photographer, filmmaker & encourager

kind words

kind words


Merry was unbelievably amazing! She got every picture we wanted, was professional, on time, and went above and beyond for us. She helped make our day so special and is one of the kindest people I know!! You will absolutely LOVE working with her!!
— Janessa Wendlandt

Our generational photo session with Merry was wonderful. She was easy going and fun, and the pictures are beautiful. She captured the personality of each family member and the warmth of our quirky clan. Her rates are reasonable and her client care is top notch.
— Rachel Jones

Merry did such an amazing job on our family pictures! This was our first time doing photos with 2 little ones and she was so patient with them and all their craziness and still captured beautiful moments! I am so in love with our pictures and her eye for choosing the right setting was fantastic!!
— Melissa Etzenhouser

Merry is an absolutely AMAZING photographer! Since our first meeting in a coffee shop, I clicked with her and her warm and bubbly personality. She took a lot of time to talk to me in depth about what I wanted and the story I wanted to tell about my wedding through her photography. Before I had hired her, I was in love with her photos because each one told a story, and she really captures the best candid and sincere moments. She also captures every ounce of emotion in each shot, which a lot of photographers don’t do, and that is why I chose her. She was extremely flexible with us as our toddler threw a tantrum the day of our wedding during family photos and threw us a bit off schedule. She was amazing with our toddler because she has little ones of her own, and she knew just how to calm him down to get him in photo mode. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer, for any occasion. I will be using her for future photo sessions as well!
— Abby Grant

Merry is more than just a photographer, she listens to your wants and needs and captures the moments you’ll never want to forget. I’ve used her, worked with her and know she is reliable and trust worthy. Hands down the best photographer in Kansas City!
— Henna Sexton

Merry is incredible! She is professional, kind, and an expert photographer. Her work is excellent! I am completely comfortable on stage in front of others, but in front of a camera I freeze. Merry made me feel so comfortable and at ease. She is also wonderful to work with. I had a ideas of my photos, she took them and made it better than I ever envisioned. I would (and have) recommended Merry to all my friends and family!
— Amanda Price

I have had the honor of Merry doing our engagement photos, wedding photos, and family photos. She is incredibly talented, patient, and relatable. In the photo of my husband and I there was one kid screaming in the stroller and Merry was holding our sleeping 3 month old while taking beautiful pictures at the same time. We travel 3 hours to get our photos done with her. I will never go to anyone else. Thank you Merry!
— Christina Shaddox

I had the pleasure of Merry taking our engagement and wedding photos. She did an incredible job and was able to capture and preserve the memories that will last a lifetime. She is an amazing person and extremely talented. Brava! Thank you for your amazing work! I have a photographer for all of my life events now and future.
— Emily Hoagland

Merry was great to work with! She was going to be in my area (Springfield, Mo), but we had to reschedule due to illness for my son. She found a new location in Kansas City that was perfect. I LOVED all of our pictures. They captured our little family perfectly.
— Ashley Brown

Merry does amazing work! Not only are her captures stellar and memorable, she is personable and genuinely cares. She patiently worked with my newborn, allowing him to settle in to positions for the best pictures. She used natural lighting to the best advantage and creatively captured our precious moments together. Absolutely loved our newborn session with her!
— Rebecca Adams

I am so glad I had the pleasure of working with Merry! She is top notch, really loves what she does, and is an amazingly sweet woman to boot! She and I immediately connected and it made a huge difference in our photos! I was so relaxed and comfortable! My husband and I had a truly special session. Loved her so much, she took photos of my siblings and I for a Mothers Day gift!! I would definitely not go to any other photographer!! She is stuck with me❤
— Jessie Kratzer

We’ve used Merry several times. She’s kind, quick, excellent with all kinds of family members ;) and most importantly, an incredibly TALENTED photographer. She’s able to capture special moments and important detail. Her photos look like they can be found in a magazine and are captivating. So thankful for the memories she’s been able to save for me for years to come.
— Kendra Moberly

Merry is professional, kind, flexible, and incredibly talented. She focused on capturing my family in a simple and beautiful light. She came to us and is understanding and great with my newborn! I’d recommend her to anyone.
— Kelsey Jury

All I can say is wow! The value she shows her clients is 1 in a million. She does excellent work and kept my two kids attention. I recommend this business for all of your photography needs.
— Jesse Shaddox

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