I am SO thrilled with the results from my very first Art Series! My entire goal for these sessions is to develop my art and hone in on MY style. I no longer want to be just a Portrait Photographer who takes “nice portraits”…I want to be a Portrait Artist whose work is recognizably a “Crystal Merrick Image”. I am working on developing a brand and a style that speaks to me and a style that hopefully resonates with you, my audience! I want to create something that speaks to you, an image of you or your loved one that sparks emotion and warms your heart.
I will be hosting a different Art Series each month. Something captivating with an artistic root and a dynamic presence. All of these will be specific dates and times and come with a specific set of participant qualifications as I will be looking to create a very specific look. All will be amazingly priced. To learn more and know when they are sign up for my Art Series Facebook Group and/or join my E-Club.
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So I have been dying to Shoot Urban for about a year now and just never made it down there…I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you Jessica and Shaun for choosing Merrick Imagery and choosing a unique location! It was a great opportunity and I hope that you love the images we captured! Your boys are so handsome and your family really looks great together. I love getting to work with families that have such a strong bond, it really shows in their images. I had a great time photographing this family and hope to see these boys grow through my lens over the years to come!
A BIG Happy Birthday going out to this little Girl! Olivia it has been an honor photographing your first year! You are a beautiful little girl with parents that truly adore you. I wish you a Fun and Fabulous second year ahead! I look forward to meeting the newest addition to your family at the end of the year and photographing your special bond! Giovanna and Johnny Thank You for making Merrick Imagery your families photographer of choice, I appreciate you both and enjoy photographing your daughters! Have a Wonderful Birthday Weekend Olivia 🙂
How is my Handsome Little Boy already FIVE?! Mason is a ball of fire, he is his very own Sun and my very own Sunshine. He represents all that is Fun, Joyful and Happy. Mason is a blast to be around, always the life of the party, seeking the fun in everything he does! This Smile makes my world so complete!
Being a Car Loving Enthusiast just like his daddy and a Need for Speed…Mason had a “Fast Five” Birthday Party! Compete with “Race Wars” with his friends and all! (I have included those below, Too Cute)
How cute is this little guy!?! I have had the honor of photographing Zachary 3 times in the last year! It is so fun to watch kids grow and be able to capture these milestones for their parents! Repeat bookings is the best compliment a client can give! So thank you Tiedge Family for choosing Merrick Imagery. We hope that you are beyond excited with Zachary’s one year cake smash photos! I hope you have a Super Fun Birthday Zachary and I wish you a wonderful year ahead!
January of 2016 I made a BIG move! I jumped through the hoops and made Merrick Imagery an official Business! How exciting right?! I knew this would be a major juggling act between having a full time job dictating my schedule, being a Mom, a Wife and now a Business Owner. Trying to make all areas of my life thrive is exhausting, but I put my head down, did my best and am thrilled with the progress I have made! This journey began for me 4 years ago…I had my first son Mason and quickly realized that an 8-4 (or 6-4) was NOT for me! Something had to change. Luckily I found photography and set a plan. At the time it seemed like forever away and a daunting task to accomplish with a full time job and a new baby, but I stuck with it…1-year with The Photography Institute, 1-Year working on my craft with friends and family, attending my first Photoshop World Conference, Meeting and Interacting with some tremendously inspiring and talented photographers, joining photography groups dedicated to helping one another learn, grow and advance in their dreams, getting published in 2 magazines and finally this year’s goal was to Get Legal and Shoot as much as possible with-out driving myself or my family crazy! Now I stare out the window at the vision that I so patiently and steadily worked for and it is so close, I Can’t Wait!
Thank you to all of my clients. Those that I have just met and those that have been with me on this journey from the beginning! I have had the opportunity to meet and work with very supportive, fun, beautiful families this year and want you all to know that you are appreciated! (Oh, and did I mention that I shot my first wedding this year! A special thank you to the Happy Couple that encouraged me and trusted me to photograph their big day, it was a great experience for me and it showed me how much I was capable of!) My clients are what makes this happen for me and I hope to over deliver for you EVERY time we shoot together!
Thank you to my husband that has been patient and understanding while I spent almost every night dedicating myself to my new business and hours into the night editing until my eyes closed. It isn’t slowing down just yet, but my goal is to make a better family life for all of us using my business as that bridge! Thank you for the support and continually watering my dreams.
Thank you to my sons that are patient while mommy edits “just one more photo” or watches some webinar.
Thank you to my Dad for guidance and business advise.
Thank you to my Mom for being my biggest fan and cheerleader.
2017 is going to be an Amazing Year! Leap-of-Faith here I come! Now let’s get shooting!
Here are some of my favorite images from the awesome people I worked with this year, Enjoy!