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 I'm Merry!

I'm an intimate wedding and elopement photographer, wife, and lover of simplicity.  I have a passion for marriage and the legacy that love brings to the world around us!  I'm so glad you stopped by! Lets grab a cup of tea, or go on a walk and get to know each other.  I'm really looking forward to it! 

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Dear New Friend,

I just need to go for it. That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway. I haven’t written in a while. For some reason, for the last year or so, when I try to write, it feels like a chore.  Not a chore that you easily do because it takes a few minutes, but the kind that […]

Business, Personal

A Taste of Inspiration

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When we told people that we were going to Iceland for our honeymoon they looked at us a little funny. “Isn’t that an awful lot like Alaska?” they’d say. “Don’t you want to go somewhere a little warmer?” While we understood their thought pattern, warm temperatures and all inclusive packages weren’t really what we were […]

Personal, Travel


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When I took my first photography class, many moons ago, a lot of time was spent in the dark room. Yep, that’s right. We did film photography in which we exposed our own film, and used enlargers and chemical washes to create our final printed images.  While I don’t do film photography much anymore (something […]

Business, Personal

Help Out “Uncle Joe”

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One thing that Gabe and I are very passionate about is marriage. If you’ve explored the website at all, you’ve probably seen the page that says exactly that…word for word.  I love going to bed each night next to him and seeing his sleepy face in the morning. I love how we both value our health and appreciate […]


I Was Never a Fraud

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Certain things in life seem to come in cycles. You know what I’m talking about. There are certain things that circle through time and time again. Looking back over my adult life, there are very distinct periods of exhaustion, uncertainty, pain, and constantly being on the go, as well as times of gratitude, consistently finding […]

Business, Personal

Leaving Disorder Behind

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