"But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you."
- Matthew 6:33
Hi! I’m Meredith Rikard. I’m newly married to the man of my dreams, a mom to a chocolate lab puppy, yorkie, and cat named Kitty, and I cannot start the day without a cup of coffee.
The first thing you should know about me is that I’ve got Jesus way down deep in my heart. My faith is the number one thing that motivates me and has been my guide, compass, and mission for my life. People can sometimes take this to mean that I am reserved and conservative, or that I’ll hand out a bible with each session, but that is simply the opposite of true. I never take myself too seriously, will drop some seriously bad jokes during our session to make you laugh, and value respect for others and individualism as much as anything.
Photography is the gift I’ve been given to help other people. I help them feel confident about themselves; to see themselves in a new light. I help them run more profitable businesses so they can care for their families and give back. I help tell the stories of good, honest people.
There are many reasons people choose entrepreneurship - I chose this path because I feel I was called to use my talents to help as many people as possible, and make an impact in their life doing so. Entrepreneurship has been the hardest thing I've ever done, and I have no doubt I am doing the work God has called me to do.
Working with other small business owners and personal brands gives me such joy and gratitude. It's really special seeing all these unique individuals with such amazing businesses and missions, and helping them succeed in their callings is a true blessing.
When I'm not running around Atlanta with a camera in my hand, you can find me grabbing a glass of wine with my friends, attending any number of the neighborhood festivals Atlanta offers, and spending time with my family.
My father has experienced some life changing medical conditions over the past few years including renal failure, loss of most of his vision, and is mostly bound to a wheelchair. While his circumstances are very hard emotionally, we are blessed that my career gives me the opportunity to care for him several hours a week.
I once told someone that imagining the life that entrepreneurship can provide is one thing, but to experience it first-hand, knowing that the only way I am able to spend this time caring for my father is by being a business owner, proves to me every day that God is in control and has us all exactly where we're meant to be. And now I get to wake up every morning and help other business owners in their journey of entrepreneurship, and I’m too grateful to let a single day go by without acknowledging His work in my life.