stylist? Tulip Louise
“Meredith’s photos are simply jaw-dropping. She is one of the hardest working people in the business. Her versatility and all-in approach to each project is outstanding. I have never heard of her turning her nose at any difficult or unique photography scenario. She can turn even the most horrible photography environments into amazing results. One of the first things that impressed me about Meredith was how intently she listened to me when describing my desires for the photos. I love listening to her discuss her work as well because she has such a passion for it and makes every shoot seem fun. I would definitely recommend Meredith for any photo project. She is extremely easy to work with, professional, and fun all at the same time.” December 2, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
Chris Lankford, ?hired Meredith as a Photographer in 2011
“Meredith is a creative tour de force. She can shoot any style, any location, any person or group. She's got a great eye for capturing fun in her photos of families and children....to couture in her fashion shots. Meredith is dependable, hard working, and really dedicated to providing her clients with their shots at superhuman speeds. I highly recommend Meredith for your photo needs - large to small. She's very friendly, easy to work with, and a true professional.” December 1, 2011
Mitsi McKee, Associate Director, Digital Design and Development, University of Arkansas